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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon Sky 700

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon Sky 700

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Higher memory bandwidth 264 GB/s vs 224.4 GB/s Around 20% higher memory bandwidth
Higher memory clock speed 1,375 MHz vs 1,251 MHz Around 10% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 1080

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080

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Much higher clock speed 1,607 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 80% higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 10,008 MHz vs 5,500 MHz More than 80% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly better floating-point performance 8,228 GFLOPS vs 3,226 GFLOPS More than 2.5x better floating-point performance
Much higher pixel rate 102.8 GPixel/s vs 28.8 GPixel/s More than 3.5x higher pixel rate
Significantly higher texture rate 257.1 GTexel/s vs 100.8 GTexel/s More than 2.5x higher texture rate
More memory 8,192 MB vs 6,144 MB Around 35% more memory
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
More shading units 2,560 vs 1,792 768 more shading units
More texture mapping units 160 vs 112 48 more texture mapping units
Lower TDP 180W vs 225W 20% lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon Sky 700  vs GeForce GTX 1080 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon Sky 700
264 GB/s
GeForce GTX 1080
224.4 GB/s

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

Radeon Sky 700
28.8 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1080
102.8 GPixel/s

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

Radeon Sky 700
100.8 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1080
257.1 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon Sky 700
3,226 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1080
8,228 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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon Sky 700  vs
GeForce GTX 1080 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Tahiti GP104
Clock speed 900 MHz 1,607 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 1,792 2,560
Texture mapping units 112 160
Render output processors 32 64
Pixel rate 28.8 GPixel/s 102.8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 100.8 GTexel/s 257.1 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 3,226 GFLOPS 8,228 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon Sky 700  vs
GeForce GTX 1080 
Memory clock speed 1,375 MHz 1,251 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,500 MHz 10,008 MHz
Memory bus 384 bit 256 bit
Memory 6,144 MB 8,192 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 264 GB/s 224.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 225W 180W

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