GeForce GTX 970 vs Radeon Pro Duo

If you are going to buy a new graphics card and are choosing between GeForce GTX 970 and Radeon Pro Duo, there are a couple of things to consider. Cards with more VRAM in general perform better and allow you to play on higher graphics settings. Size also makes a difference. A model with a large heatsink can occupy up to three expansion slots on a motherboard. Be sure you have enough room in your PC case. When comparing GPUs with different architectures, more processing cores and even higher TFLOPS will not always translate to better performance. To help you decide which GPU you need, we have measured frame rates in a number of popular games. For more on how the GeForce GTX 970 stacks up against Radeon Pro Duo, check out specs charts below.

Main Specs

  GeForce GTX 970 Radeon Pro Duo
Power consumption (TDP) 148 Watt 350 Watt
Interface PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors 2x 6-pins 3x 8-pin
Memory type GDDR5 High Bandwidth Memory (HBM)
Maximum RAM amount 4 GB 8 GB
Display Connectors 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Recommended system power (PSU) 500 Watt
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Game benchmarks

high / 1080p 50−55 50−55
ultra / 1080p 30−35 30−35
QHD / 1440p 27−30 27−30
4K / 2160p 14−16 14−16
low / 720p 75−80 75−80
medium / 1080p 60−65 60−65
GeForce GTX 970 and Radeon Pro Duo have the same average FPS in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Full Specs

  GeForce GTX 970 Radeon Pro Duo
Architecture Maxwell GCN 3.0
Code name GM204 Capsaicin
Type Desktop Workstation
Release date 19 September 2014 26 April 2016
Pipelines 1664 4096
Core clock speed 1050 MHz
Boost Clock 1178 MHz 1000 MHz
Transistor count 5,200 million 8,900 million
Manufacturing process technology 28 nm 28 nm
Texture fill rate 109 billion/sec 256.0
Floating-point performance 3,920 gflops 2x 8,192 gflops
Length 10.5" (26.7 cm) 277 mm
Memory bus width 256 Bit 4096 Bit
Memory clock speed 7.0 GB/s 500 MHz
Memory bandwidth 224 GB/s 512 GB/s
Shared memory -
G-SYNC support +
DirectX 12 (12_1)
Shader Model 6.4 6.0
OpenGL 4.4 4.5
OpenCL 1.2 2.0
Vulkan 1.1.126 +
CUDA +
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight) 0.48 kh/s
FreeSync +
CUDA cores 1664
Bus support PCI Express 3.0 PCIe 3.0
Height 4.376" (11.1 cm)
SLI options +
Multi monitor support 4 displays
HDMI +
HDCP +
Maximum VGA resolution 2048x1536
Audio input for HDMI Internal
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Eyefinity +
HD3D +
PowerTune +
TrueAudio +
ZeroCore +
Mantle +
Design reference
Number of Eyefinity displays 6
DisplayPort support +
CrossFire +
VCE +
Decred / DCR (Decred) 1.51 Gh/s
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Zcash / ZEC (Equihash) 291.61 Sol/s
Compute units 128
GameStream +
GeForce ShadowPlay +
GPU Boost 2.0
GameWorks +
AppAcceleration +
LiquidVR +
TressFX +
UVD +
Enduro +
FRTC +
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  • Radeon Pro Duo has 136% more power consumption, than GeForce GTX 970.
  • Both video cards are using PCIe 3.0 x16 interface connection to a motherboard.
  • Radeon Pro Duo has 4 GB more memory, than GeForce GTX 970.
  • GeForce GTX 970 is used in Desktops, and Radeon Pro Duo - in Workstations.
  • GeForce GTX 970 is build with Maxwell architecture, and Radeon Pro Duo - with GCN 3.0.
  • GeForce GTX 970 and Radeon Pro Duo are manufactured by 28 nm process technology.
  • Radeon Pro Duo is 267 mm longer, than GeForce GTX 970.
  • Memory clock speed of Radeon Pro Duo is 493 MHz higher, than GeForce GTX 970.