Wednesday, June 1st 2016

AMD Radeon RX 480 Clock Speeds Revealed, Clocked Above 1.2 GHz

Here are the clock speeds of the Radeon RX 480. Like the GeForce "Pascal," AMD "Polaris" GPUs love to run at speeds way above the 1 GHz mark. The Radeon RX 480 features an engine clock of 1266 MHz, while its memory is clocked at 2000 MHz (actual), or 8 GHz (GDDR5-effective).
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88 Comments on AMD Radeon RX 480 Clock Speeds Revealed, Clocked Above 1.2 GHz

#1
Caring1
Interestingly, that confirms it is the C7, and the smaller C4 has yet to be announced.
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#2
Harry Lloyd
This seems really low compared to Pascal, unless there is a really big boost clock, or lots of overclocking potential.

Still, this might be a good card at 200-250 $, beating the 970/980 and 390(X).
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#3
chinmi
so now is the era for 1k - 1.5k clock speed... maybe next year when new gen is out we'll see a 2k clock speed era ??
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#4
Ferrum Master
chinmi, post: 3466861, member: 100120"
so now is the era for 1k - 1.5k clock speed... maybe next year when new gen is out we'll see a 2k clock speed era ??
My eyes sore seeing such numeration for frequency...

Use the proper Giga and Mega hertz.

I just had to complain :D

The card is awesome just because of the price. Okay the next question... does it clock like mad?
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#5
the54thvoid
Ferrum Master, post: 3466866, member: 90058"
The card is awesome just because of the price. Okay the next question... does it clock like mad?
Tahiti (HD 7970) reached 1300 and it went backwards after that but I think Fiji was held back because of the HBM on package and relatively 'skittish' linked clocks. With the die shrink and standard GDDR5, you'd hope there was overclocking room.
This will be the card in my dad's rig for sure, the price point looks unbeatable. replace his old 270X.
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#7
kaellar
"way above 1GHz" by nVidia: 1600MHz+ in stock
"way above 1GHz" by AMD: 1200MHz+. ehm.. ok..
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#8
Ferrum Master
the54thvoid, post: 3466869, member: 79251"
dad's rig for sure
Your old man also does gaming?

But let us not be so hasty... the price bubble will be really strong as many users will upgrade to the new cards. Street prices will be unpleasant.
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#9
TheLostSwede
kaellar, post: 3466876, member: 147282"
"way above 1GHz" by nVidia: 1600MHz+ in stock
"way above 1GHz" by AMD: 1200MHz+. ehm.. ok..
Clock frequency is not a measurement of performance....
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#10
the54thvoid
Ferrum Master, post: 3466880, member: 90058"
Your old man also does gaming?

But let us not be so hasty... the price bubble will be really strong as many users will upgrade to the new cards. Street prices will be unpleasant.
You'd also be surprised by how many old timers are on here. My dad's an FPS addict - hates stealth just kill, kill, kill. Over 70 yrs old (hell, I'm a youngster at 42!)

As for prices - if the supply is good I think they'll stray reasonable.
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#11
kaellar
TheLostSwede, post: 3466882, member: 3382"
Clock frequency is not a measurement of performance....
As though I said a word about performance :)
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#12
medi01
C7 scored above 980, according to this leak from videocardz... But it could have been 480x, I guess?
Did 380 and 380x have the same ID?



kaellar, post: 3466876, member: 147282"
"way above 1GHz" by nVidia: 1600MHz+ in stock
"way above 1GHz" by AMD: 1200MHz+. ehm.. ok..
Here we go again, lol.
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#13
RejZoR
TheLostSwede, post: 3466882, member: 3382"
Clock frequency is not a measurement of performance....
People should already be familiar with that based on Pentium 4 performance showcase...
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#14
zargana
medi01, post: 3466889, member: 158537"
C7 scored above 980, according to this leak from videocardz... But it could have been 480x, I guess?
Did 380 and 380x have the same ID?





Here we go again, lol.
This looks interesting! With 256bit memory bandwidth scores nearly 26k... Cant imagine what can do with 512 bit interface....

Looks promising! Definitely a price/performance card.
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#15
kaellar
Guys please quit this stuff. By comparing Pascal to Polaris in CPU frequency, I just made fun of how different is "way higher than 1GHz" for AMD and nVidia. Nothing to say about performance, nor about the performance/frequency ratio.
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#16
ViperXTR
Relayer, post: 3466871, member: 64691"
Windows 7?
exactly
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#17
ASOT
I think AMD is back in bussines
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#18
medi01
zargana, post: 3466909, member: 103658"
This looks interesting! With 256bit memory bandwidth scores nearly 26k... Cant imagine what can do with 512 bit interface....
Nonononono, one sec, the upper bar is C7 in crossfire.

Non cross fire it is between 980 and Fury (non Ti and non-X)
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#19
arbiter
zargana, post: 3466909, member: 103658"
This looks interesting! With 256bit memory bandwidth scores nearly 26k... Cant imagine what can do with 512 bit interface....

Looks promising! Definitely a price/performance card.
um, even though 1070 isn't listed on there its around where titan X is, and gtx1080 is 256bit bus and its 27.6k SINGLE card.

ASOT, post: 3466925, member: 158574"
I think AMD is back in bussines
I would hold popping the cork on the party til Independent reviewers prove it to be as good as amd says.
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#20
Sempron Guy
for those who's arguing why such low clock speed. Maxwell < Kepler in terms of performance per clock. Get a hint from there.
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#21
Absolution
medi01, post: 3466889, member: 158537"
C7 scored above 980, according to this leak from videocardz... But it could have been 480x, I guess?
Did 380 and 380x have the same ID?





Here we go again, lol.
The tables did mention >5 teraflops.

My guess is AMD is waiting to see how the GTX 1060 performs before finalizing the clocks for the 480. Hence the 29th June NDA and on shelf date. Or they release the 480, and later the 480x to compete with the GTX 1060. Either way a 1060 Ti will be on the way.

The crossfire does actually make sense, becauese. it was already better than the 1080 in crossfire and a heavily AMD favoured game. In other neutral title or nvidia ones, it might be lagging or be similar.
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#22
arbiter
Absolution, post: 3466960, member: 104804"
The crossfire does actually make sense, becauese. it was already better than the 1080 in crossfire and a heavily AMD favoured game. In other neutral title or nvidia ones, it might be lagging or be similar.
There was some people posting even a few people i talked to that work for tech sites that seen a noticeable difference in graphic quality of the 2 videos side by side. One was set to a higher graphic setting then other one was which if that is the case would be a problem if it turns out to be true.
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#23
NC37
And with a $199 price tag, 2 of these 480s in CF will be quite the deal over 1070 if AMD can market it.
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#24
G33k2Fr34k
NC37, post: 3466972, member: 61225"
And with a $199 price tag, 2 of these 480s in CF will be quite the deal over 1070 if AMD can market it.
The card is almost as fast as the R9 Fury. Why do you need to crossfire? Heck it should be able to run all modern AAA titles perfectly fine. These games need to get better and start offering more in terms of graphics, AI, and physics simulations.
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#25
Primey_
NC37, post: 3466972, member: 61225"
And with a $199 price tag, 2 of these 480s in CF will be quite the deal over 1070 if AMD can market it.
Or you could spend $20 less (The RRP for the board partner 1070 is $380) and get the 1070 and not have to deal with crossfire. People seem to be forgetting crossfire and g-sync are dying, developers don't care about implementing them.

G33k2Fr34k, post: 3466977, member: 161823"
The card is almost as fast as the R9 Fury.
How could you possibly know that? There is no benchmarks for the single card.
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