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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 vs Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB: What is the difference?

44points

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

45points

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

998

295

998

Comparison winner

295

vs

53 facts in comparison

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

Why is Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 better than Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB?

  • 29.2 GPixel/s higher pixel rate?
    72.1 GPixel/svs42.9 GPixel/s
  • 32 more render output units (ROPs)?
    64vs32
  • 1 more DisplayPort outputs?
    3vs2
  • 2 more GPUs supported?
    4vs2
  • 9mm shorter?
    111mmvs120mm

Why is Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB better than Nvidia GeForce GTX 980?

  • 82MHz faster GPU clock speed?
    1208MHzvs1126MHz
  • 1. 58 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance?
    6.18 TFLOPSvs4.6 TFLOPS
  • 15W lower TDP?
    150Wvs165W
  • 247MHz faster memory clock speed?
    2000MHzvs1753MHz
  • 4GB more VRAM?
    8GBvs4GB
  • 988MHz higher effective memory clock speed?
    8000MHzvs7012MHz
  • 49.2 GTexels/s higher texture rate?
    193.2 GTexels/svs144 GTexels/s
  • 32GB/s more memory bandwidth?
    256GB/svs224GB/s

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

vs

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

vs

Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 8GB

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

vs

AMD Radeon RX 580

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

vs

MSI Radeon RX 580 Armor OC 4GB

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

vs

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

vs

Nvidia Geforce GTX 1660 Super

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

vs

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

vs

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

vs

Manli GeForce GTX 1650

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

vs

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 580 8GB

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

vs

Palit GeForce GTX 1650 StormX Plus

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

vs

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

vs

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

vs

Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

vs

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

vs

Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 6700 XT Gaming OC

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

vs

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

vs

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

vs

XFX HD 6950 XXX 1GB

Price comparison

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

Buy used:

€131

Product Store Price
Zotac Geforce GTX 980 GeForce GTX980 Gra. ..Zotac Geforce GTX 980 GeForce GTX980 Grafikkarte €998
EVGA 03G-P4-2883-KR GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3…EVGA 03G-P4-2883-KR GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3 GB GDDR5 Grafikkarte – Grafikkarten (NVIDIA, GeForce GTX 780 Ti, 4096 x 2160 Pixel, 980 MHz, 2-Way SLI, 1046 MHz) €998

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

Buy used:

€230

Product Store Price
Sapphire Pulse AMD Radeon™ RX 7600 Gamin…Sapphire Pulse AMD Radeon™ RX 7600 Gaming 8GB GDDR6 HDMI/Triple DP €295
maxsun AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB 2048SP GDDR…maxsun AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB 2048SP GDDR5 Computer-Video-Grafikkarte GPU für PC Gaming 256-Bit DirectX 12 DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort Multi Monitors Extend €133
Sapphire Nitro+ AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT Ga…Sapphire Nitro+ AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT Gaming OC Graphic Card 12GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4. 0 ATX (11318-01-20G) €504

User reviews

Overall rating

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

0 User reviews

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

0.0/10

0 User reviews

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

2 User reviews

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

10.0/10

2 User reviews

Features

Value for money

No reviews yet

 

10.0/10

2 votes

Gaming

No reviews yet

 

10.0/10

2 votes

Performance

No reviews yet

 

10.0/10

2 votes

Quiet operation

No reviews yet

 

10.0/10

2 votes

Reliability

No reviews yet

 

10.0/10

2 votes

Performance

GPU clock speed

1126MHz

1208MHz

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

GPU turbo

1216MHz

1342MHz

When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.

pixel rate

72.1 GPixel/s

42.9 GPixel/s

The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

floating-point performance

4.6 TFLOPS

6.18 TFLOPS

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.

texture rate

144 GTexels/s

193.2 GTexels/s

The number of textured pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

GPU memory speed

1753MHz

2000MHz

The memory clock speed is one aspect that determines the memory bandwidth.

shading units

Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors within the graphics card that are responsible for processing different aspects of the image.

texture mapping units (TMUs)

TMUs take textures and map them to the geometry of a 3D scene. More TMUs will typically mean that texture information is processed faster.

render output units (ROPs)

The ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, writing the final pixel data to memory and carrying out other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the look of graphics.

