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AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile

Graphics Processor
Ellesmere
Cores
2304
TMUs
144
ROPs
32
Memory Size
8 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
256 bit
The Radeon RX 480 Mobile is a graphics card by AMD, launched in August 2016. Built on the 14 nm process, and based on the Ellesmere graphics processor, in its Ellesmere XT variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The Ellesmere graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 232 mm² and 5,700 million transistors. It features 2304 shading units, 144 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. AMD has placed 8,192 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1000 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1077 MHz, memory is running at 2000 MHz.
Being a mxm module card, the AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 100 W maximum. This device has no display connectivity, as it is not designed to have monitors connected to it.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
Ellesmere
GPU Variant
Ellesmere XT
Architecture
GCN 4.0
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
14 nm
Transistors
5,700 million
Die Size
232 mm²

Mobile Graphics

Release Date
Aug 4th, 2016
Generation
Mobility Radeon
(RX M400)
Production
Active
Bus Interface
MXM-B (3.0)

Relative Performance

3%
GeForce 210
3%
GeForce 9400 GT
4%
Radeon HD 4550
5%
Radeon HD 5450
6%
Radeon HD 6450
7%
GeForce GT 520
8%
GeForce GT 220
11%
GeForce GT 430
11%
Radeon HD 5570
12%
Radeon HD 4670
12%
GeForce GT 440
13%
GeForce GT 240
15%
GeForce 9600 GT
16%
Radeon HD 5670
17%
GeForce GT 640
17%
GeForce 9800 GT
18%
Radeon HD 6670
18%
Radeon HD 4830
20%
Radeon HD 4770
21%
Radeon HD 4850
21%
GeForce GTS 250
22%
GeForce GTS 450
23%
Radeon HD 5750
26%
Radeon HD 7750
26%
Radeon HD 5770
27%
GeForce GTX 260
27%
Radeon HD 4870
27%
Radeon Vega 8
27%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
27%
GeForce GTX 650
29%
Radeon HD 5830
31%
Radeon HD 6790
31%
Radeon HD 4890
32%
GeForce GTX 460
32%
Radeon RX Vega 11
33%
GeForce GT 1030
33%
GeForce GTX 275
33%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
33%
GeForce GTX 280
34%
GeForce GTX 465
36%
Radeon HD 6850
36%
GeForce GTX 285
39%
Radeon HD 5850
40%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
40%
Radeon HD 7790
41%
Radeon RX 550
41%
GeForce GTX 470
43%
Radeon HD 6870
46%
Radeon HD 5870
47%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
47%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
48%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
48%
Radeon HD 6950
50%
GeForce GTX 295
51%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
51%
Radeon HD 7850
52%
GeForce GTX 480
54%
Radeon HD 6970
56%
Radeon R7 265
56%
Radeon RX 460
56%
Radeon R7 370
57%
GeForce GTX 660
57%
GeForce GTX 570
58%
Radeon RX 560
61%
GeForce GTX 950
62%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
63%
Radeon R9 270X
64%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
64%
GeForce GTX 580
65%
GeForce GTX 1050
65%
Radeon HD 7950
66%
Radeon HD 5970
68%
GeForce GTX 760
73%
GeForce GTX 670
75%
GeForce GTX 960
77%
Radeon R9 380
78%
Radeon R9 285
78%
Radeon HD 7970
79%
GeForce GTX 680
81%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
83%
GeForce GTX 770
85%
Radeon HD 6990
87%
Radeon R9 280X
88%
GeForce GTX 590
89%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
98%
GeForce GTX 780
100%
Radeon RX 480 Mobile
102%
GeForce GTX 1650
108%
Radeon RX 470
109%
Radeon R9 290
115%
Radeon RX 570
117%
Radeon R9 390
117%
Radeon R9 290X
119%
GeForce GTX 970
121%
GeForce GTX TITAN
122%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
124%
Radeon R9 390X
124%
Radeon HD 7990
125%
Radeon RX 480
126%
GeForce GTX 690
133%
Radeon RX 580
136%
GeForce GTX 980
137%
Radeon R9 FURY
137%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
143%
Radeon RX 590
151%
Radeon R9 295X2
152%
GeForce GTX 1660
154%
Radeon R9 FURY X
156%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
160%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
174%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
174%
GeForce GTX 1070
186%
Radeon RX Vega 56
197%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
203%
Radeon RX Vega 64
205%
GeForce GTX 1080
205%
GeForce RTX 2060
214%
Radeon RX 5700
231%
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
239%
GeForce RTX 2070
245%
Radeon RX 5700 XT
248%
Radeon VII
254%
TITAN X Pascal
262%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
264%
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
281%
GeForce RTX 2080
298%
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
329%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

Base Clock
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1077 MHz
Memory Clock
2000 MHz
8000 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
8 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus
256 bit
Bandwidth
256.0 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
2304
TMUs
144
ROPs
32
Compute Units
36
L1 Cache
16 KB (per CU)
L2 Cache
2 MB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
34.46 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
155.1 GTexel/s
FP16 (half) performance
4.963 TFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance
4.963 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
310.2 GFLOPS (1:16)

Board Design

Slot Width
MXM Module
TDP
100 W
Outputs
No outputs
Power Connectors
None

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
Vulkan
1.1.119
Shader Model
6.4

Ellesmere GPU Notes

Architecture Codename: Arctic Islands
Codename: Polaris 10 (Cozumel / Hawaii Refresh)
CLRX Version: GCN 1.2
Graphics/Compute: GFX8 (gfx803)
Display Core Engine: 11.2
Unified Video Decoder: 6.3
Video Compression Engine: 3.4

Retail boards based on this design (1)

Name GPU Clock Boost Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
HP RX 480 Mobile 4 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 4 GB