GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 480 vs 980 Ti among Desktop GPUs


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T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

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Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti  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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More memory 8,192 MB vs 6,144 MB Around 35% more memory
Higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 7,012 MHz Around 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 1,120 MHz vs 1,000 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,266 MHz vs 1,076 MHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 1,753 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed
Better bitcoin mining score 614.7 mHash/s vs 537.83 mHash/s Around 15% better bitcoin mining score
Significantly lower TDP 150W vs 250W 40% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

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Significantly better PassMark score 11,318 vs 8,095 Around 40% better PassMark score
Much higher pixel rate 96 GPixel/s vs 40.5 GPixel/s More than 2.2x higher pixel rate
Many more render output processors 96 vs 32 Three times as many render output processors
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 6,435 vs 4,411 More than 45% better PassMark direct compute score
More shading units 2,816 vs 2,304 512 more shading units
More texture mapping units 176 vs 144 32 more texture mapping units
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 256 bit 50% wider memory bus
Better cloud gate factor score 23.42 vs 21.43 Around 10% better cloud gate factor score
Higher bioshock infinite framerate 133.5 vs 110 More than 20% higher bioshock infinite framerate

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

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
614.7 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
537.83 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
120.46 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
145.53 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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the 980ti overclocks a lot more than the rx480 jsyk. still, not competitors and the rx480 is a way better buy. 980ti makes no sense nowadays
The Ti beats it, but not a significant beatdown... Once an OC is applied to the RX 480, if it can handle the TDP & voltage (even if not manually tweaked), looks to be a formidable/potent GPU for it's price; consider vendor options for better cooling out-of-the-box & OC already applied. Coming from a Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming Windforce OC Edition (SLI) owner.
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