NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
VS
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
VS
AMD Radeon R9 Fury

General info

The general info section in the graphics cards comparison list contains information about the date of release, type, overall rating and other useful data for identifying winner between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970  vs  AMD Radeon R9 Fury.

132
Place in performance rating
133
27.18
Value for money (0-100)
24.94
Maxwell
Architecture
GCN 1.2
GM204
Code name
Fiji
Desktop
Type
Desktop
19 September 2014 (7 years ago)
Release date
16 June 2015 (6 years ago)
$329
Launch price (MSRP)
$549
$290 (0.9x MSRP)
Price now
$545 (1x MSRP)
34.98
Value for money
21.07
GM204
GPU code name
Fiji
Desktop
Market segment
Desktop

Technical specs

Which GPU is better between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970  vs  AMD Radeon R9 Fury in the fabrication process, power consumption, and also base and turbo frequency of the GPU is the most important part containing in the graphics cards hierarchy.

1664
Pipelines
3584
1050 MHz
Core clock speed
no data
1178 MHz
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
5,200 million
Transistor count
8,900 million
28 nm
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
148 Watt
Power consumption (TDP)
275 Watt
109 billion/sec
Texture fill rate
224.0
3,920 gflops
Floating-point performance
7,168 gflops
98 °C
Maximum GPU temperature
no data
1664
CUDA cores
no data
no data
Compute units
56
1664
Pipelines / CUDA cores
3584
1178 MHz
Boost clock speed
1000 MHz
5,200 million
Number of transistors
8,900 million
148 Watt
Thermal design power (TDP)
275 Watt

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Let’s discuss how graphics cards NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 and AMD Radeon R9 Fury come in different sizes (length), connector types and types of interfaces.

PCIe 3.0 x16
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
10.5" (26.7 cm)
Length
no data
2x 6-pins
Supplementary power connectors
​2x 8-pin
+
SLI options
no data
500 Watt
Recommended system power (PSU)
no data
PCI Express 3.0
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Height
no data
no data
Bridgeless CrossFire
1

Memory

Graphics cards memory plays important role both in gaming and in applications for graphics. The card will perform much quicker and better, if it has more memory capacity and right memory type. What is the difference between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 vs AMD Radeon R9 Fury.

GDDR5
Memory type
High Bandwidth Memory (HBM)
4 GB
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
256 Bit
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
7.0 GB/s
Memory clock speed
500 MHz
224 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
512 GB/s
-
Shared memory
-
no data
High bandwidth memory (HBM)
+

Video outputs and ports

Let’s find out the difference in extra ports between two graphics cards. What's the difference between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 vs AMD Radeon R9 Fury.

Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
+
G-SYNC support
no data
4 displays
Multi monitor support
no data
+
HDCP
no data
2048x1536
Maximum VGA resolution
no data
Internal
Audio input for HDMI
no data
no data
Eyefinity
+
no data
Number of Eyefinity displays
6
+
HDMI
+
no data
DisplayPort support
+

Technologies

Let’s have a look what is the difference. It is worthwhile to note that NVIDIA and AMD are using different technologies.

+
3D Vision
no data
2.0
GPU Boost
no data
+
CUDA
no data
+
GeForce Experience
no data
+
Surround
no data
+
Adaptive Vertical Sync
no data
+
GameStream
no data
+
GeForce ShadowPlay
no data
+
GameWorks
no data
no data
AppAcceleration
+
no data
CrossFire
1
no data
FRTC
1
no data
FreeSync
1
no data
HD3D
+
no data
LiquidVR
1
no data
PowerTune
+
no data
TressFX
1
no data
TrueAudio
+
no data
ZeroCore
-
no data
VCE
+
no data
DDMA audio
+
no data
Enduro
-
no data
UVD
+

API support

The confrontation between the two contenders NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 and AMD Radeon R9 Fury is practically over. The hardware support (API) does not greatly affect the overall performance, it is not considered in synthetic benchmarks and other performance tests. 

12 (12_1)
DirectX
DirectX® 12
4.4
OpenGL
4.5
1.1.126
Vulkan
+
6.4
Shader Model
6.3
1.2
OpenCL
2.0
no data
Mantle
+

Gaming performance

Select form the list the required name to identify gaming performance for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 and AMD Radeon R9 Fury graphics cards. The result shows how fast the game will run and whether it can be run on this computer. The different monitor resolutions – from low to 4K – are used for testing. Find out is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 Fury good for gaming.


low
1280x720
med.
1920x1080
high
1920x1080
ultra
1920x1080
QHD
2560x1440
4K
3840x2160
Horizon Zero Dawn (2020) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
Death Stranding (2020) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
F1 2020 (2020) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
Gears Tactics (2020) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
Doom Eternal (2020) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
Legend
5 Stutters – This game is very likely to stutter and have poor frame rates. Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, average frame rates are expected to fall below 25fps
May Stutter – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, stutters and poor frame rates are expected.
30 Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 25fps
40 Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 35fps
60 Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 58fps
May Run Fluently – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, fluent frame rates are expected.
? Uncertain – This graphics card experienced unexpected performance issues during testing for this game. A slower card may be able to achieve better and more consistent frame rates than this particular GPU running the same benchmark scene.
Uncertain – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game and no reliable interpolation can be made based on the performances of surrounding cards of the same class or family.
The value in the fields displays the average frame rate of all values in the database. Move your cursor over the value to see individual results.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

Cheaper ($290 (0.9x MSRP) vs $545 (1x MSRP))

Less power consumption (148 Watt vs 275 Watt)

G-SYNC support

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 Fury

0.040000000000006% faster in synthetic tests

More pipelines (3584 vs 1664)

More memory bandwidth (512 GB/s vs 224 GB/s)

So, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 Fury?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, we recommend AMD Radeon R9 Fury .

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 versus AMD Radeon R9 Fury performance benchmarks comparison

Overall benchmark performance

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User rating

4.2 Out of 398 Hitesti Score
4.7 Out of 31 Hitesti Score