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AMD Radeon RX 480

Ellesmere
Graphics Processor
2304
Cores
144
TMUs
32
ROPs
8192 MB
Memory Size
GDDR5
Memory Type
256 bit
Bus Width
AMD Radeon RX 480 Image AMD Ellesmere Image
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 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 1120 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1266 MHz, memory is running at 2000 MHz.
We recommend the AMD Radeon RX 480 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 2560x1440.
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 PCIe 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: Ellesmere XT
Architecture: GCN 1.3
Process Size: 14 nm
Transistors: 5,700 million
Die Size: 232 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Jun 29th, 2016
Production Status: Active
Launch Price: 229 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16

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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: 8192 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 256 bit
Bandwidth: 256.0 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 2304
TMUs: 144
ROPs: 32
Compute Units: 36
Pixel Rate: 40.5 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 182.3 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 5,834 GFLOPS

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: D009

Graphics Features

DirectX: 12.0
OpenGL: 4.5
OpenCL: 2.2
Shader Model: 5.0

Reviews

Our review database contains 84 reviews of the Radeon RX 480.

Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Boost Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS DUAL RX 480 4 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 1750 MHz 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 4096 MB, 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 4096 MB, 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 4096 MB, 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 1266 MHz 1750 MHz 4096 MB, 9.13 inches/232 mm
GIGABYTE RX 480 G1 Gaming 8 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 9.13 inches/232 mm
HIS RX 480 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz
HIS RX 480 IceQ X2 4 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 1750 MHz 4096 MB, 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
MSI RX 480 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz
MSI RX 480 GAMING 4 GB 1120 MHz 1279 MHz 1750 MHz 4096 MB, 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 4096 MB, 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
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 4096 MB, 10.04 inches/255 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
PowerColor Red Dragon RX 480 8 GB 1120 MHz 1266 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 4096 MB, 10.04 inches/255 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
PowerColor RX 480 4 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 1750 MHz 4096 MB
PowerColor RX 480 8 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 2000 MHz
Sapphire NITRO RX 480 OC 4 GB 1202 MHz 1306 MHz 1750 MHz 4096 MB, 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 4096 MB, 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 2x HDMI 2x DisplayPort
Sapphire NITRO+ RX 480 OC 4 GB 1208 MHz 1306 MHz 1750 MHz 4096 MB, 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 4096 MB
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 RX 480 4 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 1750 MHz 4096 MB
XFX RX 480 Black Edition 1120 MHz 1328 MHz 2000 MHz
XFX RX 480 GTR Black Edition 1120 MHz 1338 MHz 2000 MHz 11.02 inches/280 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
XFX RX 480 GTR Triple X Edition 1120 MHz 1288 MHz 2000 MHz 11.02 inches/280 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
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 RS Double Edition 4 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 1750 MHz 4096 MB, 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
XFX RX 480 RS Triple X Best Buy Exclusive 4 GB 1120 MHz 1266 MHz 1750 MHz 4096 MB, 9.45 inches/240 mm
XFX RX 480 RS 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 RX 480 RS Triple X Crimson Edition 1120 MHz 1288 MHz 2000 MHz 9.45 inches/240 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
XFX RX 480 RS Triple X Edition 1120 MHz 1288 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