XFX Radeon RX 480 Factory Overclocked at 1288MHz, Three New Reference Models Pictured
With the new AMD Radeon RX 480 only a few days away from its launch, all sorts of leaks and rumors around this first Polaris based card are now popping up almost every single day. Speaking of the custom Radeon RX 480 cards, the Sapphire Nitro was spotted last week, featuring a brand new silver cooler shroud, packed in dual-slot and dual-fan design.
Today, some reference models have leaked out on the web which come from three AMD partners: XFX, Sapphire and Powercolor. All three reference AIB cards use the same AMD cooler though the XFX Radeon RX 480 does feature a full backplate unlike the other two. The XFX model also comes with a slightly higher clock speed of 1288MHz compared to the reference variant’s 1266MHz.
From initial reports, the Sapphire model will also feature a backplate but only a partial one with the PCB exposed. Moreover, unlike the rival Nvidia, AMD has allowed its partners to place their logo on the fan hub. Without any more ado, let’s take a look at AIB versions of the reference Radeon RX 480.
XFX Radeon RX 480 Graphics Card:
Sapphire Radeon RX 480 Graphics Card:
Powercolor Radeon RX 480 Graphics Card:
Built using the latest 14nm FinFET process node, AMD RX 480 features the full-fledged Polaris 10 GPU core with 36 compute units (CUs), 256-bit memory bus, and more than 5 TFLOPS of compute performance. The card has a base clock speed of 1080Mhz and a boost clock speed of 1266Mhz out of the box.
The TDP is set at a sweet 150W, and the card is powered by a single 6-Pin connector. Display connectors include three DP 1.4 and a single HDMI 2.0 port.
The Radeon RX 480 will cost $199 for the 4GB version and will cost $229 for the 8GB version. AMD is set to launch the new card on June 29th.
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