AMD Radeon RX480 8GB review – Polaris kicks in

There were a lot of rumors lately about the new AMD graphics card generation especially after the official announcement from Computex. So everybody is waiting for reviews, to find out the actual performance of the new chips.

AMD is aiming for gaming, but most of all for affordable premium VR experiences. They want everyone to be able to enter the VR world at home, not just in demo events.

As the NDA just lifted, you can read the AMD Radeon RX480 8GB review. It is the reference card while AIB versions will follow up shortly.

 

AMD-RX480-set

AMD launched today 3x graphics cards: RX480, RX470 and RX460.

 

Specs:

 

AMD Radeon RX460

AMD Radeon RX470

AMD Radeon RX480

GPU Architecture

GCN 4.0 / Polaris 11

GCN 4.0 / Polaris 11

GCN 4.0 / Polaris 10

Codename

Baffin

Baffin

Ellesmere Pro

Cores

1280

2048

2304

Texture Units

64

128

144

ROPs

16

32

32

GPU Clock

 ?

1120

Boost Clock

1266

VRAM

2GB GDDR5

4GB GDDR5

4 / 8 GB GDDR5

Memory Bus

128-bit

256-bit

256-bit

Memory Clock

 

1750MHz

2000MHz

Memory Bandwidth

112 GB/s

224 GB/s

256 GB/s

Power

75 W 150 W

150 W

Power Connectors

None

1x 6-pin

1x 6-pin

 

 

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