Tuesday, July 19th 2016

GIGABYTE Announces Radeon RX 480 G1.Gaming Graphics Cards

GIGABYTE, the world's leading gaming hardware brand, today announced the launch of Radeon RX 480 G1 GAMING graphics cards that come in variants of 4GB (RX480G1 GAMING-4GD) and 8GB (RX480G1 GAMING-8GD) of GDDR5 memory. Based on the latest Polaris architecture with groundbreaking 14nm FinFET technology, the power-efficient RX 480 G1 GAMING cards up the ante with the cherry-picked GPU core, WINDFORCE dual-fan cooler and RGB illumination, delivering exceptional performance and value with style to gamers looking for smooth gameplay at superior frame rates, as well as those wishing to enter the world of VR for the first time.

Taking advantage of the renowned WINDFORCE 2X cooling system, the RX 480 G1 GAMING ensures cool and quietness when taking on the most graphics-intensive game titles. Two 90mm fans paired with three composite copper heat pipes which directly touch the GPU keep the card cool for extra overclocking headroom. The airflow is enhanced by the unique blade fan design to increase the cooling capacity by 23% while reducing turbulence to a minimum. The cards also feature silent semi-passive cooling as the fans remain off at idle or low loads, offering a complete silent, interruption-free experience during light gaming. The Fan Stop indicator provides a user-friendly, instant display of the fan status.
Forged with top-notch GPU cores through the very own GPU Gauntlet Sorting technology, the RX 480 G1 GAMING provide excellent power switching and thermal efficiency. The cards are further backed by a 6+2 power phase design for load balance that effectively extends the stability and longevity with lower component temperature. It ultimately allows greater overclocking capability, reinforcing higher, stable boost clocks at heavy load. In case of any power abnormality, the smart power indicator could immediately bring the issue to the gamer's attention.

The outlook of the RX 480 G1 GAMING follows the latest G1 GAMING aesthetics with the angular shroud design highlighted by orange accents. The cards bring life to PC builds with their full-spectrum RGB lighting. Gamers could enjoy maximum freedom to choose the right scheme for their gaming rigs with 16.8M customizable color options and numerous lighting effects with the software. The graphics cards also come with a metal back plate, keeping a clean look, whilst adding rigidity to the structure and protection of delicate PCB components.

Complementing the RX 480 G1 GAMING series is XTREME Engine, the newly developed utility software. Via its redesigned, intuitive interface, clock speeds, voltage, fan profiles, power target, and RGB illumination could be easily managed and customized. With a simple click of the OC Mode button built in the XTREME Engine, gamers can easily overclock the card for an instant gaming performance boost.

For more information, visit the product pages of the 4 GB and 8 GB variants.
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15 Comments on GIGABYTE Announces Radeon RX 480 G1.Gaming Graphics Cards

#1
GhostRyder
Still digging the new dual fan design from Gigabyte!
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#2
ShurikN
No clocks, no release date, no price.

:(
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#3
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
GhostRyder said:
Still digging the new dual fan design from Gigabyte!
the cooler base is the crap on that design.. i like 3ple and dual fan coolers... but the outer line on that design sucks,...also with the RGB lights option that plate - outer line or what ever is name must have no colors like the asus, Gigabyte screw their single Windforce with those orange craps... but in the other hand the Extreme gaming one is pretty much better...
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#4
okidna
ShurikN said:
No clocks, no release date, no price.

:(
Welp, just realised that. At first I want to reply your post with "look at the official links at the bottom of the page" :D but turns out there's no clock information in those pages.

However, price is out for pre-order at OCUK :
260 pound for the 8 GB model : https://www.overclockers.co.uk/gigabyte-radeon-rx-480-g1-gaming-8192mb-gddr5-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-18d-gi.html
210 poun for the 4 G model : https://www.overclockers.co.uk/gigabyte-radeon-rx-480-g1-gaming-4096mb-gddr5-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-18e-gi.html

Personally, I like this card better : https://www.overclockers.co.uk/powercolor-radeon-rx-480-dual-cool-8192mb-gddr5-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-189-pc.html
It's cheaper than the reference card MSRP!!
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#5
ShurikN
From all the custom cards, XFX and Saphire Nitro are at the top in my book
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#7
Basard
Good grief... I hate to be Mr. Complainy Pants.... but here I go...

I'm sick of having to bring a chainsaw to cut through all of the marketing bullshit these days.

So, the fan blades are funky? Does that alone give the card 23% more cooling capacity? I doubt it, but if so then compared to what?!

But I've got slightly better things to do than cry about marketing nonsense... slightly...
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#8
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
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Basard said:
So, the fan blades are funky? Does that alone give the card 23% more cooling capacity? I doubt it, but if so then compared to what?!
that has been my main question ....always...
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#9
Basard
xvi said:
Yeah, but it's PowerColor. =/
LOL... Probably comes with DDR3 on it. :roll::toast:

Seriously, I've got a Powercolor 3870 (that came with DDR3) STILL working. The fan died a couple years ago, but DAYUM, I'm a heavy smoker. That thing was a BEAST, I would buy another Powercolor over almost anything out there. So basic, so awesome.
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#10
ShurikN
xvi said:
Yeah, but it's PowerColor. =/
What's wrong with PowerColor?
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#11
c4nf00d
xvi said:
Yeah, but it's PowerColor. =/
whats wrong with that brand??? powercolor is awsome i have a 7870 still chugging along from them thats 3 years old and has been abused and moved alot
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#12
uuuaaaaaa
xvi said:
Yeah, but it's PowerColor. =/
My Powercolor X850XT PE AGP is still running even after 6 years oced under water...
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#13
xvi
If I recall correctly, they achieve those lower price points by redesigning them with cheaper components. I would imagine that it varies depending on the card, but I think I've heard this is general practice for PowerColor.
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#14
TPout
After 2 month, it's finally here!

Looks decent, a bit higher temps than Gaming X.
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#15
Ungari
peche said:
Gigabyte screw their single Windforce with those orange craps... but in the other hand the Extreme gaming one is pretty much better...
I simply cannot understand why with custom color schemes being all the rage with enthusiast builders, and with all the board partners giving us RGB Lighting; they continue to brand the shrouds and back-plates with colors of their own choosing!
I'm absolutely certain that I'm not the only shopper who after looking into the performance specs and pricing of a graphics card, decided against buying one because it clashed with my color scheme. You would think that more of these companies would go with neutral colors.
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