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GeForce GTX 1070 vs Radeon RX 480

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1070 comes with core speeds of 1506 MHz on the GPU, and 2000 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1920 SPUs as well as 120 Texture Address Units and 64 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon RX 480, which comes with a clock frequency of 1120 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 2000 MHz. It also features a 256-bit bus, and makes use of a 14 nm design. It is made up of 2304 SPUs, 144 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

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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 1070 18174 points
Radeon RX 480 13349 points
Difference: 4825 (36%)

Zcash Mining Hash Rate

GeForce GTX 1070 436 Sol/s
Radeon RX 480 280 Sol/s
Difference: 156 (56%)

Monero Mining Hash Rate

Radeon RX 480 800 h/s
GeForce GTX 1070 475 h/s
Difference: 325 (68%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Both cards have the same power consumption.

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have exactly the same bandwidth, so in theory they should perform the same. (explain)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1070 should be just a bit (approximately 12%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon RX 480. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1070 180720 Mtexels/sec
Radeon RX 480 161280 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 19440 (12%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1070 is superior to the Radeon RX 480, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1070 96384 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 480 35840 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 60544 (169%)

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 1070

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 1070 Radeon RX 480
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year June 2016 June 2016
Code Name GP104-200 Polaris 10
Memory 8192 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 1506 MHz 1120 MHz
Memory Speed 8000 MHz 8000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 150 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 262144 MB/sec 262144 MB/sec
Texel Rate 180720 Mtexels/sec 161280 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 96384 Mpixels/sec 35840 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1920 2304
Texture Mapping Units 120 144
Render Output Units 64 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 16 nm 14 nm
Transistors 7200 million 5700 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1070

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Radeon RX 480

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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.

Comments

2 Responses to “GeForce GTX 1070 vs Radeon RX 480”
Serg says:

Please. Bring Series 1070-1080 Nvidia graphics card according to the ranking after the GTX 9 ** series.

XXXeeqXXX says:

same memory setting, but RX more slower than 1070 lol

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