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GeForce GTX 1070 vs Radeon RX 480

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1070 has a GPU clock speed of 1506 MHz, and the 8192 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 2000 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is made up of 1920 Stream Processors, 120 Texture Address Units, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

Compare that to the Radeon RX 480, which comes with GPU core speed of 1120 MHz, and 8192 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 2000 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 2304 Stream Processors, 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 the exact same memory bandwidth, so theoretically they should perform exactly 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 using lots of anti-aliasing 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.

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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: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This 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 in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1070

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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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