Average Bench: 66.9% (21st of 535)

Based on 29,300 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 67DF Models: Radeon (TM) RX 480 Graphics, AMD Radeon (TM) RX 480, Radeon(TM) RX 480, ASUS Radeon (TM) RX 480

The RX 480 is the first graphics card to feature AMD’s new 14nm Polaris architecture. The card is due for release on June 29 (in four days time). We don’t have all the details yet but the RX 480 is rumoured to have an MSRP of $199 and it will likely perform on a par with the Nvidia GTX 970. At present we only have one benchmark so although the performance figures are provisional the RX 480 and GTX 970 do appear to be closely matched. If further tests validate these results and the cards retail at the MSRP of $199, then the new RX 480 will effectively improve graphics card price/performance ratios by a whopping 23%, something that has not happened since the release of the Maxwell based Nvidia GTX 970 nearly two years ago. In addition better price/performance for the current generation of games, the RX 480 also offers relatively strong DX12 support which provides better future proofing than Nvida’s Maxwell (970/980/980 Ti) cards. [Jun '16 GPUPro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Above average average bench

The AMD RX 480 averaged 33.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 139fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 253fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 480 is 24.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD RX 480 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 171fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 181fps
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 29,300 samples)
Min Avg Max
134 Lighting 185 219
148 Reflection 171 184
184 Parallax 253 299
64.2% 203 fps
Min Avg Max
127 MRender 139 149
145 Gravity 181 210
119 Splatting 127 134
70.3% 149 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MaxC: 1370 MHz, MaxM: 2000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.3.3
Lighting 227
Reflection 188
Parallax 282
75% 232 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 211
Splatting 136
76% 166 fps
MaxC: 1303 MHz, MaxM: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.6
Lighting 214
Reflection 174
Parallax 271
72% 220 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 204
Splatting 127
70% 156 fps
MaxC: 1288 MHz, MaxM: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.3.1
Lighting 180
Reflection 133
Parallax 251
63% 188 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 178
Splatting 126
72% 149 fps
MaxC: 1278 MHz, MaxM: 1000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 110
Reflection 88.5
Parallax 141
37% 113 fps
MRender 73.4
Gravity 103
Splatting 67.7
37% 81.3 fps
29,300 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,174,742 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 29,300 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
XFX(1682 9480) 21% 64% ± 9%
XFX RX 480 8GB 1328 MHz
RX-480M8BBA6
AmazonUS $270.594 mins ago.
EbayUS $399.889 mins ago.
XFX RX 480 8GB 1288 MHz
RX480M8BFA6
EbayUS $219.9910 mins ago.
XFX RX 480 8GB LED 1288 MHz
RX-480P8DFA6
AmazonUS $238.894 mins ago.
EbayUS $264.988 mins ago.
NeweggUS $264.988 hrs ago.
XFX RX 480 8GB XXX 1288 MHz
RX-480P836BM
NeweggUS $219.998 hrs ago.
EbayUS $237.998 mins ago.
AmazonUS $243.994 mins ago.
OutletPCUS $307.905 hrs ago.
XFX RX 480 8GB Black 1338 MHz
RX-480P8DBA6
AmazonUS $259.994 mins ago.
EbayUS $264.988 mins ago.
NeweggUS $264.988 hrs ago.
XFX RX 480 4GB RS
RX-480P4JFC6
NeweggUS $242.862 months ago.
AmazonUS $271.424 mins ago.
EbayUS $340.588 mins ago.
XFX RX 480 8GB RS XXX 1288 MHz
RX-480P8LFB6
AmazonUS $257.234 mins ago.
EbayUS $310.958 mins ago.
MSI(1462 3413) 20% 71% ± 7%
MSI RX 480 8GB Gaming X
Radeon RX 480 GAMING X 8G
EbayUS $244.999 mins ago.
BHPhotoUS $244.9921 hrs ago.
AmazonUS $318.894 mins ago.
MSI RX 480 4GB Gaming X
Radeon RX 480 GAMING X 4G
AmazonUS $204.994 mins ago.
EbayUS $214.989 mins ago.
Sapphire(174B E347) 17% 70% ± 5%
Sapphire RX 480 8GB NITRO+
11260-07-20G
AmazonUS $259.994 mins ago.
EbayUS $268.378 mins ago.
Sapphire RX 480 4GB NITRO+
11260-02-20G
EbayUS $234.499 mins ago.
AmazonUS $241.714 mins ago.
Sapphire RX 480 4GB NITRO+
100406NT+4GOCL
EbayUS $189.999 mins ago.
Sapphire RX 480 8GB NITRO+
11260-01-20G
AmazonUS $239.994 mins ago.
EbayUS $280.128 mins ago.
NeweggUS $284.678 hrs ago.
Asus(1043 04FB) 11% 66% ± 9%
Asus RX 480 8GB ROG STRIX OC
STRIX-RX480-O8G-GAMING
AmazonUS $239.994 mins ago.
BHPhotoUS $240.9821 hrs ago.
EbayUS $268.048 mins ago.
MSI(1462 3415) 6% 69% ± 5%
MSI RX 480 8GB Armor OC
RX 480 ARMOR 8G OC
BHPhotoUS $219.9921 hrs ago.
AmazonUS $239.994 mins ago.
NeweggUS $244.988 hrs ago.
OutletPCUS $247.844 days ago.
EbayUS $259.008 mins ago.
MSI RX 480 4GB Armor OC
RX 480 ARMOR 4G OC
AmazonUS $207.994 mins ago.
EbayUS $214.508 mins ago.
PowerColor(148C 2372) 5% 65% ± 8%
PowerColor RX 480 8GB Red Devil
AXRX480 8GBD5-3DH/OC
EbayUS $244.989 mins ago.
AMD(1002 0B37) 4% 63% ± 5%
Sapphire RX 480 8GB
21260-00-20G
AmazonUS $299.992 months ago.
XFX RX 480 4GB 1266 MHz
RX-480M4BFA6
Sapphire RX 480 4GB
21260-01-20G
MSI RX 480 8GB
Radeon RX 480 8G
EbayUS $247.499 mins ago.
Asus(1043 0501) 4% 59% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 22D0) 2% 68% ± 5%
Asus(1043 04FD) 2% 59% ± 6%
Sapphire(174B E353) 2% 64% ± 18%
Asus(1043 0505) 2% 58% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 22D4) 1% 63% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22E7) 1% 68% ± 3%
Asus(1043 04A8) 1% 64% ± 4%
Asus RX 480 8GB
RX480-8G
EbayUS $257.589 mins ago.
PwrHis(1787 A480) 1% 67% ± 11%
Gigabyte(1458 22E8) 0% 65% ± 1%
MSI(1462 809E) 0% 57% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0503) 0% 63% ± 3%
Dell(1028 1005) 0% 61% ± 0%
Send price feedback
Typical RX 480 Builds (Compare 11,959 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $847

