AMD Radeon RX480 Polaris 8GB Review
Published: 29th June 2016 | Source: AMD | Price: 4GB £180 - 8GB £220 |
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.
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.
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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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
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
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.
Well all know that Nvidia can do it but will they is the question.Quote