Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X
Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X VS. Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB
Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB

Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X vs. Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB

August 21, 2019
                         
Bottom line: Which one is better?

When we compare R9 380 X vs RX 480 in this review, Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB is better because of the following; 80MHz faster GPU clock speed, 0.9 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance, 2.5 GPixel/s higher pixel rate, 28.2 GTexels/s higher texture rate, 500MHz faster memory clock speed, 64GB/s more memory bandwidth, 2000MHz higher memory clock speed and 70W lower TDP.

GENERAL INFO

The features of R9 380 vs RX 480 in terms of general info can be compared as follows;

Thermal Design Power (TDP); Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X has 190W whereas Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB has 120W.

Number of transistors; Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X has 5000million whereas Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB has 5700million.

Semiconductor size; Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X has 28nm while Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB has 14nm.

PCI express (PCIE) version; Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X and Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB have 3.

Width; Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X is 23.5mm whereas Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB is 240mm.

Height; Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X is 126.5mm whereas Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB is 111mm.

Bottom Line general info
Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB is better in terms of general info.
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PERFORMANCE.

The performance features of 380X vs 480 are as per the following comparisons;

Pixel rate; Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X has 33.3 GPixel/s whereas Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB has 35.8 GPixel/s.

Texture rate; Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X has 133.1 GTexels/s whereas Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB has 161.3 GTexels/s.

GPU memory speed; Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X has 1500MHz whereas Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB has 2000MHz.

GPU clock speed; Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X has 1040MHz whereas Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB has 1120MHz.

Floating-point performance; Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X has 4.26 TFLOPS whereas Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB as 5.16 TFLOPS.

Texture Mapping Units (TMUS); Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X has 128 while Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB has 144.

Bottom Line performance
Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB is better as it has better performance features.
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MEMORY

Maximum memory bandwidth; Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X has 192GB/s whereas Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB has 256GB/s.

Memory bus width; Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB and Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X have 256bit.

Effective memory speed; Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X has 6000MHz while Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB has 8000MHz.

RAM; Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X has 4GB whereas Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB has 8GB.

Version of GDDR memory; each of the device has 5.

Bottom Line memory
Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB is better as it has higher RAM, more memory bandwidth and higher effective memory speed.
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PORTS

HDMI outputs; the two devices have HDMI outputs.

Displayport outputs; Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X has 1 whereas Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB has 3.

DVI outputs; Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X has 2.

Bottom Line ports
Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X is better as it has 2 DVI outputs.
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KEY FEATURES

OpenGL version; the two devices have 4.5.

DirectX version; the two devices have 12.

OpenCL version; Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 380X has 2.1 whereas Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB has 2.2.

Supports 4K resolution; the two devices support 4K resolution.

Supports multi-display technology; Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB has this feature.

Supports 3D; the two devices support 3D.

Bottom Line key features
Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB is better as it supports multi-display technology.
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Conclusion

When we compare RX 480 vs R9380X, Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB is a better graphics card as it has superior features.

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