AMD Radeon RX480 Polaris 8GB Review

AMD Radeon RX480 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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