GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 480 vs 7950 among Desktop GPUs for under $200

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan and Cloud Gate Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Noise and Power

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

9.6

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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Significantly more memory 8,192 MB vs 3,072 MB Around 2.8x more memory
Better PassMark score 8,010 vs 4,764 Around 70% better PassMark score
Higher clock speed 1,120 MHz vs 800 MHz 40% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 5,000 MHz 60% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly better floating-point performance 5,834 GFLOPS vs 2,867.2 GFLOPS More than 2x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher texture rate 182.3 GTexel/s vs 89.6 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 1,250 MHz 60% higher memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 40.5 GPixel/s vs 25.6 GPixel/s Around 60% higher pixel rate
Slightly higher memory bandwidth 256 GB/s vs 240 GB/s More than 5% higher memory bandwidth
Better bitcoin mining score 610.87 mHash/s vs 353.41 mHash/s Around 75% better bitcoin mining score
More shading units 2,304 vs 1,792 512 more shading units
More texture mapping units 144 vs 112 32 more texture mapping units
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 82 vs 33.5 Around 2.5x higher battlefield 4 framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 4,491 vs 2,725 Around 65% better PassMark direct compute score
More compute units 36 vs 28 8 more compute units
Slightly better cloud gate factor score 21.2 vs 20.36 Around 5% better cloud gate factor score
Lower TDP 150W vs 200W 25% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 7950

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7950

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Slightly wider memory bus 384 bit vs 256 bit 50% wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 480 vs HD 7950

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
610.87 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7950
353.41 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
120.6 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7950
65.64 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
3,356.26
Radeon HD 7950
3,359.08

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
3,717.86
Radeon HD 7950
3,719.2

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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