AMD Radeon RX 480 Video Card Launching in July

Premium VR Experiences

Radeon RX 480 graphics cards with Polaris Architecture and AMD LiquidVR™ technology deliver beautifully rich and immersive VR experiences with advanced comfort and effortless compatibility with leading VR headsets.



Gamer Optimized

Powerful Async shaders and new geometry capabilities enable unique support for DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™ in the best version of Graphics Core Next yet. Get incredibly smooth and low-latency gaming at virtually any framerate with AMD FreeSync™ technology2. Stream and record your favorite games up to 4K, H.265, 60 FPS with virtually no performance impact4.

“Future Ready” Technologies

Polaris architecture precisely combines the latest FinFET 14 process technology and AMD’s advanced power, gating and clocking technologies to deliver a superior cool and quiet gaming experience. Enjoy gaming features that dynamically optimize sound volumes based on actual temperature and workloads. Watch strikingly sharp, colorful, and vivid HDR-ready games and movies thanks to a brand new display engine and HDR-ready capabilities.


Game-Changing Control

Push your hardware to the limits with Radeon™ WattMan (formerly AMD Overdrive™) for a whole new level of customization and per state control over clocks, voltages, and temperature3. Radeon Software drivers enable the ultimate in performance, features and stability and will improve with future up-to-the-minute enhancements, updates and optimizations.

More at AMD’s website.





Radeon™ RX 480 Graphics
GCN Architecture 4th Generation
Compute Units 36
Stream Processors 2304
Clock Speeds (Boost / Base) 1266 MHz / 1120 MHz
Peak Performance Up to 5.8 TFLOPS
Memory Speed (Effective) 7 Gbps or higher
Memory Bandwidth 224 GB/s or higher
Memory Interface 256 bit
Memory Type GDDR5
Board Power 150W
AMD FreeSync™ Technology Yes
DirectX® 12 Support Yes
Vulkan™ Support Yes
Virtual Super Resolution Yes
HDMI Version 2.0b
DisplayPort Version 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready


“AMD’s next generation GCN GPU is here! We review the AMD Radeon RX 480 and find out what kind of gaming experience it provides at 1080p and 1440p. We compare apples-to-apples with four other video cards to find out how it compares at both resolutions. We even find out how high it will overclock! Waited for benchmarks, right?”

Source: HardOCP

AMD has been disseminating information about its Polaris architecture and the Radeon RX 480 for months now. If you’re a regular reader of HotHardware, you should already know that Polaris is AMD’s next-gen GPU architecture, designed for FinFET transistor technology. Polaris also ushers in the 4th generation of AMD’s GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture. Some of the Radeon RX 480’s specifications were also revealed, along with the expected price point, and a number of the RX 480’s new features and capabilities, including support for the latest DisplayPort and HDMI standards. It seems AMD and its Radeon Technologies Group have been more vocal about this architecture and GPU prior to its launch than any other in recent memory.”

Source: Hothardware


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