GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 480 vs R9 380X among GPUs between $200 and $400

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

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

8.7

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 4,096 MB 2x more memory
Better PassMark score 8,095 vs 6,048 Around 35% better PassMark score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 256 GB/s vs 182.4 GB/s More than 40% higher memory bandwidth
Higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 5,700 MHz More than 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 1,120 MHz vs 970 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 5,834 GFLOPS vs 3,973 GFLOPS More than 45% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 182.3 GTexel/s vs 124.2 GTexel/s More than 45% higher texture rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 1,425 MHz More than 40% higher memory clock speed
Slightly higher pixel rate 40.5 GPixel/s vs 31.04 GPixel/s More than 30% higher pixel rate
Better sky diver factor score 424.91 vs 365.47 More than 15% better sky diver factor score
Better bitcoin mining score 610.16 mHash/s vs 478.65 mHash/s More than 25% better bitcoin mining score
Better PassMark direct compute score 4,411 vs 2,984 Around 50% better PassMark direct compute score
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
Higher metro: last light framerate 80 vs 64 25% higher metro: last light framerate
Lower TDP 150W vs 190W More than 20% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon R9 380X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 380X

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the R9 380X vs the RX 480.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 480 vs R9 380X

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
610.16 mHash/s
Radeon R9 380X
478.65 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
120.46 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 380X
81.44 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
2,103.39 frames/s
Radeon R9 380X
1,498.03 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
836.64 mInteraction/s
Radeon R9 380X
582.48 mInteraction/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Metro: Last Light

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