AMD Radeon RX 480

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Overview
Manufacturer
AMD
Original Series
Radeon 400
Release Date
June 29th, 2016
Launch Price
$229 USD
PCB Code
109-D00947-00A
Device ID
67DF:C7
Model
AMD D009 SKU 000
Graphics Processing Unit
GPU Model
Ellesmere XT (Polaris 10)
Architecture
Polaris GCN 4.0
Fabrication Process
14 nm FinFET
Die Size
232 mm2
Transistors Count
5.7B
Transistors Density
24.6M TRAN/mm2
Stream Processors
2304
Compute Units
36
TMUs
144
ROPs
32
Clocks
Base Clock
1120 MHz
Boost Clock
1266 MHz
Memory Clock
2000 MHz
Effective Memory Clock
8000 Mbps
Memory Configuration
Memory Size
8192 MB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus Width
256-bit
Memory Bandwidth
256 GB/s
Technologies
  • AMD CrossFire
  • AMD Eyefinity
  • AMD HD3D
  • AMD Mantle
  • AMD PowerPlay
  • AMD PowerTune w/ Boost
  • AMD TrueAudio
  • AMD ZeroCore Power

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Physical
Interface
PCI-Express 3.0 x16
Width
12.7 cm
Length
25.4 cm
Height
2-slot
Power Connectors
1 × 6-pin
TDP/TBP
150 W
Recommended PSU
450 W
Multi-GPU Support
4-way
Display Outputs
DisplayPort
3 ×
HDMI 2.0
1 ×
API Support
DirectX
12.0
Vulkan
1.0
OpenGL
4.5
OpenCL
2.1
Shader Model
5.0

Performance
Pixel Fillrate
35.8 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate
161.3 GTexel/s
SPFP Performance
5.2 TFLOPS
Performance per W
34.4 GFLOPS/W
Performance per mm2
22.2 GFLOPS/mm2