Memory

effective memory speed

7012MHz

8000MHz

The effective memory clock speed is calculated from the size and data rate of the memory. Higher clock speeds can give increased performance in games and other apps.

maximum memory bandwidth

224GB/s

256GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

VRAM (video RAM) is the dedicated memory of a graphics card. More VRAM generally allows you to run games at higher settings, especially for things like texture resolution.

GDDR version

Newer versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher transfer rates that give increased performance.

memory bus width

256bit

256bit

A wider bus width means that it can carry more data per cycle. It is an important factor of memory performance, and therefore the general performance of the graphics card.

Supports ECC memory

✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

✖Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

Features

DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

OpenCL version

Some apps use OpenCL to apply the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.

Supports multi-display technology

✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

✔Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

The graphics card supports multi-display technology. This allows you to configure multiple monitors in order to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as having a wider field of view.

load GPU temperature

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB)

A lower load temperature means that the card produces less heat and its cooling system performs better.

supports ray tracing

✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

✖Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

Ray tracing is an advanced light rendering technique that provides more realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections in games.

Supports 3D

✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

✔Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D display and glasses).

supports DLSS

✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

✖Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) is an upscaling technology powered by AI. It allows the graphics card to render games at a lower resolution and upscale them to a higher resolution with near-native visual quality and increased performance. DLSS is only available on select games.

AMD SAM / Intel Resizable BAR

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Nvidia GeForce GTX 980)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB)

AMD’s Smart Access Memory (SAM) and Intel’s Resizable BAR are two technologies that allow the CPU to have faster access to the graphics card, which can give a performance boost. It requires a compatible motherboard, graphics card, and CPU.

Ports

has an HDMI output

✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

✔Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

HDMI ports

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Nvidia GeForce GTX 980)

More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

HDMI version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Nvidia GeForce GTX 980)

HDMI 2.0

Newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth, which allows for higher resolutions and frame rates.

DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.

DVI outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.

mini DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.

Price comparison

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

Buy used:

€131

Product Store Price
Zotac Geforce GTX 980 GeForce GTX980 Gra. ..Zotac Geforce GTX 980 GeForce GTX980 Grafikkarte €998
EVGA 03G-P4-2883-KR GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3…EVGA 03G-P4-2883-KR GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3 GB GDDR5 Grafikkarte – Grafikkarten (NVIDIA, GeForce GTX 780 Ti, 4096 x 2160 Pixel, 980 MHz, 2-Way SLI, 1046 MHz) €998

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB

Buy used:

€230

Product Store Price
Sapphire Pulse AMD Radeon™ RX 7600 Gamin…Sapphire Pulse AMD Radeon™ RX 7600 Gaming 8GB GDDR6 HDMI/Triple DP €295
maxsun AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB 2048SP GDDR…maxsun AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB 2048SP GDDR5 Computer-Video-Grafikkarte GPU für PC Gaming 256-Bit DirectX 12 DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort Multi Monitors Extend €133
Sapphire Nitro+ AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT Ga…Sapphire Nitro+ AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT Gaming OC Graphic Card 12GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4. 0 ATX (11318-01-20G) €504

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 vs MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB: What is the difference?

40points

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980

45points

MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB

131

131

Comparison winner

vs

53 facts in comparison

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980

MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB

Why is Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 better than MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB?

  • 30.4 GPixel/s higher pixel rate?
    72.1 GPixel/svs41.7 GPixel/s
  • 32 more render output units (ROPs)?
    64vs32
  • 1 more DisplayPort outputs?
    3vs2
  • 30mm shorter?
    110mmvs140mm

Why is MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB better than Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980?

