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Game GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI are massively better than the AMD Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition.

The RTX 2080 Ti has a 375 MHz higher core clock speed and 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the R9 290. This results in the RTX 2080 Ti providing 211.2 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 RTX 2080 Ti has a 375 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Render Output Units than the R9 290. This results in the RTX 2080 Ti providing 56.4 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 RTX 2080 Ti was released over three years more recently than the R9 290, and so the RTX 2080 Ti is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the R9 290 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 RTX 2080 Ti has 7168 MB more video memory than the R9 290, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RTX 2080 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The RTX 2080 Ti has 296 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R9 290, which means that the memory performance of the RTX 2080 Ti is massively better than the R9 290.

The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI has 4352 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 2080 Ti is 7116 and the actual shader performance of the R9 290 is 2122. The RTX 2080 Ti having 4994 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RTX 2080 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R9 290.

The RTX 2080 Ti transistor size technology is 16 nm (nanometers) smaller than the R9 290. This means that the RTX 2080 Ti is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the R9 290.

The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI requires 260 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the RTX 2080 Ti and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the R9 290. The RTX 2080 Ti requires 10 Watts more than the R9 290 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the RTX 2080 Ti to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the R9 290.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed1350 MHzvs975 MHz
Boost Clock1635 MHzvs-
ArchitectureTuring TU102-300A-K1-A1GCN 1.1 Hawaii PRO
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date20 Sep 2018vs05 Nov 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory11264 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus352 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth616GB/secvs320GB/sec
L2 Cache 6144 KB green tick vs 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4352vs2560
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology12nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units272vs160
Texture Rate367.2 GTexel/svs156 GTexel/s
Render Output Units88vs64
Pixel Rate118.8 GPixel/svs62.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs1
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power260 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU650 Wattsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL-vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-8700K 6-Core 3.7GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs2560x1440

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is the top RTX 20 Series graphics card and considered an Enthusiast graphics card based on the Turing architecture. Architecture The Turing architecture represents a process shrink down to 12nm compared to 14nm Pascal. The Turing architecture provides the world's first consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. GPU It equips a GPU Codenamed TU102 which has 4352 Shader Processing Units, 272 TMUs and 88 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1350MHz and goes up to 1545MHz in Boost mode. It also has 544 Tensor Cores for AI purposes. Memory The GPU accesses an 11GB frame buffer of first-gen GDDR6 memory through a 352-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 285W, it requires at least a 650W PSU with two 8-pin power connectors. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a top-End Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.Overview
Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 290, created by Club3D.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 975MHz, instead of 947MHz.

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Cooling Solution
CLUB3D CoolStream Cooling Solution.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 3% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 290.
Recommended CPU-Intel Core i7-4771 4-Core 3.5GHz
Intel Core i7-4770R 4-Core 3.2GHz
Intel Core i7-4770 4-Core 3.4GHz
Intel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Intel Core i7-990X 6-Core 3.47GHz
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