GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 480 vs R9 390 among Desktop GPUs


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Performance per Watt

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Noise and Power

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Overall Score

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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Higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 6,000 MHz Around 35% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 1,120 MHz vs 1,000 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 5,834 GFLOPS vs 5,120 GFLOPS Around 15% better floating-point performance
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 1,500 MHz Around 35% higher memory clock speed
Higher texture rate 182.3 GTexel/s vs 160 GTexel/s Around 15% higher texture rate
Significantly lower TDP 150W vs 275W More than 45% lower TDP
Better PassMark direct compute score 4,491 vs 3,869 More than 15% better PassMark direct compute score
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Higher pixel rate 64 GPixel/s vs 40.5 GPixel/s Around 60% higher pixel rate
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Slightly more shading units 2,560 vs 2,304 256 more shading units
Slightly more texture mapping units 160 vs 144 16 more texture mapping units
Slightly wider memory bus 512 bit vs 256 bit 2x wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 480 vs R9 390

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
610.87 mHash/s
Radeon R9 390
607.33 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
120.6 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 390
119.66 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
2,140.05 frames/s
Radeon R9 390
3,177.88 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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What i don't get is now with the latest drivers the rx 480 beats the 1060 and in dx12 really beats it. so how old and how honest is this sight!
Agreed. Its unfortunate. Saw that, and was a bit annoyed. Comparing the 1060 isn't what I was asking about... I get it that its Nvidia's comparable GPU, but still, I wasn't about Nvidia.
even in AMD gpu comparison, Nvidia still come ups.. what a fanboy site!!!!!!
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