Average Bench: 88.2% - 14th / 530

Based on 15,218 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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Very good average bench

The AMD RX 480 averaged just 11.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD RX 480 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 257fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 183fps
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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) 171fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 188fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,218 samples)
Min Avg Max
141 Lighting 188 219
152 Reflection 171 186
199 Parallax 257 302
68.1% 205 fps
Min Avg Max
132 MRender 140 151
150 Gravity 183 207
120 Splatting 126 135
108% 150 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MaxC: 1350 MHz, MaxM: 2050 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 215
Reflection 180
Parallax 301
79% 232 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 205
Splatting 129
116% 160 fps
MaxC: 1340 MHz, MaxM: 2150 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 224
Reflection 182
Parallax 290
77% 232 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 211
Splatting 131
118% 163 fps
MaxC: 1303 MHz, MaxM: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.6
Lighting 205
Reflection 177
Parallax 270
72% 217 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 196
Splatting 128
112% 155 fps
MaxC: 1303 MHz, MaxM: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.12.2
Lighting 201
Reflection 172
Parallax 265
70% 213 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 193
Splatting 124
110% 152 fps
Asus(1043 0501) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1300 MHz, MaxM: 2000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.12.2
Lighting 153
Reflection 176
Parallax 215
58% 181 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 152
Splatting 127
101% 141 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,562,168 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 15,218 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Sapphire(174B E347) 27% 91% ± 5%
Sapphire RX 480 8GB NITRO+
11260-01-20G
AmazonUS $276.9942 mins ago.
EbayUS $276.9914 mins ago.
OutletPCUS $327.8311 hrs ago.
NeweggUS $333.554 hrs ago.
Sapphire RX 480 4GB NITRO+
11260-02-20G
AmazonUS $230.6342 mins ago.
EbayUS $244.5816 mins ago.
Sapphire RX 480 4GB NITRO+
100406NT+4GOCL
NeweggUS $199.984 hrs ago.
XFX(1682 9480) 20% 86% ± 8%
XFX RX 480 8GB 1328 MHz
RX-480M8BBA6
OutletPCUS $307.8311 hrs ago.
AmazonUS $319.006 days ago.
EbayUS $399.8814 mins ago.
XFX RX 480 8GB 1288 MHz
RX480M8BFA6
AmazonUS $239.9942 mins ago.
EbayUS $249.9916 mins ago.
BHPhotoUS $258.504 months ago.
XFX RX 480 8GB LED 1288 MHz
RX-480P8DFA6
NeweggUS $269.984 hrs ago.
AmazonUS $274.8941 mins ago.
EbayUS $291.3014 mins ago.
OutletPCUS $327.9311 hrs ago.
XFX RX 480 8GB XXX 1288 MHz
RX-480P836BM
AmazonUS $239.9941 mins ago.
NeweggUS $259.994 hrs ago.
EbayUS $271.6914 mins ago.
OutletPCUS $307.9011 hrs ago.
XFX RX 480 8GB Black 1338 MHz
RX-480P8DBA6
AmazonUS $269.9941 mins ago.
NeweggUS $289.994 hrs ago.
EbayUS $309.6714 mins ago.
XFX RX 480 4GB RS
RX-480P4JFC6
AmazonUS $199.9941 mins ago.
NeweggUS $242.864 hrs ago.
EbayUS $242.9914 mins ago.
XFX RX 480 8GB RS XXX 1288 MHz
RX-480P8LFB6
AmazonUS $259.9941 mins ago.
EbayUS $319.9514 mins ago.
MSI(1462 3413) 16% 91% ± 10%
MSI RX 480 8GB Gaming X
Radeon RX 480 GAMING X 8G
EbayUS $259.9814 mins ago.
BHPhotoUS $264.993 hrs ago.
AmazonUS $266.9942 mins ago.
MSI RX 480 4GB Gaming X
Radeon RX 480 GAMING X 4G
AmazonUS $206.9941 mins ago.
EbayUS $219.9816 mins ago.
AMD(1002 0B37) 9% 82% ± 10%
Sapphire RX 480 8GB
21260-00-20G
AmazonUS $299.995 days 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 $286.9916 mins ago.
Asus(1043 04FB) 8% 89% ± 6%
Asus RX 480 8GB ROG STRIX OC
STRIX-RX480-O8G-GAMING
AmazonUS $260.9941 mins ago.
BHPhotoUS $275.983 hrs ago.
EbayUS $287.9814 mins ago.
MSI(1462 3415) 5% 88% ± 2%
MSI RX 480 8GB Armor OC
RX 480 ARMOR 8G OC
BHPhotoUS $239.993 hrs ago.
EbayUS $244.9814 mins ago.
NeweggUS $244.984 hrs ago.
AmazonUS $246.4941 mins ago.
OutletPCUS $267.8311 hrs ago.
MSI RX 480 4GB Armor OC
RX 480 ARMOR 4G OC
NeweggUS $199.994 hrs ago.
EbayUS $229.9814 mins ago.
PowerColor(148C 2372) 4% 86% ± 6%
PowerColor RX 480 8GB Red Devil
AXRX480 8GBD5-3DH/OC
EbayUS $279.9914 mins ago.
Gigabyte(1458 22D0) 3% 89% ± 7%
Asus(1043 0501) 1% 80% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 22D4) 1% 81% ± 9%
Asus(1043 04A8) 1% 88% ± 9%
Asus RX 480 8GB
RX480-8G
EbayUS $282.2314 mins ago.
Sapphire(174B E353) 1% 89% ± 2%
Asus(1043 04FD) 1% 82% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 A480) 1% 92% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22DF) 1% 87% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22E8) 0% 84% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E354) 0% 80% ± 0%
Dell(1028 1005) 0% 83% ± 0%
AMD(1002 5616) 0% 84% ± 0%
HP(103C 5166) 0% 79% ± 0%
MSI(1462 809E) 0% 84% ± 0%
HP(103C 82F5) 0% 85% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0C05) 0% 82% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $884

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4 mins ago.

Inexpensive DX12 gaming. Performs better than 1060 in DX12 titles. Future proof. Is constantly gaining performance over 1060 due to driver optimization.


Poor

7 hrs ago.

Excellent future proofing, low power consumption, a all around great card.


Good

13 hrs ago.

Good job AMD


Good

5 hrs ago.

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


Good

3 hrs ago.

qqq


Good

14 hrs ago.

pretty


Good

14 hrs ago.

pro


Good

4 hrs ago.

amazing


Good

3 days ago.

ia the cheap and best powerfull video card.


Good

20 hrs ago.

For Medium gaming But Overprice


Good

4 hrs ago.

very good gpu ! for this price


Very good

6 months ago.


Good

3 days ago.

veri gud


Good

26 days 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

3 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+


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