  • 1.39 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance?
    6 TFLOPSvs4.62 TFLOPS
  • 15W lower TDP?
    150Wvs165W
  • 43. 3 GTexels/s higher texture rate?
    187.6 GTexels/svs144.3 GTexels/s
  • 87MHz faster GPU turbo speed?
    1303MHzvs1216MHz
  • 500million more transistors?
    5700 millionvs5200 million
  • 256 more shading units?
    2304vs2048
  • 16 more texture mapping units (TMUs)?
    144vs128
  • 1 newer version of OpenCL?
    2.2vs1.2

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980

vs

AMD Radeon RX 580

MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB

vs

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980

vs

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070

MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB

vs

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980

vs

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB

vs

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 570 4GB

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980

vs

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB

vs

Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Twin Edge OC

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980

vs

MSI GeForce GTX 1650 Super Gaming

MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB

vs

Zotac GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Twin Edge OC LHR

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980

vs

AMD Radeon RX 590

MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB

vs

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980

vs

AMD Radeon RX 470

MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB

vs

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980

vs

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6

MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB

vs

Asus Dual GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980

vs

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB

vs

Intel Arc A750

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980

vs

MSI Radeon RX 6500 XT Mech 2X OC

Price comparison

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980

Buy used:

€131

Product Store Price
Gigabyte GV-N166SD6-6GD Graphics Card NV. ..Gigabyte GV-N166SD6-6GD Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB GDDR6 €278
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 D6 OC 4GB Graf…Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 D6 OC 4GB Grafikkarte GV-N1656OC-4GD V2, Schwarz €185

User reviews

Performance

GPU clock speed

1127MHz

1120MHz

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

GPU turbo

1216MHz

1303MHz

When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.

pixel rate

72.1 GPixel/s

41.7 GPixel/s

The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

floating-point performance

4.62 TFLOPS

6 TFLOPS

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.

texture rate

144.3 GTexels/s

187.6 GTexels/s

The number of textured pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

GPU memory speed

1753MHz

1750MHz

The memory clock speed is one aspect that determines the memory bandwidth.

shading units

Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors within the graphics card that are responsible for processing different aspects of the image.

texture mapping units (TMUs)

TMUs take textures and map them to the geometry of a 3D scene. More TMUs will typically mean that texture information is processed faster.

render output units (ROPs)

The ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, writing the final pixel data to memory and carrying out other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the look of graphics.

Memory

effective memory speed

7012MHz

7000MHz

The effective memory clock speed is calculated from the size and data rate of the memory. Higher clock speeds can give increased performance in games and other apps.

maximum memory bandwidth

224.4GB/s

224GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

VRAM (video RAM) is the dedicated memory of a graphics card. More VRAM generally allows you to run games at higher settings, especially for things like texture resolution.

GDDR version

Newer versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher transfer rates that give increased performance.

memory bus width

256bit

256bit

A wider bus width means that it can carry more data per cycle. It is an important factor of memory performance, and therefore the general performance of the graphics card.

Supports ECC memory

✖Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980

✖MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

Features

DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

OpenCL version

Some apps use OpenCL to apply the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.

Supports multi-display technology

✔Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980

✔MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB

The graphics card supports multi-display technology. This allows you to configure multiple monitors in order to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as having a wider field of view.

load GPU temperature

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB)

A lower load temperature means that the card produces less heat and its cooling system performs better.

supports ray tracing

✖Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980

✖MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB

Ray tracing is an advanced light rendering technique that provides more realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections in games.

Supports 3D

✔Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980

✔MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB

Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D display and glasses).

supports DLSS

✖Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980

✖MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB

DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) is an upscaling technology powered by AI. It allows the graphics card to render games at a lower resolution and upscale them to a higher resolution with near-native visual quality and increased performance. DLSS is only available on select games.

AMD SAM / Intel Resizable BAR

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB)

AMD’s Smart Access Memory (SAM) and Intel’s Resizable BAR are two technologies that allow the CPU to have faster access to the graphics card, which can give a performance boost. It requires a compatible motherboard, graphics card, and CPU.

Ports

has an HDMI output

✔Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980

✔MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 4GB

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

HDMI ports

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980)

More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

HDMI version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980)

HDMI 2.0

Newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth, which allows for higher resolutions and frame rates.

DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.

DVI outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.

mini DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.

Price comparison

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980

Buy used:

€131

Product Store Price
Gigabyte GV-N166SD6-6GD Graphics Card NV…Gigabyte GV-N166SD6-6GD Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB GDDR6 €278
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 D6 OC 4GB Graf.

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