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AMD Radeon RX 480 can be flashed to RX 580

Got the Radeon RX 480 and want the new RX 580? Flash it!

By Anthony Garreffa on Apr 19, 2017 09:33 am CDT - 1 min, 6 secs reading time

AMD launched its rebranded Radeon RX 500 series led by the Radeon RX 580, and it is exactly what it didn't need to be - a rebrand of the RX 480, with some slight tweaking. Well, it looks like RX 480 owners can even flash their RX 480 to the RX 580, as it is the same hardware.

AMD Radeon RX 480 can be flashed to RX 580 | TweakTown.com

TPU forum user 'TonybonJoby' flashed his XFX RX 480, with a BIOS from the SAPPHIRE RX 580 Limited Edition, and even took the new 1411MHz boost clocks. This is huge, and surprising news - as 1411MHz is faster than most overclocks on a Radeon RX 480... yet it's just the BIOS of a RX 580, flashed onto the hardware of the RX 480.

If you've got an RX 480 and have hit OC limitations of 1400MHz or so, then you might want to flash to the RX 580 for some additional OC goodness, or just for fun. Of course, be careful with the process - but if you want to, then you can grab the SAPPHIRE BIOS here from TPU.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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