GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 480 vs R9 295X2 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

No winner declared

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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 higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 5,000 MHz 60% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 1,120 MHz vs 1,018 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 1,250 MHz 60% higher memory clock speed
Much lower TDP 150W vs 500W 3.3x lower TDP
Better PassMark direct compute score 4,411 vs 3,456 Around 30% better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of Radeon R9 295X2

Reasons to consider the
XFX Radeon R9 295X2

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Is dual GPU Yes vs No About half of graphics cards are dual GPU
Much better floating-point performance 11,466 GFLOPS vs 5,834 GFLOPS More than 95% better floating-point performance
Much higher pixel rate 130.4 GPixel/s vs 40.5 GPixel/s Around 3.2x higher pixel rate
Much higher texture rate 358.4 GTexel/s vs 182.3 GTexel/s More than 95% higher texture rate
Many more render output processors 128 vs 32 96 more render output processors
Many more shading units 5,632 vs 2,304 3328 more shading units
Many more texture mapping units 352 vs 144 208 more texture mapping units
Many more compute units 88 vs 36 52 more compute units
Better cloud gate factor score 24.18 vs 21.43 Around 15% better cloud gate factor score
Wider memory bus 1,024 bit vs 256 bit 4x wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 480 vs R9 295X2

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
610.38 mHash/s
Radeon R9 295X2
614.07 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
120.48 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 295X2
116.41 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
2,101.97 frames/s
Radeon R9 295X2
1,997.66 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
836.72 mInteraction/s
Radeon R9 295X2
651.4 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
10.67 frames/s
Radeon R9 295X2
10.68 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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