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 $ 399.0 $ 650.0 251 (63%)
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 104.8 FPS 90.9 FPS 13.9 (13%)
Average 1440p Performance 78.6 FPS 66.5 FPS 12.1 (15%)
Average 4K Performance 46.7 FPS 39.4 FPS 7.3 (16%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (25%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.8 $ 7.1 2.3 (48%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.4 $ 9.8 3.4 (53%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 10.7 $ 16.5 5.8 (54%)
Overall Combination Score 84/100 54/100 30 (36%)
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
108.0
81.0
2019 Anthem
69.6
52.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
102.0
76.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
125.7
94.7
2019 Metro Exodus
56.0
42.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
135.0
99.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
57.0
40.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
77.4
68.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
90.0
66.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
91.0
94.0
2018 Fallout 76
134.8
115.0
2018 Hitman 2
105.0
90.0
2018 Just Cause 4
80.9
61.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
87.1
65.7
2018 Battlefield V
125.0
94.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
55.0
58.0
2017 Destiny 2
129.0
111.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
73.0
68.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
91.7
94.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
112.0
84.4
2017 For Honor
149.4
112.6
2017 Project CARS 2
105.8
79.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
128.2
96.6
2016 Overwatch
142.1
146.3
2016 Dishonored 2
77.2
58.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
83.7
80.0
2015 Rocket League
435.8
328.3
2015 Need For Speed
120.8
91.0
2015 Project CARS
115.8
87.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
298.8
225.1
2009 League of Legends
560.2
422.1

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
80.4
60.3
2019 Anthem
55.2
41.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
79.2
59.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
84.7
63.8
2019 Metro Exodus
43.6
32.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
88.0
58.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
43.0
32.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
55.8
48.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
61.0
45.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
77.0
79.0
2018 Fallout 76
97.0
76.0
2018 Hitman 2
69.0
59.0
2018 Just Cause 4
59.8
45.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
61.0
46.0
2018 Battlefield V
95.0
75.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
53.0
46.0
2017 Destiny 2
110.0
95.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
56.0
52.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
59.5
61.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
80.9
61.0
2017 For Honor
87.1
65.7
2017 Project CARS 2
74.7
56.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
115.8
87.2
2016 Overwatch
98.0
100.8
2016 Dishonored 2
66.0
49.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
59.4
55.9
2015 Rocket League
186.8
140.7
2015 Need For Speed
93.4
70.4
2015 Project CARS
88.4
66.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
249.0
187.6
2009 League of Legends
311.2
234.5

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
48.0
36.0
2019 Anthem
30.0
22.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
42.0
31.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
41.7
31.4
2019 Metro Exodus
27.4
20.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
38.0
36.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
30.0
22.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
31.1
28.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
31.0
23.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
51.0
52.0
2018 Fallout 76
53.0
42.0
2018 Hitman 2
40.0
35.0
2018 Just Cause 4
31.1
23.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
29.3
22.0
2018 Battlefield V
53.0
41.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
34.0
29.0
2017 Destiny 2
55.0
47.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
32.0
30.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
32.2
32.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
56.0
42.2
2017 For Honor
43.6
32.8
2017 Project CARS 2
62.2
46.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
97.1
73.2
2016 Overwatch
50.4
51.8
2016 Dishonored 2
52.3
39.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
31.1
27.8
2015 Rocket League
87.1
65.7
2015 Need For Speed
62.2
46.9
2015 Project CARS
62.2
46.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
224.1
168.8
2009 League of Legends
124.5
93.8

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 / Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz

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 / Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz

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 .

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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