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Introduction

We tested two of the most high-end video cards available today: the GeForce GTX 980 Ti from NVIDIA, and the Radeon R9 Fury X from AMD. Which one will deliver more performance in games? Check it out!

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti and the Radeon R9 Fury X are direct competitors, since they have the same price at about $650 USD. While the Radeon R9 Fury X (along with the R9 Nano) is now AMD’s most high-end video card, NVIDIA has the GeForce GTX Titan X (which we already tested) that targets the ultra-enthusiast market as it’s more expensive than the GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

You can see the tested video cards in Figures 1 and 2. They are both reference models from the chip manufacturers.

Video Card ReviewFigure 1: the GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Video Card ReviewFigure 2: the Radeon R9 Fury X

Figure 3 shows both video cards side by side, without their coolers.

Video Card ReviewFigure 3: both the video cards, without the coolers (Radeon R9 Fury X on top and the GeForce GTX 980 Ti on bottom)

In the table below, we compare the main specs from the video cards we included in this review. Prices were researched at Newegg.com for this article.

Video card

Core clock

Turbo clock

Effective memory clock

Memory bus

Memory bandwidth

Memory

Processing cores

TDP

DirectX

Price

GeForce GTX 980 Ti

1,000 MHz

1,075 MHz

7 GHz

384 bit

336 GiB/s

6 GiB GDDR5

2,816

250 W

12.1

USD 650

Radeon R9 Fury X

1,050 MHz

1 GHz

4.096 bit

512 GiB/s

4 GiB HBM

4,096

275 W

12

USD 650

Now let’s take a closer look to the tested video cards.