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The AMD RX 480 may have a reference only launch

The AMD RX 480 may have a reference only launch

The AMD RX 480 may have a reference only launch

The AMD RX 480 may have a reference only launch

 

A member of OCUK staff has stated that the AMD RX 480 will have a reference only launch, meaning that all AMD RX 480 GPUs will have the AMD reference coolers that can be seen in the images above and below when it launched on June 29th. 

When asked whether there will be aftermarket RX 480 GPUs at launch OCUK's Gibbo stated that AMD has delivered a great reference cooler for their Polaris GPUs, offering quiet operation, great thermal performance and a "great" aesthetic.

 

  No custom stuff, ref. only which in my view is fine as AMD nailed the cooler this time, it looks great, is quiet and performs.  

  The AMD RX 480 may have a reference only launch  

Right now, if recent leaks are to be believed, the RX 480 will deliver performance that is similar to a GTX 970 in 3DMARK, though at this time we do not know how well this GPU will fare when playing different games or using different benchmarks. 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's RX 480 having a reference only launch on the OC3D Forums

 

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20-06-2016, 17:35:16

xnax2802
Uh oh.... I don't care if they nailed the cooler, I'm not putting red parts in my PCQuote

20-06-2016, 18:04:45

NeverBackDown
Rather have a Nitro cooler.. Guess I may wait thenQuote

20-06-2016, 18:50:41

W1tness
I was planning on waiting until August anyway.Quote

20-06-2016, 19:04:11

SeekaX
AMD just can't learn a lesson eh. It doesn't even matter if the ref cooler is any good or not, stop forcing that thing onto people. GTX1070 just edged ahead again.Quote

20-06-2016, 19:33:40

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
AMD just can't learn a lesson eh. It doesn't even matter if the ref cooler is any good or not, stop forcing that thing onto people. GTX1070 just edged ahead again.
Yeah because they didn't have a reference only launch either. It also neither competes with the 1070 so reference or not that doesn't matterQuote
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