GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 480 vs 950 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

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon RX 480 

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

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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 2,048 MB 4x more memory
Much higher memory bandwidth 256 GB/s vs 105.8 GB/s Around 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly better PassMark score 8,095 vs 5,206 More than 55% better PassMark score
Much better floating-point performance 5,834 GFLOPS vs 1,572.9 GFLOPS Around 3.8x better floating-point performance
Much higher texture rate 182.3 GTexel/s vs 49.2 GTexel/s Around 3.8x higher texture rate
Higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 6,612 MHz More than 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Many more shading units 2,304 vs 768 Three times as many shading units
Many more texture mapping units 144 vs 48 Three times as many texture mapping units
Higher clock speed 1,120 MHz vs 1,024 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Significantly better face detection score 120.46 mPixels/s vs 60.21 mPixels/s More than 2x better face detection score
Better cloud gate factor score 21.43 vs 18.45 More than 15% better cloud gate factor score
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 4,411 vs 2,495 More than 75% better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly higher crysis 3 framerate 52.6 vs 29 More than 80% higher crysis 3 framerate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 1,653 MHz More than 20% higher memory clock speed
Slightly higher pixel rate 40.5 GPixel/s vs 32.8 GPixel/s Around 25% higher pixel rate
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 1,266 MHz vs 1,188 MHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 950

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 950

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Lower TDP 90W vs 150W 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 480 vs GeForce GTX 950

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
614.7 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 950
233.75 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
120.46 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 950
60.21 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
3,357.28
GeForce GTX 950
3,356.32

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
3,715.22
GeForce GTX 950
3,710.56

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Bioshock Infinite

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