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)
60.94
 
19.58
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
$220
 
$749.99

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
4 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
 
-

Video card benchmark performance comparison

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 37.99
GTX 780 Ti 41.61 +9.5%

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 8116
GTX 780 Ti 8890 +9.5%

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

Game benchmarks comparison

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

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum HD Graphics 4000
GTX 780 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum GeForce GTX 960
GTX 780 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 1060
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum Radeon HD 4850
GTX 780 Ti
recommended Radeon HD 7950

FPS tests

Real world test results of Overwatch on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

high / 1080p
197
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
139
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
57
 
n/d
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
GTX 780 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of GTA V on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

high / 1080p
106
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
46
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
35
 
n/d
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum GeForce GTX 460
GTX 780 Ti
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
127
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
48
 
n/d
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum GeForce 6800
GTX 780 Ti
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum GeForce 8600 GT
GTX 780 Ti

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dota 2 on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

low / 768p
n/d
 
120
medium / 768p
n/d
 
119
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
118
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

RX 480
GTX 780 Ti
recommended GeForce 6600
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum GeForce 6100
GTX 780 Ti
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum Radeon HD 2400
GTX 780 Ti
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Resident Evil 7

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Resident Evil 7 official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum GeForce GTX 760
GTX 780 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Resident Evil 7 on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

high / 1080p
129
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
112
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
35
 
n/d

Battlefield 1 (BF1)

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Battlefield 1 (BF1) official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum Radeon HD 7850
GTX 780 Ti
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 1 (BF1) on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

high / 1080p
99
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
89
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
38
 
n/d

Civilization VI

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Civilization VI official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum Radeon HD 5570
GTX 780 Ti
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Civilization VI on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

high / 1080p
77
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
68
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
58
 
n/d

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Deus Ex Mankind Divided official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum GeForce GTX 660
GTX 780 Ti
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Deus Ex Mankind Divided on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

high / 1080p
64
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
33
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
20
 
n/d

Dishonored 2

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Dishonored 2 official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum Radeon HD 7970
GTX 780 Ti
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored 2 on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

high / 1080p
68
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
61
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
25
 
n/d

Doom

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Doom official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum Radeon HD 7870
GTX 780 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Doom on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
80
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
30
 
n/d

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum Radeon HD 5770
GTX 780 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

low / 720p
133
 
n/d
medium / 1080p
95
 
n/d
high / 1080p
85
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
59
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
28
 
n/d

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum GeForce GTX 650
GTX 780 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
57
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
26
 
n/d

The Division

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to The Division official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum Radeon HD 7770
GTX 780 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Division on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
58
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
28
 
n/d

Watch Dogs 2

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Watch Dogs 2 official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum GeForce GTX 660
GTX 780 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Watch Dogs 2 on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

medium / 768p
108
 
n/d
high / 1080p
66
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
41
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
23
 
n/d

XCOM 2

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to XCOM 2 official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum Radeon HD 5770
GTX 780 Ti
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of XCOM 2 on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

high / 1080p
58
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
27
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
16
 
n/d

Fallout 4

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Fallout 4 official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GTX 780 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 4 on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
68
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
28
 
n/d

Just Cause 3

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Just Cause 3 official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum Radeon HD 7870
GTX 780 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Just Cause 3 on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

high / 1080p
88
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
82
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
33
 
n/d

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
100
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
39
 
n/d

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum GeForce GTX 660
GTX 780 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 770

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

high / 1080p
78
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
44
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
27
 
n/d

Sims 4

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Sims 4 official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum GeForce 6600
GTX 780 Ti

FPS tests

Real world test results of Sims 4 on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

low / 768p
n/d
 
169
medium / 768p
n/d
 
102
high / 1080p
n/d
 
92
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
90

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
GTX 780 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

low / 768p
n/d
 
171
medium / 768p
n/d
 
148
high / 768p
n/d
 
136
ultra / 1080p
82 −8.5%
 
89 +8.5%
4k / 2160p
42
 
n/d

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum GeForce GTS 450
GTX 780 Ti
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

low / 768p
n/d
 
146
medium / 768p
n/d
 
136
high / 768p
n/d
 
107
ultra / 1080p
53 −14.6%
 
60 +14.6%

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

RX 480
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
GTX 780 Ti
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

low / 768p
n/d
 
486
medium / 768p
n/d
 
391
high / 768p
n/d
 
309
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
149

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

9.5% 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?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon RX 480 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti. The differences in performance seem too small.
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