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GeForce GTX Titan vs Radeon RX 480

Intro

The GeForce GTX Titan uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 837 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a speed of 1502 MHz on this model. It features 2688 SPUs along with 224 TAUs and 48 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 480, which has clock speeds of 1120 MHz on the GPU, and 2000 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 2304 SPUs as well as 144 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator 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

Radeon RX 480 13349 points
GeForce GTX Titan 10162 points
Difference: 3187 (31%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 480 150 Watts
GeForce GTX Titan 250 Watts
Difference: 100 Watts (67%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce GTX Titan should theoretically be a bit better than the Radeon RX 480 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX Titan 288384 MB/sec
Radeon RX 480 262144 MB/sec
Difference: 26240 (10%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX Titan should be just a bit (approximately 16%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon RX 480. (explain)

GeForce GTX Titan 187488 Mtexels/sec
Radeon RX 480 161280 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 26208 (16%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX Titan is a better choice, though not by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX Titan 40176 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 480 35840 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 4336 (12%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX Titan Radeon RX 480
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year February 2013 June 2016
Code Name GK110 Polaris 10
Memory 6144 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 837 MHz 1120 MHz
Memory Speed 6008 MHz 8000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 250 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 288384 MB/sec 262144 MB/sec
Texel Rate 187488 Mtexels/sec 161280 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 40176 Mpixels/sec 35840 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2688 2304
Texture Mapping Units 224 144
Render Output Units 48 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 384-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 14 nm
Transistors 7080 million 5700 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card can possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX Titan

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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.

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