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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 480 4GB GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 37% 12%
Control 75% 43%
eFootball PES 2020 32% 44%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 37% 12%
Grand Theft Auto VI 53% 25%
Borderlands 3 6% 14%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 41% 15%
Red Dead Redemption 2 37% 12%
FIFA 20 47% 56%
F1 2019 14% 7%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB.

The RX 480 has a 120 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980 Ti, but the GTX 980 Ti has 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 480. As a result, the GTX 980 Ti exhibits a 14.7 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RX 480. 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 120 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980 Ti, but the GTX 980 Ti has 64 more Render Output Units than the RX 480. As a result, the GTX 980 Ti exhibits a 60.2 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 less than a year after the GTX 980 Ti, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

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 GTX 980 Ti has 2048 MB more video memory than the RX 480, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 980 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 Ti has 112.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 480, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 Ti is massively better than the RX 480.

The Radeon RX 480 4GB has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition has 2816. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 480 is 2917 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 Ti is 4091. The GTX 980 Ti having 1174 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 480.

The RX 480 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980 Ti. This means that the RX 480 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980 Ti.

The Radeon RX 480 4GB requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 480 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 980 Ti. The GTX 980 Ti requires 130 Watts more than the RX 480 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 Ti may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 480.

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Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

54.7 FPS

The Witcher III

69.4 FPS

Radeon RX 480 4GB gets 82.1 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

82.1 FPS

Crysis 3

100.5 FPS

Just Cause 4

57.5 FPS

Just Cause 4

70.4 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

50 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

61.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

50.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

62.3 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

67.3 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

82.4 FPS

Battlefield 1

86.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

106.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

63.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

78.3 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

54.5 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

66.7 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

38.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

47.5 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

54.2 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

66.4 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

64.5 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

78.9 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

64.4 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

78.8 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

155.5 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

190.4 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

39.7 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

48.6 FPS

Metro: Exodus

45.2 FPS

Metro: Exodus

55.3 FPS

Far Cry 5

72 FPS

Far Cry 5

88.2 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

87.5 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

107.1 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

41.5 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

50.8 FPS

Battlefield V

86.6 FPS

The Division 2

51.2 FPS

The Division 2

62.7 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

69.3 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

84.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

39.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

48.6 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

55.3 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

67.7 FPS

Radeon RX 480 4GB gets 78.6 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

78.6 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

51.7 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

63.3 FPS

The Witcher III

44.5 FPS

The Witcher III

54.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

28.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

34.7 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

78.7 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

96.3 FPS

Battlefield 1

66.3 FPS

Battlefield 1

81.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

39.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

48.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.4 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

34.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

53.1 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

72.6 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

88.9 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

39.5 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

48.3 FPS

Metro: Exodus

30.6 FPS

Metro: Exodus

37.4 FPS

Far Cry 5

68 FPS

Far Cry 5

83.3 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

51.1 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

62.6 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

31.7 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

38.8 FPS

Battlefield V

66.5 FPS

Battlefield V

81.4 FPS

The Division 2

54.2 FPS

The Division 2

66.4 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

49.5 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

60.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

35 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

42.9 FPS

Radeon RX 480 4GB gets 62.6 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

62.6 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

20.2 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

24.7 FPS

The Witcher III

30.5 FPS

The Witcher III

37.3 FPS

Radeon RX 480 4GB gets 25.7 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

25.7 FPS

Crysis 3

31.5 FPS

Just Cause 4

19.9 FPS

Just Cause 4

24.3 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

22.1 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

27.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

30.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

37.3 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

20.2 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

24.7 FPS

Battlefield 1

40.6 FPS

Battlefield 1

49.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

23.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

28.5 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

25.2 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

30.9 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

17.9 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

22 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

25.6 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

31.3 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

22.2 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

27.2 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

24.6 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

30.1 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

40.6 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

49.8 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

19 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

23.2 FPS

Metro: Exodus

16.4 FPS

Metro: Exodus

20.1 FPS

Far Cry 5

24.2 FPS

Far Cry 5

29.7 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

30.3 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

37.1 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

13.8 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

16.9 FPS

Battlefield V

39.9 FPS

Battlefield V

48.9 FPS

The Division 2

22.2 FPS

The Division 2

27.2 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

37.7 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

46.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

19.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

23.9 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

28.9 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

35.4 FPS

Radeon RX 480 4GB gets 34.9 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

34.9 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1120 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock1266 MHzvs1076 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere XTMaxwell GM200-310-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date01 Jun 2016vs02 Jun 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
10
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2560x1440
7.6
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8.5
3840x2160
5.7
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6.6

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224GB/secvs336.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB vs green tick 3072 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs2816
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units144vs176
Texture Rate161.3 GTexel/svs176 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs96
Pixel Rate35.8 GPixel/svs96 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 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 i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1600

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 980 Ti EVGA ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Enthusiast GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit Remains the Same.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
EVGA ACX 2.0+ brings new features to the award winning EVGA ACX 2.0 cooling technology. A memory MOSFET Cooling Plate (MMCP) reduces MOSFET temperatures up to 13%, and optimized Straight Heat Pipes (SHP) reduce GPU temperature by an additional 5C. ACX 2.0+ coolers also feature optimized swept fan blades, double ball bearings and an extreme low power motor, delivering more air flow with less power, unlocking additional power for the GPU.

Performance
Without Any Overclock Out of The Box, GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA 6GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB.
Recommended CPUIntel Xeon E3-1231 v3
Intel Xeon E3-1245 v3
Intel Core i7-4790T 4-Core 2.7GHz
Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v3
Intel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Intel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Intel Core i5-8600K 6-Core 3.6GHz
Possible GPU UpgradesGeForce GTX 1070
GeForce GTX 1060
Radeon RX 480 8GB
Radeon R9 390X
GeForce GTX 690
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