AMD Radeon R9 FURY X vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
2.71
 
no data
Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
Pascal
GPU code name
Fiji
 
GP104
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
24 June 2015 (6 years ago)
 
20 April 2017 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$649
 
$499
Price now
$530 (0.8x MSRP)
 
$1000 (2x MSRP)

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
4096
 
2560
Core clock speed
1050 MHz
 
1607 MHz
Boost clock speed
no data
 
1733 MHz
Number of transistors
8,900 million
 
7,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
16 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
275 Watt
 
180 Watt
Texture fill rate
268.8
 
277.3
Floating-point performance
8,602 gflops
 
8,873 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
191 mm
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
HBM
 
GDDR5X
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
11008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
512.0 GB/s
 
352.3 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
6.3
 
6.4
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
-
 
6.1

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 FURY X and GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
858 Mh/s
 
no data
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
33.4 Mh/s
 
no data

Competitors of Radeon R9 FURY X from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 FURY X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R9 FURY X:

Competitors of GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps from AMD is Radeon R9 FURY X.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps:

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 FURY X

Cheaper ($530 vs $1000)

Wider memory bus (4096 vs 256 bit)

More pipelines (4096 vs 2560)

Higher memory bandwidth (512 vs 352.3 GB/s)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps

Much newer (20 April 2017 vs 24 June 2015)

Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 nm)

Lower power consumption (180W vs 275W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 FURY X and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps. We've got no test results to judge.

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