AMD Radeon RX480 Polaris 8GB Review

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The RX480 comes in a fairly standard AMD shroud and cooler offering. It's not the most attractive thing in the world, but neither is it an offense to the eyes in the same way the England football team is. If there is one thing that we know though, it's that the partners will put their incredible coolers on and we'll all be drooling.

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Beneath that puritan shroud is a hefty chunk of aluminium to help disperse the heat and whilst we've never believe that this style of fan is better than a normal fan - if it was case fans would be made like this - it's a common sight on all manufacturer designs.

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At the business ends of the RX480 we have a single 6pin PCIe power input, hinting at the general power efficiency of the 4th generation of GCN, and the DVI-less outputs that AMD have stuck to in all their recent offerings.

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29-06-2016, 09:06:13

AlienALX
OK can you please now strap an AIO to it and see if it's temp bound? Quote

29-06-2016, 09:31:24

King of Old Old School
XFX is the only company who put a back plate on where all of the other companies did a bone head move buy not putting one on.

Also the ASUS, Gigabyte & MSI are a complete rip off in pricing on this card too they are charging an extra $40-$50 more compare to the XFX card.Quote

29-06-2016, 09:34:29

theallien
and here AMD just made an "8800GT 512MB" move on Nvidia .... ;-)Quote

29-06-2016, 09:41:05

AngryGoldfish
I was expecting quite a bit little lower temperatures, and lower power draw as well, but the performance is only slightly lower than I expected which is not bad. It's the price and availability that is going to give AMD the lead here, I reckon.

I read a Crossfire 480 review... it's bad. Either drivers seriously need work—which is a given, obviously—or this is the state of multi-GPU setups now.Quote

29-06-2016, 09:43:20

King of Old Old School
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
I was expecting quite a bit little lower temperatures, and lower power draw as well, but the performance is only slightly lower than I expected which is not bad. It's the price and availability that is going to give AMD the lead here, I reckon.

I read a Crossfire 480 review... it's bad. Either drivers seriously need work—which is a given, obviously—or this is the state of multi-GPU setups now.
Yes for the moment but i think Nvidia is going to counter punch AMD maybe with the 1060 when it comes out, But who knows atm.

Well all know that Nvidia can do it but will they is the question.Quote
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