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AMD Radeon RX 480 3DMark Fire Strike benchmarks spotted.

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After the barebones RX 470 and RX 460 reveal last night at the PC Gaming Show, leave it to the internet’s little birds to find us some tasty morsels of performance expectations for the RX 480—and boy are they tasty.

Videocardz has shown the first images of a 3DMark Fire strike benchmark score which seems to be an 8GB AMD RX 480 slotting between that of a GTX 980 and R9 390X. Videocardz reported that the card seems to be from an aftermarket 8GB RX 480 which may be slightly overclocked. Purely rumour at this point, but it does aggregate towards what we expect performance wise for the card as well as previously leaked clock speeds of the RX 480.


Also remember that this card is not the $199 4G RX 480, but the more expensive RX 480 8GB. Even so, the 8GB version should not be significantly more expensive than the 4GB $199 RX 480, so a card capable of snuggling between the R9 390X and GTX 980 levels of performance is still exceptional for a 150W TDP. What has also leaked is a crossfire Graphics score of 30611 of a supposed RX 480 Cross Fire setup. It impressively bests the 3DMark 11 Performance GPU score of the GTX 1080, although I wonder why the benchmarker was using the 3DMark 11 benchmark and not Fire Strike for instance. Even though gaming performance cannot be gleaned from synthetic benchmarks, there are still a lot of good vibes emanating from the RX 480.




Last Updated: June 14, 2016




    • chimera_85

      June 14, 2016 at 15:27

      Mine too 😀

      What are you running at the moment?


      • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

        June 15, 2016 at 10:33

        7870 OC


        • chimera_85

          June 15, 2016 at 10:36

          Okay cool. GTX 960


    • Dane

      June 15, 2016 at 09:36



  2. Matthew Holliday

    June 14, 2016 at 14:51

    you mentioned crossfire, but crossfire has never worked well for me, it gives you a great FPS boost, but the hitching and stuttering thats come from both crossfire setups ive used, has been less than stellar.

    but its good to see the new AMD cards are going back to their roots, giving more bang for your buck.


    • Spy Master Tokashi

      June 14, 2016 at 15:23

      I will never go crossfire again, it is just not worth it but the RX 480 4GB card should do better than the 970 and that I can live with.


  3. Raptor Rants

    June 14, 2016 at 15:15

    not bad. Snuggling up to a 980 for a fraction of the cost is very impressive


  4. Zander Boshoff

    June 14, 2016 at 18:09

    now if only it costs around R6000 when its here then i shall have one.


  5. Galbedir

    June 14, 2016 at 18:14

    Considering I currently have a Radeon R9270x, which runs near everything at High to Ultra at 60fps. The RX 480 is absolutely the best option for a huge upgrade which will last me afew years. 1080 is just overkill for that insane price.


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