GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 480 vs 1070 among Desktop GPUs


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Performance per Watt

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Overall Score

GeForce GTX 1070 

GPUBoss recommends the GeForce GTX 1070  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 480

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Better ocean surface simulation score 2,091.36 frames/s vs 1,727.43 frames/s More than 20% better ocean surface simulation score
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 better PassMark score 11,028 vs 8,095 More than 35% better PassMark score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,506 MHz vs 1,120 MHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much higher pixel rate 96.4 GPixel/s vs 40.5 GPixel/s Around 2.5x higher pixel rate
Much better manhattan score 26,833.24 vs 3,717.32 Around 7.2x better manhattan score
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,683 MHz vs 1,266 MHz Around 35% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 6,724 vs 4,411 More than 50% better PassMark direct compute score
Better fire strike factor score 87.79 vs 78.17 More than 10% better fire strike factor score
Higher bioshock infinite framerate 132.5 vs 110 More than 20% higher bioshock infinite framerate

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

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
614.7 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1070
697.75 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
120.46 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1070
151.32 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
GeForce GTX 1070

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
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Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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It is known that Nvidia's are currently better in in DX11 applications, which are most applications. AMDs have the jump in DX12 applications, since, 2015. But this could be accredited to AMD and Microsoft's relationship and Xbox One/ Xbox One X development. AMD and Nvidia position their cards in different markets. Some people are still not quite happy with Nvidia's DX12 support and have been questioning it, since, before the 900 series, all the way up to the current 10 series. It didn't matter so much at the time, however, it is starting to become a concern, as full DX12 games are are beginning to surface. AMD has been fully DX12 ready since the 200 series cards, which were basically just re-clones of the HD7000 series. However, AMD's DX12 readiness doesn't come without its cost. As a result of AMD's DX12 orientation their DX11 drivers have been suffering, more, and more...the drivers are the sole reason for these horrible churn outs in performance tests. The reason is because DX12 doesn't require driver optimizations, as the API will be responsible for those optimizations. This is part of why DX12 will be so get rid of all these software limitations and layers. DX12 behaves as if developing "straight to metal." I'm guessing that once fully native DX12 titles are common place and you go back and re-bench all these cards under a few, fully, native DX12 games the story would change, significantly. But keep in mind, there is a difference between titles that claim DX12 support and those of which are 100% DX12 native. I'm not even sure a fully DX12 native game has come out. These closest we've gotten was Ashes of Singularity, but even then that was largely experimental and probably doesn't incorporate all DX12 feature sets to its fullest. Stardock braved uncharted waters there.
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No you cannot, not quite, not with the current prices anyway. Also you need 750w 80+ PSU to power two rx 480s and you'll be using several times more electricity, shortening the life of your PSU and increasing the energy costs. People declaring the rx480 the winner because they cannot afford a GTX 1070 is petty.
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.
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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