Legit AMD Radeon RX 480 3DMark Fire Strike Benchmarks: Faster Than R9 390X With Less TDP
We are going to suppose that these benchmarks are for the stock AMD Radeon RX 480 and not the overclocked ones. Though we are looking for overclocked RX 480 benchmarks lets be realistic, it is going to take some time before that happens. Here are the Radeon RX 480 3DMark Fire Strike benchmarks.
We have previously seen some leaked benchmarks like these and in some it was more of an assumption that the GPU in question was the RX 480 but these are solid RX 480 3DMark Fire Strike benchmarks that eliminate any doubts what so ever.
I know that in previous leaks we saw that the RX 480 beat the GTX 980 and here it lags behind by a small percentage. I said it before and I will say it again that these RX 480 3DMark Fire Strike benchmarks depend heavily on the CPU being used and so there can be changes in numbers as people use different CPUs for testing out the RX 480.
Keeping all that in mind I have to say that even if it did not beat the GTX 980 it performs great for a $200 card. I mean the GTX 980 has been out for so long and is still nowhere near that price range that the RX 480 offers. So as I have said multiple times before, the Radeon RX 480 is indeed great value for money.
After announcing the RX 480, AMD announced just recently the Radeon RX 470 and RX 460. Here are some RX 470 benchmarks for you to check out too. Do keep in mind that this is supposed to be a more mainstream card for people that just want 1080p gaming with decent frame rates. Nothing too fancy, just making gaming available to the masses. As is the idea behind the new AMD marketing campaign.
The lowest RX 480 3DMark Fire Strike has been 15520 and the highest that we have seen is 18060. This means that we get an average score of 16823. On the other hand, AMD RX 470 3DMark Fire Strike lowest score that has been seen is 13100 and highest reported is 16164.
As for the RX 470 Crossfire, there is a possibility that the GPU has great scaling capability or that these cards were factory overclocked for benchmarking.