NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps vs AMD Radeon R7 430 OEM

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

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GCN 1.0
GPU code name
Market segment
Launch date
20 April 2017 (4 years ago)
30 June 2016 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
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Price now
$1000 (2x MSRP)
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
Core clock speed
1607 MHz
730 MHz
Boost clock speed
1733 MHz
780 MHz
Number of transistors
7,200 million
950 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
180 Watt
50 Watt
Texture fill rate
Floating-point performance
8,873 gflops
599.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x8
267 mm
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Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
11008 MHz
1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
352.3 GB/s
28.8 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

12 (12_1)
12 (11_1)
Shader Model

Competitors of GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps from AMD is Radeon R9 FURY X.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps:

Competitors of Radeon R7 430 OEM from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 430 OEM from NVIDIA is GeForce GTS 450.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R7 430 OEM:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps

Somewhat newer (20 April 2017 vs 30 June 2016)

Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)

More pipelines (2560 vs 384)

Higher memory bandwidth (352.3 vs 28.8 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 nm)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R7 430 OEM

Lower power consumption (50W vs 180W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps and AMD Radeon R7 430 OEM. We've got no test results to judge.

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