AMD Radeon RX 480 Specs & CrossFire Benchmarks Leaked; Performs Similar to R9 Fury and GTX 980
We know that AMD has shipped review samples of its new Radeon RX 480 to the press. On Thursday, the company allowed reviewers to publish photos of the card but only the externals.
As expected different leaks have also made their way to the web, revealing specs as well as loads of benchmarks that indicate the Radeon RX 480 offers performance levels equivalent to the Radeon R9 Fury and GeForce GTX 980.
Built using the latest 14nm FinFET process, AMD RX 480 is based on the Polaris 10 Ellesmere XT GPU featuring 36 Compute Units, 2304 Shader Processing Units, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The GPU has GDDR5 memory by Samsung over a 256-bit bus interface, delivering a total cumulative bandwidth of 256 GB/s.
The Radeon RX 480 has a core clock of 1266 MHz, while memory is clocked at 2000 MHz (actual), or 8GHz (GDDR5-effective). Moreover, the card is said to crank out up to 5.83 TFLOPS of compute performance.
AMD Radeon RX 480 in CrossFire
New CrossFire benchmarks posted at Chiphell reveal the GPU core clocks to be bumped by 22 MHz to 1288 MHz. Looking at the GPU-Z graphs, the clocks are quite stable however, the cards appear to be pushed to their thermal limits, with the primary CF card reaching 87 °C and the secondary 82 °C.
In addition to this, YouTube user GGPC (Good Gaming PC) posted benchmark videos (now removed) showing the Radeon RX 480 running Doom, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Counter-Strike: GO, Overwatch and Grand Theft Auto V complete with frame counters. The performance is pretty steady comparable to that of a GTX 980 as mentioned above.
Finally, let’s take a look at photos of a Radeon RX 480 from Sapphire (via PCOnline):
AMD is set to launch the Radeon RX 480 on June 29th. The card will be priced at $199 for 4GB and $229 for 8GB models. AIB custom cards will be released later and will obviously cost more.
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