The GeForce GTX 980 Ti remains one of the most powerful graphics cards that exist today because at a general level it offers almost the same performance as a GTX 1070 at stock frequencies, although if we overclock, we can take it very close to a GTX 1070 TI.
For its part the Radeon RX 580 in its 8 GB version is a very popular solution to play at 1080p and 1440p resolutions compete directly with the NVIDIA 6GB GTX 1060, so in theory should be below a GeForce GTX 980 IT, but is it really like that?
Before entering to see it, we are going to review the basic specifications of each card:
GTX 980 TI
- 2,816 shaders (Maxwell) at 1,000 MHz-1.076 MHz, normal and turbo mode
- 172 units of texturing
- 96 rasterized units
- 384-bit bus
- 6 GB of GDDR5 at 7 GHz
- 2,304 shaders (Polaris XT) at 1256 MHz-1.300 MHz, normal and turbo mode.
- 144 units of texturing
- 32 rasterized units
- 256-bit bus
- 8 GB of GDDR5 at 8 GHz
In the accompanying video, we can see the results obtained by both cards at their stock frequencies, and we have some interesting data. Making an average, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti is more powerful and wins in all tests, which means that it is indeed a superior graphics solution.
However in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus under Vulkan the differences are minimal and in Star Wars: Battlefront II under DirectX 12 is also quite small, which confirms that the AMD solution gets better with both APIs and that the graphics card of NVIDIA supplies its shortcomings by pulling brute force.