 ModelBase/Boost/Mem (MHz)
ASUS Radeon RX 480 4GB DUAL
DUAL-RX480-4G
1120 / 1286 / 1750
ASUS Radeon RX 480 4GB DUAL OC
DUAL-RX480-O4G
1120 / 1320 / 1750
ASUS Radeon RX 480 8GB
1120 / 1266 / 2000
ASUS Radeon RX 480 8GB DUAL
DUAL-RX480-8G
1120 / 1286 / 2000
ASUS Radeon RX 480 8GB DUAL OC
DUAL-RX480-O8G
1120 / 1325 / 2000
ASUS Radeon RX 480 8GB ROG STRIX
ROG STRIX-RX480-8G-GAMING
1120 / 1286 / 2000
ASUS Radeon RX 480 8GB ROG STRIX OC
ROG STRIX-RX480-O8G-GAMING
1120 / 1330 / 2000
COLORFIRE Radeon RX 480 8GB Ustorm
RX 480 Ustorm-8GD5 EA1
1120 / 1320 / 2000
DATALAND Radeon RX 480 4GB DualCool
1120 / 1266 / 1750
DATALAND Radeon RX 480 4GB X-Serial
1278 / 1330 / 1750
DATALAND Radeon RX 480 8GB Dual Cool
1120 / 1266 / 2000
DATALAND Radeon RX 480 8GB DualCool
1120 / 1266 / 2000
DATALAND Radeon RX 480 8GB Red Devil
1120 / 1266 / 2000
DATALAND Radeon RX 480 8GB X-Serial
1278 / 1330 / 2000
DATALAND Radeon RX 480 8GB X-Serial LE
1278 / 1290 / 2000
DIAMOND Radeon RX 480 8GB
RX480D58G
1120 / 1266 / 2000
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 4GB G1 GAMING
RX480G1 GAMING-4GD
1120 / 1290 / 1750
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 4GB WINDFORCE
GV-RX480WF2-4GD
1120 / 1266 / 1750
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 8GB
1120 / 1266 / 2000
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 8GB G1 GAMING
RX480G1 GAMING-4GD
1120 / 1290 / 2000
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 8GB WINDFORCE
GV-RX480WF2-4GD
1120 / 1266 / 2000
HIS Radeon RX 480 4GB IceQ X2
HS-480R4LSNR
1120 / 1266 / 1750
HIS Radeon RX 480 8GB
RX 480 D5 8GB
1120 / 1266 / 2000
HIS Radeon RX 480 8GB IceQ X2
HS-480R8LCNR
1120 / 1266 / 2000
HIS Radeon RX 480 8GB IceQ X2 Roaring OC
HS-480R8DCBR
1120 / 1288 / 2000
HIS Radeon RX 480 8GB IceQ X2 Roaring Turbo
HS-480R8DTBR
1120 / 1338 / 2000
KUROUTOSHIKOU Radeon RX 480 8GB
RD-RX480-E8GB
1120 / 1266 / 2000
MAXSUN Radeon RX 480 8GB JetStream
1120 / 1266 / 2000
MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB ARMOR
1120 / 1266 / 1750
MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB ARMOR OC
1120 / 1291 / 1750
MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB GAMING
1120 / 1292 / 1750
MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB GAMING X
1120 / 1316 / 1775
MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB
1120 / 1266 / 2000
MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB ARMOR
1120 / 1266 / 2000
MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB ARMOR OC
1120 / 1291 / 2000
MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB GAMING
1120 / 1292 / 2000
MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB GAMING X
1120 / 1316 / 2025
POWERCOLOR Radeon RX 480 4GB
AXRX 480 4GBD5-M3DH
1120 / 1266 / 1750
POWERCOLOR Radeon RX 480 4GB Red Dragon
AXRX 480 4GBD5-3DHD
1120 / 1266 / 1750
POWERCOLOR Radeon RX 480 4GB Red Dragon V2
AXRX 480 4GBD5-3DHDV2
1120 / 1266 / 1750
POWERCOLOR Radeon RX 480 8GB
AXRX 480 8GBD5-M3DH
1120 / 1266 / 2000
POWERCOLOR Radeon RX 480 8GB Devil 13
1120 / 1266 / 2000
POWERCOLOR Radeon RX 480 8GB Red Devil
AXRX 480 8GBD5-3DHV2/OC
1120 / 1290 / 2000
POWERCOLOR Radeon RX 480 8GB Red Devil
AXRX 480 8GBD5-3DH/OC
1120 / 1330 / 2000
POWERCOLOR Radeon RX 480 8GB Red Dragon
AXRX 480 8GBD5-3DHD
1120 / 1266 / 2000
SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 480 4GB NITRO OC
11260-13
1120 / 1342 / 1750
SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 480 4GB NITRO+
11260-02-20G
1120 / 1342 / 1750
SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 480 8GB
21260-01-20G
1120 / 1266 / 2000
SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 480 8GB
21260-00-20G
1120 / 1266 / 2000
SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 480 8GB NITRO
1120 / 1266 / 2000
SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 480 8GB NITRO OC
11260-20
1202 / 1306 / 1750
SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 480 8GB NITRO+ OC
11260-07-20G
1208 / 1342 / 2000
SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 480 8GB NITRO+ OC
11260-01-20G
1208 / 1342 / 2000
SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 480 8GB OC
11260-01-20G
1120 / 1266 / 2000
VISIONTEK Radeon RX 480 8GB Overclocked Edition
900898
1120 / 1266 / 2000
VISIONTEK Radeon RX 480 8GB Polaris Edition
900888
1120 / 1266 / 2000
XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB Black Edition
RX-480M8BBA6
1120 / 1328 / 2000
XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB Core Edition
RX-480M4BFA6
1120 / 1266 / 2000
XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB Crimson Edition
RX-480P8LFR6
1120 / 1288 / 2000
XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB GTR
RX-480P8DFA6
1120 / 1288 / 2000
XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB GTR Black Edition
RX-480P8DBA6
1120 / 1338 / 2000
XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB Patriot Edition
1120 / 1266 / 2000
XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB RS 'Best Buy'
RX-480P8LFLR
1120 / 1288 / 2000
XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB XXX OC
RX-480M8BFA6
1120 / 1288 / 2000
YESTON Radeon RX 480 8GB
1120 / 1266 / 2000
YESTON Radeon RX 480 8GB GAMEACE
1120 / 1266 / 2000
YESTON Radeon RX 480 8GB GAMEACE TOP
RX 480 8G D5 游戏高手 TOP
1120 / 1340 / 2000
YESTON Radeon RX 480 8GB GAMEACE X
RX 480 8G D5 游戏高手 X
1120 / 1340 / 2000
 ModelClocksMemory
AMD Radeon RX 480
2304 Unified Cores
1120 / 2000 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon RX 470
2048 Unified Cores
926 / 1650 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon RX 470D
1792 Unified Cores
926 / 1650 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon RX 460 (1024SP)
1024 Unified Cores
1090 / 1750 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon RX 460
896 Unified Cores
1090 / 1750 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon R7 430
384 Unified Cores
730 / 1150 MHz 2 GB DDR3
AMD Radeon R5 435
320 Unified Cores
1030 / 1125 MHz 2 GB DDR3
 ModelClocksMemory
AMD Radeon RX 580M
2304 Cores
1120 / 2000 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon RX 580
2304 Cores
1256 / 2000 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon RX 570M
2048 Cores
926 / 1650 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon RX 570
2048 Cores
1168 / 1750 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon RX 480
2304 Cores
1120 / 2000 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon RX 470M
2048 Cores
926 / 1650 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon RX 470D
1792 Cores
926 / 1650 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon RX 470
2048 Cores
926 / 1650 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100
2304 Cores
1243 / 1750 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon Pro WX 5100
1792 Cores
1000 / 2000 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon Pro Duo (Polaris)
4608 Cores
1243 / 1750 MHz 32 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon Pro 580
2304 Cores
1193 / 1700 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon Pro 575
2048 Cores
1098 / 1700 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon Pro 570
1792 Cores
1004 / 1700 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon Instinct MI6
2304 Cores
1237 / 1750 MHz 16 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon RX 570 8GB (V)
2048 Cores
1168 / 1750 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB (V)
2304 Cores
1256 / 1750 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon RX 580 XTR (V)
2304 Cores
1256 / 2000 MHz 8 GB GDDR5

