AMD Radeon RX 480 vs AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT

Compare AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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$ 399.99
$ 10.00 slightly less expensive
$ 409.99

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

21 %
72 %
242% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

44 FPS
145 FPS
101 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

32 FPS
109 FPS
76 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

41 FPS
128 FPS
87 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

17 FPS
62 FPS
44 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

131% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

43% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

211% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1266 MHz
2321 MHz
83% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1266 MHz
2581 MHz
103% significantly higher boost clock speed


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
12 GiB
49% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
33% slightly larger memory bus width
192 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

224 GB/s
384 GB/s
71% significantly higher memory bandwidth


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

150 W
53% significantly lower TDP
230 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

40.51 Gigapixels/s
165.2 Gigapixels/s
307% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

182.3 Gigatexels/s
413 Gigatexels/s
126% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

13.21 TFLOPS
126% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

11% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

11% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

100% significantly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

112th of 540
24th of 540


The product line

Radeon 400 Series
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

June 2016
March 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported


OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported


Radeon RX 480 vs Radeon RX 6700 XT benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark, the Radeon RX 6700 XT GPU is faster than the Radeon RX 480 in gaming.

Our database shows that the Radeon RX 6700 XT has a significantly 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 Radeon RX 6700 XT also has a significantly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

As stated by the manufacturer, the Radeon RX 6700 XT has significantly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 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, the Radeon RX 480 has a significantly lower TDP at 150 W when compared to the Radeon RX 6700 XT at 230 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the Radeon RX 6700 XT is faster than the Radeon RX 480.


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