NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
vs
AMD Radeon R9 295X2

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
AMD Radeon R9 295X2
GTX 1080 R9 295X2 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Price $ 459 $ 1,499 1040 (227%)
Year 2016 2014 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 83C 73C 10 (12%)
Max Fan Noise 52dB 50dB 1.6 (3%)
Recommended Power Supply 530W 850W 320 (60%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99)
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 115 FPS 113 FPS 2.8 (2%)
Average 1440p Performance 85 FPS 81 FPS 3.6 (4%)
Average 4K Performance 51 FPS 54 FPS 3.5 (7%)
Memory 8 GB 4 GB 4 (50%)
Overall Combination Score 80/100 54/100 26 (32%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from R9 295X2 to GTX 1080 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 1080 .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Just Cause 4
85
59
2018 Monster Hunter: World
91
64
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
117
82
2017 For Honor
156
109
2017 Project CARS 2
111
77
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
134
93
2016 Dishonored 2
81
56
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
111
97
2015 Rocket League
456
317
2015 Need For Speed
126
88
2015 Project CARS
121
84
2013 Crysis 3
114
138
2013 Battlefield 4
157
132
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
313
218
2009 League of Legends
586
408

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Just Cause 4
63
44
2018 Monster Hunter: World
64
44
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
85
59
2017 For Honor
91
64
2017 Project CARS 2
78
54
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
121
84
2016 Dishonored 2
69
48
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
77
69
2015 Rocket League
196
136
2015 Need For Speed
98
68
2015 Project CARS
93
64
2013 Crysis 3
73
98
2013 Battlefield 4
103
94
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
261
181
2009 League of Legends
326
227

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Just Cause 4
33
23
2018 Monster Hunter: World
31
21
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
59
41
2017 For Honor
46
32
2017 Project CARS 2
65
45
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
102
71
2016 Dishonored 2
55
38
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
38
33
2015 Rocket League
91
64
2015 Need For Speed
65
45
2015 Project CARS
65
45
2013 Crysis 3
36
52
2013 Battlefield 4
75
69
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
235
163
2009 League of Legends
130
91

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz

With some tuning, the GTX 1080 makes the most sense for gamers with 4K monitors. Though serious gamers hardly play at 4k. In terms of memory, the GTX 1080 '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 / Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz

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 . 4K gaming is joyous on this R9 295X2 , and with a little tweaking to your AA settings, it'd be hard to imagine a title not capable of 60 fps on average. 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 1080 vs R9 295X2 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1080 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
TDP180 W500 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1080 R9 295X2
GPU Clock1607 MHz1018 MHz
Memory Clock1251 MHz 10008 MHz effective1250 MHz 5000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1080 R9 295X2
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000Volcanic Islands (R9 200)
Launch Price599 USD1,499 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateMay 27th, 2016Apr 29th, 2014

Graphics Features

GTX 1080 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 1080 R9 295X2
ArchitecturePascalGCN 2.0
Die Size314 mm²438 mm²
GPU NameGP104Vesuvius
GPU VariantGP104-400-A1Vesuvius XT (215-0852022)
Process Size16 nm28 nm
Transistors7,200 million6,200 million

Memory

GTX 1080 R9 295X2
Bandwidth320.3 GB/s320.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit512 bit
Memory Size8192 MB4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5XGDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1080 R9 295X2
ROPs6464
Shading Units25602816
TMUs160176

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1080 R9 295X2
FP32 (float) performance8,873 GFLOPS5,733 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance277.3 GFLOPS (1:32)716.7 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate110.9 GPixel/s65.15 GPixel/s
Texture Rate277.3 GTexel/s179.2 GTexel/s

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