GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7790 vs 480


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

crysis: warhead (2013), Crysis: Warhead (2012), Batman: Arkham City and 6 more


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

PassMark, 3DMark 11 Graphics, 3DMark Vantage Graphics and 3DMark06

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

PassMark Direct Compute and CLBenchmark Raytrace

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load

TDP, Idle Noise Level, Load Noise Level, Idle Power Consumption and 1 more

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

EVGA GeForce GTX 480 

GPUBoss recommends the EVGA GeForce GTX 480  based on its benchmarks.

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Front view of GeForce GTX 480

EVGA GeForce GTX 480

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 7790

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7790

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Much higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 726 MHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Much more energy-efficient idle power consumption 110W vs 190W More than 40% more energy-efficient idle power consumption
Much quieter load noise level 37.8 dB vs 64.1 dB More than 40% quieter load noise level
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 3,800 MHz Around 60% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly more energy-efficient load power consumption 249W vs 421W More than 40% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Much quieter idle noise level 37.5 dB vs 44 dB Around 15% quieter idle noise level
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 950 MHz Around 60% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 896 vs 480 416 more shading units
Significantly lower TDP 85W vs 250W 2.9x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 480

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Significantly better 3DMark06 score 23,824 vs 15,490 Around 55% better 3DMark06 score
Much better manhattan score 5,404.81 vs 3,717.87 More than 45% better manhattan score
Higher memory bandwidth 182.4 GB/s vs 96 GB/s 90% higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 4,338 vs 2,999 Around 45% better PassMark score
Significantly better T-Rex score 4,992.9 vs 3,359.42 Around 50% better T-Rex score
More render output processors 48 vs 16 Three times as many render output processors
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 128 bit 3x wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7790 vs GeForce GTX 480

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining)

Radeon HD 7790
217.92 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 480
116.36 mHash/s

GFXBench 3.0 (T-Rex)

Radeon HD 7790
GeForce GTX 480

GFXBench 3.0 (Manhattan)

Radeon HD 7790
GeForce GTX 480

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7790  vs GeForce GTX 480 

The card features a custom-design dual-fan cooler and offers factory-overclocked speeds of 1075 MHz core and 6.40 GHz memory for a premium of just $10 over AMD's suggested reference design retail price of $149.
Radeon HD 7790


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