AMD brings 8GB version of Radeon RX-480 video card – Update




The Radeon RX 480 is released with Polaris GPU. The video card is now for sale, though prices seem to be higher than the retail price of 260 euros for the 8GB version. When shopping keep the retail price, the RX 480 has the best price / performance ratio of the moment.

AMD Radeon gives the RX 480 4GB retails at 220 euros and the 8GB version would have cost 260 euros according to the manufacturer. At present, only the latter version for sale and manufacturers have previously let Tweakers know that prices are higher than the retail price that indicates AMD. MSI says to sell its version for 349 euros, while Gigabyte indicates that their 319 variant will cost.

It is at time of writing still not clear whether there are stores that can offer the video card for an amount corresponding to the price of AMD. Based on the retail price of 260 euros, the Radeon RX 480 offers currently the best price / performance ratio of all GPUs that are for sale at this time. Assuming a retail price of 319 euro that is not the case, however. After the recent price cut Nvidia GTX 970 offers more than value for money.

Update 15:51 pm: Meanwhile the first mentions of the RX 480 in PriceWatch appeared and although reported initial rates of 319, the card is now available for 269 euros, 9 euros above the price of AMD. In Germany 269 euro seems to be the selling price. In the UK, the GPU on sale for about 220 pounds, converted about 267 euro.

The Radeon RX 480 is the first graphics card from AMD made at the 14nm process. 4 or 8GB of GDDR5 memory is used by default runs at 1750 or 2000MHz. AMD also maintains its first boost speed. As with previous generations of AMD graphics cards, there is a maximum clock rate, which is at the RX 480 1266MHz, but there is also a ‘standard rate’ of 1126MHz.

Tweakers a comprehensive review of the RX 480 published . The video card has also been tested in a CrossFire setup with two copies, combined with the Oculus Rift and there are DirectX 12 benchmarks turned. Regarding performance is to compare the card with an Nvidia GTX 970 or an AMD R9 290x. The GTX 980 and 390X R9 are in most benchmarks faster than the new RX 480.

What concerns overclocking performance disappoints the GPU more than 54MHz could not be added to the clock speed without the system became unstable. The GDDR5 memory could be raised to 2170MHz, an increase of 170MHz. As a result, the RX 480 with overclocking still about ten percent faster than stock speed.

It is not yet clear when the 4GB version of the RX 480 comes on the market. As yet there are few reference designs of the RX 480 released with 8GB. It is not yet clear if there are variants with custom coolers.

Update 2, 20:01 pm: Meanwhile is also the 4GB version of the RX 480 seen in Pricewatch. Currently one shop offers video card for 219 euro and an expected delivery time of more than ten days.


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