GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 480 vs 1080 among Desktop GPUs


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Performance per Watt

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Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 

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

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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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Higher memory bandwidth 256 GB/s vs 224.4 GB/s Around 15% higher memory bandwidth
Much higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 1,251 MHz Around 60% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 150W vs 180W More than 15% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 1080

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080

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Significantly better PassMark score 11,994 vs 8,095 Around 50% better PassMark score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,607 MHz vs 1,120 MHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 10,008 MHz vs 8,000 MHz More than 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher pixel rate 102.8 GPixel/s vs 40.5 GPixel/s More than 2.5x higher pixel rate
Significantly better floating-point performance 8,228 GFLOPS vs 5,834 GFLOPS More than 40% better floating-point performance
Significantly higher texture rate 257.1 GTexel/s vs 182.3 GTexel/s More than 40% higher texture rate
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,733 MHz vs 1,266 MHz More than 35% higher turbo clock speed
Much better PassMark direct compute score 8,106 vs 4,411 Around 85% better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly better cloud gate factor score 26.05 vs 21.43 More than 20% better cloud gate factor score
Much higher metro: last light framerate 131.6 vs 80 Around 65% higher metro: last light framerate
Better face detection score 143.9 mPixels/s vs 120.46 mPixels/s Around 20% better face detection score
More shading units 2,560 vs 2,304 256 more shading units
More texture mapping units 160 vs 144 16 more texture mapping units

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 480 vs GeForce GTX 1080

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
614.7 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1080
755 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
120.46 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1080
143.9 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
GeForce GTX 1080

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
GeForce GTX 1080

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Bruh...This shit is paid review...It's clearly visible as we can see there ain't no details prequel for the qualities of Rx 480, whereas he's written half a page on some bull %s claiming to be true .. Perhaps this is the zenith of paid reviewing and it can be seen pretty clearly and I hate it. Misguiding people into buying things that aren't really good when compared to the same product In another brand, well ain't got no other choice this is nothing but bull sorry!!
Normally there is a performance per dollar listed here... weird.
One big step for AMD
1080 wins but the 1080TI makes more sense with the extra vram. The 1080 deserves more than 8GB.
performance freak dont even bloody care about the price...they aiming for the benchmark score...13 winning vs 3 winning point....real benchmark test show it all....stop using price as a factor....even if nvidia sell the card for let say 20kUSD price card people will still buy it if it can beat all the other score
The overall experience you'll have running 3 cards at the same time will be much worse than compared to having a beast card processing the data in your machine. DX12 bla bla what ever they talk about is not going to be realistic. So pretty sure like it was in the past, more expensive cards will further beat multiplecards. Physics is always something you can run with a second card though.
Because you are worried about only one metric. The better performing one is the 1080, which has nothing to do with your piggy bank. It's only those who are biased or unable/unwilling to afford/buy the 1080, that would choose the 480. The match-up was 13 to 3 for the 1080. That's why it won. Oh, and the price of your dual or triple 480s would day by day go more and more over the 1080.. So, then price AND power would be taken away from the AMD. That's what we call making the situation worse, in most circles.
haha how the f is the 1080 the winner when i can actually buy 2-3 480's at the right price and run them all for the same price as a 1080 hahaha. Love this place.
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