NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M SLI vs AMD Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire

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AMD Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire
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  • Core clock speed 850
  • Max video memory 2x 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 4800
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M SLI
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  • Core clock speed 823
  • Max video memory 2x 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 149$
Games supported 83%

General info

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

Place in performance rating211214
Place by popularityno data82
Value for moneyno data27.43
ArchitectureGCN (2011−2017)Kepler (2012−2018)
GPU code nameNeptune CFN14E-GTX
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date1 March 2014
(8 years old)
30 May 2013
(9 years old)
Current priceno data$149
Value for money

To calculate the index we compare the characteristics of graphics cards against their prices.

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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 cores25603072
Core clock speed850 MHz823 MHz
Boost clock speed900 MHzno data
Number of transistors2x 2800 Million7080 Million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)200 Watt200 Watt

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire and GeForce GTX 780M SLI compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelargelarge
SLI optionsno data+

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 typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2x 4 GB2x 4 GB
Memory bus width2x 256 Bit2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed4800 MHz5000 MHz
Shared memory--

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Optimusno data+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (FL 11_1)11
CUDAno data+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

R9 M290X Crossfire 19.36
+1.3%
GTX 780M SLI 19.11
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

R9 M290X Crossfire 32792
GTX 780M SLI 36004
+9.8%

GeForce GTX 780M SLI outperforms Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire by 10% in 3DMark Vantage Performance.

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

R9 M290X Crossfire 14147
+0.1%
GTX 780M SLI 14140

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

R9 M290X Crossfire 71977
+8.8%
GTX 780M SLI 66148

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire outperforms GeForce GTX 780M SLI by 9% in 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU.

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

R9 M290X Crossfire 8176
+2.1%
GTX 780M SLI 8009

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire outperforms GeForce GTX 780M SLI by 2% in 3DMark Fire Strike Score.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

R9 M290X Crossfire 10551
+4.6%
GTX 780M SLI 10091

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire outperforms GeForce GTX 780M SLI by 5% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

Unigine Heaven 3.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

R9 M290X Crossfire 122
GTX 780M SLI 133
+8.8%

GeForce GTX 780M SLI outperforms Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire by 9% in Unigine Heaven 3.0.

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD65
−52.3%
99
+52.3%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
+3.3%
30−33
−3.3%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
+2.6%
35−40
−2.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
+0%
30−35
+0%
Battlefield 5 60−65
+0%
60−65
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50−55
+0%
50−55
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
+3.3%
30−33
−3.3%
Far Cry 5 50−55
+2%
50−55
−2%
Far Cry New Dawn 50−55
+0%
50−55
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 65−70
+1.5%
65−70
−1.5%
Hitman 3 55−60
+1.8%
55−60
−1.8%
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
+2.4%
40−45
−2.4%
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
+0%
30−35
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 40−45
+2.5%
40−45
−2.5%
Watch Dogs: Legion 35−40
+0%
35−40
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
+2.6%
35−40
−2.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
+0%
30−35
+0%
Battlefield 5 60−65
+0%
60−65
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50−55
+0%
50−55
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
+3.3%
30−33
−3.3%
Far Cry 5 50−55
+2%
50−55
−2%
Far Cry New Dawn 50−55
+0%
50−55
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 65−70
+1.5%
65−70
−1.5%
Hitman 3 55−60
+1.8%
55−60
−1.8%
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
+2.4%
40−45
−2.4%
Metro Exodus 30−33
+3.4%
27−30
−3.4%
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
+0%
30−35
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 40−45
+2.5%
40−45
−2.5%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 40−45
+2.4%
40−45
−2.4%
Watch Dogs: Legion 35−40
+0%
35−40
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
+2.6%
35−40
−2.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
+0%
30−35
+0%
Battlefield 5 60−65
+0%
60−65
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
+3.3%
30−33
−3.3%
Far Cry 5 50−55
+2%
50−55
−2%
Far Cry New Dawn 50−55
+0%
50−55
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 65−70
+1.5%
65−70
−1.5%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 40−45
+2.4%
40−45
−2.4%
Watch Dogs: Legion 35−40
+0%
35−40
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−33
+3.4%
27−30
−3.4%
Hitman 3 30−35
+3.2%
30−35
−3.2%
Horizon Zero Dawn 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Metro Exodus 18−20
+0%
18−20
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
+0%
14−16
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 20−22
+0%
20−22
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
+0%
16−18
+0%
Battlefield 5 40−45
+2.4%
40−45
−2.4%
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
+0%
10−12
+0%
Far Cry 5 30−35
+0%
30−35
+0%
Far Cry New Dawn 35−40
+0%
35−40
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 40−45
+2.6%
35−40
−2.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
+0%
14−16
+0%
Hitman 3 18−20
+0%
18−20
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
+7.7%
12−14
−7.7%
Metro Exodus 10−11
+0%
10−11
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
+0%
10−12
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 20−22
+5.3%
18−20
−5.3%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 12−14
+9.1%
10−12
−9.1%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 9−10
+0%
9−10
+0%
Battlefield 5 21−24
+4.5%
21−24
−4.5%
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Far Cry 5 16−18
+6.7%
14−16
−6.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 18−20
+0%
18−20
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 8−9
+14.3%
7−8
−14.3%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 19.36 19.11
Recency 1 March 2014 30 May 2013
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2560 3072

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire
Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire

and

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M SLI
GeForce GTX 780M SLI

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire by NVIDIA

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire by NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 780M SLI, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of GeForce GTX 780M SLI by AMD

The nearest GeForce GTX 780M SLI's AMD equivalent is Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our performance rating.

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