Radeon™ RX 480 Graphics Card

Beyond HD Gaming

A Premium Choice for VR Experiences

Premium VR Experiences

Radeon™ RX 480 graphics cards with Polaris Architecture and AMD LiquidVR™ technology deliver beautifully rich and immersive VR experiences with advanced comfort and effortless compatibility with leading VR headsets.1

Gamer Optimized

Powerful Async shaders and new geometry capabilities enable unique support for DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™ in the best version of Graphics Core Next yet. Get incredibly smooth and low-latency gaming at virtually any framerate with AMD FreeSync™ technology2. Stream and record your favorite games up to 4K, H.265, 60 FPS with virtually no performance impact4.

“Future Ready” Technologies

Polaris architecture precisely combines the latest FinFET 14 process technology and AMD’s advanced power, gating and clocking technologies to deliver a superior cool and quiet gaming experience. Enjoy gaming features that dynamically optimize sound volumes based on actual temperature and workloads. Watch strikingly sharp, colorful, and vivid HDR-ready games and movies thanks to a brand new display engine and HDR-ready capabilities.

Game-Changing Control

Push your hardware to the limits with Radeon™ WattMan (formerly AMD Overdrive™) for a whole new level of customization and per state control over clocks, voltages, and temperature3. Radeon Software drivers enable the ultimate in performance, features and stability and will improve with future up-to-the-minute enhancements, updates and optimizations.

RADEON™ RX 480 GRAPHICS
GCN ARCHITECTURE4th Generation
COMPUTE UNITS36
STREAM PROCESSORS2304
CLOCK SPEEDS (BOOST / BASE)1266 MHz / 1120 MHz
PEAK PERFORMANCEUp to 5.8 TFLOPS
MEMORY SPEED (EFFECTIVE)7 Gbps or higher
MEMORY BANDWIDTH224 GB/s or higher
MEMORY INTERFACE256 bit
MEMORY TYPEGDDR5
BOARD POWER150W
AMD FREESYNC™ TECHNOLOGYYes
DIRECTX® 12 SUPPORTYes
VULKAN™ SUPPORTYes
VIRTUAL SUPER RESOLUTIONYes
HDMI VERSION2.0b
DISPLAYPORT VERSION1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready

AMD Launches the Radeon Rebellion With the Radeon(TM) RX 480 Graphics Card, Available Now

PC Ecosystem, Gamers and Game Developers Commend Radeon™ RX 480 for Redefining Performance/$ in Its Class and Delivering the Most Compelling Solution for Premium VR Experiences

SUNNYVALE, CA — (Marketwired) — 06/29/16 — Today a revolution in PC gaming and VR began as AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) launched the Radeon™ RX 480 graphics card designed to deliver enthusiast-level gaming performance and features, the world’s most advanced graphics technology and an extraordinary value proposition to fans and gamers around the world. The Radeon™ RX 480 introduces premium technology engineered to deliver the best performance/$ in its class1, democratize VR and deliver a wide range of future-proof technologies2 supporting current and forthcoming game and video standards. The cards will start at SEP $199 USD for the Radeon™ RX 480 4GB card, and SEP $239 for the Radeon™ RX 480 8GB card. Details regarding the new Radeon™ RX 480 graphics card and related technologies are available at AMD’s new gamer-focused website, Radeon.com.

“Our message to gamers everywhere is that the Radeon™ RX 480 is every bit as much your card as it is ours,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect,Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. “We designed this technology by listening intently to you, the gamers who have bought and played on our graphics technology for years. We’ve worked tirelessly to produce something that satisfies the most discerning gamer, and delivers the ideal product at an impeccable price. We couldn’t be more grateful for the reception we’ve received from gamers, customers, and technology partners who see what our engineering team has accomplished, and agree that with the Radeon™ RX Series, gaming and VR is truly #BetterRed.”

