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GeForce GTX 480 vs Radeon R7 370 4G

Intro

The GeForce GTX 480 comes with core speeds of 700 MHz on the GPU, and 924 MHz on the 1536 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 480 SPUs as well as 60 TAUs and 48 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon R7 370 4G, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 975 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a speed of 1400 MHz on this model. It features 1024 SPUs as well as 64 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R7 370 4G 110 Watts
GeForce GTX 480 250 Watts
Difference: 140 Watts (127%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon R7 370 4G should in theory perform a little bit faster than the GeForce GTX 480 in general. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 4G 179200 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 480 177408 MB/sec
Difference: 1792 (1%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 370 4G will be quite a bit (more or less 49%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 480. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 4G 62400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 480 42000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 20400 (49%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 480 is a better choice, but it probably won't make a huge difference. (explain)

GeForce GTX 480 33600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 370 4G 31200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2400 (8%)

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 480 Radeon R7 370 4G
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 2010 June 2015
Code Name GF100 Trinidad
Memory 1536 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 700 MHz 975 MHz
Memory Speed 3696 MHz 5600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 250 watts 110 watts
Bandwidth 177408 MB/sec 179200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 42000 Mtexels/sec 62400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 33600 Mpixels/sec 31200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 480 1024
Texture Mapping Units 60 64
Render Output Units 48 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 384-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 3000 million 2080 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 480

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Radeon R7 370 4G

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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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