Average Bench: 63.8% (27th of 544)

Based on 48,373 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 36.1% 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. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 182fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 179fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 480 is 20.7%. 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 48,373 samples)
Min Avg Max
124 Lighting 182 215
147 Reflection 169 183
179 Parallax 250 296
63.9% 200 fps
Min Avg Max
128 MRender 138 149
129 Gravity 179 204
118 Splatting 125 134
63.7% 148 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: 16.6
Lighting 210
Reflection 173
Parallax 257
70% 213 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 201
Splatting 119
67% 153 fps
Sapphire(174B E353) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 200
Reflection 173
Parallax 259
68% 211 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 190
Splatting 128
66% 152 fps
Sapphire(174B E353) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Lighting 201
Reflection 177
Parallax 262
69% 214 fps
MRender 125
Gravity 191
Splatting 129
64% 148 fps
CLim: 1310 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.6.2
Lighting 190
Reflection 174
Parallax 251
66% 205 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 183
Splatting 127
64% 149 fps
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,630,799 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 48,373 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
XFX(1682 9480) 20% 62% ± 8%
XFX RX 480 8GB 1328 MHz
RX-480M8BBA6
XFX RX 480 8GB 1288 MHz
RX480M8BFA6
EbayUS $390.0011 mins ago.
XFX RX 480 8GB LED 1288 MHz
RX-480P8DFA6
XFX RX 480 8GB XXX 1288 MHz
RX-480P836BM
OutletPCUS $707.8430 mins ago.
EbayUS $798.8910 mins ago.
XFX RX 480 8GB Black 1338 MHz
RX-480P8DBA6
EbayUS $798.8910 mins ago.
XFX RX 480 4GB RS
RX-480P4JFC6
XFX RX 480 8GB RS XXX 1288 MHz
RX-480P8LFB6
EbayUS $861.9610 mins ago.
Sapphire(174B E347) 17% 67% ± 7%
Sapphire RX 480 8GB NITRO+
11260-07-20G
EbayUS $841.9610 mins ago.
Sapphire RX 480 4GB NITRO+
11260-02-20G
AmazonUS $549.9921 days ago.
EbayUS $891.9611 mins ago.
Sapphire RX 480 4GB NITRO+
100406NT+4GOCL
Sapphire RX 480 8GB NITRO+
11260-01-20G
MSI(1462 3413) 16% 68% ± 7%
MSI RX 480 8GB Gaming X
Radeon RX 480 GAMING X 8G
EbayUS $950.9610 mins ago.
MSI RX 480 4GB Gaming X
Radeon RX 480 GAMING X 4G
EbayUS $748.7411 mins ago.
AMD(1002 0B37) 9% 61% ± 6%
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) 9% 65% ± 6%
Asus RX 480 8GB ROG STRIX OC
STRIX-RX480-O8G-GAMING
EbayUS $899.0010 mins ago.
MSI(1462 3415) 5% 65% ± 2%
MSI RX 480 8GB Armor OC
RX 480 ARMOR 8G OC
MSI RX 480 4GB Armor OC
RX 480 ARMOR 4G OC
Gigabyte(1458 22D0) 4% 65% ± 12%
MSI(1462 809E) 3% 58% ± 6%
Sapphire(174B E353) 3% 66% ± 3%
Asus(1043 04FD) 3% 57% ± 14%
PowerColor(148C 2372) 2% 64% ± 5%
PowerColor RX 480 8GB Red Devil
AXRX480 8GBD5-3DH/OC
Asus(1043 0501) 2% 58% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0505) 2% 58% ± 5%
Dell(1028 1005) 1% 52% ± 14%
Asus(1043 04A8) 1% 59% ± 12%
Asus RX 480 8GB
RX480-8G
Gigabyte(1458 22D4) 1% 61% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B E354) 0% 56% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 22E7) 0% 66% ± 0%
HP(103C 5166) 0% 59% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 A480) 0% 64% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22DF) 0% 66% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0507) 0% 56% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0503) 0% 50% ± 0%
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Poor (edit your comment) Add link

21 hrs ago.

i mined 3 eth coin and then my gpu broke i hate amd wtf


Excellent

7 mins ago.

love it!


Excellent

3 days ago.

Rubbish for VR. Much stuttering in few games


Excellent

8 days ago.

all you need for 1080p


Excellent

11 days ago.

Best gpu for P/P


Good

1 day ago.

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


Excellent

10 days ago.

very ok ok ok


Excellent

10 days ago.

Great miner ;)


Good

1 month ago.

Have the 4GB version, amazing card!


Good

1 month ago.

Super


Excellent

11 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!


Terrible

1 month ago.

ia the cheap and best powerfull video card.


Excellent

9 days ago.

1080p best choise


Good

1 month ago.

For Medium gaming But Overprice


Poor

1 month ago.

too poor performance for price tbh


Very good

13 months ago.


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Outstanding

6 months ago.

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


Good

7 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

10 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

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

18 hrs ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

Great GPU does what i want


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Outstanding

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

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


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