Average Bench: 64.4% (40th of 596)

Based on 91,922 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 35.6% 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) 181fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 180fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 480 is 20.9%. 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. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 126fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 91,922 samples)
Min Avg Max
120 Lighting 181 218
147 Reflection 171 184
199 Parallax 258 298
64.6% 203 fps
Min Avg Max
130 MRender 140 148
133 Gravity 180 206
117 Splatting 126 134
64.2% 149 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1310 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.11.1
Lighting 196
Reflection 178
Parallax 293
71% 222 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 187
Splatting 129
66% 153 fps
CLim: 1266 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.11.1
Lighting 192
Reflection 173
Parallax 251
66% 206 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 188
Splatting 123
65% 149 fps
CLim: 1266 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.10.1
Lighting 147
Reflection 168
Parallax 237
56% 184 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 141
Splatting 122
56% 132 fps
CLim: 1291 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.9.3
Lighting 0.1
Reflection 170
Parallax 260
29% 143 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 190
Splatting 123
65% 149 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

Average fps @ 1080p with maximum detail settings for 12 popular games:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 158 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 56 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 60 fps Overwatch: 94 fps League of Legends: 178 fps Fortnite: 87 fps Battlefield 1: 76 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 54 fps World of Warcraft: 68 fps DOTA 2: 126 fps World of Tanks: 102 fps Battlefield 4: 94 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,992,728 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 91,922 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $240 @ launch in Jun '16)
Sapphire(174B E347) 22% 67% ± 5%
Sapphire RX 480 8GB NITRO+
11260-07-20G
Sapphire RX 480 4GB NITRO+
11260-02-20G
AmazonUS $2805 months
Sapphire RX 480 4GB NITRO+
100406NT+4GOCL
Sapphire RX 480 8GB NITRO+
11260-01-20G
AmazonUS $3134 months
XFX(1682 9480) 20% 64% ± 6%
XFX RX 480 8GB 1328 MHz
RX-480M8BBA6
XFX RX 480 8GB 1288 MHz
RX480M8BFA6
XFX RX 480 8GB LED 1288 MHz
RX-480P8DFA6
AmazonUS $3384 months
XFX RX 480 8GB XXX 1288 MHz
RX-480P836BM
OutletPCUS $50813 months
AmazonUS $74913 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
MSI(1462 3413) 17% 67% ± 7%
MSI RX 480 8GB Gaming X
Radeon RX 480 GAMING X 8G
MSI RX 480 4GB Gaming X
Radeon RX 480 GAMING X 4G
AmazonUS $33022 mins
Asus(1043 04FB) 9% 65% ± 4%
Asus RX 480 8GB ROG STRIX OC
STRIX-RX480-O8G-GAMING
AmazonUS $3265 months
EbayUS $1,2001 min
AMD(1002 0B37) 7% 60% ± 7%
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
MSI(1462 3415) 5% 64% ± 7%
MSI RX 480 8GB Armor OC
RX 480 ARMOR 8G OC
MSI RX 480 4GB Armor OC
RX 480 ARMOR 4G OC
AmazonUS $3004 months
PowerColor(148C 2372) 4% 62% ± 7%
PowerColor RX 480 8GB Red Devil
AXRX480 8GBD5-3DH/OC
Sapphire(174B E353) 3% 69% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 22D0) 3% 68% ± 4%
MSI(1462 809E) 2% 54% ± 7%
Asus(1043 0505) 2% 55% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0501) 2% 55% ± 5%
Asus(1043 04FD) 1% 64% ± 6%
Dell(1028 1005) 1% 61% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22D4) 1% 64% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04A8) 1% 56% ± 9%
Asus RX 480 8GB
RX480-8G
HP(103C 5166) 0% 48% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E354) 0% 60% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 34% ± 1%
Asus(1043 201B) 0% 51% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22E8) 0% 63% ± 0%
HP(103C 82FC) 0% 64% ± 0%
AMD(1002 5616) 0% 59% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22EB) 0% 47% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 A480) 0% 65% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22DF) 0% 67% ± 0%
HP(103C 82F5) 0% 66% ± 0%
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop 54%
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

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 Comments

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5 days ago.

— I bought a CyberPowerPC GUA2400BST from BestBuy and it comes with an OEM RX 480 4GB VR Ready card and I have not had any problems with it. For such a budget, I get good performance, and it helps me do business as a foreign-born terrorist in the United States.


Good

17 days ago.

perfect for 1080p


Good

5 days ago.

incredible budget performer that can't be beaten for VRAM or performance on such a budget.


Terrible

21 days ago.

aaron vote manipulated this sorry admin


Good

11 days ago.

Best Quality/Price Video Card 3


Poor

1 month ago.

It's a really mediocre card right now, expensive and with normal performance


Good

8 months ago.

ia the cheap and best powerfull video card.


Terrible

30 days ago.

Best mainstream card on market


Excellent

2 months 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 day ago.

Best prices for good performance!


Excellent

10 months ago.

For Medium gaming But Overprice


Good

20 days ago.

my current video card. good vc though


Excellent

15 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

16 days ago.

a bit overprised but stillvery good


Good

1 month ago.

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


Very good

2 years ago.


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Poor

12 months ago.

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


Outstanding

21 months ago.

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


Good

8 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.


Terrible

13 months ago.

very high price


Average

13 months ago.

It WAS a great value, but now...


Terrible

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

Great bargain and price


Outstanding

2 years 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

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 months ago.

very nice budget card ♥


Outstanding

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

17 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

22 months ago.

Great GPU does what i want


Excellent

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 days ago.

Great card!


Good

11 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.


Excellent

16 days ago.

Can't beat the price to performance now that the card is two years old. Picked it up for $112 with free shipping on the 4gb model.


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