AMD Radeon R9 380 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1607
  • Max video memory 8 GB GDDR5X
  • Memory type GDDR5X
  • Memory clock speed 10 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon R9 380
Radeon R9 380
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 0
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 970
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 11.99$
Games supported 80%

General info

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

Place in performance rating71251
Place by popularity75no data
Value for money32.379.08
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)GCN (2011−2017)
GPU code namePascal GP104Tonga Pro
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Designno datareference
Release date6 May 2016
(6 years old)
26 June 2015
(7 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$599 $199
Current price$394 (0.7x MSRP)$11.99 (0.1x MSRP)
Value for money

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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 cores25601792
CUDA cores2560no data
Compute unitsno data28
Core clock speed1607 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1733 MHz970 MHz
Number of transistors7,200 million5,000 million
Manufacturing process technology16 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)180 Watt190 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature94 °Cno data
Texture fill rate277.3108.6
Floating-point performance8,873 gflops3,476 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).

Bus supportPCIe 3.0PCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length10.5" (26.7 cm)221 mm
Height4.376" (11.1 cm)no data
Width2-slot2-slot
Form factorno datafull height / full length / dual slot
Recommended system power (PSU)500 Wattno data
Supplementary power connectors8-pin2 x 6-pin
SLI options+no data
Bridgeless CrossFireno data1

Memory

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 typeGDDR5XGDDR5
High bandwidth memory (HBM)no data-
Maximum RAM amount8 GB4 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed10 GB/s970 MHz
Memory bandwidth320 GB/s182.4 GB/s
Shared memory--

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 ConnectorsDP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Multi monitor support+no data
Eyefinityno data+
Number of Eyefinity displaysno data6
HDMI++
DisplayPort supportno data+
G-SYNC support+no data

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAccelerationno data-
CrossFireno data1
Endurono data-
FRTCno data1
FreeSyncno data1
HD3Dno data+
LiquidVRno data1
PowerTuneno data+
TrueAudiono data+
ZeroCoreno data+
VCEno data+
DDMA audiono data+
GPU Boost3.0no data
VR Ready+no data
Ansel+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_1)DirectX® 12
Shader Model6.46.3
OpenGL4.54.5
OpenCL1.22.0
Vulkan1.2.131+
Mantleno data+
CUDA+no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 1080 39.26
+147%
R9 380 15.88
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Unigine Heaven 4.0

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

GTX 1080 15412
+147%
R9 380 6234

GeForce GTX 1080 outperforms Radeon R9 380 by 147% in Passmark.

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 1080 53598
+80.3%
R9 380 29722

GeForce GTX 1080 outperforms Radeon R9 380 by 80% in 3DMark Vantage Performance.

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

GTX 1080 29263
+140%
R9 380 12191

GeForce GTX 1080 outperforms Radeon R9 380 by 140% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 1080 16623
+131%
R9 380 7201

GeForce GTX 1080 outperforms Radeon R9 380 by 131% in 3DMark Fire Strike Score.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 1080 21409
+161%
R9 380 8218

GeForce GTX 1080 outperforms Radeon R9 380 by 161% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 1080 119971
+137%
R9 380 50723

GeForce GTX 1080 outperforms Radeon R9 380 by 137% in 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU.

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

GTX 1080 421474
+38.7%
R9 380 303773

GeForce GTX 1080 outperforms Radeon R9 380 by 39% in 3DMark Ice Storm GPU.

Unigine Heaven 4.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark, a newer version of Unigine 3.0 with relatively small differences. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. The benchmark is still sometimes used, despite its significant age, as it was released back in 2013.

