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Sapphire RX 480 Benchmarks and disassembled pictures leak

Sapphire RX 480 Benchmarks and disassembled pictures leak

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Sapphire RX 480 Benchmarks and disassembled pictures leak

 

Benchmarks and disassembled pictures of Sapphire's RX 480 GPU have leaked online, giving us an in-depth look at the GPU's PCB and cooler design as well as confirming the previously leaked specifications of the GPU.  

Below we can see pictures of the Sapphire's RX 480, which seems to be using an AMD Reference GPU design which uses a blower-style GPU cooler design and is built on an ultra small PCB, making the possibility of ITX versions very likely in the near future. 

 

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Previous leaks have already suggested that the RX 480 will have a reference only launch, explaining why we have seen no non-reference GPU designs leaked so far. The reference version of this GPU will be coming on June 29th, with custom designs coming over the following weeks.  

The rear IO of the reference GPU design will have the same outputs as the AMD R9 Fury X, with a single HDMI output and 3 DisplayPort outputs. These display outputs have been upgraded to their newest iterations, with DisplayPort 1.3/1.4 support and HDMI 2.0 support.  

We can see on the PCB that there is a pinout for a single DVI port, but the reference model does not use them. This gives the GPU a twofold advantage as it allows for greater airflow out of the rear of the GPU for greater cooling potential and means that all of the GPUs display outputs support AMD FreeSync.  

Right now FreeSync is only supported on DisplayPort and HDMI. Right now no DVI version is in the works, at least as far as we know.  

 

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Below are some leaked Sapphire advertisement images that were leaked on the Asian market, showcasing the GPUs 3DMARK performance and confirming the GPUs previously leaked GPU core counts and clock speeds that were recently leaked by Newegg. 

 

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Below is a table detailing the known specifications of this GPU (from PCPER), comparing them to AMD's R9 290X GPU, which is a GPU that should offer similar gaming performance if recent rumors are correct.

 

 RX 480R9 290X
GPUPolaris 10Hawaii XT
GCN GPU Cores23042816
Render Output Units-64
Texture mapping Units-176
GPU Frequency (Base)1120MHz-
GPU Frequency (Boost)1266MHz1000MHz
Memory4GB or 8GB GDDR54GB GDDR5
Memory interface256-bit512-bit
Memory Frequency (effective)8000MHz5000MHz
TFLOPS at base clock5.16TFLOPs-
TFLOPS at boost clocks5.83TFLOPs5.6TFLOPs
TDP150W290W
Launch Price$199$549

 

Right now AMD has not revealed the exact specifications of this new GPU, or how the new changes in AMD's Polaris architecture will affect the GPUs gaming performance.

Hopefully, more information will be revealed soon regarding the architectural and performance improvements provided by new Polaris architecture, as a single benchmark rarely give us the whole picture when it comes to gaming performance.   

  

You can join the discussion on AMD's RX 480 on the OC3D Forums

 

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23-06-2016, 05:54:14

Tolemac
Hmm this is what I got from my 290X Vapor X @ 1200mhz on Firestrike I may well skip this card then

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/da02kqB.jpg[/IMG]Quote

23-06-2016, 06:02:55

barnsley
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Originally Posted by Tolemac View Post
Hmm this is what I got from my 290X Vapor X @ 1200mhz on Firestrike I may well skip this card then
It was never touted as a faster card than a 290/390?Quote

23-06-2016, 06:04:40

WYP
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Originally Posted by Tolemac View Post
Hmm this is what I got from my 290X Vapor X @ 1200mhz on Firestrike I may well skip this card then

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/da02kqB.jpg[/IMG]
TBH a lot of the 3DMARK scores can differ a lot depending on your CPU. Shame we do not know what CPU sapphire used. We will need to wait for real benches and see how it overclocks.

1200MHz is a pretty great OC for a 290X, not many get that high.Quote

23-06-2016, 06:07:55

IrishNexus
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
It was never touted as a faster card than a 290/390?
Well it has been compared to the GTX 980 which is a bit faster than the 390xQuote

23-06-2016, 09:52:13

shambles1980
so in and around the 780ti area like i thought it would be then? (although the 78ti would need a bit of an oc to get that 3d mark score.)

may be worth the upgrade from a 780 for me then. But as i like to water cool i may try and get a 780 ti or titan instead 2nd hand as i can use my current water block.Quote
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