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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 6% 11%
Halo: Reach 70% 65%
Cyberpunk 2077 29% 52%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 6% 11%
Doom Eternal 19% 5%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 29% 52%
Grand Theft Auto VI 43% 69%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 42% 32%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 29% 52%
Need For Speed Heat 6% 11%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition.

The RX 480 has a 114 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 780, but the GTX 780 has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 480. As a result, the GTX 780 exhibits a 31.9 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RX 480. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX 480 has a 114 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 780, but the GTX 780 has 16 more Render Output Units than the RX 480. As a result, the GTX 780 exhibits a 12.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RX 480. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 480 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 780, and so the RX 480 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 780.

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 480 has 5120 MB more video memory than the GTX 780, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RX 480 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 780 has 32.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 480, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 780 is noticeably better than the RX 480.

Both the Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB and the GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition have 2304 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the RX 480 is 3083 and by the GTX 780 is 2438. Knowing that the shader performance of the RX 480 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The RX 480 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 780. This means that the RX 480 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 780.

The Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 480 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 780. The GTX 780 requires 100 Watts more than the RX 480 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 780 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 480.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1120 MHzvs1006 MHz
Boost Clock1338 MHzvs1058 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere XTKepler GK110-300-A1
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date29 Jul 2016vs01 Sep 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs
9.7
2560x1440
7.9
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7.2
3840x2160
6
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5.4

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed2000 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth256GB/secvs288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs2304
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units144vs192
Texture Rate161.3 GTexel/svs193.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs48
Pixel Rate35.8 GPixel/svs48.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. It is yet another catchy title in XFX's range. This card is their top spec, "enthusiast" level, card and is in the top RX 480s. It features a largely overclocked core, an extra DVI slot, a non stock-cooler, custom back plate and Hard Swap fans.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed Ellesmere XT which is a Forth Gen GCN GPU and has 36 SM activated and thus offers 2304 Shader Processing Units, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit runs at 1120MHz and goes up to 1338MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2000MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Radeon RX 480 8GB can be almost 10% Faster than GeForce GTX 970 at 4K. However, Radeon R9 390X is still slightly faster, overall.
At 1920x1080, the default rank for all GD Graphics Card, expect its performance to be between Radeonn R9 290 and Radeon R9 290X.

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440 and this card is more than capable of the same. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 780.
This edition comes with a custom double fan cooling solution which will allow a reasonable performance boost from the start, as GeForce GTX 780 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 863MHz to 1006MHz while its boost clock is now of 1058MHz. The memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 11% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this edition performs slightly better than GeForce GTX Titan.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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