Average Bench: 64.8% (44th of 599)

Based on 119,391 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 35.1% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 177fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 188fps

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.

Weaknesses

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

(Based on 119,391 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.9 Lighting 177 216
150 Reflection 171 183
210 Parallax 260 300
64% 203 fps
Min Avg Max
128 MRender 139 148
148 Gravity 188 214
118 Splatting 126 133
65.4% 151 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Sapphire(174B E354) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1370 MHz, MLim: 1980 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.1.1
Lighting 204
Reflection 187
Parallax 301
74% 231 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 206
Splatting 137
72% 165 fps
CLim: 1288 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.12.2
Lighting 190
Reflection 175
Parallax 262
67% 209 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 195
Splatting 128
67% 155 fps
CLim: 1291 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.10.2
Lighting 188
Reflection 169
Parallax 253
65% 204 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 182
Splatting 126
64% 148 fps
MSI(1462 809E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1400 MHz, MLim: 2250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.1.1
Lighting 1.3
Reflection 162
Parallax 255
29% 139 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 188
Splatting 122
64% 148 fps
119,391 MORE »

 Game FPS Estimates

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

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 157 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 59 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 56 fps Fortnite: 90 fps League of Legends: 176 fps Overwatch: 95 fps Battlefield 1: 76 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 54 fps DOTA 2: 127 fps World of Warcraft: 68 fps World of Tanks: 101 fps Battlefield 4: 94 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,884,064 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 119,391 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $240 @ launch in Jun '16)
XFX(1682 9480) 22% 64% ± 8%
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 $3386 months
XFX RX 480 8GB XXX 1288 MHz
RX-480P836BM
OutletPCUS $50815 months
AmazonUS $74915 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
Sapphire(174B E347) 20% 67% ± 8%
Sapphire RX 480 8GB NITRO+
11260-07-20G
Sapphire RX 480 4GB NITRO+
11260-02-20G
AmazonUS $2807 months
Sapphire RX 480 4GB NITRO+
100406NT+4GOCL
Sapphire RX 480 8GB NITRO+
11260-01-20G
AmazonUS $3136 months
MSI(1462 3413) 15% 69% ± 5%
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 $3302 months
Asus(1043 04FB) 10% 65% ± 6%
Asus RX 480 8GB ROG STRIX OC
STRIX-RX480-O8G-GAMING
AmazonUS $3267 months
EbayUS $1,20029 mins
AMD(1002 0B37) 7% 61% ± 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
MSI(1462 3415) 5% 64% ± 8%
MSI RX 480 8GB Armor OC
RX 480 ARMOR 8G OC
MSI RX 480 4GB Armor OC
RX 480 ARMOR 4G OC
AmazonUS $3007 months
PowerColor(148C 2372) 3% 67% ± 6%
PowerColor RX 480 8GB Red Devil
AXRX480 8GBD5-3DH/OC
Sapphire(174B E353) 3% 69% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0501) 3% 58% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 22D0) 2% 65% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 22D4) 1% 64% ± 1%
Dell(1028 1005) 1% 64% ± 7%
Asus(1043 04A8) 1% 62% ± 2%
Asus RX 480 8GB
RX480-8G
EbayUS $42029 mins
MSI(1462 809E) 1% 60% ± 6%
Asus(1043 04FD) 1% 56% ± 7%
Sapphire(174B E354) 1% 54% ± 9%
Gigabyte(1458 22E8) 1% 64% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22DF) 1% 63% ± 8%
Asus(1043 0505) 1% 59% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 22E7) 1% 65% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 A480) 0% 67% ± 5%
HP(103C 82F5) 0% 60% ± 9%
HP(103C 82FC) 0% 56% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $502

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 Comments

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8 hrs ago.

Personally use this product and is really good


Good

2 days ago.

its very good budget card


Poor

2 days ago.

it suck


Poor

10 days ago.

Best Quality/Price Video Card 3


Excellent

23 days ago.

Runs smooth on 1080p ultra


Terrible

27 days ago.

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


Good

11 months ago.

ia the cheap and best powerfull video card.


Good

16 days ago.

gamer cards


Good

5 days ago.

Best mainstream card on market


Good

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!


Poor

1 day ago.

Best prices for good performance!


Excellent

12 months ago.

For Medium gaming But Overprice


Poor

1 month ago.

my current video card. good vc though


Excellent

2 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


Excellent

17 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

9 days ago.

a bit overprised but stillvery good


Poor

30 days ago.

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


Very good

2 years ago.


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Poor

14 months ago.

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


Outstanding

23 months ago.

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


Good

10 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

16 months ago.

very high price


Average

16 months ago.

It WAS a great value, but now...


Terrible

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 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

17 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

very nice budget card ♥


Outstanding

21 months ago.

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


Excellent

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 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

2 years ago.

Great GPU does what i want


Excellent

22 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Great card!


Good

14 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

2 months 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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