Average Bench: 63.6% (39th of 590)

Based on 85,529 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]

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Above average average bench

The AMD RX 480 averaged 36.3% 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. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 182fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 177fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 480 is 20.8%. 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) 169fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 125fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 85,529 samples)
Min Avg Max
131 Lighting 182 215
150 Reflection 169 182
187 Parallax 252 293
64.1% 201 fps
Min Avg Max
124 MRender 138 147
130 Gravity 177 203
116 Splatting 125 132
63.2% 147 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Lighting 210
Reflection 179
Parallax 273
72% 221 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 198
Splatting 130
68% 157 fps
CLim: 1342 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Lighting 202
Reflection 178
Parallax 263
69% 214 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 194
Splatting 132
68% 158 fps
CLim: 1288 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Lighting 170
Reflection 173
Parallax 247
61% 196 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 166
Splatting 126
62% 145 fps
CLim: 1266 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Lighting 169
Reflection 168
Parallax 240
60% 192 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 168
Splatting 124
61% 141 fps
XFX(1682 9470) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1226 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 150
Reflection 167
Parallax 219
54% 179 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 149
Splatting 120
57% 134 fps
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,830,466 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 85,529 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $240 @ launch in Jun '16)
XFX(1682 9480) 23% 62% ± 7%
XFX RX 480 8GB 1328 MHz
RX-480M8BBA6
XFX RX 480 8GB 1288 MHz
RX480M8BFA6
XFX RX 480 8GB LED 1288 MHz
RX-480P8DFA6
XFX RX 480 8GB XXX 1288 MHz
RX-480P836BM
OutletPCUS $5087 months
AmazonUS $7497 months
XFX RX 480 8GB Black 1338 MHz
RX-480P8DBA6
XFX RX 480 4GB RS
RX-480P4JFC6
XFX RX 480 8GB RS XXX 1288 MHz
RX-480P8LFB6
EbayUS $8627 mins
Sapphire(174B E347) 18% 66% ± 6%
Sapphire RX 480 8GB NITRO+
11260-07-20G
EbayUS $8426 mins
Sapphire RX 480 4GB NITRO+
11260-02-20G
AmazonUS $55010 months
EbayUS $8928 mins
Sapphire RX 480 4GB NITRO+
100406NT+4GOCL
Sapphire RX 480 8GB NITRO+
11260-01-20G
AmazonUS $4404 months
MSI(1462 3413) 15% 68% ± 6%
MSI RX 480 8GB Gaming X
Radeon RX 480 GAMING X 8G
MSI RX 480 4GB Gaming X
Radeon RX 480 GAMING X 4G
AMD(1002 0B37) 8% 57% ± 9%
Sapphire RX 480 8GB
21260-00-20G
XFX RX 480 4GB 1266 MHz
RX-480M4BFA6
Sapphire RX 480 4GB
21260-01-20G
MSI RX 480 8GB
Radeon RX 480 8G
Asus(1043 04FB) 8% 65% ± 6%
Asus RX 480 8GB ROG STRIX OC
STRIX-RX480-O8G-GAMING
EbayUS $1,2007 mins
MSI(1462 3415) 5% 63% ± 9%
MSI RX 480 8GB Armor OC
RX 480 ARMOR 8G OC
MSI RX 480 4GB Armor OC
RX 480 ARMOR 4G OC
AmazonUS $3001 min
EbayUS $3507 mins
PowerColor(148C 2372) 5% 64% ± 6%
PowerColor RX 480 8GB Red Devil
AXRX480 8GBD5-3DH/OC
Asus(1043 0501) 3% 58% ± 4%
Sapphire(174B E353) 2% 68% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 22D0) 2% 65% ± 3%
MSI(1462 809E) 2% 55% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0505) 1% 60% ± 6%
Asus(1043 04FD) 1% 57% ± 5%
Dell(1028 1005) 1% 60% ± 6%
Sapphire(174B E354) 1% 56% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 22D4) 1% 63% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22E8) 1% 63% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04A8) 0% 63% ± 6%
Asus RX 480 8GB
RX480-8G
PwrHis(1787 A480) 0% 67% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22DF) 0% 68% ± 3%
Asus(1043 0503) 0% 62% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 22E7) 0% 68% ± 0%
HP(103C 82F5) 0% 62% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E349) 0% 49% ± 0%
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop 53%
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

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 Comments

Added 23 months ago.

Good

11 days ago.

The RX480 is a great one for me. I usually play in 1920x1080p and itsa enough to play all games in great options. To play in higher resolutions this is not the right one. I have a Sapphire 8gb oc card and this one i can play on high overclocking speed. But you musst fix the thermal problem.


Terrible

7 days ago.

price /perf ratio is very good buy it for 229€ when the gtx 1060 is around 309€ my choice was fastly made xD


Excellent

21 hrs ago.

Have the 4GB version, amazing card!


Good

3 months ago.

ia the cheap and best powerfull video card.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Best mainstream card on market


Excellent

9 days ago.

It's really fast sure, but the 1060 is faster and a little cheaper. I would go for the 1060 6gb gaming x!


Good

1 month ago.

Best prices for good performance!


Excellent

29 mins ago.

my current video card. good vc though


Excellent

4 months ago.

For Medium gaming But Overprice


Excellent

9 months ago.

Pretty good card, got mine STRIX for 270 euros, overclocks at 1.3 voltage to 2250mem and 1467 core, so it asks itself for waterblock.


Good

1 month ago.

a bit overprised but stillvery good


Excellent

29 days ago.

have one works great, plays 1080p ultra on the cheep


Very good

23 months ago.


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Poor

6 months ago.

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


Outstanding

15 months ago.

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


Terrible

8 months ago.

very high price


Good

2 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.


Average

8 months ago.

It WAS a great value, but now...


Terrible

4 months ago.

With updated drivers, RX 480 shines. Especially in DX12.


Outstanding

20 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+


Excellent

7 months ago.

very nice budget card ♥


Excellent

12 months ago.

Nitro+ 4gb from Sapphire. Runs cool and silent. Better power efficiency if undervolted. I'm very satisfied with my purchase.


Excellent

9 months ago.

Can run most modern AAA games at 1080p 60fps on max settings.


Excellent

11 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

Tutorial  www.youtube.com/...

How I tunned my Sapphire card to get better perfomance :)


Excellent

16 months ago.

Great GPU does what i want


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Outstanding

13 months ago.

Really fast. Runs most modern games on ultra graphics, unless bottlenecked by cpu.


Good

6 months ago.

Good GPU, runs games well, can't beat the price. Only complaint is that it gets hot at times, but that usually doesn't affect performance.


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