Radeon RX 480 vs GeForce GTX 980

Radeon RX 480
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 29 Jun 2016
Radeon RX 480
GeForce GTX 980
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Sep 2014
GeForce GTX 980

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon RX 480
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 980
    101%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX 480
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 980
    107%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 480

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 980

7% higher gaming performance.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

GeForce GTX 980

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 980

The GeForce GTX 980 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (60 combinations of games and resolutions).



Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 480GeForce GTX 980
GPU NameEllesmere (Ellesmere XT)vsGM204 (GM204-400-A1)
Fab Process14 nmvs28 nm
Die Size232 mm²vs398 mm²
Transistors5,700 millionvs5,200 million
Shaders2304vs2048
Compute Units36vs16
Core clock1120 MHzvs1127 MHz
ROPs32vs64
TMUs144vs128

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 480GeForce GTX 980
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed2000 MHz
8000 MHz effective
vs1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Size8192 Mbvs4096 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 480GeForce GTX 980
TDP150 wattsvs165 watts
Release Date29 Jun 2016vs19 Sep 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 480
    40.50 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 980
    72.10 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 480
    182.30 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 980
    144.30 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 480
    256.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 980
    224.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 480
    5834.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 980
    4616.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon RX 480
    18430
  • GeForce GTX 980
    18720

Points (higher is better)


Game benchmarks

Alien Isolation

DX11, Max Detail, 2xMSAA 16xAF

  • Radeon RX 480
    137
  • GeForce GTX 980
    139

FPS (higher is better)

Alien Isolation

DX11, Max Detail, 2xMSAA 16xAF

  • Radeon RX 480
    83
  • GeForce GTX 980
    97

FPS (higher is better)

Alien Isolation

DX11, Max Detail, 2xMSAA 16xAF

  • Radeon RX 480
    35
  • GeForce GTX 980
    40

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • Radeon RX 480
    60
  • GeForce GTX 980
    80

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • Radeon RX 480
    39
  • GeForce GTX 980
    52

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • Radeon RX 480
    23
  • GeForce GTX 980
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Ashes Of The Singularity

DX12, High Quality, 8m samples, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon RX 480
    50
  • GeForce GTX 980
    50

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • Radeon RX 480
    60
  • GeForce GTX 980
    71

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • Radeon RX 480
    45
  • GeForce GTX 980
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • Radeon RX 480
    21
  • GeForce GTX 980
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    50
  • GeForce GTX 980
    56

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    35
  • GeForce GTX 980
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    29
  • GeForce GTX 980
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

Ultra,TSSAA8tx,Vsync off,VULKAN,Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    136
  • GeForce GTX 980
    132

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

Ultra,TSSAA8tx,Vsync off,VULKAN,Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    86
  • GeForce GTX 980
    83

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

Ultra,TSSAA8tx,Vsync off,VULKAN,Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    42
  • GeForce GTX 980
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Fallout 4

DX11, Ultra Details, Godrays, High shadows

  • Radeon RX 480
    86
  • GeForce GTX 980
    99

FPS (higher is better)

Fallout 4

DX11, Ultra Details, Godrays, High shadows

  • Radeon RX 480
    56
  • GeForce GTX 980
    63

FPS (higher is better)

Fallout 4

DX11, Ultra Details, Godrays, High shadows

  • Radeon RX 480
    26
  • GeForce GTX 980
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 480
    66
  • GeForce GTX 980
    69

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 480
    46
  • GeForce GTX 980
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 480
    25
  • GeForce GTX 980
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    79
  • GeForce GTX 980
    85

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    51
  • GeForce GTX 980
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    23
  • GeForce GTX 980
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    55
  • GeForce GTX 980
    59

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    42
  • GeForce GTX 980
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    26
  • GeForce GTX 980
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • Radeon RX 480
    84
  • GeForce GTX 980
    88

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • Radeon RX 480
    59
  • GeForce GTX 980
    61

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • Radeon RX 480
    30
  • GeForce GTX 980
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • Radeon RX 480
    75
  • GeForce GTX 980
    62

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • Radeon RX 480
    57
  • GeForce GTX 980
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • Radeon RX 480
    31
  • GeForce GTX 980
    24

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

DX11, Very High Detail

  • Radeon RX 480
    74
  • GeForce GTX 980
    78

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

DX11, Very High Detail

  • Radeon RX 480
    39
  • GeForce GTX 980
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

DX11, Very High Detail

  • Radeon RX 480
    23
  • GeForce GTX 980
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    91
  • GeForce GTX 980
    91

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    59
  • GeForce GTX 980
    57

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    27
  • GeForce GTX 980
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • Radeon RX 480
    70
  • GeForce GTX 980
    76

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • Radeon RX 480
    48
  • GeForce GTX 980
    56

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • Radeon RX 480
    24
  • GeForce GTX 980
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • Radeon RX 480
    75
  • GeForce GTX 980
    73

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • Radeon RX 480
    54
  • GeForce GTX 980
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • Radeon RX 480
    34
  • GeForce GTX 980
    32

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Radeon RX 480
    41
  • GeForce GTX 980
    48

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Radeon RX 480
    25
  • GeForce GTX 980
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • Radeon RX 480
    77
  • GeForce GTX 980
    71

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • Radeon RX 480
    56
  • GeForce GTX 980
    52

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • Radeon RX 480
    29
  • GeForce GTX 980
    29

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon RX 480
    59
  • GeForce GTX 980
    67

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon RX 480
    42
  • GeForce GTX 980
    48

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon RX 480
    24
  • GeForce GTX 980
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon RX 480
    74
  • GeForce GTX 980
    72

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon RX 480
    51
  • GeForce GTX 980
    50

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon RX 480
    27
  • GeForce GTX 980
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    45
  • GeForce GTX 980
    52

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    31
  • GeForce GTX 980
    35

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon RX 480
    16
  • GeForce GTX 980
    19

FPS (higher is better)