AMD Radeon RX 480
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN

AMD Radeon RX 480
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN
RX 480 GTX TITAN Difference
AMD Radeon RX 480 NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN
Price $ 237.0 $ 650.0 413 (174%)
Year 2016 2013 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature C 82C
Max Fan Noise dB 53.1dB
Recommended Power Supply 500W 600W 100 (20%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 61.5 FPS 72.5 FPS 11 (18%)
Average 1440p Performance 46.0 FPS 52.1 FPS 6.1 (13%)
Average 4K Performance 28.6 FPS 28.3 FPS 0.3 (1%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (25%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 6.5 $ 13.8 7.3 (112%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 8.7 $ 19.2 10.5 (121%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 14.0 $ 35.3 21.3 (152%)
Overall Combination Score 81/100 39/100 42 (52%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 480 to GTX TITAN is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for RX 480 .

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AMD Radeon RX 480
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
63.0
63.0
2019 Anthem
40.6
40.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
59.5
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
75.8
73.0
2019 Metro Exodus
33.7
32.5
2018 Just Cause 4
48.7
47.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
52.5
50.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
67.5
65.1
2017 For Honor
90.0
86.8
2017 Project CARS 2
63.7
61.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
77.2
74.5
2016 Dishonored 2
46.5
44.8
2015 Rocket League
262.5
253.1
2015 Need For Speed
72.7
70.1
2015 Project CARS
69.7
67.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
180.0
173.5
2009 League of Legends
337.5
325.4

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AMD Radeon RX 480
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
46.9
46.9
2019 Anthem
32.2
32.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
46.2
46.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
51.0
49.2
2019 Metro Exodus
26.2
25.3
2018 Just Cause 4
36.0
34.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
36.7
35.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
48.7
47.0
2017 For Honor
52.5
50.6
2017 Project CARS 2
45.0
43.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
69.7
67.2
2016 Dishonored 2
39.7
38.3
2015 Rocket League
112.5
108.4
2015 Need For Speed
56.2
54.2
2015 Project CARS
53.3
51.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
150.0
144.6
2009 League of Legends
187.5
180.8

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AMD Radeon RX 480
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
28.0
28.0
2019 Anthem
17.5
17.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
24.5
24.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
25.1
24.2
2019 Metro Exodus
16.5
15.9
2018 Just Cause 4
18.8
18.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
17.6
17.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
33.7
32.5
2017 For Honor
26.2
25.3
2017 Project CARS 2
37.5
36.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
58.5
56.4
2016 Dishonored 2
31.5
30.4
2015 Rocket League
52.5
50.6
2015 Need For Speed
37.5
36.2
2015 Project CARS
37.5
36.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
135.0
130.1
2009 League of Legends
75.0
72.3

AMD Radeon RX 480 / i7-6700K

At 1440p, RX 480 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the RX 480 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. In terms of memory, the RX 480 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN / i7-3770K

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of GTX TITAN is simply ridiculous. At 1440p, GTX TITAN can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is worth noting that the GTX TITAN is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the GTX TITAN 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. This combination between GTX TITAN and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between GTX TITAN and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss.

RX 480 vs GTX TITAN Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 480 GTX TITAN
Board NumberC940, D009-01P2083 SKU 10
Length9.5 inches 241 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP150 W250 W

Clock Speeds

RX 480 GTX TITAN
Boost Clock1266 MHz876 MHz
GPU Clock1120 MHz836 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective1502 MHz 6008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 480 GTX TITAN
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationArctic Islands (RX 400)GeForce 700
Launch Price229 USD999 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateJun 29th, 2016Feb 19th, 2013

Graphics Features

RX 480 GTX TITAN
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (11_0)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.54.6
Shader Model65.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 480 GTX TITAN
ArchitectureGCN 4.0Kepler
Die Size244 mm²561 mm²
GPU NameEllesmereGK110
GPU VariantPolaris 10 XT (215-0876184)GK110-400-A1
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors5,700 million7,080 million

Memory

RX 480 GTX TITAN
Bandwidth256.0 GB/s288.4 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit384 bit
Memory Size8192 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 480 GTX TITAN
ROPs3248
Shading Units23042688
TMUs144224

Theoretical Performance

RX 480 GTX TITAN
FP32 (float) performance5,834 GFLOPS4,709 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance364.6 GFLOPS (1:16)1,570 GFLOPS (1:3)
Pixel Rate40.51 GPixel/s49.06 GPixel/s
Texture Rate182.3 GTexel/s196.2 GTexel/s

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