Following the release of NVIDIA’s Pascal Based “10xx” series GPUs, they have pretty much dominated the market thanks to their high end variants, the GeForce GTX Titan X (P), 1080,1070. NVIDIA expected these GPUs to top the gaming industry. Their plans did go well,  until AMD responded and shattered them with the new Price/Performance King the RX 480. A GPU that could outrun the 1080 when put in Crossfire all that in just a fraction of the 1080’s price.

Radeon RX 490 Allegedly Faster Than The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti

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Nvidia’s CEO, Jen-Hsun, will officially unveil the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti on January 4th, 2017 @ CES 2017However, before the card was even released, massive details have been leaked stating that the final piece of the Pascal puzzle boasts 12 GB GDDR5/X VRAM, combined with 3,328 CUDA Cores, 12 Billion Transistors, 384 GB/s Memory Bandwidth and a whopping 1,503 MHz Base Clock. This Graphics card will provide the Titan X’s performance at nearly half the price.

This GPU was meant to be the Top End Card as well as the leader of the pack. But, as rumors started spreading about the RX 490 NVIDIA found itself in massive trouble. The RX 490 from AMD’s Vega 10 is a GPU that is reportedly said to have 16/32 GB OF HBM2 MEMORY along with 512 GB/s or 1TB of memory bandwidth.  Now comparing these two, which GPU graphics card do you think is more powerful, AMD Radeon RX 490 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below

Radeon RX 490

Via: isportstimes.com

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Alleged Leaked Specifications 

 GTX Titan XGTX 1080 Ti (not confirmed)GTX 1080GTX 1070GTX 1060
GPU ArchitecturePascalPascalPascalPascalPascal
Process node16nm16nm16nm16nm16nm
SM Units5652403020
Cores per SM6464646464
SP FP Performance11 TFLOPs10.8 TFLOPs9 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs4.4TFLOPS
CUDA Core Count35843328256019201280
VRAM TypeGDDR5XGDDR5/XGDDR5XGDDR5GDDR5
VRAM12GB12GB8GB8GB6GB
Memory Bus Size384-bit384-bit256-bit256-bit192-bit
Memory Bandwidth480 GB/s384 GB/s320 GB/s256 GB/s192 GB/s
Base clock speed1417MHz1503MHz1607MHz1506Mhz1506MHz
Boost clock speed1531MHz1623MHz1733MHz1683MHz1708MHz
TDP250W250W180W150W120W
Power Connection1x 8-pin 1x 6-pin1x 8-pin
1x 6-pin
1x 8-pin1×8-pin6-pin
PCI Express PCIe 3.0PCIe 3.0PCIe 3.0PCIe 3.0PCIe 3.0

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  • Naeem Ur Rahman

    AMD has always disappointed us…. Why we should believe now?

    • evolucion8

      Gotta love those nvtards posting non sense lol

  • joe ketter

    If its a dual GPU solution like is rumored, then no, it won’t do anything to nvidia sales. People can already get 1080 ti performance with dual card solutions right now. The selling point is that it’s a single gpu, with titanx performance, at a much reduced cost. Amd needs a card that can compete directly with nvidia, otherwise it’s the same old story.

  • techdude

    It really isn’t meaningful to compare single card performance to crossfire/SLI. Many games don’t even support crossfire, so you are stuck with the worse performance of the 480/490. Even pricewise it isn’t worth it. Right now two 480 cards runs $550 dollars, while the 1080 runs $620. For the extra $70, you get the lower power of the single card, along with the fact that it will give good performance even on games that don’t support crossfire.

  • Christopher Pitts

    I have always had software problems with ATI cards, and those problems haven’t gotten any better since AMD bought them.

    Great hardware. crap drivers. I’ll definitely be sticking with nVidia

  • Joffes

    If AMD can get their drivers sorted and run like its using the Vulkan API, then they in accordance with their hardware will be far superior, but we all know the software is their biggest bottleneck.

  • Sean Forste

    thing is the 1080ti could already be out, trust me it has been ready since the titan x. nvidia just has no reason to release it until the 490 hits. I mean why cut sales of there titan x. Now the other thing is nvidia is already deep in development of volta, which they are at this point are rushing according to rumors. So even one is saying the 490 vs the 1080ti. I actually think the 490 will be considerably faster than the 1080ti. I also think the 1080ti will be out months before we see a official release date for the 490. When the 490 drops I for see nvidia dropping the gtx 1180 followed shortly by there next titan. Amd is pushing hard on the gpu and cpu front. I give them that. They appear to be making vast improvement on the cpu side and there gpu front is good for the price. Now I don’t think they are gonna out right slaughter Nvidia in performance. If they do it won’t be for very long. Nvidia has a shit ton more money for R&D, and they will keep new gpus coming 2 to every amd’s 1. I have a hunch nvidia knows its vulkan and dx12 performance is crap. They don’t want to cut there titan x throat but also know they can’t solve the dx12 issues already baked into the 1080ti. They are waiting to sell as many titan x as possible and still release the 1080ti well enough b4 the 490 to sell a fair amount. Now I feel the real crown winner is gonna be Volta. I feel that it will come with in 3 months of the 490 with massive dx12 performance gains and better vulkan support. maybe not so much vulkan but I bet dx12 will run better on volta than anything nvidia has released so far. Nvidia still owns a very large part of the market share. They know how to sell hardware even when it isn’t the best. They also know how to drive the market. I buy whatever is fastest and nvidia has been just that for my last 3 gpus. Now if the 490 is much faster on my next build I will get it. Same with zen. I just have a feeling both Intel and Nvidia isn’t gonna let amd become the performance kind like every one keeps claiming. Not without one hell of a fight.