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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

Graphics Card

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

Relative Performance

2%
GeForce 210
3%
GeForce 9400 GT
4%
Radeon HD 4550
5%
Radeon HD 5450
6%
Radeon HD 6450
6%
GeForce GT 520
8%
GeForce GT 220
10%
GeForce GT 430
10%
Radeon HD 5570
11%
Radeon HD 4670
12%
GeForce GT 440
12%
GeForce GT 240
14%
GeForce 9600 GT
15%
Radeon HD 5670
16%
GeForce GT 640
16%
GeForce 9800 GT
17%
Radeon HD 6670
17%
Radeon HD 4830
19%
Radeon HD 4770
20%
Radeon HD 4850
20%
GeForce GTS 250
21%
GeForce GTS 450
21%
Radeon HD 5750
24%
Radeon HD 7750
25%
Radeon HD 5770
25%
GeForce GTX 260
25%
Radeon HD 4870
25%
Radeon Vega 8
26%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
26%
GeForce GTX 650
27%
Radeon HD 5830
29%
Radeon HD 6790
29%
Radeon HD 4890
30%
GeForce GTX 460
31%
Radeon RX Vega 11
31%
GeForce GT 1030
31%
GeForce GTX 275
31%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
31%
GeForce GTX 280
32%
GeForce GTX 465
33%
Radeon HD 6850
34%
GeForce GTX 285
37%
Radeon HD 5850
37%
Radeon HD 7790
37%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
39%
Radeon RX 550
39%
GeForce GTX 470
40%
Radeon HD 6870
43%
Radeon HD 5870
44%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
45%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
45%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
46%
Radeon HD 6950
47%
GeForce GTX 295
48%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
48%
Radeon HD 7850
49%
GeForce GTX 480
51%
Radeon HD 6970
52%
Radeon R7 265
53%
Radeon RX 460
53%
Radeon R7 370
53%
GeForce GTX 660
53%
GeForce GTX 570
54%
Radeon RX 560
58%
GeForce GTX 950
58%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
60%
Radeon R9 270X
60%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
61%
GeForce GTX 580
61%
GeForce GTX 1050
61%
Radeon HD 7950
62%
Radeon HD 5970
64%
GeForce GTX 760
69%
GeForce GTX 670
71%
GeForce GTX 960
73%
Radeon R9 380
73%
Radeon R9 285
74%
Radeon HD 7970
75%
GeForce GTX 680
76%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
78%
GeForce GTX 770
80%
Radeon HD 6990
82%
Radeon R9 280X
83%
GeForce GTX 590
83%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
92%
GeForce GTX 780
96%
GeForce GTX 1650
100%
Radeon RX 480 Mobile
101%
Radeon RX 470
103%
Radeon R9 290
110%
Radeon R9 390
110%
Radeon R9 290X
112%
GeForce GTX 970
113%
GeForce GTX TITAN
114%
Radeon RX 570
115%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
116%
Radeon R9 390X
117%
Radeon HD 7990
118%
Radeon RX 480
119%
GeForce GTX 690
125%
Radeon RX 580
127%
GeForce GTX 980
129%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
129%
Radeon R9 FURY
130%
Radeon RX 590
142%
Radeon R9 295X2
144%
Radeon R9 FURY X
147%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
158%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
166%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
167%
GeForce GTX 1070
174%
Radeon RX Vega 56
189%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
193%
Radeon RX Vega 64
193%
GeForce RTX 2060
198%
GeForce GTX 1080
228%
Radeon VII
228%
GeForce RTX 2070
239%
TITAN X Pascal
245%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
264%
GeForce RTX 2080
306%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU 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
1.1.101
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