MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8 GB Review 120

MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8 GB Review

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Overclocking results listed in this section are achieved with the default fan and voltage settings as defined in the VGA BIOS. We choose this approach as it is the most realistic scenario for most users.

Every sample overclocks differently, which is why our results here can only serve as a guideline for what you can expect from your card.

For overclocking on the RX 480, we applied the same percentage increase to each of the eight adjustable clock levels; this approach seems to provide the highest performance at the highest stability.

Maximum overclock of our sample is 2250 MHz on the memory (13% overclock), which is limited by the adjustment limit in AMD's driver. GPU overclocking works slightly better than with previous cards we tested, reaching 1370 MHz (5% overclock).

Maximum Overclock Comparison
Max. GPU ClockMax. Memory Clock
MSI RX 480 Gaming X1370 MHz2250 MHz
ASUS RX 480 STRIX1355 MHz2250 MHz
AMD RX 4801335 MHz2250 MHz
Important: Each GPU (including each GPU of the same make and model) will overclock slightly
differently based on random production variances. This table just serves to provide a list of typical
overclocks for similar cards, determined during TPU review.

Overclocked Performance

Using these clock frequencies, we ran a quick test of Battlefield 3 to evaluate the gains from overclocking.

Actual 3D performance gained from overclocking is 8.6%.
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