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
 
Perfomance to price
76.96
 
22.54
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
$289.07
 
$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 specs

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
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.4
OpenCL
2.0
 
n/d
Vulkan
+
 
-
Mantle
n / a
 
-

Video card benchmarks 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
44.92 +6%
 
42.37 −6%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
72213 −4.8%
 
75688 +4.8%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
10329 +3.6%
 
9974 −3.6%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
n/d
 
11812
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
n/d
 
15619
3DMark Vantage Performance
n/d
 
38813
Unigine Heaven 3.0
n/d
 
143
Unigine Heaven 4.0
n/d
 
1812
Passmark
8116 −9.5%
 
8889 +9.5%
Octane Render OctaneBench
n/d
 
103

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 (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon RX 480 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.48 +860%
 
0.05 −860%
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
high / 1080p
129
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
112
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
35
 
n/d
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
high / 1080p
99
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
89
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
38
 
n/d
Civilization VI (2016)
high / 1080p
77
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
68
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
58
 
n/d
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
high / 1080p
64
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
33
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
20
 
n/d
Dishonored 2 (2016)
high / 1080p
68
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
61
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
25
 
n/d
Doom (2016)
ultra / 1080p
80
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
30
 
n/d
Far Cry Primal (2016)
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
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
medium / 768p
125
 
n/d
high / 1080p
80
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
70
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
25
 
n/d
Overwatch (2016)
high / 1080p
197
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
139
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
57
 
n/d
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
ultra / 1080p
57
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
26
 
n/d
The Division (2016)
ultra / 1080p
58
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
28
 
n/d
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
medium / 768p
108
 
n/d
high / 1080p
66
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
41
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
23
 
n/d
XCOM 2 (2016)
high / 1080p
58
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
27
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
16
 
n/d
Fallout 4 (2015)
ultra / 1080p
68
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
28
 
n/d
GTA V (2015)
high / 1080p
106
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
46
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
35
 
n/d
Just Cause 3 (2015)
high / 1080p
88
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
82
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
33
 
n/d
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
ultra / 1080p
127
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
48
 
n/d
The Witcher 3 (2015)
high / 1080p
78
 
n/d
ultra / 1080p
44
 
n/d
4k / 2160p
27
 
n/d
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
n/d
 
169
medium / 768p
n/d
 
102
high / 1080p
n/d
 
92
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
90
Battlefield 4 (2013)
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)
low / 768p
n/d
 
146
medium / 768p
n/d
 
136
high / 768p
n/d
 
107
ultra / 1080p
53 −14.6%
 
60 +14.6%
Dota 2 (2013)
low / 768p
n/d
 
120
medium / 768p
n/d
 
119
ultra / 1080p
n/d
 
118
Tomb Raider (2013)
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

6% faster in synthetic tests
860% faster (about 9.5 times) in games
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

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?

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