Average Bench: 63.3% (43rd of 597)

Based on 97,581 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 36.7% 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) 175fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 178fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 480 is 23.4%. 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 97,581 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.7 Lighting 175 215
141 Reflection 169 182
184 Parallax 254 300
63% 199 fps
Min Avg Max
125 MRender 139 148
140 Gravity 178 204
114 Splatting 125 133
63.6% 147 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1338 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.9.3
Lighting 226
Reflection 184
Parallax 321
80% 243 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 212
Splatting 133
72% 164 fps
CLim: 1370 MHz, MLim: 2100 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.9.3
Lighting 202
Reflection 180
Parallax 259
69% 214 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 180
Splatting 131
66% 152 fps
CLim: 1266 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 162
Reflection 169
Parallax 254
60% 195 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 161
Splatting 126
61% 142 fps
97,581 MORE »

 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: 61 fps Overwatch: 94 fps League of Legends: 178 fps Fortnite: 88 fps Battlefield 1: 75 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 54 fps DOTA 2: 126 fps World of Warcraft: 68 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 12,126,945 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 97,581 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $240 @ launch in Jun '16)
Sapphire(174B E347) 21% 66% ± 7%
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% 62% ± 9%
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) 16% 66% ± 8%
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 $3303 days
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
Asus(1043 04FB) 7% 64% ± 9%
Asus RX 480 8GB ROG STRIX OC
STRIX-RX480-O8G-GAMING
AmazonUS $3265 months
EbayUS $1,20040 mins
PowerColor(148C 2372) 6% 66% ± 6%
PowerColor RX 480 8GB Red Devil
AXRX480 8GBD5-3DH/OC
MSI(1462 3415) 4% 61% ± 11%
MSI RX 480 8GB Armor OC
RX 480 ARMOR 8G OC
MSI RX 480 4GB Armor OC
RX 480 ARMOR 4G OC
AmazonUS $3005 months
Asus(1043 0501) 3% 57% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22D0) 3% 67% ± 2%
MSI(1462 809E) 2% 57% ± 9%
Sapphire(174B E353) 2% 68% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 22D4) 2% 63% ± 2%
Asus(1043 04A8) 1% 62% ± 2%
Asus RX 480 8GB
RX480-8G
EbayUS $42041 mins
Sapphire(174B E354) 1% 59% ± 6%
Asus(1043 04FD) 1% 53% ± 9%
Asus(1043 0505) 1% 58% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22E7) 0% 62% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 22E8) 0% 61% ± 5%
HP(103C 5166) 0% 57% ± 12%
PwrHis(1787 A480) 0% 64% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0507) 0% 58% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0503) 0% 57% ± 2%
Dell(1028 1005) 0% 48% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22E0) 0% 63% ± 0%
Dell(1028 068B) 0% 59% ± 0%
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 Comments

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

3 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

2 days ago.

No idea why I can edit this comment


Good

16 days ago.

Best Quality/Price Video Card 3


Excellent

2 days ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.

ia the cheap and best powerfull video card.


Terrible

1 month ago.

Best mainstream card on market


Excellent

4 days ago.

it can get very cheap when you looking for used rx 480 , and it can give very good performance!


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

7 days ago.

Best prices for good performance!


Excellent

10 months ago.

For Medium gaming But Overprice


Good

26 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

22 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

12 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

14 months ago.

very high price


Average

14 months ago.

It WAS a great value, but now...


Terrible

10 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

10 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

22 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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