AMD Radeon R9 380X vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps
Comparison of Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
19 November 2015
20 April 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
124.2 GTexel / s
277.3 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps 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 x16
Full Height / Full Length
Supplementary power connectors
2 x 6-pin
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
High bandwidth memory (HBM)
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
182.4 GB / s
352.3 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps.
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Number of Eyefinity displays
Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps, sometimes including their particular versions.
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Decred / DCR (Decred)
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 380X
Cheaper ($229 vs $499)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
Eyefinity (allows using several displays with an AMD GPU)
PowerTune (dynamically increases AMD GPU's voltage and frequency while there's still enough temperature headroom. Similar to NVIDIA GPU Boost)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps
Much newer (20 April 2017 vs 19 November 2015)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (2560 vs 2048)
Higher memory bandwidth (352.3 vs 182.4 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (180 vs 190 watts)
So, R9 380X or GTX 1080 11Gbps?
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