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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 560X 4GB Mobile GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 45% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 33% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 48% 29%
Genshin Impact 46% 30%
eFootball PES 2021 26% 65%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 109% 0%
Watch Dogs Legion 41% 33%
FIFA 21 26% 65%
Marvel's Avengers 38% 34%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 29% 38%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI are massively better than the AMD Radeon RX 560X 4GB Mobile.

The RX 560X has a 49 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 192 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 560X. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 213.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RX 560X. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX 560X has a 49 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 112 more Render Output Units than the RX 560X. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 125.3 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RX 560X. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 560X was released over three years more recently than the GTX 980, and so the RX 560X is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 980 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 GTX 980 has 4096 MB more video memory than the RX 560X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 980 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 has 336.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 560X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the RX 560X.

The Radeon RX 560X 4GB Mobile has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 560X is 1306 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 5418 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 560X.

The RX 560X transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980. This means that the RX 560X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980.

The Radeon RX 560X 4GB Mobile requires 80 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 560X and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 270 Watts more than the RX 560X to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 560X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1175 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1275 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Baffin XTMaxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date13 Apr 2018vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs -
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
8.8
vs green tick
10
2560x1440
6.4
vs green tick
9.9
3840x2160
4.9
vs green tick
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs4096
Actual Shader Performance63%vs100%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs256
Texture Rate75.2 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs128
Pixel Rate18.8 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x2880vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power80 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Wattsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesno
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
\r\nThe new AMD Radeon RX 500X series are an OEM version of the current RX 500 series. Radeon RX 560X 4GB Mobile is an Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the 4th Generation of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. The specs of the Radeon RX 500X series graphics cards are identical to the standard Radeon RX 500 series.

\r\nGPU
\r\nIt equips a GPU Codenamed Polaris 21 which has 16 Compute Units activated and thus 1024 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

\r\nMemory
\r\nThe GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz, 7GHz effective.

\r\nPower Consumption
\r\nWith a rated board TDP of 80W, it requires at least a 450W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power, meaning no Extra Connectors are required.

\r\nPerformance
\r\nThis graphics card was designed and marketed towards the competitive MOBO gamers. A light weight, small form factor GPU solution that offers mobility, so that gamers travelling to events can bring a smaller cheaper gaming rig. The Radeon RX 560X 4GB Mobile can play most modern games at medium graphics selection on a 1080p screen res and expect around 45+FPS. Performance is exactly the same as the Radeon RX 560.

\r\nSystem Suggestions
\r\nRadeon RX 560X 4GB Mobile is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression 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 consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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