GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7790 vs 480 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.2

Overall Score

Winner
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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Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 726 MHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 3,800 MHz Around 60% higher effective memory clock speed
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
Much lower TDP 85W vs 250W 2.9x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 480

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EVGA GeForce GTX 480

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Much better 3DMark06 score 23,824 vs 15,490 Around 55% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 182.4 GB/s vs 96 GB/s 90% higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 4,333 vs 3,013 Around 45% better PassMark score
Significantly more render output processors 48 vs 16 Three times as many render output processors
Significantly better T-Rex score 4,992.9 vs 3,359.42 Around 50% better T-Rex score
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 128 bit 3x wider memory bus

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

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
217.94 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 480
84.68 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
40.43 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 480
28.78 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
827.56 frames/s
GeForce GTX 480
977.6 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
3,359.42
GeForce GTX 480
4,992.9

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
3,717.87
GeForce GTX 480
5,404.81

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7790  vs GeForce GTX 480 

9.3
8.4
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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