GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 280X vs 1080 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

8.2

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080  based on its benchmarks, compute performance and noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 280X

Reasons to consider the
Generic Radeon R9 280X

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Higher memory bandwidth 288 GB/s vs 224.4 GB/s Around 30% higher memory bandwidth
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 256 bit 50% wider memory bus
Higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,251 MHz Around 20% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 1080

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080

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Much better PassMark score 11,994 vs 5,809 More than 2x better PassMark score
Much higher clock speed 1,607 MHz vs 850 MHz Around 90% higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 10,008 MHz vs 6,000 MHz More than 65% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly more memory 8,192 MB vs 3,072 MB Around 2.8x more memory
Much better floating-point performance 8,228 GFLOPS vs 4,096 GFLOPS More than 2x better floating-point performance
Much higher pixel rate 102.8 GPixel/s vs 32 GPixel/s Around 3.2x higher pixel rate
Much higher texture rate 257.1 GTexel/s vs 128 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
Much better T-Rex score 6,715.8 vs 3,355.56 More than 2x better T-Rex score
Much higher turbo clock speed 1,733 MHz vs 1,000 MHz Around 75% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher metro: last light framerate 131.6 vs 36.45 More than 3.5x higher metro: last light framerate
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Much better PassMark direct compute score 8,106 vs 3,677 Around 2.2x better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly better cloud gate factor score 26.05 vs 21.22 Around 25% better cloud gate factor score
Significantly better face detection score 143.9 mPixels/s vs 89.19 mPixels/s More than 60% better face detection score
More shading units 2,560 vs 2,048 512 more shading units
More texture mapping units 160 vs 128 32 more texture mapping units
Lower TDP 180W vs 250W Around 30% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 280X vs GeForce GTX 1080

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
493.57 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1080
755 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
89.19 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1080
143.9 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
3,355.56

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
2,397.3
GeForce GTX 1080
7,431.44

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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