MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB ARMOR Graphics Card

Product status: Official | Last Update: 2016-09-16 | Report Error
Overview
Manufacturer
MSI
Original Series
Radeon 400
Custom Series
MSI Armor
Released After
June 29th, 2016
Graphics Processing Unit
GPU Model
Ellesmere XT (Polaris 10/20)
Architecture
AMD GCN 4.0 (Polaris)
Fabrication Process
14 nm
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
256.0 GB/s

Physical
Interface
PCI-Express 3.0 x16
Power Connectors
1× 8-pin
TDP/TBP
150 W
Recommended PSU
450 W
Multi-GPU Support
4-way
Display Outputs
DVI-D DualLink
1 ×
DisplayPort
2 ×
HDMI
2 ×
API Support
DirectX
12.0
Vulkan
1.0
OpenGL
4.5
OpenCL
2.1

Performance
Pixel Fillrate
40.5 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate
182.3 GTexel/s
Peak FP32
5.8 TFLOPS
FP32 Perf. per Watt
38.9 GFLOPS/W
FP32 Perf. per mm2
25.1 GFLOPS/mm2




1286 MHz
MIN
1286
(3)
1288
(5)
1290
(4)
1291
(2)
1292
(2)
1306
(1)
1316
(2)
1320
(2)
1325
(1)
1328
(1)
1330
(4)
1338
(2)
1340
(2)
1342
(4)

1342 MHz
MAX

  Model nameBoostMemoryPowerCustom SeriesPopularity
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ASUS RX 480 4GB DUAL
DUAL-RX480-4G
1286 MHz 1750 MHz 1× 6-pin DUAL
 
22%
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ASUS RX 480 4GB DUAL OC
DUAL-RX480-O4G
1320 MHz 1750 MHz 1× 6-pin DUAL
 
8%
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ASUS RX 480 8GB 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
11%
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ASUS RX 480 8GB DUAL
DUAL-RX480-8G
1286 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin DUAL
 
6%
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ASUS RX 480 8GB DUAL OC
DUAL-RX480-O8G
1325 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin DUAL
 
10%
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ASUS RX 480 8GB ROG STRIX
ROG STRIX-RX480-8G-GAMING
1286 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin ROG STRIX
 
11%
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ASUS RX 480 8GB ROG STRIX OC
ROG STRIX-RX480-O8G-GAMING
1330 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin ROG STRIX
 
24%
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COLORFIRE RX 480 8GB Ustorm
RX 480 Ustorm-8GD5 EA1
1320 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin USTORM
 
22%
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DATALAND RX 480 4GB DualCool 1266 MHz 1750 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
10%
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DATALAND RX 480 4GB X-Serial 1330 MHz 1750 MHz 1× 8-pin X-Serial
 
32%
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DATALAND RX 480 8GB Dual Cool 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin
 
9%
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DATALAND RX 480 8GB DualCool 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
6%
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DATALAND RX 480 8GB Red Devil 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin Devil
 
9%
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DATALAND RX 480 8GB X-Serial 1330 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin X-Serial
 
41%
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DATALAND RX 480 8GB X-Serial LE 1290 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin X-Serial
 
16%
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DIAMOND RX 480 8GB
RX480D58G
1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
12%
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GIGABYTE RX 480 4GB G1 GAMING
RX480G1 GAMING-4GD
1290 MHz 1750 MHz 1× 8-pin GAMING
 
9%
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GIGABYTE RX 480 4GB WINDFORCE
GV-RX480WF2-4GD
1266 MHz 1750 MHz 1× 8-pin
 
8%
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GIGABYTE RX 480 8GB 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
6%
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GIGABYTE RX 480 8GB G1 GAMING
RX480G1 GAMING-4GD
1290 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin GAMING
 
12%
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GIGABYTE RX 480 8GB WINDFORCE
GV-RX480WF2-4GD
1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin
 
12%
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HIS RX 480 4GB IceQ X2
HS-480R4LSNR
1266 MHz 1750 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
22%
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HIS RX 480 8GB
RX 480 D5 8GB
1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
4%
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HIS RX 480 8GB IceQ X2
HS-480R8LCNR
1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
13%
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HIS RX 480 8GB IceQ X2 Roaring OC
HS-480R8DCBR
1288 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin
 
14%
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HIS RX 480 8GB IceQ X2 Roaring Turbo
HS-480R8DTBR
1338 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin
 
10%
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KUROUTOSHIKOU RX 480 8GB
RD-RX480-E8GB
1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
6%
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MAXSUN RX 480 8GB JetStream 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin
 
23%
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MSI RX 480 4GB ARMOR 1266 MHz 1750 MHz 1× 8-pin Armor
 
14%
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MSI RX 480 4GB ARMOR OC 1291 MHz 1750 MHz 1× 8-pin Armor
 
16%
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MSI RX 480 4GB GAMING 1292 MHz 1750 MHz 1× 8-pin GAMING
 
