Radeon RX 480 

Released June, 2016
  • 1.1 GHz
  • 8 GB GDDR5
8.5 Out of 10

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Performance (overclocking, power)95%Quality (build, design, cooling)95%General Features (display outputs, etc)90%Bundle, Packaging & Software90%Value for Money90% Overall TweakTown Rating92% The Bottom Line: SAPPHIRE becomes the star of the Polaris line up with its Nitro+ RX 480 8GB, representing killer value for money for 1080p and 1440p gamers, with 60FPS+ performance.
by www.tweaktown.com (Dec, 2016)
The good, is that you can buy the $199 model and enjoy nearly all of the performance we've seen here today - within a few FPS of the benchmarks I've got here.
by www.tweaktown.com (Jun, 2016)

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Radeon RX 480 among GPUs between $200 and $400

Gaming

Radeon RX 480
7.7
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

Radeon RX 480
9.0
T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

Radeon RX 480
8.1
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Radeon RX 480
8.6
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Radeon RX 480
9.6
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

Radeon RX 480
7.8
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

8.5

Overall Score

Radeon RX 480
8.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon RX 480

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
602.96 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1080
1,044.74 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970
189.44 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
120.11 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1080
236.6 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970
100.58 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
3,356.26
GeForce GTX 970
3,359.14
GeForce GTX 1080
3,358.92

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 480
3,714.84
GeForce GTX 970
3,409.75
GeForce GTX 1080
3,717.62

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon RX 480
74.6

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon RX 480
417.1

Battlefield 4

Radeon RX 480
82

Bioshock Infinite

Radeon RX 480
110

In The News From around the web

Performance (overclocking, power)95%Quality (build, design, cooling)95%General Features (display outputs, etc)90%Bundle, Packaging & Software90%Value for Money90% Overall TweakTown Rating92% The Bottom Line: SAPPHIRE becomes the star of the Polaris line up with its Nitro+ RX 480 8GB, representing killer value for money for 1080p and 1440p gamers, with 60FPS+ performance.
Quieter and Cooler than Reference RX 480: AMD's Radeon RX 480 is a great value for money graphics card, one of the best for 1080p gaming, and the SAPPHIRE Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB only adds to that with an improved cooler that is much quieter.
The new Gaming series graphics cards feature 8-pin PCI-E power connectors and 8-phase power design on a custom PCB that should allow users to push Polaris 10 quite a bit without running into issues of overheating the VRMs.
The Twin Frozr VI cooler uses a nickel plated copper base plate, three 8mm copper heatpipes, a large aluminum fin array, and two large fans that spin down while the GPU temperature is under 60°C. The heatsink results in a larger than reference card that is both wider and longer at 276mm, but the size is made up for by offering 22% better cooling performance according to MSI.
Of course, all of the LEDs can be controlled by software or a button on the back of the card to change colors in response to temperatures, fan speed, cycling through all colors, and turned off completely.
The graphics card is powered by a single 8-pin PCI-E power connector which should be enough to allow overclocking headroom and alleviate any worries over pulling too much amperage over the PEG slot on the motherboard.
16
Jul

Asus ROG STRIX RX 480 Graphics Card Coming Next Month

by Tim Verry |
www.pcper.com
Further Asus has not touched the GDDR5 memory frequency which stays at the reference 8 GHz.
The custom graphics card is assembled using Asus' custom "Auto Extreme" automated assembly process and uses "Super Alloy Power II" components (which is to say that Asus claims to be using high quality hardware and build quality).

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand AMD
GPU name Ellesmere
Market Desktop
Clock speed 1,120 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,266 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 2,304
Texture mapping units 144
Render output processors 32
Compute units 36
Pixel rate 40.5 GPixel/s
Texture rate 182.3 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 5,834 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 2,000 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit
Memory 8,192 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 256 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 150W
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Comments

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RX 480 is currently better at DX12 and Vulkan, while the GTX 1060 only gains a 2-5 FPS performance boost from them, the RX 480 gains a ~40% performance boost. Which mean that as of right now, AAA games are better on the RX 480, DOOM and such will run better on DX12 while the GTX 1060 still dominates all the older games on DX11. http://wccftech.com/rx-480-gtx-1060-dx12-vulkan-tested/ Personally, I'd get the RX 480 just to be future proof, right now I have an almost all AMD PC with a Gigabyte Geforce GTX 960 G1 Gaming 4GB and I've been in the same spot where you are currently, I have decided on buying and AMD GPU because nearly all AMD GPUs get better as time goes on, thus why people use the term "Future proof" on most of them. But do keep in mind that I've heard that Intel CPUs run better with certain AMD GPUs including the RX 480, but I'm sure once AMD Zen CPUs come out, it won't be a problem anymore.
Well well well. The GTX 1060 is the same level as the RX 480. I do believe the RX 480 is better. I want an unbiased answer, as I'm thinking about getting this card, and I'm AMD-only.
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