AMD Radeon RX 480 in 8 Benchmarks.

Testing AMD Radeon RX 480 in 8 benchmarks. The review of an analogue of AMD Radeon RX 480  from the competing brand.

The manufacturer is AMD. The date of release is 29 June 2016 (5 years ago). The clock speed of a graphics core is 1120 MHz with a turbo-boost of 1266 MHz. The capacity and base clock speed of the memory is  GDDR5 4 GB / 2000 MHz. The RAM Bandwidth is 256 Bit. TDP level is about 150 Watt. The process technology of the chip production is 14 nm. We have checked AMD Radeon RX 480 and offer you to learn its testing in 8 benchmarks and compare it with other models. Performance analysis.

General Information

Here is the position of AMD Radeon RX 480 in the performance ranking – the less the metric is, the higher the place in the raking is – and useful information, such as the segment of usage, code name, starting sales price.

Place in performance rating: 165
Value for money (0-100): 49.01
Architecture: Polaris
Code name: Ellesmere
Type: Desktop
Release date: 29 June 2016 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP): $229
Price now: $513 (2.2x MSRP)
Design: reference
GCN generation: 4th Gen
Value for money: 25.94
GPU code name: Polaris 10 Ellesmere
Market segment: Desktop

Technical Specifications

Technical specs of AMD Radeon RX 480 point to its performance in the game, mining and work apps. The higher the metric (except for process technology) is, the more effective and faster the GPU operates in any apps.

Pipelines: 2304
Core clock speed: 1120 MHz
Boost Clock: 1266 MHz
Transistor count: 5,700 million
Manufacturing process technology: 14 nm
Power consumption (TDP): 150 Watt
Texture fill rate: 182.3
Floating-point performance: 5,834 gflops
Compute units: 36
Pipelines / CUDA cores: 2304
Boost clock speed: 1266 MHz
Number of transistors: 5,700 million
Thermal design power (TDP): 150 Watt

Dimensions and Compatibility

If you pick up the GPU to an already available body, the information may be useful as some models do not fit the standard E-ATX formfactors. Check which interface and connectors AMD Radeon RX 480 has.

Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
Length: 241 mm
Supplementary power connectors: 1x 6-pin
Bus support: n/a
Bridgeless CrossFire: 1

Graphics memory (technical specifications)

Here is the second important block of AMD Radeon RX 480 specs. The GPU memory uses for fast proceeding, storage and data calculation. The speed and efficiency of the GPU depend on the standard memory GDDR, its capacity, width and clock speed.

Memory type: GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount: 4 GB
Memory bus width: 256 Bit
Memory clock speed: 2000 MHz
Memory bandwidth: 224 GB/s
Shared memory: -

Port and Display Support

Let’s look at the AMD Radeon RX 480 ports and learn how many displays and which connectors it has to be used to connect.

Display Connectors: 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Eyefinity: 1
HDMI: 2.0
DisplayPort support: 1.4HDR


Technology, which AMD Radeon RX 480 is equipped with, can be different from analogues of competitors because of completely different products. This feature does not influence the total performance ranking.

AppAcceleration: n/a
CrossFire: 1
FreeSync: +
HD3D: n/a
LiquidVR: 1
PowerTune: +
TressFX: 1
TrueAudio: n/a
ZeroCore: +
VCE: +
Enduro: n/a
UVD: +
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready: +

API support

AMD Radeon RX 480 supports DirectX, OpenGL, OpenCL and other standard complexes for developing 3D models. Learn their supported versions.

DirectX: DirectX® 12
OpenGL: 4.5
Vulkan: +
Shader Model: 6.4
OpenCL: 2.0
Mantle: n/a

Mining hashrates

Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto): 27 Mh/s
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256): 610 Mh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash): 270 Sol/s

AMD Radeon RX 480 Testing in Benchmarks

It is our favourite section, AMD Radeon RX 480 Testing in Benchmarks. It is here where you learn which competitors and comparable GPUs by specs and performance are similar. The benchmark score shows how fast and effective the GPU operates with various calculations and graphics scenarios under high load and stress testing.

GPU Benchmark performance

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

3DMark Ice Storm is a modern synthetic benchmark for GPUs, used for evaluating performance in rendering. In 3DMark Ice Storm, you can check how fast a GPU of the old generation is and make conclusions about its modernization.

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

As 3DMark Cloud Gate Benchmark supports DirectX 10, its evaluation is rather suitable for GPUs of a medium level or the ones released 4 years ago.

3DMark Fire Strike Score

3DMark Company has created a benchmark for GPUs called "Fire Strike Score", which points to the definite scenarios for fulfilling different variants and conditions of GPU running. The higher the evaluation of the 3DMark "Fire Strike Score" is, the more performing and faster a GPU is.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

3DMark Fire Strike is a benchmark of GPUs, which reflects a GPU's testing results under factory conditions without overclocking, making it the most realistic in contrast to the custom dimensions of performance.

3DMark 11 GPU Benchmark

Being one of the most popular benchmarks for GPUs by far, 3DMark 11 is the authority among other programmes evaluating running or gaming performance. It supports tessellation, various calculating scenarios and account multithreading in GPUs testing.

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage Performance Benchmark accounts a GPU performance in multithreading that completely reveals all the potential of a graphics core and memory. Check the results to understand which GPU is better in the benchmark.

Passmark GPU

It is professional testing of a GPU in the authoritative benchmark Passmark, which millions of users around the world trust. Only Passmark is able to give the complete picture of GPU performance in our rating, which you can see in this section.

Unigine Heaven 3.0

Unigine Heaven 3.0 is an earlier version of the benchmark of the third generation, which allows using all the GPUs subsystems to depict the real level of performance upon high load. It is perfectly suitable for comparing the performance of mobile and desktop GPUs.