NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 vs AMD Radeon RX 480

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

62 %
72% significantly better overall score
36 %

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

69 FPS
26 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
43 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

58 FPS
26 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
32 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

44 FPS
4 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
40 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

47 FPS
29 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
17 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (Metal) score

Metal compute benchmark

18,801
42,415
125% significantly higher Geekbench (Metal) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

47,750
7% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
44,522

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

53,125
8% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
48,947

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

6,047
46% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score
4,130

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,506 MHz
18% slightly higher core clock speed
1,266 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,683 MHz
32% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,266 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
Identical
8 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
Identical
256 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

256 GB/s
14% slightly higher memory bandwidth
224 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

150 W
Identical
150 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

108 Gigapixels/s
165% significantly higher pixel rate
41 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

202 Gigatexels/s
10% slightly higher texture rate
182 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

6 TFLOPS
10% slightly better floating point performance
6 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

1,920
2,304
20% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

120
144
20% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

64
100% significantly more render output processors
32

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

57th of 526
101st of 526

Family

The product line

-
Radeon 400 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

June 2016
June 2016

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR5
GDDR5

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.5
4.5

GeForce GTX 1070 vs Radeon RX 480 comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the GeForce GTX 1070 GPU is faster than the Radeon RX 480 in gaming.

In our comparison, the GeForce GTX 1070 has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1070 also has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, they both have the same amount of memory at 8 GiB. If you're planning at playing games at high resolutions with high-quality textures, you will need a lot of memory.

In addition, both the GeForce GTX 1070 and the Radeon RX 480 have an identical TDP. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce GTX 1070 is faster than the Radeon RX 480.

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