17%
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MSI RX 480 4GB GAMING X 1316 MHz 1775 MHz 1× 8-pin GAMING
 
11%
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MSI RX 480 8GB 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
39%
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MSI RX 480 8GB ARMOR 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin Armor
 
11%
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MSI RX 480 8GB ARMOR OC 1291 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin Armor
 
14%
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MSI RX 480 8GB GAMING 1292 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin GAMING
 
7%
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MSI RX 480 8GB GAMING X 1316 MHz 2025 MHz 1× 8-pin GAMING
 
24%
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PCYES RX 470 4GB 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
8%
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PCYES RX 480 8GB 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
4%
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POWERCOLOR RX 480 4GB
AXRX 480 4GBD5-M3DH
1266 MHz 1750 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
9%
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POWERCOLOR RX 480 4GB Red Dragon
AXRX 480 4GBD5-3DHD
1266 MHz 1750 MHz 1× 6-pin Red Dragon
 
10%
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POWERCOLOR RX 480 4GB Red Dragon V2
AXRX 480 4GBD5-3DHDV2
1266 MHz 1750 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
21%
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POWERCOLOR RX 480 8GB
AXRX 480 8GBD5-M3DH
1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
6%
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POWERCOLOR RX 480 8GB Devil 13 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin
 
7%
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POWERCOLOR RX 480 8GB Red Devil
AXRX 480 8GBD5-3DHV2/OC
1290 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin DEVIL
 
11%
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POWERCOLOR RX 480 8GB Red Devil
AXRX 480 8GBD5-3DH/OC
1330 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin DEVIL
 
11%
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POWERCOLOR RX 480 8GB Red Dragon
AXRX 480 8GBD5-3DHD
1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin Red Dragon
 
13%
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SAPPHIRE RX 480 4GB NITRO OC
11260-13
1342 MHz 1750 MHz 1× 8-pin NITRO
 
75%
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SAPPHIRE RX 480 4GB NITRO+
11260-02-20G
1342 MHz 1750 MHz 1× 8-pin NITRO
 
25%
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SAPPHIRE RX 480 8GB
21260-01-20G
1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
9%
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SAPPHIRE RX 480 8GB
21260-00-20G
1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
7%
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SAPPHIRE RX 480 8GB NITRO 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin NITRO
 
12%
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SAPPHIRE RX 480 8GB NITRO OC
11260-20
1306 MHz 1750 MHz 1× 8-pin NITRO
 
28%
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SAPPHIRE RX 480 8GB NITRO+ OC
11260-07-20G
1342 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin NITRO
 
36%
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SAPPHIRE RX 480 8GB NITRO+ OC
11260-01-20G
1342 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin NITRO
 
33%
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SAPPHIRE RX 480 8GB OC
11260-01-20G
1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
5%
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VISIONTEK RX 480 8GB Overclocked Edition
900898
1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
10%
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VISIONTEK RX 480 8GB Polaris Edition
900888
1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
8%
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XFX RX 480 8GB Black Edition
RX-480M8BBA6
1328 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
13%
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XFX RX 480 8GB Core Edition
RX-480M4BFA6
1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
30%
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XFX RX 480 8GB Crimson Edition
RX-480P8LFR6
1288 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin Double Dissipation
 
13%
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XFX RX 480 8GB GTR
RX-480P8DFA6
1288 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin
 
20%
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XFX RX 480 8GB GTR Black Edition
RX-480P8DBA6
1338 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin
 
40%
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XFX RX 480 8GB Patriot Edition 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin
 
12%
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XFX RX 480 8GB RS 'Best Buy'
RX-480P8LFLR
1288 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin
 
19%
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XFX RX 480 8GB XXX OC
RX-480M8BFA6
1288 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
100%
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YESTON RX 480 8GB 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 6-pin
 
6%
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YESTON RX 480 8GB GAMEACE 1266 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin GAMEACE
 
6%
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YESTON RX 480 8GB GAMEACE TOP
RX 480 8G D5 游戏高手 TOP
1340 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin GAMEACE
 
15%
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YESTON RX 480 8GB GAMEACE X
RX 480 8G D5 游戏高手 X
1340 MHz 2000 MHz 1× 8-pin GAMEACE
 
14%
 ModelCoresBoost ClockMemory ClockMemory Config.
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AMD Radeon RX 480
 
2304
 
1266 MHz
 
8 Gbps
 
8 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon RX 470
 
2048
 
1206 MHz
 
6.6 Gbps
 
4 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon RX 470D
 
1792
 
1206 MHz
 
6.6 Gbps
 
4 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon RX 460 1024SP
 
1024
 
1200 MHz
 
7 Gbps
 
2 GB GD5 128b
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AMD Radeon RX 460
 
896
 
1200 MHz
 
7 Gbps
 
2 GB GD5 128b
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AMD Radeon R7 430
 
384
 
780 MHz
 
2.3 Gbps
 
2 GB D3 128b
AMD Radeon R5 435 TBC TBC TBC TBC
 ModelCoresBoost ClockMemory ClockMemory Config.
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AMD Radeon Pro Duo (Polaris)
 
