AMD Radeon RX 560 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480
Comparison of Radeon RX 560 and GeForce GTX 480 architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Maximum GPU temperature
Texture fill rate
81.6 GTexel / s
42 billion / sec
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).
16x PCI-E 2.0
PCIe 3.0 x8
PCIe 2.0 x16
10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin & 8-pin
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
1848 MHz (3696 data rate)
112.0 GB / s
177.4 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 560 and GeForce GTX 480.
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
Two Dual Link DVI, Mini HDMI
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
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.
APIs supported by Radeon RX 560 and GeForce GTX 480, sometimes including their particular versions.
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
RX 560 4390 +0.7%
GTX 480 4361
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX 560 and GeForce GTX 480. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
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)
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)
3D Vision Surround
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
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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