NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
vs
AMD Radeon R9 295X2

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon R9 295X2
GTX 1070 R9 295X2 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Price $ 329.0 $ 1,499.0 1170 (356%)
Year 2016 2014 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 80C 73C 7 (9%)
Max Fan Noise 48.2dB 50dB 1.8 (4%)
Recommended Power Supply 500W 850W 350 (70%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99)
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 98.6 FPS 110.7 FPS 12.1 (12%)
Average 1440p Performance 71.5 FPS 79.7 FPS 8.2 (11%)
Average 4K Performance 41.7 FPS 50.9 FPS 9.2 (22%)
Memory 8 GB 4 GB 4 (50%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.1 $ 13.5 9.4 (229%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.6 $ 18.8 13.2 (236%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.6 $ 29.5 19.9 (207%)
Overall Combination Score 83/100 54/100 29 (35%)
Our Verdict: The price of R9 295X2 is ridiculous. Upgrading from GTX 1070 to R9 295X2 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 GTX 1070 .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
89
99.0
89
99.0
2019 Anthem
57
63.8
57
63.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
84
93.5
84
93.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
104
115.8
107
119.2
2019 Metro Exodus
46
51.6
47
53.1
2019 World War Z
83
93.0
88
97.9
2018 Just Cause 4
67
74.6
53
59.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
72
80.3
57
63.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
92
103.2
73
81.6
2017 For Honor
123
137.6
97
108.8
2017 Project CARS 2
87
97.5
69
77.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
106
118.1
84
93.4
2016 Dishonored 2
63
71.1
50
56.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
83
92.7
87
96.9
2015 Rocket League
361
401.5
285
317.4
2015 Need For Speed
100
111.3
79
88.0
2015 Project CARS
96
106.7
75
84.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
175
195.0
180
200.6
2013 Crysis 3
83
92.3
124
137.8
2013 Battlefield 4
117
130.8
118
132.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
247
275.3
195
217.7
2009 League of Legends
464
516.1
367
408.2

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
58
73.7
58
73.7
2019 Anthem
40
50.6
40
50.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
58
72.6
58
72.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
62
78.0
64
80.2
2019 Metro Exodus
32
40.1
33
41.3
2019 World War Z
54
67.9
57
71.5
2018 Just Cause 4
44
55.1
34
43.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
44
56.2
35
44.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
59
74.6
47
59.0
2017 For Honor
64
80.3
50
63.5
2017 Project CARS 2
55
68.8
43
54.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
85
106.7
67
84.4
2016 Dishonored 2
48
60.8
38
48.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
50
63.1
55
69.2
2015 Rocket League
137
172.1
108
136.1
2015 Need For Speed
68
86.0
54
68.0
2015 Project CARS
65
81.4
51
64.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
100
126.2
103
129.8
2013 Crysis 3
46
58.1
78
98.4
2013 Battlefield 4
67
84.8
75
94.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
183
229.4
145
181.4
2009 League of Legends
229
286.8
181
226.8

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
30
44.0
30
44.0
2019 Anthem
19
27.5
19
27.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
26
38.5
26
38.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
26
38.4
27
39.5
2019 Metro Exodus
17
25.2
18
26.0
2019 World War Z
27
39.1
28
41.1
2018 Just Cause 4
20
28.7
15
22.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
18
27.0
14
21.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
51.6
28
40.8
2017 For Honor
28
40.1
22
31.7
2017 Project CARS 2
40
57.4
31
45.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
62
89.5
49
70.7
2016 Dishonored 2
33
48.2
26
38.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
20
29.7
23
33.4
2015 Rocket League
56
80.3
44
63.5
2015 Need For Speed
40
57.4
31
45.4
2015 Project CARS
40
57.4
31
45.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
40
58.5
42
60.2
2013 Crysis 3
19
28.0
36
51.6
2013 Battlefield 4
42
60.3
48
69.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
144
206.5
114
163.3
2009 League of Legends
80
114.7
63
90.7
GTX 1070 vs R9 295X2 with i7-6700K vs i7-4770K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1070 vs R9 295X2 with i7-6700K vs i7-4770K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1070 vs R9 295X2 with i7-6700K vs i7-4770K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / i7-6700K

It is clear that the GTX 1070 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. In terms of memory, the GTX 1070 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2016 .

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 / i7-4770K

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of R9 295X2 is simply ridiculous. With some tuning, the R9 295X2 makes the most sense for gamers with 4K monitors. Though serious gamers hardly play at 4k. For those on 1080p or even 1440p monitors, the R9 295X2 is very expensive and there are better value choices in the short term. It is worth noting that the R9 295X2 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. This combination between R9 295X2 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2014 . This combination between R9 295X2 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 4096 MB RAM, the R9 295X2 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

GTX 1070 vs R9 295X2 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1070 R9 295X2
Length10.5 inches 267 mm12.08 inches 307 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI4x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin3x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP150 W500 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1070 R9 295X2
GPU Clock1506 MHz1018 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective1250 MHz 5000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1070 R9 295X2
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000Volcanic Islands (R9 200)
Launch Price379 USD1,499 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateJun 10th, 2016Apr 29th, 2014

Graphics Features

GTX 1070 R9 295X2
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL1.22
OpenGL4.64.5
Shader Model6.16
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1070 R9 295X2
ArchitecturePascalGCN 2.0
Die Size314 mm²438 mm²
GPU NameGP104Vesuvius
GPU VariantGP104-200-A1Vesuvius XT (215-0852022)
Process Size16 nm28 nm
Transistors7,200 million6,200 million

Memory

GTX 1070 R9 295X2
Bandwidth256.3 GB/s320.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit512 bit
Memory Size8192 MB4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1070 R9 295X2
ROPs6464
Shading Units19202816
TMUs120176

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1070 R9 295X2
FP32 (float) performance6,463 GFLOPS5,733 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance202.0 GFLOPS (1:32)716.7 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate107.7 GPixel/s65.15 GPixel/s
Texture Rate202.0 GTexel/s179.2 GTexel/s

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