AMD Radeon RX 480 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti

AMD Radeon RX 480
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
65.84
 
17.79
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Kepler
Code name
Ellesmere
 
GK110B
GCN generation
4th Gen
 
n/d
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
reference
 
n/d
Release date
29 June 2016
 
7 November 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
$229
 
$699
Price now
$179
 
$807

Technical specs

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2304
 
2880
CUDA cores
n/d
 
2880
Compute units
36
 
n/d
Core clock speed
1120 MHz
 
875 MHz
Boost Clock
1266 MHz
 
928 MHz
Transistor count
5,700 million
 
7,080 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
250 Watt
Texture fill rate
182.3 GTexel / s
 
210 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
5,834 gflops
 
5,345 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti 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
n / a
 
PCI Express 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
241 mm
 
10.5" (26.7 cm)
Height
n/d
 
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
One 8-pin and one 6-pin
Bridgeless CrossFire
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
3 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
2000 MHz
 
7.0 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
224 GB / s
 
336 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Display Connectors
n/d
 
One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort
Multi monitor support
n/d
 
4 displays
Eyefinity
+
 
-
HDMI
2.0
 
+
HDCP
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
n/d
 
2048x1536
DisplayPort support
1.4HDR
 
-
G-SYNC support
-
 
+
Audio input for HDMI
n/d
 
Internal

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
AppAcceleration
n / a
 
-
CrossFire
+
 
-
Enduro
n / a
 
-
FRTC
+
 
-
FreeSync
+
 
-
HD3D
n / a
 
-
LiquidVR
+
 
-
PowerTune
+
 
-
TressFX
+
 
-
TrueAudio
n / a
 
-
ZeroCore
+
 
-
UVD
+
 
-
VCE
+
 
-
Blu Ray 3D
-
 
+
3D Gaming
-
 
+
3D Vision
-
 
+
GPU Boost
n/d
 
+
3D Vision Live
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
SLI
n/d
 
+
GeForce Experience
n/d
 
+
FXAA
n/d
 
+
TXAA
n/d
 
+
Adaptive VSync
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
+
 
n/d
HDMI 2.0b
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
12.0 (11_1)
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.4
OpenCL
2.0
 
n/d
Vulkan
+
 
-
Mantle
n / a
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX 480 37.90
GTX 780 Ti 46.17 +21.8%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RX 480 72213
GTX 780 Ti 75688 +4.8%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX 480 10329 +3.6%
GTX 780 Ti 9974

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX 480 12186 +3.2%
GTX 780 Ti 11812

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX 480 17919 +14.7%
GTX 780 Ti 15619

3DMark Vantage Performance

RX 480 39552 +1.9%
GTX 780 Ti 38813

Unigine Heaven 3.0

RX 480 132
GTX 780 Ti 143 +8.3%

Passmark

RX 480 8126
GTX 780 Ti 8885 +9.3%

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4501 −0.9%
 
4541 +0.9%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4501 −0.9%
 
4541 +0.9%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
610 Mh/s +89.4%
 
322 Mh/s −89.4%
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
27 Mh/s
 
n/d
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
270 Sol/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 480

Much newer (29 June 2016 vs 7 November 2013)
Cheaper ($229 vs $699)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (150 vs 250 watts)
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
HDMI 2.0b
AMD FreeSync
Bridgeless CrossFire
Eyefinity (allows using several displays with an AMD GPU)
CrossFire
FRTC
FreeSync
LiquidVR
PowerTune (dynamically increases AMD GPU's voltage and frequency while there's still enough temperature headroom. Similar to NVIDIA GPU Boost)
TressFX
ZeroCore
UVD
VCE
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti

21.8% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (2880 vs 2304)
Higher memory bandwidth (336 vs 224 GB/s)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
Purevideo
3D Vision
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
Adaptive VSync
TXAA
NVIDIA G-SYNC-ready
SHIELD-ready
FXAA
NVIDIA Surround
SLI-ready
HDCP
G-SYNC support
Blu Ray 3D
3D Gaming
3D Vision Live

So, RX 480 or GTX 780 Ti?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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