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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 480X 4GB GeForce GTX 680
Cyberpunk 2077 13% 59%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 21% 46%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 23% 41%
FIFA 21 56% 20%
Watch Dogs Legion 16% 54%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 23% 41%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 25% 128%
Grand Theft Auto VI 22% 124%
Godfall 41% 158%
Genshin Impact 13% 59%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 480X 4GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680.

The RX 480X has a 144 MHz higher core clock speed and 128 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 680. This results in the RX 480X providing 165.6 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX 480X has a 144 MHz higher core clock speed and 96 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GTX 680. This results in the RX 480X providing 115 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 480X was released over three years more recently than the GeForce GTX 680, and so the RX 480X is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce GTX 680 when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The RX 480X has 2048 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 680, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GeForce GTX 680 has superior memory performance.

The GeForce GTX 680 has 192.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 480X, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 680 is massively better than the RX 480X.

The Radeon RX 480X 4GB has 4096 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 680 has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 480X is 5325 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 680 is 1625. The RX 480X having 3700 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 480X delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTX 680.

The RX 480X transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 680. This means that the RX 480X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 680.

The Radeon RX 480X 4GB requires 175 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 680 requires 195 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 480X and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GeForce GTX 680. The GeForce GTX 680 requires 20 Watts more than the RX 480X to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GTX 680 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the RX 480X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1150 MHzvs1006 MHz
Boost Clock1300 MHzvs1058 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Polaris 10Kepler GK104-400-A2
OC Potential None vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date01 Nov 2016vs22 Mar 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900 - vs green tick
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1920x1080
10
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8.4
2560x1440 - vs green tick
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3840x2160 - vs green tick
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs2048 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus-vs256 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth-vs192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 4096 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4096vs1536
Actual Shader Performance100%vs78%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units256vs128
Texture Rate294.4 GTexel/svs128.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units128vs32
Pixel Rate147.2 GPixel/svs32.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power175 Wattsvs195 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs550 Watts & 40 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM-8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 480X 4GB is an Upcoming High-End Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
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Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of Second Generation HBM, through a 4096-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 500MHz.

Power Consumption
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System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480X 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
GeForce GTX 680 is a high-end Graphics Card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.
The Kepler architecture allows more SPUs but the Fermi SPUs (used on the 400 & 500 Series) are clocked twice as fast as the Kepler architecture. Therefore, don't let the large amount of Pipelines fool you, as the 1536 Pipelines are equivalent to 768 Pipelines, of the Fermi architecture.
GeForce GTX 680 features a 1006Mhz core-clock that can automatically set itself to 1058Mhz using a technology similar to the one used on Intel GPUs. Another huge surprise is the TDP that went from 244 Watts, to just 195 Watts, as two SPUs of the Kepler architecture consume 10% less power. However, the amount was doubled and so the power save is not as high as it could have been.
GeForce GTX 680 was the fastest single GPU of the world until Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition was released.
All games will run on the maximum settings smoothly.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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