AMD Radeon RX 560 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480

AMD Radeon RX 560
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX 560 and GeForce GTX 480 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
68.91
 
95.71
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Fermi
Code name
Polaris 21
 
GF100
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
18 April 2017
 
26 March 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
$99
 
$499
Price now
$99.99
 
$71.99

Technical specs

Radeon RX 560 and GeForce GTX 480'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 560 and GeForce GTX 480's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1024
 
480
CUDA cores
n/d
 
480
Core clock speed
1175 MHz
 
700 MHz
Boost Clock
1275 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
3,000 million
 
3,100 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
250 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
n/d
 
105 °C
Texture fill rate
81.6 GTexel / s
 
42 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
2,611 gflops
 
1,345.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 560 and GeForce GTX 480 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/d
 
16x PCI-E 2.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
170 mm
 
10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)
Height
n/d
 
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
6-pin & 8-pin
SLI options
-
 
2-way, 3-way

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 560 and GeForce GTX 480: 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
 
1536 MB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
7000 MHz
 
1848 MHz (3696 data rate)
Memory bandwidth
112.0 GB / s
 
177.4 GB / s
Shared memory
n/d
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 560 and GeForce GTX 480.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
Display Connectors
n/d
 
Two Dual Link DVI, Mini HDMI
Multi monitor support
n/d
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
HDCP
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
n/d
 
2048x1536
Audio input for HDMI
n/d
 
Internal

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX 560 and GeForce GTX 480. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
SLI
n/d
 
+
DirectX 11
n/d
 
DirectX 11

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 560 and GeForce GTX 480, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
 
12.0 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.2

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX 560 and GeForce GTX 480. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX 560 21.58
GTX 480 21.58

Passmark

RX 560 4390 +0.7%
GTX 480 4361

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX 560 and GeForce GTX 480. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
117 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 560 and GeForce GTX 480 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 560

Much newer (18 April 2017 vs 26 March 2010)
Cheaper ($99 vs $499)
More pipelines (1024 vs 480)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 40 nm)
Less power hungry (75 vs 250 watts)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480

Wider memory bus (384 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (177.4 vs 112 GB/s)
DirectX11
OpenGL 4.2
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)
max 2560x1600 (digital)
2048x1536 (VGA)
DirectX 11
3D Vision Surround
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
HDMI
HDCP

So, RX 560 or GTX 480?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon RX 560 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480. The differences in performance seem too small.
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