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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 480X 8GB GeForce GTX 780 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 13% 1%
Hitman 3 13% 28%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 21% 10%
The Medium 8% 23%
Resident Evil 8 13% 1%
FIFA 21 56% 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 23% 13%
Grand Theft Auto VI 22% 39%
Genshin Impact 13% 1%
Far Cry 6 26% 43%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 480X 8GB are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin Edition.

The RX 480X has a 178 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 780 Ti, but the GTX 780 Ti has 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 480X. As a result, the GTX 780 Ti exhibits a 97.3 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RX 480X. 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 178 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 780 Ti. This results in the RX 480X providing 28.5 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 a year more recently than the GTX 780 Ti, and so the RX 480X is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 780 Ti.

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 RX 480X has 5120 MB more video memory than the GTX 780 Ti, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 780 Ti has superior memory performance.

The GTX 780 Ti has 336 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 480X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 780 Ti is massively better than the RX 480X.

The Radeon RX 480X 8GB has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 780 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin Edition has 2880. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 480X is 2560 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 Ti is 3275. The GTX 780 Ti having 715 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 780 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 480X.

The RX 480X transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 780 Ti. This means that the RX 480X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 780 Ti.

The Radeon RX 480X 8GB requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 780 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin Edition requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 480X and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 780 Ti. The GTX 780 Ti requires 100 Watts more than the RX 480X to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 780 Ti may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 480X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1250 MHzvs1072 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1137 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere XTKepler GK110-425-B1
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date01 Nov 2016vs12 Dec 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - vs green tick
green tick vs green tick
2560x1440 - vs green tick
3840x2160 - vs green tick

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs3072 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1750 MHz
Memory Bus-vs384 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth-vs336GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs2880
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Texture Mapping Units128vs240
Texture Rate160 GTexel/svs257.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs48
Pixel Rate80 GPixel/svs51.5 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM-8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 480X 8GB is an Upcoming High-End Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.


It equips a GPU Codenamed Ellesmere XT which has 32 SM activated and thus 2048 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1250MHz and goes up to 1350MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Second Gen GDDR5X, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.


System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480X 8GB 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 780 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 780 Ti.
This edition comes with a custom double fan cooling solution which by itself should allow a slight performance boost, as GeForce GTX 780 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 875MHz to 1072MHz while its boost clock is now of 1137MHz. The memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 10% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this card surpasses the mighty GeForce GTX 690.
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