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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire GeForce GTX 780
Hitman 3 1% 69%
Cyberpunk 2077 23% 30%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 29% 19%
Resident Evil 8 23% 30%
FIFA 21 61% 34%
Grand Theft Auto VI 9% 83%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 31% 15%
Genshin Impact 23% 30%
Far Cry 6 12% 88%
The Medium 3% 62%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780.

The RX 480 has a 257 MHz higher core clock speed and 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 780. This results in the RX 480 providing 156.9 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 257 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GTX 780. This results in the RX 480 providing 30.3 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 over three years more recently than the GeForce GTX 780, and so the RX 480 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce GTX 780 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 RX 480 has 13312 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 780, 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 223.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 780, which means that the memory performance of the RX 480 is massively better than the GeForce GTX 780.

The Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire has 4608 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 780 has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 480 is 5834 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 780 is 2078. The RX 480 having 3756 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 GeForce GTX 780.

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

The Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire requires 300 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 780 requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the RX 480 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GeForce GTX 780. The RX 480 requires 50 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 780 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX 480 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GTX 780.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1120 MHzvs863 MHz
Boost Clock1266 MHzvs902 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT (x2)Kepler GK110-300-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date29 Jun 2016vs23 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
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9.3
2560x1440
9.1
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6.8
3840x2160
7.1
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5.2

GPU Memory

Memory16384 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed2000 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth512GB/secvs288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 4096 KB green tick vs 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4608vs2304
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units288vs192
Texture Rate322.6 GTexel/svs165.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs48
Pixel Rate71.7 GPixel/svs41.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power300 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon RX 480 8GB put together using AMD's Crossfire technology.

Architecture
It consists of 2 GPUs Codenamed Ellesmere XT which, together, offer 4608 Shader Processing Units, 288 TMUs and 64 ROPs.

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

Memory
Each GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 2000MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption is around 300W.

Performance
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 29% Performance Boost over a Single Radeon RX 480 8GB. This goes up to 50% at 3840x2160.

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend an Enthusiast Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
GeForce GTX 780 is a high-end graphics-card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.
It's based on the Kepler GK110 Core (same used on Titan) but with 12 SMX activated and therefore offers 2304 Shader Processing Units, 192 TMUs and 48 ROPs on a 384-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. While the central unit runs at 863MHz and goes up to 902MHz in Turbo, the memory clock operates at 1502MHz. It consumes up to 250W.
Benchmarks indicate that its performance is up to 30% better than previous GeForce GTX 680 and thus allows even the most demanding games to be playable at the highest settings, at 1080p. With proper overclocking and cooling, it can surpass GeForce GTX Titan.
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