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GeForce GTX 1070 vs Radeon RX 480
IntroThe 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.
BenchmarksThese 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.
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Power Usage and Theoretical BenchmarksBoth cards have the same power consumption.
Both cards have exactly the same bandwidth, so in theory they should perform the same. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 1070 should be just a bit (approximately 12%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon RX 480. (explain)
Pixel RateIf 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)
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.
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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.