AMD Radeon RX 480 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super

Price now 302$
Games supported 92%
AMD Radeon RX 480
Radeon RX 480
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1120
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 2000
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1650
  • Max video memory 8192 MB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 15500
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 1113$
Games supported 100%
Graphics card Graphics card AMD Radeon RX 480 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating15417
Value for money46.3534.14
GPU code namePolaris 10 EllesmereTuring TU104
GCN generation4th Genno data
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Designreferenceno data
Release date29 June 2016 (5 years ago)2 July 2019 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$229 $699
Price now$302 (1.3x MSRP)$1113 (1.6x MSRP)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores23043072
Compute units36no data
Core clock speed1120 MHz1650 MHz
Boost clock speed1266 MHz1815 MHz
Number of transistors5,700 million13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology14 nm12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Watt250 Watt
Texture fill rate182.3348.5
Floating-point performance5,834 gflopsno data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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 supportn/ano data
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length241 mm267 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Bridgeless CrossFire1no data


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount4 GB8 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed2000 MHz15500 MHz
Memory bandwidth224 GB/s495.9 GB/s
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
Eyefinity1no data
DisplayPort support1.4HDRno data
G-SYNC supportno data+


Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAccelerationn/ano data
CrossFire1no data
Enduron/ano data
FRTC1no data
FreeSync+no data
HD3Dn/ano data
LiquidVR1no data
PowerTune+no data
TressFX1no data
TrueAudion/ano data
ZeroCore+no data
UVD+no data
VCE+no data
VR Readyno data+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectXDirectX® 1212 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model6.46.5
Mantlen/ano data
CUDAno data7.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RX 480 32.42
RTX 2080 Super 73.08
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Passmark

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

RX 480 72213
RTX 2080 Super 140388
RX 480 10329
RTX 2080 Super 23364

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

RX 480 12186
RTX 2080 Super 27398

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

RX 480 17919
RTX 2080 Super 40963

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

RX 480 383333
RTX 2080 Super 515887

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

RX 480 8644
RTX 2080 Super 19485

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX 480 and GeForce RTX 2080 Super. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 610 Mh/s no data
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 27 Mh/s no data
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash) 270 Sol/s no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:


Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 58
Forza Horizon 4 100
Red Dead Redemption 2 69
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 66

High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 49
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 70
Forza Horizon 4 93
Metro Exodus 41
Red Dead Redemption 2 34
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 57
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 78

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35
Far Cry New Dawn 69
Forza Horizon 4 77
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 44

High Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 21

Ultra Preset

Far Cry New Dawn 50

High Preset

Metro Exodus 15
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 18
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 27

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 17
Far Cry New Dawn 26

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 32.42 73.08
Novelty 29 June 2016 2 July 2019
Cost $229 $699
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2304 3072
Memory bandwidth 224 495.9
Chip lithography 14 nm 12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 150 Watt 250 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super

since it shows better performance.

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Competitors of Radeon RX 480 by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 480 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX TITAN, which is slower by 1% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.


Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 480:

Competitors of GeForce RTX 2080 Super by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 2080 Super from AMD is Radeon RX 6700 XT, which is slower by 4% and lower by 9 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Radeon RX 6700 XT

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 2080 Super:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super 100

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User rating

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557 ratings
AMD Radeon RX 480
AMD Radeon RX 480
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super

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