Average Bench: 63.8% (40th of 595)

Based on 96,892 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]


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.


Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 176fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 179fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 480 is 21%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD RX 480 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 171fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 126fps

Average Bench

(Based on 96,892 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.4 Lighting 176 216
152 Reflection 171 184
199 Parallax 258 303
63.6% 202 fps
Min Avg Max
131 MRender 139 148
135 Gravity 179 205
118 Splatting 126 133
64% 148 fps
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The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Gigabyte(1458 22D0) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1290 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.10.1
Lighting 195
Reflection 177
Parallax 292
71% 221 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 188
Splatting 128
66% 153 fps
CLim: 1291 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.6
Lighting 194
Reflection 174
Parallax 260
67% 209 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 185
Splatting 126
65% 150 fps
CLim: 1328 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.10.1
Lighting 177
Reflection 180
Parallax 244
62% 200 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 174
Splatting 132
65% 151 fps
CLim: 1310 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 0.1
Reflection 172
Parallax 247
28% 140 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 179
Splatting 126
64% 149 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

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

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 157 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 55 fps Overwatch: 95 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 56 fps League of Legends: 180 fps Fortnite: 86 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 11,478,702 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 96,892 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $240 @ launch in Jun '16)
Sapphire(174B E347) 21% 67% ± 7%
Sapphire RX 480 8GB NITRO+
Sapphire RX 480 4GB NITRO+
AmazonUS $2804 months
Sapphire RX 480 4GB NITRO+
Sapphire RX 480 8GB NITRO+
AmazonUS $3133 months
MSI(1462 3413) 18% 67% ± 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
AmazonUS $3306 days
XFX(1682 9480) 18% 62% ± 7%
XFX RX 480 8GB 1328 MHz
XFX RX 480 8GB 1288 MHz
XFX RX 480 8GB LED 1288 MHz
AmazonUS $3383 months
XFX RX 480 8GB XXX 1288 MHz
OutletPCUS $50812 months
AmazonUS $74912 months
XFX RX 480 8GB Black 1338 MHz
XFX RX 480 8GB RS XXX 1288 MHz
AMD(1002 0B37) 11% 60% ± 5%
Sapphire RX 480 8GB
XFX RX 480 4GB 1266 MHz
Sapphire RX 480 4GB
MSI RX 480 8GB
Radeon RX 480 8G
Asus(1043 04FB) 7% 65% ± 4%
AmazonUS $3264 months
EbayUS $1,2001 hr
MSI(1462 3415) 5% 64% ± 6%
MSI RX 480 8GB Armor OC
MSI RX 480 4GB Armor OC
AmazonUS $3004 months
Sapphire(174B E353) 3% 68% ± 6%
Asus(1043 0501) 3% 57% ± 4%
PowerColor(148C 2372) 2% 64% ± 6%
PowerColor RX 480 8GB Red Devil
Asus(1043 04FD) 2% 60% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 22D0) 2% 60% ± 15%
MSI(1462 809E) 1% 55% ± 5%
Asus(1043 0505) 1% 59% ± 2%
Dell(1028 1005) 1% 56% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 22D4) 1% 58% ± 9%
Gigabyte(1458 22E8) 1% 62% ± 3%
Sapphire(174B E354) 1% 63% ± 4%
Asus(1043 04A8) 1% 52% ± 14%
Asus RX 480 8GB
Gigabyte(1458 22DF) 1% 61% ± 9%
HP(103C 5166) 0% 62% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 A480) 0% 65% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22E7) 0% 65% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 34% ± 0%
HP(103C 840E) 0% 33% ± 0%
PowerColor(148C 2378) 0% 72% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0507) 0% 56% ± 0%
HP(103C 82F5) 0% 62% ± 0%
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Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

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1 day 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.


8 hrs ago.

perfect for 1080p


14 days ago.

Best Quality/Price Video Card 3


1 month ago.

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


8 months ago.

ia the cheap and best powerfull video card.


6 days ago.

Best mainstream card on market


1 month ago.

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


2 month ago.

Best prices for good performance!


4 months ago.

my current video card. good vc though


9 months ago.

For Medium gaming But Overprice


14 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.


6 months ago.

a bit overprised but stillvery good


22 days ago.

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

Very good

2 years ago.


11 months ago.

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


11 months ago.

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


20 months ago.

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


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.


13 months ago.

very high price


13 months ago.

It WAS a great value, but now...


9 months ago.

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


2 months ago.

Great bargain and price


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+


14 months ago.

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


12 months ago.

very nice budget card ♥


18 months ago.

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


17 months ago.

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


16 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 :)


21 months ago.

Great GPU does what i want


19 months ago.

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


10 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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