Sapphire RX 480 Nitro OC+ Review

Power Draw and Temperatures

Sapphire RX 480 Nitro OC+ Review

That monstrous overclock has a price to pay, like it always does, in the power consumption graph. Easily the most thirsty of the RX 480s we've tested. Of course it's way below the previous AMD generation, so it's not all bad news. All that heat has to go somewhere though and, as we alluded to in our closer look, the Sapphire Nitro cooler just hasn't got enough vents in it so the fans end up working overtime trying to move the air about without really having anywhere to push it and the temperatures suffer.

Power Draw

Sapphire RX 480 Nitro OC+ Review

Temperatures

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Most Recent Comments

20-08-2016, 15:30:37

Tolemac
It was actually forum member Kong that made this happen not me so props go to him for making this happen. I have just spoke to Sapphire Ed on his discord and he passes on his many thanks for a well done and fair review and he is a big fan of yours TTL Quote

20-08-2016, 19:14:09

Dicehunter
That is a sexy card and would be perfect for a LAN rig aiming for 1080P.Quote

20-08-2016, 19:21:37

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
That is a sexy card and would be perfect for a LAN rig aiming for 1080P.
Even good enough for 1440p tooQuote

21-08-2016, 06:07:02

AlienALX
From what I read Tom they designed it so that the back plate would get cooling too. And it works, apparently. But yeah, that may explain the closed design.Quote

21-08-2016, 06:08:18

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
From what I read Tom they designed it so that the back plate would get cooling too. And it works, apparently. But yeah, that may explain the closed design.
Personally I prefer closed design GPU's, Just looks so much cleaner than having everything on show Quote
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