AMD went with a clean reference design on the Radeon RX 480, something that I love the look of. The RADEON logo doesn't light up, which would've been nice, but this is a $199/$239 (4GB/8GB) card, so I'm OK with that.
The front of the RX 480 looks very similar to the R9 Fury X, while the Radeon logo has been updated - a look that I really love. It's a nice, subtle change to the Radeon logo that goes a long way with the new RTG-powered card.
I didn't think I'd like the look of the blower fan, but I'm definitely a fan of this... uh, fan.
AMD moved to the 14nm FinFET process with the new Radeon RX series, with the RX 480 only requiring a single 6-pin PCIe connector.
The rear of the Radeon RX 480 is bare, without a backplate - and we can see that the PCB itself is actually quite short. It's only a little longer than the Radeon R9 Nano - and that was small thanks to its HBM1 technology, something the RX 480 doesn't have. The cooler extends past the PCB, so I'm looking forward to seeing what the AIB partners can do with that.
Stand tall, Radeon RX 480.
There are no DVI connectors in sight with the Radeon RX 480, with 3 x DisplayPort and 1 x HDMI output.
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- Page 1 [Introduction & A History Lesson]
- Page 2 [AMD Traverses a Sea of Stars With Polaris - Part 1]
- Page 3 [AMD Traverses a Sea of Stars With Polaris - Part 2]
- Page 4 [Polaris 10 & Polaris 11 - Here Are The Specs]
- Page 5 [Detailed Look at the Radeon RX 480]
- Page 6 [Testing Methodology & Test Setup Configuration]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Synthetic]
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