Radeon™ RX 480 Reception
The global PC ecosystem has demonstrated enthusiastic support for the Radeon™ RX 480 graphics card. OEM and system integrator partners such as Alienware, HP, andLenovo are praising the Radeon™ RX 480’s capabilities.

Game and VR application developers including Bethesda, EA, and Ubisoft and VR headset manufacturers Oculus and HTC are applauding AMD for delivering on the promise of bringing flagship performance and features to the mass market, enabling them to greatly expand the reach of experiences they’re developing.

Professional and casual gamers alike are also celebrating the launch, with AMD-sponsored eSports teams such as Fnatic and Evil Geniuses hailing the Radeon™ RX 480 as a triumph for PC gamers everywhere, and prominent video reviewers worldwide affirming the exceptional value of the graphics card across a wide range of games. To see some of the industry-wide acclaim the Radeon™ RX 480 card is receiving at launch visit Radeon.com here.

Radeon™ RX 480 Features
The Radeon™ RX 480 card packs an unprecedented amount of gaming and VR goodness into an incredible price point:

  • Premium technology engineered for unprecedented performance in its class – The Radeon™ RX 480 8GB card features the most advanced graphics and gaming technologies ever seen in a GPU at $239, delivering the best performance/$ in its class. The revolutionary Polaris architecture, optimized for the 14nm FinFET process, drives spectacular improvements in performance and efficiency. It delivers more than 15 percent more performance per compute unit3, up to 2.8x the performance/Watt over AMD’s Radeon R9 200 series graphics architecture4, and fuels up to 5.8 trillion calculations a second. More information on the advances in the Polaris architecture are available here.
  • The most affordable solution for premium VR experiences – Starting at SEP $199 USD, the Radeon™ RX 480 4GB card is the most affordable solution for premium VR experiences, being both Oculus™ Rift- and Steam®VR-Ready.5 Utilizing LiquidVR™ technologies designed to provide smoother, more comfortable VR experiences, the Radeon™ RX 480 4GB card lowers the cost barrier to entry for PC VR making it affordable for millions of consumers. Visit Radeon.com here to learn more about how the Radeon™ RX 480 4GB card is helping to truly democratize VR.
  • Future-proof technologies2 – The Radeon™ RX 480 card continues the Radeon™ tradition of innovation being first to new process nodes, first in memory types and bandwidth, and first to support new gaming APIs. Gamers will enjoy the Radeon™ RX 480 card for a long time to come with a range of “future-proof” benefits including:
    • Premium HD gaming in DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™ – The Radeon™ RX 480 card excels in DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™, APIs that are powering the future of gaming. Polaris architecture uniquely supports asynchronous compute for superior experiences in games and VR applications using these new APIs, and combined with AMD FreeSync™ Technology6, gamers can enjoy silky smooth framerates at 1440p resolution across the most demanding games. More information on gaming in DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™ with the Radeon™ RX 480 card is available here.
    • Next-generation display and video technologies – The Radeon™ RX 480 card features HDMI® 2.0b, DisplayPort™ 1.3 HBR3, and DisplayPort™ 1.4 HDR supporting the new generation of high-resolution HDR and high-refresh displays enabling experiences such as FreeSync™ with high-refresh 4K, high refresh UltraWide, and single-cable 5K resolution computing at 60Hz. The Radeon™ RX 480 features AMD’s most versatile decode accelerator ever, enabling beautiful HDR movies using 10-bit HEVC7 from the likes of Netflix and Amazon, accelerated H.264 video of streamers on Twitch, accelerated VP9 videos on sites like YouTube, and razor-sharp video calling using HEVC and MJPEG in applications like Skype. More information on the next-generation display and video technologies are available here.8
    • Unprecedented control with Radeon Software and the new Radeon WattMan – Radeon Software complements the sophisticated hardware of the Radeon™ RX 480 graphics card, enabling the ultimate in performance, features and stability to ensure an exceptionally smooth and fast out-of-box experience, and one that gets better with age as updates roll out. Launching today with the Radeon™ RX 480 card are nine new features of Radeon Software Crimson Edition designed to give users more control over multi-GPU, display, and power efficiency settings. Radeon WattMan, based on AMD OverDrive™ technology, enables users to take complete control over the Radeon™ RX 480 card with a redefined overclocking experience9 and a wide range of features including dynamic GPU frequency and voltage curves that allow users to customize both elements across seven states. Radeon WattMan also delivers a new histogram interface that enables recording of per-application data to easily track peak and average activity, clocks, temperature and fan speed. More information on the new Radeon WattMan is available here.

Radeon RX 480 Availability
Radeon™ RX 480 graphics cards are available from retailers and etailers around the world starting today.10 For more information on where to buy, visit http://shop.amd.com.

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