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 $ 549.0 $ 1,499.0 950 (173%)
Year 2016 2014 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 83C 73C 10 (12%)
Max Fan Noise 51.6dB 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 +0.0 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 113.7 FPS 108.2 FPS 5.5 (5%)
Average 1440p Performance 83.7 FPS 78.4 FPS 5.3 (6%)
Average 4K Performance 49.7 FPS 50.9 FPS 1.2 (2%)
Memory 8 GB 4 GB 4 (50%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.4 $ 13.9 9.5 (216%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.0 $ 19.1 13.1 (218%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 10.0 $ 29.5 19.5 (195%)
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
2019 Apex Legends
117.0
99.0
2019 Anthem
75.4
63.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
110.5
93.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
131.6
119.2
2019 Metro Exodus
58.6
53.1
2018 Just Cause 4
84.7
59.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
91.2
63.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
117.3
81.6
2017 For Honor
156.4
108.8
2017 Project CARS 2
110.8
77.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
134.2
93.4
2016 Dishonored 2
80.8
56.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
111.4
96.9
2015 Rocket League
456.0
317.4
2015 Need For Speed
126.4
88.0
2015 Project CARS
121.2
84.4
2013 Crysis 3
113.6
137.8
2013 Battlefield 4
156.8
132.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
312.7
217.7
2009 League of Legends
586.3
408.2

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
87.1
73.7
2019 Anthem
59.8
50.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
85.8
72.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
88.6
80.2
2019 Metro Exodus
45.6
41.3
2018 Just Cause 4
62.5
43.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
63.8
44.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
84.7
59.0
2017 For Honor
91.2
63.5
2017 Project CARS 2
78.2
54.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
121.2
84.4
2016 Dishonored 2
69.1
48.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
77.4
69.2
2015 Rocket League
195.5
136.1
2015 Need For Speed
97.7
68.0
2015 Project CARS
92.5
64.4
2013 Crysis 3
72.5
98.4
2013 Battlefield 4
102.8
94.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
260.6
181.4
2009 League of Legends
325.8
226.8

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
AMD Radeon R9 295X2
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
52.0
44.0
2019 Anthem
32.5
27.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
45.5
38.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
43.7
39.5
2019 Metro Exodus
28.7
26.0
2018 Just Cause 4
32.6
22.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
30.6
21.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
58.6
40.8
2017 For Honor
45.6
31.7
2017 Project CARS 2
65.1
45.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
101.6
70.7
2016 Dishonored 2
54.7
38.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
37.6
33.4
2015 Rocket League
91.2
63.5
2015 Need For Speed
65.1
45.4
2015 Project CARS
65.1
45.4
2013 Crysis 3
35.8
51.6
2013 Battlefield 4
74.9
69.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
234.5
163.3
2009 League of Legends
130.3
90.7

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / Core i7-6700K

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

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 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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