GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 480 vs 580 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

7.7

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon RX 480 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon RX 480  based on its benchmarks, compute performance and noise and power.

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AMD Radeon RX 480

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Front view of Radeon RX 480

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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Much more memory 8,192 MB vs 1,536 MB More than 5.2x more memory
Better PassMark score 8,014 vs 5,012 Around 60% better PassMark score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 4,032 MHz Around 2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 1,120 MHz vs 810 MHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Significantly better floating-point performance 5,834 GFLOPS vs 1,658.9 GFLOPS More than 3.5x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher texture rate 182.3 GTexel/s vs 51.8 GTexel/s More than 3.5x higher texture rate
Higher memory bandwidth 256 GB/s vs 193.5 GB/s More than 30% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly more shading units 2,304 vs 512 1792 more shading units
Significantly better bitcoin mining score 610.87 mHash/s vs 101.1 mHash/s More than 6x better bitcoin mining score
Significantly more texture mapping units 144 vs 64 80 more texture mapping units
Much higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 1,008 MHz Around 2x higher memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 40.5 GPixel/s vs 25.92 GPixel/s More than 55% higher pixel rate
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 4,491 vs 1,844 Around 2.5x better PassMark direct compute score
Higher crysis 3 framerate 52.6 vs 40 More than 30% higher crysis 3 framerate
Slightly better cloud gate factor score 21.2 vs 20.4 Around 5% better cloud gate factor score
Significantly lower TDP 150W vs 244W Around 40% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 580

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SPARKLE GeForce GTX 580

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More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 480 vs GeForce GTX 580

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
610.87 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 580
101.1 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
120.6 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 580
35.23 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
2,140.05 frames/s
GeForce GTX 580
1,390.22 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
3,356.26
GeForce GTX 580
3,359.45

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
3,714.44
GeForce GTX 580
3,715.92

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Crysis 3

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