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PRODUCT REVIEW

AMD Radeon RX 480

By: PCBG Writing Staff

01/14/2017
 

AMD Radeon RX 480

The AMD Radeon RX 480, a Polaris 10 AMD graphics card, is one of the newest, best cards that AMD can provide today.

The AMD Radeon RX 480 uses the 4th Generation GCN (“Graphics Core Next”) microarchitecture. As a GCN, this keeps it in, at the very least version of the GCN roster, at PCI-E 3.0, which has a maximum of 16 lanes. More lanes also mean that the motherboard can be connected into more separate threads from within the card, should they be compact (hotter) or dispersed (colder).

The peak speed of 5.8 TFLOPs that the card can give is more than simply above average performance, with a big difference from the 4.9 TFLOPs of the RX 470. With a maximum of 1266MHz, it also has a remarkable difference in its boost clock (from the RX 470’s 1206MHz). Multiplying that with its computing speed, the number of processed instructions is stunningly different. That means it should also have more independent processes; it would be the best choice for power users who might use 3D graphics or more display output.

AMD Radeon RX 480

The card also has the AMD Overdrive™ system, which allows the user to customize power consumption, clock rating, and temperature. This is most useful since AMD products are known for heating up too much – thus allowing for more control in the dispersal of heat from within the card, which would then allow for better MTBF rating and greater overclock potential.

AMD Radeon RX 480

Verdict: 5

The AMD Radeon RX 480 truly maximizes performance. With great VRAM and clock speeds showing outstanding statistics, this is an amazing piece of technology indeed.

Testbed Specifications:

6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6700

MSI® Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON

CORSAIR® VS650

CORSAIR® Vengeance LPX 16GB

ADATA Premier Pro SP900 256GB

Windows® 10

 
 
 
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