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

AMD Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M SLI

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire and GeForce GTX 780M SLI architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
not rated
 
not rated
Architecture
GCN
 
Kepler
Code name
Neptune CF
 
N14E-GTX
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
n/d
 
30 May 2013

Technical specs

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire and GeForce GTX 780M SLI's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire and GeForce GTX 780M SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2560
 
3072
Core clock speed
850 MHz
 
823 MHz
Boost Clock
900 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
2x 2800 Million
 
7080 Million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
200 Watt
 
200 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 size
large
 
large

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire and GeForce GTX 780M SLI: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2x 4 GB
 
2x 4 GB
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
 
2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed
4800 MHz
 
5000 MHz
Shared memory
-
 
-

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire and GeForce GTX 780M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (FL 11_1)
 
11

Video card benchmark performance comparison

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire and GeForce GTX 780M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

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

3DMark Fire Strike Score

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

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

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

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

R9 M290X Crossfire 14147 +0%
GTX 780M SLI 14140

3DMark Vantage Performance

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

Unigine Heaven 3.0

R9 M290X Crossfire 122
GTX 780M SLI 133 +9%

Game benchmarks comparison

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire and GeForce GTX 780M SLI are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dota 2 on Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire and GeForce GTX 780M SLI.

low / 768p
119
 
n/d
medium / 768p
117 +16.1%
 
100 −16.1%
ultra / 1080p
110 +13.8%
 
96 −13.8%

FPS tests

Real world test results of Counter-Strike: GO on Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire and GeForce GTX 780M SLI.

medium / 768p
n/d
 
263
high / 768p
n/d
 
262
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
257

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire and GeForce GTX 780M SLI.

low / 768p
152
 
n/d
medium / 768p
132
 
n/d
high / 768p
121
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
77
 
n/d

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire and GeForce GTX 780M SLI.

low / 768p
121
 
n/d
medium / 768p
108 +11.8%
 
96 −11.8%
high / 768p
87 +11%
 
78 −11%
ultra / 1080p
38 −24.2%
 
47 +24.2%

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire and GeForce GTX 780M SLI.

low / 768p
379
 
n/d
medium / 768p
353 −3.3%
 
365 +3.3%
high / 768p
296 +8.3%
 
273 −8.3%
ultra / 1080p
127 −2.3%
 
130 +2.3%

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored on Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire and GeForce GTX 780M SLI.

medium / 768p
n/d
 
130
high / 768p
n/d
 
130
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
130

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire and GeForce GTX 780M SLI.

high / 768p
n/d
 
102
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
87

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire

We are unaware of any advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire over NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M SLI.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M SLI

More pipelines (3072 vs 2560)

So, R9 M290X Crossfire or GTX 780M SLI?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M SLI. We've got no test results to judge.
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