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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 480 4GB GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 0% 6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 0% 6%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 7% 1%
Cyberpunk 2077 37% 46%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 37% 46%
Borderlands 3 6% 12%
FIFA 20 47% 44%
The Outer Worlds 8% 3%
eFootball PES 2020 32% 28%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 51% 60%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition.

The RX 480 has a 70 MHz higher core clock speed and 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 970. This results in the RX 480 providing 52.1 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX 480 has a 70 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 970, but the GTX 970 has 24 more Render Output Units than the RX 480. As a result, the GTX 970 exhibits a 23 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RX 480. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 480 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 970, and so the RX 480 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 970.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Radeon RX 480 4GB and the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 970 has 0.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 480, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 970 is marginally better than the RX 480.

The Radeon RX 480 4GB has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition has 1664. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 480 is 2917 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 970 is 2646. The RX 480 having 271 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 480 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 970.

The RX 480 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 970. This means that the RX 480 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 970.

The Radeon RX 480 4GB requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition requires 148 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 480 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 970. The GTX 970 requires 28 Watts more than the RX 480 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 970 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the RX 480.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Borderlands 3

39 FPS

Borderlands 3

39.3 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

54.7 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

51.6 FPS

The Witcher III

69.4 FPS

The Witcher III

65.5 FPS

Radeon RX 480 4GB gets 82.1 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

82.1 FPS

Crysis 3

77.5 FPS

Just Cause 4

57.5 FPS

Just Cause 4

54.3 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

50 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

47.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

50.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

48 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

67.3 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

63.5 FPS

Battlefield 1

86.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

82 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

63.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

60.3 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

54.5 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

51.5 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

38.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

36.6 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

54.2 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

51.2 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

64.5 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

60.9 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

64.4 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

60.8 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

155.5 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

146.8 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

39.7 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

37.5 FPS

Metro: Exodus

45.2 FPS

Metro: Exodus

42.6 FPS

Far Cry 5

72 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

87.5 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

82.6 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

41.5 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

39.2 FPS

Battlefield V

86.6 FPS

Battlefield V

81.7 FPS

The Division 2

51.2 FPS

The Division 2

48.3 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

69.3 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

65.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

39.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.5 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

94.6 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

89.3 FPS

Radeon RX 480 4GB gets 43.7 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

43.7 FPS

Gears 5

41.2 FPS

Radeon RX 480 4GB gets 36.4 FPS on Control

Control

36.4 FPS

Control

34.4 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

55.3 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

52.2 FPS

Radeon RX 480 4GB gets 78.6 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

78.6 FPS

F1 2019

74.2 FPS

Borderlands 3

27 FPS

Borderlands 3

37.3 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

51.7 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

48.8 FPS

The Witcher III

44.5 FPS

The Witcher III

42 FPS

Radeon RX 480 4GB gets 59.8 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

59.8 FPS

Crysis 3

56.4 FPS

Just Cause 4

39.2 FPS

Just Cause 4

37 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

28.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

26.8 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

78.7 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

74.2 FPS

Battlefield 1

66.3 FPS

Battlefield 1

62.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

39.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

37.7 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.4 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

26.8 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

49.5 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

46.7 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

53.1 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

50.1 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

72.6 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

68.6 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

39.5 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

37.3 FPS

Metro: Exodus

30.6 FPS

Metro: Exodus

28.9 FPS

Far Cry 5

68 FPS

Far Cry 5

64.2 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

51.1 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

48.3 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

31.7 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

29.9 FPS

Battlefield V

66.5 FPS

Battlefield V

62.8 FPS

The Division 2

54.2 FPS

The Division 2

51.2 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

49.5 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

46.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

35 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

33.1 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

66.2 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

62.5 FPS

Radeon RX 480 4GB gets 37.7 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

37.7 FPS

Gears 5

35.6 FPS

Radeon RX 480 4GB gets 21.8 FPS on Control

Control

21.8 FPS

Control

20.6 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

54.1 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

51.1 FPS

Radeon RX 480 4GB gets 62.6 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

62.6 FPS

F1 2019

59.1 FPS

Borderlands 3

13 FPS

Borderlands 3

9.1 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

20.2 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

19.1 FPS

The Witcher III

30.5 FPS

The Witcher III

28.8 FPS

Radeon RX 480 4GB gets 25.7 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

25.7 FPS

Crysis 3

24.3 FPS

Just Cause 4

19.9 FPS

Just Cause 4

18.8 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

22.1 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

20.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

30.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

28.7 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

20.2 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

19.1 FPS

Battlefield 1

40.6 FPS

Battlefield 1

38.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

23.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

22 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

25.2 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

23.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

17.9 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

16.9 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

25.6 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

24.1 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

22.2 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

21 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

24.6 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

23.2 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

40.6 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

38.4 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

19 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

17.9 FPS

Metro: Exodus

16.4 FPS

Metro: Exodus

15.5 FPS

Far Cry 5

24.2 FPS

Far Cry 5

22.9 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

30.3 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

28.6 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

13.8 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

13.1 FPS

Battlefield V

39.9 FPS

Battlefield V

37.7 FPS

The Division 2

22.2 FPS

The Division 2

21 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

37.7 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

35.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

19.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

18.4 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

32.8 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

30.9 FPS

Radeon RX 480 4GB gets 16.8 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

16.8 FPS

Gears 5

15.9 FPS

Radeon RX 480 4GB gets 10.9 FPS on Control

Control

10.9 FPS

Control

10.3 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

28.9 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

27.3 FPS

Radeon RX 480 4GB gets 34.9 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

34.9 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1120 MHzvs1050 MHz
Boost Clock1266 MHzvs1178 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere XTMaxwell GM204-200-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date01 Jun 2016vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs
9.9
2560x1440
7.6
green tick vs
7.4
3840x2160
5.7
green tick vs
5.6

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224GB/secvs224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1792 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs1664
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units144vs104
Texture Rate161.3 GTexel/svs109.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs56
Pixel Rate35.8 GPixel/svs58.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs148 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs500 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 480 4GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed Ellesmere XT which is a Forth Gen GCN GPU and has 36 SM activated and thus offers 2304 Shader Processing Units, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit runs at 1120MHz and goes up to 1266MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Radeon RX 480 4GB is, on average, as fast as GeForce GTX 970.

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by EVGA. It features a new Cooling Solution but no overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Clock Frequencies of both Central Unit and Operating Memory Clock Remain the Same.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by EVGA's Dual Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 1% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
-
GPU Variants
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