GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 480 vs 980 among all 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

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

8.1

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980  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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Better floating-point performance 5,834 GFLOPS vs 4,358 GFLOPS Around 35% better floating-point performance
Higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 7,012 MHz Around 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 256 GB/s vs 224.4 GB/s Around 15% higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 182.3 GTexel/s vs 136.2 GTexel/s Around 35% higher texture rate
Significantly better bitcoin mining score 607.54 mHash/s vs 212.26 mHash/s More than 2.8x better bitcoin mining score
Higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 1,753 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed
Slightly more shading units 2,304 vs 2,048 256 more shading units
Slightly more texture mapping units 144 vs 128 16 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 980

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

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Better PassMark score 9,645 vs 7,871 Around 25% better PassMark score
Higher pixel rate 68.1 GPixel/s vs 40.5 GPixel/s Around 70% higher pixel rate
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Better cloud gate factor score 22.08 vs 20.44 Around 10% better cloud gate factor score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 480 vs GeForce GTX 980

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
607.54 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 980
212.26 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
120.17 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 980
107.19 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
3,356.26
GeForce GTX 980
3,353.1

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
3,717.86
GeForce GTX 980
3,710.56

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

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Comments

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Wow! Now 480 has more scores than 980!
it takes a website not affiliated with Nvidia
So, overall score doesn't matter. RX 480 still had a higher score even though there was no category for performance per dollar. It's just weird... What does it take to get an AMD victory?
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