4608
 
1243 MHz
 
7 GB/s
 
64 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon Instinct MI6
 
2304
 
1237 MHz
 
7 GB/s
 
16 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon RX 590 GME
 
2304
 
1380 MHz
 
8 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon RX 580G
 
2304
 
1330 MHz
 
8 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon RX 580
 
2304
 
1340 MHz
 
8 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon RX 580X
 
2304
 
1340 MHz
 
8 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100
 
2304
 
1243 MHz
 
7 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon Pro 580
 
2304
 
1193 MHz
 
6.8 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon RX 480
 
2304
 
1266 MHz
 
8 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon RX 580 (Mobile) TBC TBC TBC TBC
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AMD Radeon RX 580 (OEM)
 
2304
 
1266 MHz
 
8 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon RX 580 2048SP
 
2048
 
1284 MHz
 
7 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon RX 570
 
2048
 
1244 MHz
 
7 GB/s
 
4 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon RX 570X
 
2048
 
1244 MHz
 
7 GB/s
 
4 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon Pro 575
 
2048
 
1098 MHz
 
6.8 GB/s
 
4 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon RX 470
 
2048
 
1206 MHz
 
6.6 GB/s
 
4 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon RX 470M
 
2048
 
1206 MHz
 
6.6 GB/s
 
4 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon RX 570 (Mobile) TBC TBC TBC TBC
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AMD Radeon Pro WX 5100
 
1792
 
1085 MHz
 
5 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon Pro 570
 
1792
 
1004 MHz
 
6.8 GB/s
 
4 GB GD5 256b
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AMD Radeon RX 470D
 
1792
 
1206 MHz
 
6.6 GB/s
 
4 GB GD5 256b

MSI INTRODUCES RADEON™ RX 470 GAMING X GRAPHICS CARDS
POLARIS BASED GAMING WITH A COOL BREEZE
Type: Product News
Latest Update: Thu, 04 Aug 2016
MSI is proud to present brand new graphics cards based on AMD’s RX 470 Polaris architecture. Both the Radeon™ RX 470 GAMING X 8G and Radeon™ RX 470 GAMING X 4G cards brandish the imposing TWIN FROZR VI thermal design to keep the 14 nm FinFET GPU cooler than ever before. The new levels of cool allow for higher core and memory speeds for increased performance in games at HD resolutions and in VR. The recognizable shapes of the eye-catching TWIN FROZR cooler are intensified by a fiery red GAMING glow piercing through the cover, while the MSI GAMING dragon RGB LED on the side can be set to any of 16.8 million colors to go with your mood or build. A completely new custom 6-phase PCB design using Military Class 4 components with an 8-pin power connector enables higher overclocking performance to push your graphics card to the max.

TWIN FROZR VI: THERMAL DESIGN
MSI’s new TWIN FROZR VI Thermal Design raises the bar of Graphics Card air cooling. TORX Fan 2.0 is the enhanced version of the patented MSI TORX Fan technology which generates 22% more air pressure for better cooling performance while further reducing noise levels. Connected to the huge heatsink are up to 8mm thick copper heat pipes with a squared shape at the bottom for optimal heat transfer from the solid nickel-plated copper baseplate combined with premium thermal compound X to keep the Polaris powerhouse cool.
ARMOR
Both the Radeon™ RX 470 and its bigger Polaris brother the RX 480 will be available in a fashionable Black & White design inspired by advanced armor shielding. The MSI Radeon™ RX 480 and RX 470 ARMOR series are perfect for gamers and case modders looking for something unique and different. The new ARMOR 2X Thermal Design uses the patented TORX Fan technology also found on the award winning TWIN FROZR V graphics cards and Advanced Airflow Control for enhanced cooling performance. MSI’s Zero Frozr technology stops the fans in low-load situations such as web browsing or light gaming to remain fully silent.

IMMERSIVE VR EXPERIENCES
Lose yourself in the enhanced realism of Virtual Reality, with the Radeon™ RX 470 graphics cards with LiquidVR™ technology. Radeon RX series’ Asynchronous shaders advantage enables real-time operation of graphics, memory, and compute operations.
MSI GAMING APP
The MSI Gaming App allows gamers to quickly switch between OC, Gaming and Silent performance modes, depending on their needs. The latest version of MSI Gaming App features One-click to VR, which instantly optimizes your PC for the best Virtual Reality experience. It also includes host of premium features like EyeRest to improve image quality and Dragon Eye which allows you to watch a YouTube video or stream while gaming. Last but not least, the Gaming App features a LED control tab, allowing gamers to choose from 5 unique lighting modes to set the right ambience for their gaming sessions with just one click.
AVAILABILITY: MSI Radeon™ RX 470 GAMING X models are expected to be in stores worldwide around the end of August 2016. MSI Radeon™ RX 470 and RX 480 ARMOR models are expected to be in stores worldwide in September 2016.