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GeForce GTX 1080 vs Radeon R9 280X

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1080 has a GPU core clock speed of 1607 MHz, and the 8192 MB of GDDR5X memory runs at 1251 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 2560 SPUs, 160 Texture Address Units, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R9 280X, which comes with a clock frequency of 850 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1500 MHz. It also features a 384-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 2048 SPUs, 128 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

GeForce GTX 1080 21942 points
Radeon R9 280X 8886 points
Difference: 13056 (147%)

Zcash Mining Hash Rate

GeForce GTX 1080 553 Sol/s
Radeon R9 280X 294 Sol/s
Difference: 259 (88%)

Ethereum Mining Hash Rate

Radeon R9 280X 21 Mh/s
GeForce GTX 1080 20 Mh/s
Difference: 1 (5%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1080 180 Watts
Radeon R9 280X 250 Watts
Difference: 70 Watts (39%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 1080 should theoretically be just a bit better than the Radeon R9 280X in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1080 327680 MB/sec
Radeon R9 280X 288000 MB/sec
Difference: 39680 (14%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1080 should be much (about 136%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon R9 280X. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1080 257120 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 280X 108800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 148320 (136%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1080 will be a lot (approximately 278%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the Radeon R9 280X, and will be able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1080 102848 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 280X 27200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 75648 (278%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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GeForce GTX 1080

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 1080 Radeon R9 280X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2016 October 2013
Code Name GP104-400 Tahiti XTL
Memory 8192 MB 3072 MB
Core Speed 1607 MHz 850 MHz
Memory Speed 10008 MHz 6000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 180 watts 250 watts
Bandwidth 327680 MB/sec 288000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 257120 Mtexels/sec 108800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 102848 Mpixels/sec 27200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2560 2048
Texture Mapping Units 160 128
Render Output Units 64 32
Bus Type GDDR5X GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 384-bit
Fab Process 16 nm 28 nm
Transistors 7200 million 4313 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1080

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Radeon R9 280X

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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