GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 480 vs 1070 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

9

Overall Score

Winner
GeForce GTX 1070 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 480

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 480

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More shading units 2,304 vs 1,920 384 more shading units
More texture mapping units 144 vs 120 24 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 1070

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,506 MHz vs 1,120 MHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 10,925 vs 7,961 More than 35% better PassMark score
Significantly higher pixel rate 96.4 GPixel/s vs 40.5 GPixel/s Around 2.5x higher pixel rate
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,683 MHz vs 1,266 MHz Around 35% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Better PassMark direct compute score 6,784 vs 4,498 More than 50% better PassMark direct compute score
Better cloud gate factor score 23.37 vs 21.2 More than 10% better cloud gate factor score
Higher bioshock infinite framerate 132.5 vs 110 More than 20% higher bioshock infinite framerate
Better ocean surface simulation score 2,390.8 frames/s vs 2,140.31 frames/s More than 10% better ocean surface simulation score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 480 vs GeForce GTX 1070

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
609.98 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1070
835.32 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
120.55 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1070
217.59 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
3,356.26
GeForce GTX 1070
3,358.74

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
3,717.86
GeForce GTX 1070
3,715.68

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Bioshock Infinite

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Comments

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Agreed, The aftermarket nVidia cards are generally more powerful and better cooled, hence increasing performance. I got my 1070 for the cost of a 1060, which pricing wise is comparable to the 480. I'll take that 20-25% boost in performance for the same price point.
well the rx480 uses 50% more power although it has slightly less performance, so depending on your usage pattern and energy costs the rx480 will actually be more expensive after just a year or so
gtx 1070 is better
The comparison is misleading even today because these are raw performances determined from the release of the cards, I don't think aftermarket cards are involved even.
The 1070 is a 1440p card while the RX 480 is a 1080p card that can do 1440p with settings cut back.
Right.
if you can buy 2 rx480 with price of 1 gtx1070 so its better
Sigh if only I didn't have a g-sync monitor. Sure nvidia is typically better but I'd rather spend less for only marginally different performance.
The price of the 1070 that has this page in amazon is for the 1060 1070 link error is 1060 Price of the 1070 = 558 € Quality price is better rx480
Thinking like this means, an old and used 10$ AGP GPU is way better than those two =P Price and Performace are two separated things.
Rx 270€ vs 1070 500€, winner: rx 480
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