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GeForce GTX 980 vs Radeon R9 290 - Should I upgrade?


Published by Hiwa Pouri on 02.06.15 (31076 reads)
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A gamer simply can't have enough graphics power in his rig, which makes the upgrade question omnipresent. To show you whether it makes sense to upgrade from one generation to another we created this series of articles, where we will compare graphics cards from different generations. Today we're having a close look at the differences between the GTX 980 from NVIDIA and the over one year old Radeon R9 290 made by AMD.



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Test Setup

Motherboard
  • ASUS Maximus VII Hero (BIOS 0224)
CPU
  • Intel Core i7-4770K @ 4.0 GHz (Turbo On / HT On)
Memory
  • G.Skill Ares Dual Channel 2x8GB @ CL11-12-11-28-1T-Auto DDR3-1600 MHz
Graphics Cards
  • AMD Radeon R9 290
  • nVidia GeForce GTX 980
Drivers
  • Windows 7 x64 (up to date)
  • nVidia ForceWare latest version
  • AMD Catalyst latest version
Games
Games and OS
  • Windows 7 x64
  • All games were up to date on the
System Drive
PSU
  • Seasonic Platinum SS-1000XP / 1000 Watts




Page 1 - Test Setup Page 11 - Thief
Page 2 - 3DMark Fire Strike Page 12 - GRID Autosport
Page 3 - Unigine Heaven 4.0 Page 13 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 4 - Borderlands - The Pre-Sequel Page 14 - Metro Last Light
Page 5 - BattleField 4 Page 15 - Assassin's Creed Unity
Page 6 - Watch Dogs Page 16 - Far Cry 4
Page 7 - Tomb Raider Page 17 - Power Consumption
Page 8 - Sniper Elite 3 Page 18 - Prices
Page 9 - Crysis 3 Page 19 - Performance Index
Page 10 - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Page 20 - Conclusion




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