Popular RX 480 compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your GPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
  • - Find the best upgrades.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Graphics Card Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2017 GPU Rankings.

Welcome to our graphics card comparison. We calculate effective 3D speed which measures performance for recent games. Effective speed is adjusted by cost to yield value for money. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top GPUs. Share your opinion by voting. [GPUPro]

 Comments

Added 9 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

31 mins ago.

close buy between this and the 1060.


Good

7 hrs ago.

Good job AMD


Good

3 hrs ago.

The reference card is hot (or noisy if you push the fan higher) but it's damn fast! 1080p60 max settings guarantee!


Poor

6 hrs ago.

good


Good

9 hrs ago.

pretty


Good

5 hrs ago.

Best gpu for P/P


Poor

10 hrs ago.

very good


Good

1 day ago.

ia the cheap and best powerfull video card.


Poor

5 days ago.

amazing


Good

2 hrs ago.

For Medium gaming But Overprice


Good

1 day ago.

1080p best choise


Poor

2 days ago.

shit


Poor

1 day ago.

fuck AMD


Very good

9 months ago.


Poor

1 day ago.

veri gud


Poor

1 month ago.

1080p and 2k monster. Nothing else to say. Get it if you dont have the buck to get anything from nVidia.


Outstanding

1 month ago.

best GPU of 2016. insanely inexpensive and powers my guangzhou sports sedan. 7 liters. 900HP. insane traction. just great


Outstanding

24 days ago.

XFX GTR running 1400MHZ with just increased power limit (50%) 2150Mem


Good

3 months ago.

Best card for the money/future right now for who does not want to spend over $300 for a graphics card. Stock and availability is currently low but will be fixed on September. Will outperform a higher priced GTX 1060 in DX12 and Vulcan games by 20fps but tends to slightly drag itself behind in DX11 and OpenGL games due to very recent driver support. AMD cards tend to improve by 25% in DX11 and OpenGL after 6 months of driver maturity just like the previous x80 cards. Crossfire support is available unlike the GTX 1060 and if you want similar performance for slightly less money, get the 4GB version.


Outstanding

6 months ago.

An outstanding GPU. I got one to benchmark in the 99th percentile. Super quiet, 30% fan speed at 75c and inaudible while gaming. I got the sapphire nitro+


Outstanding

1 month ago.

With updated drivers, RX 480 has no competitor up to GTX 1070


Excellent

2 months ago.

Great GPU does what i want


Excellent

8 days ago.

Very good card for 1080p 60fps, would go for 1070 for anything more


Outstanding

7 hrs ago.

amazing


Excellent

5 months ago.

best graphics card I ever had, tho needed some tunning as Sapphire tuned it to be silent over power. Undervolted by -65mV, powerlimit increased to +39% and tuned fan speed so card never reaches 78 degrees, because at that temperature card throttle down gpu frequency...After all of this it is beast yet bit less power hungry :D


Your
opinion?
Reaching its prime
Age: 9 months

Speed Comparisons

vs AMD RX 480
vs Nvidia GTX 1070
vs Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB
vs Nvidia GTX 1080
vs Nvidia GTX 970
vs Nvidia GTX 980 Ti
vs AMD RX 470
vs AMD R9 390
vs AMD R9 Fury-X

535 Graphics Cards (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different GPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $310AMD RX 480 $190Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $136
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $235Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $160
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $110SanDisk Extreme 64GB $34
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $90G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $430SanDisk Extreme 32GB $26
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $9
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  @Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback