Radeon RX 480 Under The Hood, 60 Degrees Under Load
There are still 8 days till the launch of the Radeon RX 480. We are getting leaks of the GPU all over the internet that show performance figures and temperature under load.
According to this leak the temperature of the Radeon RX 480 under stress is 60 degrees Celsius as claimed by AMD. The card uses 100 W just like AMD said it would. Looking under the hood we see shorter board than the reference card design,
The card is about 24 inches long but when you remove the cover you find that it is in fact shorter and is about 18 inches. This could be room for improvements by other vendors that will launch their custom design Radeon RX 480 GPUs after the reference design comes out. It has been confirmed that you will only be able to buy the Radeon RX 480 reference design on launch day. Other vendors will launch their custom cards later on.
videocardz claims that there will be partner cards that will have a higher clock speed. An XFX RX 480 was seen mentioned in a snapshot leaked over the internet. These are clear indications that there will be better versions of that RX 480 and that there is still more power to be expected from the budget oriented card.
Stress tests of the RX 480 show a temperature of 37.5 degrees at idle and a temperature of 62.7 under stress. This is close to what AMD claimed and the additional 2.7 degrees is within the reasonable margin of error.
We established that there is room for further improvement in the Radeon RX 480 reference card design. We will be getting partner cards that will be even more powerful. The GPU performs just as AMD said it would. The card is great value for money and will attract loads of people towards PC gaming this year. Only 8 days to go.