AMD Radeon RX Vega 9 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M SLI

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M SLI
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  • Core clock speed 425
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1200
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
Radeon RX Vega 9
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Games supported 68%

General info

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

Place in performance rating416417
Value for money4.198.18
ArchitectureFermi (2010−2014)Vega (2017−2021)
GPU code nameN11E-GTX-A3Vega Raven Ridge
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date25 May 2010
(12 years old)
26 October 2017
(5 years old)
Current price$149 $302
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 cores704576
Core clock speed425 MHzno data
Boost clock speedno data1300 MHz
Number of transistors6000 Millionno data
Manufacturing process technology40 nm14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)100 Watt15 Watt

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 480M SLI and Radeon RX Vega 9 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelargeno data

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 typeGDDR5no data
Maximum RAM amount4 GBno data
Memory bus width256 Bitno data
Memory clock speed1200 MHzno data
Shared memory--

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX1112_1

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 480M SLI 7.63
+1.5%
RX Vega 9 7.52
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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: 16%

GTX 480M SLI 16500
+30.7%
RX Vega 9 12628

GeForce GTX 480M SLI outperforms Radeon RX Vega 9 by 31% 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 480M SLI 4229
RX Vega 9 4380
+3.6%

Radeon RX Vega 9 outperforms GeForce GTX 480M SLI by 4% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

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:

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Full HD69
+263%
19
−263%

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 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
+0%
14−16
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 8−9
+0%
8−9
+0%
Battlefield 5 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
+0%
21−24
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Far Cry 5 16−18
+0%
16−18
+0%
Far Cry New Dawn 18−20
+5.6%
18−20
−5.6%
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
+4%
24−27
−4%
Hitman 3 16−18
+0%
16−18
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 16−18
+113%
8
−113%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12
+0%
10−12
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
+0%
14−16
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 8−9
+0%
8−9
+0%
Battlefield 5 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
+0%
21−24
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Far Cry 5 16−18
+0%
16−18
+0%
Far Cry New Dawn 18−20
+5.6%
18−20
−5.6%
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
+4%
24−27
−4%
Hitman 3 16−18
+0%
16−18
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Metro Exodus 10−12
+0%
10−12
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 16−18
+6.3%
16−18
−6.3%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 16−18
+23.1%
13
−23.1%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12
+0%
10−12
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
+0%
14−16
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 8−9
+0%
8−9
+0%
Battlefield 5 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Far Cry 5 16−18
+0%
16−18
+0%
Far Cry New Dawn 18−20
+5.6%
18−20
−5.6%
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
+4%
24−27
−4%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 16−18
+100%
8
−100%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12
+0%
10−12
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Hitman 3 10−11
+0%
10−11
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
+10%
10−11
−10%
Metro Exodus 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
+10%
10−11
−10%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%
Battlefield 5 10−11
+0%
10−11
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Far Cry 5 10−12
+10%
10−11
−10%
Far Cry New Dawn 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Hitman 3 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
Metro Exodus 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
+33.3%
3−4
−33.3%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Battlefield 5 5−6
+25%
4−5
−25%
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Far Cry 5 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
Far Cry New Dawn 9−10
+0%
9−10
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 9−10
+0%
9−10
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 7.63 7.52
Recency 25 May 2010 26 October 2017
Pipelines / CUDA cores 704 576
Chip lithography 40 nm 14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 100 Watt 15 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M SLI
GeForce GTX 480M SLI

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
Radeon RX Vega 9

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Competitors of GeForce GTX 480M SLI by AMD

The nearest GeForce GTX 480M SLI's AMD equivalent is Radeon R9 M390X, which is faster by 1% and higher by 7 positions in our performance rating.

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Competitors of Radeon RX Vega 9 by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX Vega 9's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 480M SLI, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our performance rating.

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