NVidia GeForce GTX 980TI vs Radeon R295x2 Benchmark


The NVidia GeForce 980TI is considered one of the best graphics card that you can purchase today. The Radeon R295x2 is a unique graphics card in that it is dual GPU as well as water-cooled.

When it was released about 18 months ago it came with a hefty price tag and didn’t gain too much popularity as NVidia had just as powerful cards that consumed alot less power.

This benchmark produced some interesting results. The benchmarking software used was Valley Benchmark by Unigine. It claims to put the GPU under heavy stress so that you can find out if your graphics card is truly as good as it is claimed to be.


Computer Specs

Here the information of the 2 different machines used:

NVidia GeForce GTX 980TI

CPU: Intel i7 5820K

AMD Radeon R295x2

CPU: Intel i7 4790K

The machine used for the AMD Radeon R295x2 has a lower specification then the GeForce GTX 980Ti.




At the time of writing the price of these cards on Amazon are as follows:

NVidia GeForce GTX 980TI£559.99
AMD Radeon R295x2£1098



Software Settings

The following settings are pretty much the maximum settings on the software. These settings were used to benchmark both the graphics cards.

Render: OpenGL
Mode: 2560 x 1440 8xAA fullscreen
Preset: Custom
Quality: Ultra



Benchmark Results

Here are the benchmark results

NVidia GeForce GTX 980TI

Average FPS: 49.9
Score: 2087
Min FPS: 25.5
Max FPS: 89.5

AMD Radeon R295x2

Average FPS: 53.3
Score: 2231
Min FPS: 21.3
Max FPS: 115.2

The results are surprising as the dual GPU watercooled AMD Radeon R295x2 actually gets a higher overall score than the NVidia GeForce GTX 980TI. The GeForce GTX 980TI got a higher minimum FPS but everything else was higher with the Radeon R295x2.



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