ASUS RX480 Strix Crossfire Review

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One RX480 good. Two RX480s better. Whereas the reference card looked like almost any other Radeon of recent times, the ASUS Strix goes all in with their top of the range DirectCU III cooler and AURA lighting. The triple fan cooler looks gorgeous, and is guaranteed to keep the temperatures well under control. 

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The introduction of backplates as a regular feature a year or so ago really helps the looks of the card, particularly as the reverse is the side we see the most through the windows of our towers.

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The card looks fantastic, with fat heatpipes and plenty of ventilation holes. What you really want is to see them in situ and in our graphics card test rig they look superb.

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We're using white here just because it fits in with the theme of our test system, and there is no doubt that the pair of Crossfire RX480s look the part. The question on everyones lips is whether they have the performance to match.

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Most Recent Comments

01-08-2016, 14:15:12

ImprovizoR
Makes you wonder what a single 490 will be able to do.Quote

01-08-2016, 14:26:10

jmaster299
No DOOM (OpenGL or Vulkan), no Overwatch, no GTA V, no Witcher 3. Just another invalid and biased review from a paid shill.

To anyone who wants to complain that some of the I mentioned games don't officially support multiple GPUs, that's kind of the point.Quote

01-08-2016, 14:26:56

mypickaxe
I think this is great, but I believe you really need to append the charts with data for 1070 SLI.Quote

01-08-2016, 14:29:53

mypickaxe
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Originally Posted by mypickaxe View Post
I think this is great, but I believe you really need to append the charts with data for 1070 SLI.
p.s. did you have CF disabled for the two 480s when you ran your DX12 test on AotS?Quote

01-08-2016, 14:38:35

RobM
Great review TT did you test in a closed case?
Also noticed you have some new planes to go with the vulcan lanc spit and hurrican, are they raf red arrow gnat? Tornado and cant quite make the white one outQuote
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