( 4.5 Average / 6 Ratings )
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Great performance for the cost. No need to buy the NITRO + version, just overclock this bad boy to the same 1342/1800 clock and shred frames instead of shredding your money.
I love this GPU. Nothing else to say but just get it. Overclocking is AMAZING with Wattman so try it out with this.
GPU: This thing is a beast! I got it off of Newegg for $170+DOOM key! I thought it was a steal and it works great!
Unlike others posting reviews here, I've had no real luck overclocking this card, even with power limit set to +30% and undervolting as much as possible. This did not surprise me as it has one less power phase than the Nitro+ model (advertised as having 1306MHz boost clock) yet comes with a very healthy boost clock - 1326MHz on my card - and is able to maintain it. The reference RX 480 has a 1266MHz boost clock. I think the point is that it's already clocked really well, I really couldn't care less that I can't overclock it. As for other features, the fans can be really loud at high rpms but they've only ever span up to 1550rpm for me which isn't too bad. My temps max out at 73C.
Since I am going with AMD as my processor, I had to also stick with them for the GPU. This will serve as my primary GPU until Vega is released. However, it was been running all of my games at maximum settings so no complaints. Here is my Heaven benchmark:
Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0
Min FPS: 8.7
Max FPS: 149.3
GPU model: Radeon (TM) RX 480 Graphics 21.19.525.0 (4095MB) x1
Mode: 1600x900 8xAA fullscreen
This card has fantastic performance. With performance equivalent to that of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (although with 2 GB less of actual VRAM), this card really does hit all of the sweet spots for 1080p gaming. On top of that, the fans are decently quiet at stock speeds and the overclocking potential was great for me. I was able to get a stable +150 MHz overclock up to 1,380 MHz stable. That being said, I highly recommend this card to pretty much every low-budget 1080p gamer out there.