AMD Radeon RX 480 CrossFire Performance Comparison

Page 2 : 3DMark DirectX 12 and DirectX 11 Benchmark Results

3DMark DirectX 12 Benchmark (2560 x 1440)

3DMark Time Spy is a new DirectX 12 benchmark that was released just days ago, just in time for this review. It supports new API features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading.

  • AMD Radeon RX 480 CrossFire Performance Comparison - Time Spy results
  • AMD Radeon RX 480 CrossFire Performance Comparison - Time Spy results

In this DirectX 12 benchmark, the Radeon RX 480 CrossFire was 93% faster than the single Radeon RX 480. Very impressive. This allows the Radeon RX 480 CrossFire to beat the GeForce GTX 1070 by 33%. This gives the Radeon RX 480 CrossFire a slight (5.7%) price-performance advantage over the GeForce GTX 1070, albeit at twice the power consumption.

 

3DMark (1920 x 1080)

For Direct 11 performance, we started testing the graphics cards using 3DMark at the most common gaming resolution – 1920 x 1080.

  • AMD Radeon RX 480 CrossFire Performance Comparison - Fire Strike results
  • AMD Radeon RX 480 CrossFire Performance Comparison - Fire Strike results

At this relatively CPU-limited test, the Radeon RX 480 CrossFire was 95% faster than the single Radeon RX 480. It was also 31%-35% faster than the GeForce GTX 1070, 79-86% faster than the GeForce GTX 1060.

Note that the Radeon RX 480 CrossFire ended up about 12% slower than both the GeForce GTX 1070 and the GeForce GTX 980 Ti in the Combined Test, probably because it was CPU-limited.

 

3DMark (2560 x 1440)

Then we took 3DMark up a notch to the resolution of 2560 x 1440. Let’s take a look!

  • AMD Radeon RX 480 CrossFire Performance Comparison - Fire Strike Extreme results
  • AMD Radeon RX 480 CrossFire Performance Comparison - Fire Strike Extreme results

As the higher 1440p resolution, the Radeon RX 480 CrossFire was 96% faster than the single Radeon RX 480. However, its performance advantage over the GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1060 dropped to 27% and 74% respectively.

At this point, the Radeon RX 480 CrossFire loses its price-performance advantage over the GeForce GTX 1070. However, it still maintains a comfortable price-performance advantage over the GeForce GTX 1080.

 

3DMark (3840 x 2160)

This is a torture test, perfect for comparing the GeForce GTX 1070 and the Radeon RX 480 CrossFire.

  • AMD Radeon RX 480 CrossFire Performance Comparison - Fire Strike Ultra results
  • AMD Radeon RX 480 CrossFire Performance Comparison - Fire Strike Ultra results

At the 4K resolution, the Radeon RX 480 CrossFire was 23% faster than the GeForce GTX 1070, and 73% faster than the GeForce GTX 1060. If we had a GeForce GTX 1080, the Radeon RX 480 CrossFire would likely be slightly faster, with a significant price-performance advantage, albeit with significantly higher power consumption.

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    1. Dr. Adrian Wong

      You are correct. It has 8 GB effective even though the specs are correct that it has 16 GB physical memory. We will add “8 GB effective” to be more accurate. Thanks for the comment!

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