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AMD Radeon RX 480

Graphics Processor
Ellesmere
Cores
2304
TMUs
144
ROPs
32
Memory Size
8 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
256 bit
GPU Chip
GPU
PCB Front
PCB Front
PCB Back
PCB Back
The Radeon RX 480 is a performance graphics card by AMD, launched in June 2016. Built on the 14 nm process, and based on the Ellesmere graphics processor, in its Polaris 10 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 1120 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1266 MHz, memory is running at 2000 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon RX 480 draws power from 1x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 150 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort. Radeon RX 480 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 241 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 229 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
Ellesmere
GPU Variant
Polaris 10 XT
(215-0876184)
Architecture
GCN 4.0
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
14 nm
Transistors
5,700 million
Die Size
232 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Jun 29th, 2016
Generation
Arctic Islands
(RX 400)
Production
Active
Launch Price
229 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
Reviews
86 in our database

Relative Performance

2%
GeForce 210
3%
GeForce 9400 GT
3%
Radeon HD 4550
4%
Radeon HD 5450
5%
Radeon HD 6450
5%
GeForce GT 520
7%
GeForce GT 220
9%
GeForce GT 430
9%
Radeon HD 5570
9%
Radeon HD 4670
10%
GeForce GT 440
10%
GeForce GT 240
12%
GeForce 9600 GT
12%
Radeon HD 5670
13%
GeForce GT 640
14%
GeForce 9800 GT
14%
Radeon HD 6670
15%
Radeon HD 4830
16%
Radeon HD 4770
17%
Radeon HD 4850
17%
GeForce GTS 250
18%
GeForce GTS 450
18%
Radeon HD 5750
21%
Radeon HD 7750
21%
Radeon HD 5770
21%
GeForce GTX 260
22%
Radeon HD 4870
22%
Radeon Vega 8
22%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
22%
GeForce GTX 650
23%
Radeon HD 5830
24%
Radeon HD 6790
25%
Radeon HD 4890
26%
GeForce GTX 460
26%
Radeon RX Vega 11
26%
GeForce GT 1030
26%
GeForce GTX 275
27%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
27%
GeForce GTX 280
27%
GeForce GTX 465
28%
Radeon HD 6850
29%
GeForce GTX 285
31%
Radeon HD 5850
32%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
32%
Radeon HD 7790
33%
Radeon RX 550
33%
GeForce GTX 470
34%
Radeon HD 6870
37%
Radeon HD 5870
38%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
38%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
39%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
39%
Radeon HD 6950
40%
GeForce GTX 295
41%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
41%
Radeon HD 7850
42%
GeForce GTX 480
44%
Radeon HD 6970
44%
Radeon R7 265
45%
Radeon R7 370
45%
Radeon RX 560
45%
GeForce GTX 660
45%
GeForce GTX 570
49%
GeForce GTX 950
49%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
51%
Radeon R9 270X
51%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
52%
GeForce GTX 580
52%
GeForce GTX 1050
52%
Radeon HD 7950
53%
Radeon RX 460
53%
Radeon HD 5970
55%
GeForce GTX 760
59%
GeForce GTX 670
60%
GeForce GTX 960
62%
Radeon R9 380
62%
Radeon R9 285
63%
Radeon HD 7970
63%
GeForce GTX 680
65%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
67%
GeForce GTX 770
68%
Radeon HD 6990
70%
Radeon R9 280X
71%
GeForce GTX 590
71%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
78%
GeForce GTX 780
81%
GeForce GTX 1650
86%
Radeon RX 470
88%
Radeon R9 290
93%
Radeon R9 390
94%
Radeon R9 290X
95%
GeForce GTX 970
96%
GeForce GTX TITAN
97%
Radeon RX 570
98%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
99%
Radeon R9 390X
100%
Radeon HD 7990
100%
Radeon RX 480
101%
GeForce GTX 690
106%
Radeon RX 580
108%
GeForce GTX 980
110%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
110%
Radeon R9 FURY
110%
Radeon RX 590
121%
Radeon R9 295X2
123%
Radeon R9 FURY X
125%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
134%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
141%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
142%
GeForce GTX 1070
148%
Radeon RX Vega 56
160%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
165%
Radeon RX Vega 64
165%
GeForce RTX 2060
169%
GeForce GTX 1080
194%
GeForce RTX 2070
194%
Radeon VII
203%
TITAN X Pascal
208%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
225%
GeForce RTX 2080
260%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
1120 MHz
Boost Clock
1266 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
40.51 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
182.3 GTexel/s
FP16 (half) performance
5.834 TFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance
5.834 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
364.6 GFLOPS (1:16)

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
9.5 inches
241 mm
TDP
150 W
Outputs
1x HDMI
3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors
1x 6-pin
Board Number
C940,
D009-47

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
Vulkan
1.1.101
Shader Model
6.3

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 (69)

