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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 480X 4GB GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 13% 46%
Hitman 3 13% 90%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 21% 34%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 23% 29%
FIFA 21 56% 26%
Grand Theft Auto VI 22% 105%
Far Cry 6 26% 111%
Genshin Impact 13% 46%
Battlefield 6 13% 90%
Resident Evil 8 13% 46%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 480X 4GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition.

The RX 480X has a 40 MHz higher core clock speed and 128 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 680. This results in the RX 480X providing 152.3 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 480X has a 40 MHz higher core clock speed and 96 more Render Output Units than the GTX 680. This results in the RX 480X providing 111.7 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 480X was released over three years more recently than the GTX 680, and so the RX 480X is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 680 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 Radeon RX 480X 4GB and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 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 680 has 192.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 480X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 680 is massively better than the RX 480X.

The Radeon RX 480X 4GB has 4096 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 480X is 5325 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 680 is 1806. The RX 480X having 3519 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 480X delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 680.

The RX 480X transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 680. This means that the RX 480X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 680.

The Radeon RX 480X 4GB requires 175 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition requires 195 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 480X and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 680. The GTX 680 requires 20 Watts more than the RX 480X to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 680 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the RX 480X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1150 MHzvs1110 MHz
Boost Clock1300 MHzvs1176 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Polaris 10Kepler GK104-400-A2
OC Potential None vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date01 Nov 2016vs01 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
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8.8
2560x1440 - vs green tick
6.4
3840x2160 - vs green tick
4.7

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs4096 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus-vs256 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth-vs192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 4096 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4096vs1536
Actual Shader Performance100%vs87%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units256vs128
Texture Rate294.4 GTexel/svs142.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units128vs32
Pixel Rate147.2 GPixel/svs35.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power175 Wattsvs195 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs550 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM-8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 480X 4GB is an Upcoming High-End Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

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Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of Second Generation HBM, through a 4096-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 500MHz.

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System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480X 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 680. See the standard version for more information about it.
Compared to the standard version, GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition features an increased core-clock that went from 1006MHz to 1110MHz and the turbo boost from 1100MHz to 1176MHz. The amount of memory was also increased from 2GB to 4GB, proving useful if gaming at high resolutions and using many image improving techniques, though we consider this excessive.
Expect a 9% performance boost when compared to the standard card.
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