AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
RX Vega 64 GTX 980 Ti Difference
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Price $ 419.0 $ 619.0 200 (48%)
Year 2017 2015 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 86C 83C 3 (3%)
Max Fan Noise 56.3dB 53dB 3.3 (6%)
Recommended Power Supply 645W 600W 45 (7%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 107.6 FPS 92.7 FPS 14.9 (14%)
Average 1440p Performance 80.2 FPS 67.5 FPS 12.7 (16%)
Average 4K Performance 47.1 FPS 39.6 FPS 7.5 (16%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (25%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.6 $ 7.0 2.4 (52%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.2 $ 9.6 3.4 (55%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 10.6 $ 16.4 5.8 (55%)
Overall Combination Score 79/100 64/100 15 (19%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 980 Ti to RX Vega 64 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 Vega 64 .

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
107
119.0
72
81.0
2019 Anthem
62
69.6
46
52.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
91
102.0
68
76.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
113
125.7
85
94.7
2019 Metro Exodus
50
56.0
37
42.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
121
135.0
89
99.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
51
57.0
36
40.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
69
77.4
61
68.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
81
90.0
59
66.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
81
91.0
84
94.0
2018 Fallout 76
121
134.8
103
115.0
2018 Hitman 2
94
105.0
81
90.0
2018 Just Cause 4
72
80.9
54
61.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
78
87.1
59
65.7
2018 Battlefield V
112
125.0
84
94.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
49
55.0
52
58.0
2017 Destiny 2
116
129.0
99
111.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
65
73.0
61
68.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
82
91.7
85
94.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
100
112.0
75
84.4
2017 For Honor
134
149.4
101
112.6
2017 Project CARS 2
95
105.8
71
79.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
115
128.2
86
96.6
2016 Overwatch
127
142.1
131
146.3
2016 Dishonored 2
69
77.2
52
58.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
75
83.7
72
80.0
2015 Rocket League
392
435.8
295
328.3
2015 Need For Speed
108
120.8
81
91.0
2015 Project CARS
104
115.8
78
87.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
190
211.6
143
159.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
268
298.8
202
225.1
2009 League of Legends
504
560.2
379
422.1

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
72
90.0
48
60.3
2019 Anthem
44
55.2
33
41.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
63
79.2
47
59.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
67
84.7
51
63.8
2019 Metro Exodus
34
43.6
26
32.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
70
88.0
46
58.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
34
43.0
25
32.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
44
55.8
38
48.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
48
61.0
36
45.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
61
77.0
63
79.0
2018 Fallout 76
77
97.0
60
76.0
2018 Hitman 2
55
69.0
47
59.0
2018 Just Cause 4
47
59.8
36
45.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
48
61.0
36
46.0
2018 Battlefield V
76
95.0
60
75.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
42
53.0
36
46.0
2017 Destiny 2
88
110.0
76
95.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
44
56.0
41
52.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
47
59.5
49
61.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
64
80.9
48
61.0
2017 For Honor
69
87.1
52
65.7
2017 Project CARS 2
59
74.7
45
56.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
92
115.8
69
87.2
2016 Overwatch
78
98.0
80
100.8
2016 Dishonored 2
52
66.0
39
49.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
47
59.4
44
55.9
2015 Rocket League
149
186.8
112
140.7
2015 Need For Speed
74
93.4
56
70.4
2015 Project CARS
70
88.4
53
66.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
109
137.0
82
103.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
199
249.0
150
187.6
2009 League of Legends
248
311.2
187
234.5

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
33
48.0
25
36.0
2019 Anthem
21
30.0
15
22.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
29
42.0
22
31.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
29
41.7
21
31.4
2019 Metro Exodus
19
27.4
14
20.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
26
38.0
25
36.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
21
30.0
15
22.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
21
31.1
19
28.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
21
31.0
16
23.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
35
51.0
36
52.0
2018 Fallout 76
37
53.0
29
42.0
2018 Hitman 2
28
40.0
24
35.0
2018 Just Cause 4
21
31.1
16
23.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
20
29.3
15
22.0
2018 Battlefield V
37
53.0
28
41.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
23
34.0
20
29.0
2017 Destiny 2
38
55.0
32
47.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
22
32.0
21
30.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
22
32.2
23
32.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
39
56.0
29
42.2
2017 For Honor
30
43.6
22
32.8
2017 Project CARS 2
43
62.2
32
46.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
67
97.1
51
73.2
2016 Overwatch
35
50.4
36
51.8
2016 Dishonored 2
36
52.3
27
39.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
21
31.1
19
27.8
2015 Rocket League
60
87.1
45
65.7
2015 Need For Speed
43
62.2
32
46.9
2015 Project CARS
43
62.2
32
46.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
44
63.5
33
47.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
156
224.1
118
168.8
2009 League of Legends
87
124.5
65
93.8
RX Vega 64 vs GTX 980 Ti with i7-7700K vs i7-4790K at 1920x1080 and ultra vs ultra settings
RX Vega 64 vs GTX 980 Ti with i7-7700K vs i7-4790K at 2560x1440 and ultra vs ultra settings
RX Vega 64 vs GTX 980 Ti with i7-7700K vs i7-4790K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 / i7-7700K

It is worth noting that the RX Vega 64 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX Vega 64 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. It is important to know that RX Vega 64 's max load temperature is very high and might require custom cooling solutions. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2017 .

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti / 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.

RX Vega 64 vs GTX 980 Ti Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX Vega 64 GTX 980 Ti
Board NumberD05001PG600 SKU 30
Length11 inches 279 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 8-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP295 W250 W

Clock Speeds

RX Vega 64 GTX 980 Ti
Boost Clock1536 MHz1076 MHz
GPU Clock1200 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Clock945 MHz 1890 MHz effective1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX Vega 64 GTX 980 Ti
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationVega (RX Vega)GeForce 900
Launch Price499 USD649 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateAug 7th, 2017Jun 2nd, 2015

Graphics Features

RX Vega 64 GTX 980 Ti
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.16.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX Vega 64 GTX 980 Ti
ArchitectureGCN 5.0Maxwell 2.0
Die Size510 mm²601 mm²
GPU NameVega 10GM200
GPU VariantVega 10 XT (215-0894200)GM200-310-A1
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors12,500 million8,000 million

Memory

RX Vega 64 GTX 980 Ti
Bandwidth483.8 GB/s336.6 GB/s
Memory Bus2048 bit384 bit
Memory Size8192 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeHBM2GDDR5

Render Config

RX Vega 64 GTX 980 Ti
ROPs6496
Shading Units40962816
TMUs256176

Theoretical Performance

RX Vega 64 GTX 980 Ti
FP32 (float) performance12,583 GFLOPS6,060 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance786.4 GFLOPS (1:16)189.4 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate98.30 GPixel/s103.3 GPixel/s
Texture Rate393.2 GTexel/s189.4 GTexel/s

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