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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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Much higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 1,560 MHz Around 5.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 780 MHz More than 2.5x higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 150W vs 175W Around 15% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon Pro Vega 56

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56

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Significantly better floating-point performance 9,677 GFLOPS vs 5,834 GFLOPS More than 65% better floating-point performance
Significantly higher texture rate 302.4 GTexel/s vs 182.3 GTexel/s More than 65% higher texture rate
Significantly higher pixel rate 86.4 GPixel/s vs 40.5 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
Higher clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,120 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Significantly more shading units 3,584 vs 2,304 1280 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 224 vs 144 80 more texture mapping units
Much wider memory bus 2,048 bit vs 256 bit 8x wider memory bus
More compute units 56 vs 36 20 more compute units
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz vs 1,266 MHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed

Features Key features of the Radeon RX 480  vs Pro Vega 56 

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon RX 480
40.5 GPixel/s
Radeon Pro Vega 56
86.4 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon RX 480
182.3 GTexel/s
Radeon Pro Vega 56
302.4 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon RX 480
5,834 GFLOPS
Radeon Pro Vega 56
9,677 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

compute units Discrete cores within the GPU

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon RX 480  vs
Pro Vega 56 
GPU brand AMD AMD
GPU name Ellesmere Vega 10
Clock speed 1,120 MHz 1,250 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,266 MHz 1,350 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 2,304 3,584
Texture mapping units 144 224
Render output processors 32 64
Compute units 36 56
Pixel rate 40.5 GPixel/s 86.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 182.3 GTexel/s 302.4 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 5,834 GFLOPS 9,677 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon RX 480  vs
Pro Vega 56 
Memory clock speed 2,000 MHz 780 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz 1,560 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 2,048 bit
Memory 8,192 MB 8,196 MB

noise and power

TDP 150W 175W

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