Name GPU Clock Boost Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
AMD Radeon RX 480 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz
ASUS DUAL RX 480 4 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 1750 MHz 4 GB, 9.53 inches/242 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
ASUS DUAL RX 480 8 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 9.53 inches/242 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
ASUS DUAL RX 480 OC 4 GB 1120 MHz 1300 MHz 1750 MHz 4 GB, 9.53 inches/242 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
ASUS DUAL RX 480 OC 8 GB 1120 MHz 1305 MHz 2000 MHz 9.53 inches/242 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
ASUS RX 480 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz
ASUS ROG STRIX RX 480 GAMING 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 11.73 inches/298 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
ASUS ROG STRIX RX 480 GAMING OC 1120 MHz 1310 MHz 2000 MHz 11.73 inches/298 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
Dataland RX 480 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz
Dataland RX 480 DualCool 4 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 1750 MHz 4 GB, 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
Dataland RX 480 DualCool 8 GB 1120 MHz 1279 MHz 2000 MHz 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
Dataland RX 480 X-Serial 4 GB 1278 MHz 1330 MHz 1750 MHz 4 GB, 11.1 inches/282 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
Dataland RX 480 X-Serial 8 GB 1278 MHz 1330 MHz 2000 MHz 11.1 inches/282 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
Dataland RX 480 X-Serial LE 1278 MHz 1290 MHz 2000 MHz 11.1 inches/282 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
Diamond RX 480 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz
GIGABYTE RX 480 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz
GIGABYTE RX 480 G1 Gaming 4 GB 1120 MHz 1290 MHz 1750 MHz 4 GB, 9.13 inches/232 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE RX 480 G1 Gaming 8 GB 1120 MHz 1290 MHz 2000 MHz 9.13 inches/232 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
HIS RX 480 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz
HIS RX 480 IceQ X2 4 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 1750 MHz 4 GB, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
HIS RX 480 IceQ X2 OC 1120 MHz 1288 MHz 2000 MHz
HIS RX 480 IceQ X2 Roaring OC 1120 MHz 1288 MHz 2000 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
HIS RX 480 IceQ X2 Roaring Turbo 1120 MHz 1338 MHz 2000 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
MAXSUN RX 480 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz
MAXSUN RX 480 JetStream 1120 MHz 1320 MHz 2000 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
MAXSUN RX 480 JetStream 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
MSI RX 480 4 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 4 GB
MSI RX 480 8 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz
MSI RX 480 ARMOR 4 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 4 GB, 10.59 inches/269 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
MSI RX 480 ARMOR 4 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 1750 MHz 4 GB, 10.59 inches/269 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
MSI RX 480 ARMOR 8 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 10.59 inches/269 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
MSI RX 480 ARMOR OC 4 GB 1120 MHz 1291 MHz 1750 MHz 4 GB, 10.59 inches/269 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
MSI RX 480 ARMOR OC 8 GB 1120 MHz 1291 MHz 2000 MHz 10.59 inches/269 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
MSI RX 480 GAMING 4 GB 1120 MHz 1279 MHz 1750 MHz 4 GB, 10.87 inches/276 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
MSI RX 480 GAMING 8 GB 1120 MHz 1279 MHz 2000 MHz 10.87 inches/276 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
MSI RX 480 GAMING X 4 GB 1120 MHz 1303 MHz 1750 MHz 4 GB, 10.87 inches/276 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
MSI RX 480 GAMING X 8 GB 1120 MHz 1303 MHz 2000 MHz 10.87 inches/276 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
PCYES RX 480 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz
PowerColor Red Devil RX 480 1120 MHz 1330 MHz 2000 MHz 12.2 inches/310 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
PowerColor Red Dragon RX 480 4 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 1750 MHz 4 GB, 10.04 inches/255 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
PowerColor Red Dragon RX 480 8 GB 1120 MHz 1279 MHz 2000 MHz 10.04 inches/255 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
PowerColor Red Dragon RX 480 V2 4 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 1750 MHz 4 GB, 10.04 inches/255 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
PowerColor RX 480 4 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 1750 MHz 4 GB
PowerColor RX 480 8 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz
Sapphire NITRO RX 480 OC 4 GB 1202 MHz 1306 MHz 1750 MHz 4 GB, 9.06 inches/230 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
Sapphire NITRO RX 480 OC 8 GB 1202 MHz 1306 MHz 1750 MHz 9.06 inches/230 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 480 OC 4 GB 1208 MHz 1276 MHz 1750 MHz 4 GB, 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 480 OC 4 GB 1208 MHz 1306 MHz 1750 MHz 4 GB, 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 480 OC 8 GB 1208 MHz 1306 MHz 2000 MHz 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 480 OC 8 GB 1208 MHz 1276 MHz 2000 MHz 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 480 OC 8 GB 1208 MHz 1342 MHz 2000 MHz 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
Sapphire RX 480 4 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 1750 MHz 4 GB
Sapphire RX 480 8 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz
VisionTek RX 480 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz
VisionTek RX 480 Overclocked 1120 MHz 1288 MHz 2000 MHz
XFX GTR RX 480 Black Edition 1120 MHz 1338 MHz 2000 MHz 11.02 inches/280 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
XFX GTR RX 480 Triple X Edition 1120 MHz 1288 MHz 2000 MHz 11.02 inches/280 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
XFX RS RX 480 Double Edition 4 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 1750 MHz 4 GB, 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
XFX RS RX 480 Triple X Best Buy Exclusive 4 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 1750 MHz 4 GB, 9.45 inches/240 mm
XFX RS RX 480 Triple X Best Buy Exclusive 8 GB 1120 MHz 1288 MHz 2000 MHz 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
XFX RS RX 480 Triple X Crimson Edition 1120 MHz 1288 MHz 2000 MHz 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
XFX RS RX 480 Triple X Edition 1120 MHz 1288 MHz 2000 MHz 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
XFX RX 480 4 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 1750 MHz 4 GB
XFX RX 480 Black Edition 1120 MHz 1328 MHz 2000 MHz
XFX RX 480 Patriot Edition 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
XFX RX 480 Triple X Edition 1120 MHz 1288 MHz 2000 MHz
Yeston RX 480 GAEA 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 9.45 inches/240 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Yeston RX 480 GAMEACE 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 9.84 inches/250 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
Yeston RX 480 GAMEACE TOP 1120 MHz 1340 MHz 2000 MHz 9.84 inches/250 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort