AMD Radeon R9 380X vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps

AMD Radeon R9 380X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
22.95
 
n/d
Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
Pascal
Code name
Antigua
 
GP104
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
reference
 
n/d
Release date
19 November 2015
 
20 April 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
$229
 
$499
Price now
$445
 
n/d

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
2048
 
2560
Compute units
32
 
n/d
Core clock speed
n/d
 
1607 MHz
Boost Clock
970 MHz
 
1733 MHz
Transistor count
5,000 million
 
7,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
16 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
190 Watt
 
180 Watt
Texture fill rate
124.2 GTexel / s
 
277.3 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
3,973 gflops
 
8,873 gflops

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).
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
221 mm
 
267 mm
Form factor
Full Height / Full Length
 
n/d
Supplementary power connectors
​2 x 6-pin
 
1x 8-pin
Bridgeless CrossFire
+
 
-

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5X
High bandwidth memory (HBM)
-
 
n/d
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
970 MHz
 
11008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Eyefinity
+
 
-
Number of Eyefinity displays
6
 
n/d
HDMI
+
 
-
DisplayPort support
+
 
-

Technologies

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.
CrossFire
+
 
-
FRTC
+
 
-
FreeSync
+
 
-
HD3D
+
 
-
LiquidVR
+
 
-
PowerTune
+
 
-
TrueAudio
+
 
-
ZeroCore
+
 
-
VCE
+
 
-
DDMA audio
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
n/d
Vulkan
+
 
-
Mantle
+
 
-

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Decred / DCR (Decred)
0.89 Gh/s
 
n/d
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
20.63 Mh/s
 
n/d
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.58 kh/s
 
n/d
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
175 Sol/s
 
n/d

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 380X

Cheaper ($229 vs $499)
​DirectX® 12
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
OpenGL® 4.5
Vulkan™
OpenCL™ 2.0
Bridgeless CrossFire
Eyefinity (allows using several displays with an AMD GPU)
DisplayPort support
CrossFire
FRTC
FreeSync
HD3D
LiquidVR
PowerTune (dynamically increases AMD GPU's voltage and frequency while there's still enough temperature headroom. Similar to NVIDIA GPU Boost)
TrueAudio
ZeroCore
VCE
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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