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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon Pro Duo Polaris

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon Pro Duo Polaris

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Much more memory 32,784 MB vs 8,192 MB More than 4x more memory
Is dual GPU Yes vs No About half of graphics cards are dual GPU
Much higher memory bandwidth 448 GB/s vs 224.4 GB/s Around 2x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 11,456 GFLOPS vs 8,228 GFLOPS Around 40% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 358 GTexel/s vs 257.1 GTexel/s Around 40% higher texture rate
Significantly more shading units 4,608 vs 2,560 2048 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 288 vs 160 128 more texture mapping units
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,750 MHz vs 1,251 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed
Wider memory bus 512 bit vs 256 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 1080

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,607 MHz vs 1,243 MHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 10,008 MHz vs 7,000 MHz Around 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 102.8 GPixel/s vs 79.6 GPixel/s Around 30% higher pixel rate
Lower TDP 180W vs 250W Around 30% lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon Pro Duo Polaris  vs GeForce GTX 1080 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon Pro Duo Polaris
79.6 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1080
102.8 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon Pro Duo Polaris
358 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1080
257.1 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon Pro Duo Polaris
11,456 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1080
8,228 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Radeon Pro Duo Polaris  vs
GeForce GTX 1080 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Ellesmere GP104
Clock speed 1,243 MHz 1,607 MHz
Is dual GPU Yes No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 4,608 2,560
Texture mapping units 288 160
Render output processors 64 64
Pixel rate 79.6 GPixel/s 102.8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 358 GTexel/s 257.1 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 11,456 GFLOPS 8,228 GFLOPS


Radeon Pro Duo Polaris  vs
GeForce GTX 1080 
Memory clock speed 1,750 MHz 1,251 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 7,000 MHz 10,008 MHz
Memory bus 512 bit 256 bit
Memory 32,784 MB 8,192 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 448 GB/s 224.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 250W 180W


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