Benchmark coverage: 1%

GTX 1080 3026
+226%
R9 380 928

GeForce GTX 1080 outperforms Radeon R9 380 by 226% in Unigine Heaven 4.0.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1080 and Radeon R9 380. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 1045 Mh/s 404 Mh/s
Decred / DCR (Decred) 3.09 Gh/s 0.66 Gh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 27.63 Mh/s 18 Mh/s
Siacoin / SC (Sia) 2.28 Gh/s no data
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight) 0.48 kh/s 0.48 kh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash) 470 Sol/s 168.45 Sol/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD128
+96.9%
65
−96.9%
1440p79no data
4K58
+132%
25
−132%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
+164%
24−27
−164%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 92
+188%
30−35
−188%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 65−70
+154%
24−27
−154%
Battlefield 5 166
+219%
50−55
−219%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 134
+227%
40−45
−227%
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
+164%
24−27
−164%
Far Cry 5 118
+188%
40−45
−188%
Far Cry New Dawn 111
+164%
40−45
−164%
Forza Horizon 4 140
+150%
55−60
−150%
Hitman 3 120−130
+188%
40−45
−188%
Horizon Zero Dawn 80−85
+141%
30−35
−141%
Red Dead Redemption 2 96
+269%
24−27
−269%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 108
+227%
30−35
−227%
Watch Dogs: Legion 70−75
+150%
27−30
−150%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 83
+159%
30−35
−159%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 65−70
+154%
24−27
−154%
Battlefield 5 142
+173%
50−55
−173%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 113
+176%
40−45
−176%
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
+164%
24−27
−164%
Far Cry 5 113
+176%
40−45
−176%
Far Cry New Dawn 108
+157%
40−45
−157%
Forza Horizon 4 137
+145%
55−60
−145%
Hitman 3 120−130
+188%
40−45
−188%
Horizon Zero Dawn 80−85
+141%
30−35
−141%
Metro Exodus 74
+208%
24−27
−208%
Red Dead Redemption 2 53
+104%
24−27
−104%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 98
+197%
30−35
−197%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 74
+45.1%
51
−45.1%
Watch Dogs: Legion 70−75
+150%
27−30
−150%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 63
+96.9%
30−35
−96.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 65−70
+154%
24−27
−154%
Battlefield 5 123
+137%
50−55
−137%
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
+164%
24−27
−164%
Far Cry 5 104
+154%
40−45
−154%
Far Cry New Dawn 98
+133%
40−45
−133%
Forza Horizon 4 112
+100%
55−60
−100%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 81
+170%
30
−170%
Watch Dogs: Legion 70−75
+150%
27−30
−150%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 74
+208%
24−27
−208%
Hitman 3 70−75
+192%
24−27
−192%
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
+148%
21−24
−148%
Metro Exodus 45
+221%
14−16
−221%
Red Dead Redemption 2 35
+169%
12−14
−169%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 64
+220%
20−22
−220%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 49
+206%
16−18
−206%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45
+250%
12−14
−250%
Battlefield 5 98
+188%
30−35
−188%
Cyberpunk 2077 30−33
+233%
9−10
−233%
Far Cry 5 77
+196%
24−27
−196%
Far Cry New Dawn 82
+183%
27−30
−183%
Forza Horizon 4 93
+191%
30−35
−191%
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35
+230%
10−11
−230%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 42
+282%
10−12
−282%
Hitman 3 40−45
+167%
14−16
−167%
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
+155%
10−12
−155%
Metro Exodus 28
+250%
8−9
−250%
Red Dead Redemption 2 21
+133%
9−10
−133%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 32
+220%
10−11
−220%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 56
+195%
19
−195%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 33
+267%
9−10
−267%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
+243%
7−8
−243%
Battlefield 5 53
+194%
18−20
−194%
Cyberpunk 2077 12−14
+300%
3−4
−300%
Far Cry 5 42
+223%
12−14
−223%
Far Cry New Dawn 47
+213%
14−16
−213%
Forza Horizon 4 65
+210%
21−24
−210%
Watch Dogs: Legion 18−20
+200%
6−7
−200%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 39.26 15.88
Recency 6 May 2016 26 June 2015
Cost $599 $199
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2560 1792
Memory bandwidth 320 182.4
Chip lithography 16 nm 28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 180 Watt 190 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
GeForce GTX 1080

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of GeForce GTX 1080 by AMD

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1080 by AMD is Radeon RX 6600, which is slower by 3% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Radeon R9 380 by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon R9 380's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our performance rating.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
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Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R9 380:

T1000 8 GB 121.41
T600 104.41
Radeon R9 380 100

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