AMD Radeon R9 290 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti

Compare AMD Radeon R9 290 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

44 %
7% slightly better overall score
41 %

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

50 FPS
0 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate
50 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

39 FPS
6 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate
33 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

42 FPS
8 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
35 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

22 FPS
27 FPS
5 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

9% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score


Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

512 Bit
33% slightly larger memory bus width
384 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

320 GB/s
337 GB/s
5% slightly higher memory bandwidth


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

275 W
250 W
10% slightly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

61 Gigapixels/s
8% slightly higher pixel rate
56 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

152 Gigatexels/s
223 Gigatexels/s
46% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

10% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

12% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

49% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

33% slightly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

85th of 526
91st of 526


The product line

Radeon R9 Series

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported


OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported


Radeon R9 290 vs GeForce GTX 780 Ti benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Radeon R9 290 beats the GeForce GTX 780 Ti in gaming performance.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti has a slightly lower TDP at 250 W when compared to the Radeon R9 290 at 275 W. This is not a measure of performance, but rather the amount of heat generated by the chip when running at its highest speed.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the Radeon R9 290 is better than the GeForce GTX 780 Ti.


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