AMD Radeon RX 590
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
RX 590 GTX 980 TI Difference
AMD Radeon RX 590 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Price $ 279 $ 649 370 (80%)
Year 2018 2015 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 82C 83C 1 (1%)
Max Fan Noise 43dB 53dB 10.5 (22%)
Recommended Power Supply 575W 600W 25 (4%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0 FPS +0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0% 0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 87 FPS 94 FPS 7.2 (8%)
Average 1440p Performance 62 FPS 69 FPS 7.4 (11%)
Average 4K Performance 36 FPS 41 FPS 5.1 (13%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (29%)
Overall Combination Score 82/100 64/100 18 (25%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 590 to GTX 980 TI is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for RX 590 .
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AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
44
40
2018 Battlefield V
104
94
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
112
99
2018 Fallout 76
101
115
2018 Final Fantasy XV
68
68
2018 Forza Horizon 4
76
94
2018 Hitman 2
79
90
2018 Just Cause 4
60
61
2018 Monster Hunter: World
64
66
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
72
66
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
63
58
2017 Destiny 2
110
111
2017 For Honor
110
113
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
76
95
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
94
97
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
82
84
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
56
68
2017 Project CARS 2
78
80
2016 Dishonored 2
57
58
2016 Overwatch
118
146
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
66
80
2015 Need For Speed
89
91
2015 Project CARS
85
87
2015 Rocket League
320
328
2013 Battlefield 4
90
119
2013 Crysis 3
100
126
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
220
225
2009 League of Legends
412
422

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AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
37
32
2018 Battlefield V
78
75
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
71
58
2018 Fallout 76
71
76
2018 Final Fantasy XV
49
48
2018 Forza Horizon 4
63
79
2018 Hitman 2
51
59
2018 Just Cause 4
44
45
2018 Monster Hunter: World
45
46
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
46
45
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
45
46
2017 Destiny 2
94
95
2017 For Honor
64
66
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
49
62
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
85
87
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
60
61
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
43
52
2017 Project CARS 2
55
56
2016 Dishonored 2
49
50
2016 Overwatch
81
101
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
46
56
2015 Need For Speed
69
70
2015 Project CARS
65
67
2015 Rocket League
137
141
2013 Battlefield 4
59
78
2013 Crysis 3
46
83
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
183
188
2009 League of Legends
229
235

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AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
22
22
2018 Battlefield V
41
41
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
35
36
2018 Fallout 76
39
42
2018 Final Fantasy XV
29
28
2018 Forza Horizon 4
43
52
2018 Hitman 2
30
35
2018 Just Cause 4
23
24
2018 Monster Hunter: World
22
22
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
26
23
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
29
29
2017 Destiny 2
46
47
2017 For Honor
32
33
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
26
33
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
71
73
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
41
42
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24
30
2017 Project CARS 2
46
47
2016 Dishonored 2
38
39
2016 Overwatch
42
52
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
22
28
2015 Need For Speed
46
47
2015 Project CARS
46
47
2015 Rocket League
64
66
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
165
169
2009 League of Legends
92
94

AMD Radeon RX 590 / Core i7-8700K

It is clear that the RX 590 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RX 590 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. It is worth noting that the RX 590 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX 590 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. Tell us what you think.. Share your comments below!

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti / Core i7-4790K

It is worth noting that the GTX 980 TI is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the GTX 980 TI 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. Deciding whether to invest so much money in a high-end GPU like GTX 980 TI requires careful thought. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2015 . Tell us what you think.. Share your comments below!

RX 590 vs GTX 980 TI Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 590 GTX 980 TI
Board NumberC944-41PG600 SKU 30
Length9.5 inches 241 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP225 W250 W

Clock Speeds

RX 590 GTX 980 TI
Boost Clock1545 MHz1076 MHz
GPU Clock1469 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 590 GTX 980 TI
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)GeForce 900
Launch Price279 USD649 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateNov 15th, 2018Jun 2nd, 2015

Graphics Features

RX 590 GTX 980 TI
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.54.6
Shader Model66.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 590 GTX 980 TI
ArchitectureGCN 4.0Maxwell 2.0
Die Size244 mm²601 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 30GM200
GPU VariantPolaris 30 XT (215-0922006)GM200-310-A1
Process Size12 nm28 nm
Transistors5,700 million8,000 million

Memory

RX 590 GTX 980 TI
Bandwidth256.0 GB/s336.6 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit384 bit
Memory Size8192 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 590 GTX 980 TI
ROPs3296
Shading Units23042816
TMUs144176

Theoretical Performance

RX 590 GTX 980 TI
FP32 (float) performance7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)6,060 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance445.0 GFLOPS (1:16)189.4 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate49.44 GPixel/s103.3 GPixel/s
Texture Rate222.5 GTexel/s189.4 GTexel/s

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