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AMD Radeon RX 480 CrossFire 3DMark Benchmarks Leaked – Detailed Look at Radeon Overclocking Utility

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Jun 24, 2016
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The latest AMD Radeon RX 480 Crossfire benchmarks have been unveiled showcasing the performance of the card in synthetic tests. The test results were posted by Videocardz along with the first detailed look at the new Radeon overclocking utility which will be shipping with the Radeon RX series drivers which launch on 29th of June.

The AMD Radeon RX 480 with Polaris 10 GPU launches next week at a starting price of just $199 US.

AMD Radeon RX 480 CrossFire Performance Detailed – Full Specifications for Polaris 10 GPU Unveiled

The AMD Radeon RX 480 is just a week away from launch and we know almost everything about this power efficient graphics card from AMD. Yesterday, a leak confirmed the specifications of the full Polaris 10 chip in GPU-Z shot. The Radeon RX 480 will be based on the full Polaris 10 GPU which features 2304 unified shaders based on the GCN 4.0 architecture. The Radeon RX 480 comes with 144 Texture Mapping Units and 32 ROPs which deliver a texture fill rate of 182.3 GTexel/s and Pixel Fillrate of 40.5 GPixel/s at a clock speed of 1266.0 MHz.

The RX 480 graphics card will be available in two variants, a 4 GB model with a price of $199 US and a 8 GB model with a price of $229 US. The GDDR5 memory on both variants will be clocked at 8 GB/s (2.0 GHz clock), effectively delivering a cumulative bandwidth of 256 GB/s along a 256-bit interface. Based on the 14nm Finfet technology, the graphics card features a 150W TDP and powered by a single 6-Pin connector. Display outputs for the RX 480 include three DP 1.4 and a single HDMI 2.0b port.

AMD Polaris GCN 4.0 GPU Lineup:

Graphics Card Name AMD Radeon RX 480 AMD Radeon RX 470 AMD Radeon RX 470D AMD Radeon RX 460 1024 SPs AMD Radeon RX 460
Graphics Core Polaris 10 Polaris 10 Polaris 10 Polaris 11 Polaris 11
Process Node 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET
Die Size 232mm2 232mm2 232mm2 123mm2 123mm2
Transistors 5.7 Billion 5.7 Billion 5.7 Billion 3.0 Billion 3.0 Billion
Stream Processors 2304 SPs 2048 SPs 1792 SPs 1024 SPs 896 SPs
Clock Frequency 1266 MHz 1206 MHz 1206 MHz 1200 MHz 1200 MHz
Compute Performance 5.8 TFLOPs 4.9 TFLOPs 4.3 TFLOPs 2.56 TFLOPs 2.2 TFLOPs
VRAM 4/8 GB GDDR5 4 GB GDDR5 4 GB GDDR5 4 GB GDDR5 2/4 GB GDDR5
Bus Interface 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 128-bit 128-bit
Memory Speed 8 GHz 6.6 GHz 6.6 GHz 7 GHz 7 GHz
Memory Bandwidth 256 GB/s 211 GB/s 211 GB/s 112 GB/s 112 GB/s
TDP 150W 120W 110W 75W 75W
Launch Date 29th June 4th August 20th October TBD 8th August
Launch Price $199 US (4 GB)
$239 US (8 GB)
$179 US (4 GB) $149 US (4 GB) TBD $99 US (2 GB)
$119 US (4 GB)
New Price $199 US (4 GB)
$239 US (8 GB)
$169 US (4 GB) $149 US (4 GB) TBD $99 US (4 GB)
$89 US (2 GB)

AMD Radeon RX 480 Crossfire Performance Results:

The AMD Radeon RX 480 Crossfire performance was tested in 3DMark Firestrike Ultra, Firestrike Extreme and 3DMark 11. Both cards were clocked at speeds of 1288 MHz which is a 22 MHz overclock over the reference clock speeds. In 3DMark Firestrike Ultra, both graphics cards were able to score 4880 points. A stock GeForce GTX 1080 scores around 5000-5100 points in the same benchmark.

AMD Radeon RX 480 Crossfire 3DMark Firestrike Ultra:

AMD Radeon RX 480 Crossfire Performance 3DMark Firestrike Ultra

The second benchmark is 3DMark Firestrike Extreme where the crossfire configuration of the Radeon RX 480 cards scored 9191 points. In the same benchmark, a stock GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition card scores at 9200-9300 points.

AMD Radeon RX 480 Crossfire 3DMark Firestrike Extreme:

AMD Radeon RX 480 Crossfire Performance 3DMark Firestrike Extreme

The last benchmark is from 3DMark 11 which shows two Radeon RX 480s scoring 8416 points in the Extreme preset. For comparison, the stock GeForce GTX 1080 scores around 9400-9500 points in the same benchmark while the non-reference variants of the GTX 1070 such as the ROG STRIX which can be obtained for a lower price compared to Founders Edition score 8292 points at the factory overclocked configuration.

AMD Radeon RX 480 Crossfire 3DMark 11 Extreme:

AMD Radeon RX 480 Crossfire Performance 3DMark 11

Finally, we have the GPU-z sensor panel screenshot which show the operational temperature of both cards when running in Crossfire configuration. One card was running at 87C while the other was 82C. It is possible that due to limited space between the both cards (a common problem), the second card is able to get lesser cooling through air compared to the first card. You can also check out some detailed thermal testing results over here.

AMD Radeon Overclocking Utility Gets A Detailed Look – Sleek New Design For The Radeon Community

Videocardz has also posted their first exclusive look at the upcoming Radeon Overclocking Utility which will be available with the latest launch drivers for Polaris GPUs. The configuration utility will allow users to adjust GPU frequencies, voltages for each power state, memory clocks, memory voltage and fan speeds. The configuration utility also allows users to set temperature, fan and acoustic limits which are great features to talk about.

AMD Radeon Overclocking Utility (Image Credits: Videocardz)

AMD-RX-480-Overclocking-Tool

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