Average Bench: 45.7% (136th of 715)

Based on 261,163 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 to better price/performance for the current generation of games, the RX 480 also offers relatively strong DX12 support. [Jun '16 GPUPro]

Below average average bench

The AMD RX 480 averaged 54.3% 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) 56.3fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 65.2fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD RX 480 is just 17.2%. 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) 59.8fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 80.6fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 261,163 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.6 Lighting 56.3 66.9
55.2 Reflection 59.8 62.6
60.8 Parallax 80.6 92.2
45.8% 65.5 fps
Min Avg Max
57.4 MRender 61.5 64.7
47 Gravity 65.2 75.5
41.9 Splatting 44.4 46.5
45.4% 57 fps
User Benchmarks Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 23.11.1
Lighting 64.7
Reflection 60.6
Parallax 86.6
53% 70.6 fps
MRender 62.7
Gravity 72.6
Splatting 45
48% 60.1 fps
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 24.3.1
Lighting 63.3
Reflection 61.1
Parallax 78.2
52% 67.5 fps
MRender 61.3
Gravity 63.3
Splatting 45.6
45% 56.7 fps
CLim: 1310 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 24.3.1
Lighting 53.5
Reflection 57.7
Parallax 78.6
44% 63.3 fps
MRender 60.3
Gravity 65.1
Splatting 43.7
45% 56.4 fps
CLim: 1266 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 22.20.27.09
Lighting 51.6
Reflection 60.1
Parallax 79.3
42% 63.7 fps
MRender 63.3
Gravity 63.2
Splatting 44
45% 56.8 fps
CLim: 1310 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 24.3.1
Lighting 48.2
Reflection 61.3
Parallax 76.9
39% 62.1 fps
MRender 63.5
Gravity 53.4
Splatting 45.4
43% 54.1 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,769,716 GPUs tested

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $240 @ launch in Jun '16)
Sapphire(174B E347) 23% 49% ± 3%
Sapphire RX 480 8GB NITRO+
11260-07-20G
AmazonUS $2344 years
Sapphire RX 480 4GB NITRO+
11260-02-20G
AmazonUS $30011 months
Sapphire RX 480 4GB NITRO+
100406NT+4GOCL
Sapphire RX 480 8GB NITRO+
11260-01-20G
AmazonUS $2504 years
XFX(1682 9480) 21% 45% ± 5%
XFX RX 480 8GB 1328 MHz
RX-480M8BBA6
XFX RX 480 8GB 1288 MHz
RX480M8BFA6
XFX RX 480 8GB LED 1288 MHz
RX-480P8DFA6
EbayUS $17013 months
AmazonUS $3385 years
XFX RX 480 8GB XXX 1288 MHz
RX-480P836BM
EbayUS $15016 months
AmazonUS $7496 years
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) 12% 48% ± 5%
MSI RX 480 8GB Gaming X
Radeon RX 480 GAMING X 8G
AmazonUS $2954 years
MSI RX 480 4GB Gaming X
Radeon RX 480 GAMING X 4G
AmazonUS $757 months
AMD(1002 0B37) 8% 41% ± 5%
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
EbayUS $9918 days
MSI(1462 3415) 5% 47% ± 3%
MSI RX 480 8GB Armor OC
RX 480 ARMOR 8G OC
MSI RX 480 4GB Armor OC
RX 480 ARMOR 4G OC
Sapphire(174B E353) 4% 48% ± 5%
PowerColor(148C 2372) 4% 44% ± 5%
PowerColor RX 480 8GB Red Devil
AXRX480 8GBD5-3DH/OC
Asus(1043 04FB) 4% 46% ± 4%
Asus RX 480 8GB ROG STRIX OC
STRIX-RX480-O8G-GAMING
AmazonUS $3104 years
EbayUS $1,2002 years
Gigabyte(1458 22D0) 3% 48% ± 4%
Asus(1043 04FD) 3% 42% ± 3%
Asus(1043 0501) 3% 40% ± 4%
Dell(1028 1005) 2% 40% ± 2%
MSI(1462 809E) 2% 37% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 22D4) 2% 43% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0505) 1% 40% ± 3%
Asus(1043 04A8) 1% 43% ± 1%
Asus RX 480 8GB
RX480-8G
PwrHis(1787 A480) 1% 49% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B E354) 1% 40% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22E8) 1% 46% ± 3%
HP(103C 82FC) 0% 36% ± 6%
HP(103C 840E) 0% 44% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22DF) 0% 48% ± 0%
HP(103C 82F5) 0% 42% ± 6%
HP(103C 5166) 0% 41% ± 0%
Dell(1028 1701) 0% 36% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0480) 0% 41% ± 0%
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Gaming 35%
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Desktop
Desktop 75%
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Workstation
Workstation 28%
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 Comments

Added 7 years ago.

Poor

1 month ago.

Really decent bang for your buck, still decent for gaming in 2021, some of the blower fans are a little loud, so i wont give it 5 stars, but price to performance, as well as a big features list, earns it the other 4


Excellent

3 years ago.

Not realy expensive, but god in performance


Excellent

20 months ago.

a bit overheating but still good


Good

4 months ago.

i used it and its complete s***


Good

4 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!


Poor

3 years ago.

For Medium gaming But Overprice


Good

9 months ago.

Best prices for good performance!


Excellent

3 years ago.

got one cheap, no regrets. Good used bang for your buck.


Excellent

15 months ago.

I have it in my PC and it gets my though my gaming expierence every day. No complaints. Good Bank for the Buck


Very good

7 years ago.


Poor

6 years ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Good

6 years 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

7 years ago.

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


Terrible

6 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

Great bargain and price


Excellent

4 years ago.

La tengo y a dia de hoy se mueve muy bien el los juegos, tanto en ultra como en alto


Good

4 years ago.

yes


Outstanding

7 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

6 years ago.

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


Excellent

6 years ago.

very nice budget card ♥


Excellent

7 years ago.

Great GPU does what i want


Outstanding

7 years ago.

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


Excellent

7 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.

Best bang for the buck from the Radeon line. Superseded by the 580 and 570 which maintained a solid value, but this was the granddaddy that started the trend. Great mid-tier card and the budget king.


Excellent

7 years 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

Video Tutorial  www.youtube.com/...

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


Excellent

7 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

Great card!


Good

5 years ago.

Good performance at a low price.


Excellent

4 years ago.

awesome card almost same than rx 580


Excellent

4 years ago.

It has its problems.. But I love it. rx 480 xfx black edition 8gb. :)


Good

6 years 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

5 years 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.


Excellent

4 years ago.

Good performance for price, even after years


Good

3 years ago.

Great performance for a mid range card back in 2016


Excellent

3 years ago.

Best


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