Radeon RX 480 vs GeForce GTX 780

Radeon RX 480
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 29 Jun 2016
Radeon RX 480
GeForce GTX 780
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 23 May 2013
GeForce GTX 780

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon RX 480
    133%
  • GeForce GTX 780
    100%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX 480
    128%
  • GeForce GTX 780
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 480

28% higher gaming performance.
100 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 780 .
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 780

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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 (11 combinations of games and resolutions).



Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 480 GeForce GTX 780
GPU Name Ellesmere (Ellesmere XT) vs GK110 (GK110-300-A1)
Fab Process 14 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 232 mm² vs 561 mm²
Transistors 5,700 million vs 7,080 million
Shaders 2304 vs 2304
Compute Units 36 vs 12
Core clock 1120 MHz vs 863 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 48
TMUs 144 vs 192

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 480 GeForce GTX 780
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 256 bit vs 384 bit
Memory Speed 2000 MHz
8000 MHz effective
vs 1502 MHz
6008 MHz effective
Memory Size 8192 Mb vs 3072 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 480 GeForce GTX 780
TDP 150 watts vs 250 watts
Release Date 29 Jun 2016 vs 23 May 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 480
    40.50 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 780
    41.40 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 480
    182.30 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 780
    166.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 480
    256.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 780
    288.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 480
    5834.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 780
    3977.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon RX 480
    18430
  • GeForce GTX 780
    13770

Points (higher is better)


Game benchmarks

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • Radeon RX 480
    60
  • GeForce GTX 780
    52

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • Radeon RX 480
    45
  • GeForce GTX 780
    36

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon RX 480
    84
  • GeForce GTX 780
    68

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon RX 480
    59
  • GeForce GTX 780
    47

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon RX 480
    30
  • GeForce GTX 780
    24

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon RX 480
    53
  • GeForce GTX 780
    39

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon RX 480
    41
  • GeForce GTX 780
    29

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon RX 480
    25
  • GeForce GTX 780
    19

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • Radeon RX 480
    77
  • GeForce GTX 780
    57

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • Radeon RX 480
    56
  • GeForce GTX 780
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • Radeon RX 480
    29
  • GeForce GTX 780
    23

FPS (higher is better)