Radeon RX 480 vs GeForce GTX 660 Ti

Radeon RX 480
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 29 Jun 2016
Radeon RX 480
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 16 Aug 2012
GeForce GTX 660 Ti

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon RX 480
    209%
  • GeForce GTX 660 Ti
    100%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX 480
    233%
  • GeForce GTX 660 Ti
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 480

133% higher gaming performance.
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 660 Ti

Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Radeon RX 480

HWBench recommends Radeon RX 480

The Radeon RX 480 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (2 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 480 GeForce GTX 660 Ti
GPU Name Ellesmere (Ellesmere XT) vs GK104 (GK104-300-KD-A2)
Fab Process 14 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 232 mm² vs 294 mm²
Transistors 5,700 million vs 3,540 million
Shaders 2304 vs 1344
Compute Units 36 vs 7
Core clock 1120 MHz vs 915 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 24
TMUs 144 vs 112

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 480 GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 256 bit vs 192 bit
Memory Speed 2000 MHz
8000 MHz effective
vs 1502 MHz
6008 MHz effective
Memory Size 8192 Mb vs 2048 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 480 GeForce GTX 660 Ti
TDP 150 watts vs 150 watts
Release Date 29 Jun 2016 vs 16 Aug 2012

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 480
    40.50 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 660 Ti
    25.60 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 480
    182.30 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 660 Ti
    102.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 480
    256.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 660 Ti
    144.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 480
    5834.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 660 Ti
    2460.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon RX 480
    18430
  • GeForce GTX 660 Ti
    8790

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • Radeon RX 480
    60
  • GeForce GTX 660 Ti
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • Radeon RX 480
    45
  • GeForce GTX 660 Ti
    19

FPS (higher is better)