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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition GeForce GTX 960 Ti 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 11% 41%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1% 29%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2% 25%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2% 25%
FIFA 21 44% 29%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 10% 15%
Genshin Impact 11% 41%
Grand Theft Auto VI 56% 99%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 59% 103%
Watch Dogs Legion 7% 36%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Ti 2GB.

The R9 390X has a 10 MHz higher core clock speed and 80 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 960 Ti. This results in the R9 390X providing 85.8 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R9 390X has a 10 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 960 Ti and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R9 390X providing 0.59999999999999 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 960 Ti was released less than a year after the R9 390X, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The R9 390X has 6144 MB more video memory than the GTX 960 Ti, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R9 390X also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 390X has 159.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 960 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the R9 390X is massively better than the GTX 960 Ti.

The Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition has 2816 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 960 Ti 2GB has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 390X is 2537 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 960 Ti is 1809. The R9 390X having 728 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 390X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 960 Ti.

The Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition requires 300 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 960 Ti 2GB requires 140 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the R9 390X and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 960 Ti. The R9 390X requires 160 Watts more than the GTX 960 Ti to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 390X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 960 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1060 MHzvs1050 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1178 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Grenada XTMaxwell GM204-200-KD
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date18 Jun 2015vs31 Oct 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
10
green tick vs
8.9
2560x1440
7.7
green tick vs -
3840x2160
5.9
green tick vs -

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth384GB/secvs224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2816vs1536
Actual Shader Performance100%vs87%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units176vs96
Texture Rate186.6 GTexel/svs100.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate67.8 GPixel/svs67.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power300 Wattsvs140 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs450 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 390X, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1060MHz, instead of 1050MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Cooling Solution
WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System: The airflow is spilt through the triangle design at the fan edge, and is guided smoothly through the fan by special 3D stripe curve design. At the same time, it effectively enhanced the cooling capacity while reducing air turbulence.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390X 8GB.
Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Ti 2GB is an upcoming high-end Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
The first variant of the Maxwell Architecture succeeds the Kepler Architecture. Despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, it has an extremely large L2 Cache which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GM204-200-KD which has 12 SM activated and thus offers 1536 Shader Processing Units, 96 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The central unit runs at ????MHz and goes up to ????MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1753MHz.

Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 140W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Coming Soon!

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i5 Quad Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 960 Ti 2GB.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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