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Radeon RX 480 vs Radeon RX 5600

Intro

The Radeon RX 480 features core speeds of 1120 MHz on the GPU, and 2000 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 2304 SPUs as well as 144 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon RX 5600, which features a GPU core clock speed of 1375 MHz, and 6144 MB of GDDR6 RAM running at 1500 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also is made up of 2048 Stream Processors, 128 Texture Address Units, and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Both cards have the same power consumption.

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon RX 5600, in theory, should perform just a bit faster than the Radeon RX 480 overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 294912 MB/sec
Radeon RX 480 262144 MB/sec
Difference: 32768 (13%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 5600 is a bit (more or less 9%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon RX 480. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 176000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon RX 480 161280 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 14720 (9%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon RX 5600 is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 88000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 480 35840 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 52160 (146%)

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 Radeon RX 480 Radeon RX 5600
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year June 2016 January 2020
Code Name Polaris 10 Navi 10 XE
Memory 8192 MB 6144 MB
Core Speed 1120 MHz 1375 MHz
Memory Speed 8000 MHz 3000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 150 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 262144 MB/sec 294912 MB/sec
Texel Rate 161280 Mtexels/sec 176000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 35840 Mpixels/sec 88000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2304 2048
Texture Mapping Units 144 128
Render Output Units 32 64
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR6
Bus Width 256-bit 192-bit
Fab Process 14 nm 7 nm
Transistors 5700 million 10300 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster 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 are applied in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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Radeon RX 480

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Radeon RX 5600

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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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