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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 480 8GB Radeon R7 360X
Cyberpunk 2077 4% 183%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5% 158%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 8% 150%
FIFA 21 48% 43%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 8% 150%
Watch Dogs Legion 0% 173%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 49% 305%
Grand Theft Auto VI 46% 298%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 2% 168%
Genshin Impact 4% 183%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB are massively better than the AMD Radeon R7 360X.

The RX 480 has a 20 MHz higher core clock speed and 88 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R7 360X. This results in the RX 480 providing 99.7 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 20 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the Radeon R7 360X. This results in the RX 480 providing 18.2 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 480 was released less than a year after the Radeon R7 360X, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The RX 480 has 6144 MB more video memory than the Radeon R7 360X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RX 480 also has superior memory performance overall.

The RX 480 has 152 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 360X, which means that the memory performance of the RX 480 is massively better than the Radeon R7 360X.

The Radeon RX 480 8GB has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 360X has 896. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 480 is 2917 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 360X is 876. The RX 480 having 2041 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 480 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon R7 360X.

The RX 480 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon R7 360X. This means that the RX 480 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon R7 360X.

The Radeon RX 480 8GB requires 150 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 360X requires 120 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 480 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the Radeon R7 360X. The RX 480 requires 30 Watts more than the Radeon R7 360X to run. The difference is not significant enough for the RX 480 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon R7 360X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1120 MHzvs1100 MHz
Boost Clock1266 MHzvs1150 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere XTGCN 1.1 Tobago XT
OC Potential Poor vs None
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date29 Jun 2016vs30 Oct 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
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8.2
1920x1080
10
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6.3
2560x1440
7.7
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4.5
3840x2160
5.8
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2.7

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed2000 MHzvs1625 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth256GB/secvs104GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 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 Units2304vs896
Actual Shader Performance100%vs42%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units144vs56
Texture Rate161.3 GTexel/svs61.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate35.8 GPixel/svs17.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs120 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i3-4370 3.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 480 8GB 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 8GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2000MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Radeon RX 480 8GB can be almost 10% Faster than GeForce GTX 970 at 4K. However, Radeon R9 390X is still slightly faster, overall.
At 1920x1080, the default rank for all GD Graphics Card, expect its performance to be between Radeonn R9 290 and Radeon R9 290X.

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
Radeon R7 360X is a Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN 1.2 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture improves memory bandwidth performance which allows AMD to produce Graphics Cards with smaller data transfer rates without causing too much impact on the overall performance. This is done by using lossless delta color compression.
GCN 1.2 also adds improved Tesselation and video encoding/decoding performance as well as DirectX 12.0 Support.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Tobago XT which has 16 Compute Units activated and thus offers 896 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is initially clocked at 1100MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1625MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Product Not Released. Performance Not Known Yet.

System Suggestions
Radeon R7 360X 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i3 Dual Core/AMD FX Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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