AMD Radeon RX 480

AMD Radeon RX 480 Benchmark

AMD Radeon RX 480 GPU benchmark, specs and release date - 8 GB AMD Radeon 400 Series Graphics card rating. How good is the Radeon RX 480 for gaming?

GPU Benchmark Score

21 %
Average score from 10 samples
Low uncertainty
110th of 531
59th of 531
10 benchmarks

GPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this graphics card in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.

hardwareDB Benchmark

All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution

Flux Core

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

91 FPS average
64 FPS 10% low
60 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

67 FPS average
63 FPS 10% low
59 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

85 FPS average
69 FPS 10% low
64 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

36 FPS average
33 FPS 10% low
32 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (Metal)

Geekbench (Metal)

Metal compute benchmark

Geekbench (OpenCL)

Geekbench (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench (Vulkan)

Geekbench (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark

3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark


Compare these benchmarks and specs using our GPU Comparison Tool

GPU Comparison

The AMD Radeon RX 480 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
71 %
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
53 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
36 %
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
30 %
AMD Radeon RX 580
22 %
AMD Radeon RX 480
21 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
14 %


Core Clock 1266 MHz
Boost Clock 1266 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 8 GiB
Bus Width 256 bit
Memory Bandwidth 218.75 GB/s
TDP 150 W
Floating Point Performance 5.83 TFLOP/s
Release Date 2016-06-29
Family Radeon 400 Series
PCIe Revision 3
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.5
Pixel Rate 40.51 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 182.3 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 2304
Texture Mapping Units 144
Render Output Processors 32

AMD Radeon RX 480

The Radeon RX 480 is a GPU from AMD released in 2016. This chip has an average gaming score at 21% in our GPU benchmark.

The Radeon RX 480 has 8 GiB of GDDR5 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 218 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 256 bits. More memory is beneficial when gaming at high resolutions as the memory needs to store the frame buffer and all the game textures. If you run out of memory, you will experience poor performance as the GPU needs to swap data in and out of the memory as it is used.

In terms of clock speed, the Radeon RX 480 GPU core runs at a frequency of 1266 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1266 MHz. The core clock is directly related to the performance of a GPU, the higher the clock, the more processing can be done per second. A higher clock does not guarantee better performance by itself, this also depends on the number of shading units and other elements of the pipeline.

As for rendering API support, the Radeon RX 480 supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.5 features are supported. If your GPU is too old and doesn't support a newer API certain titles may not be playable.

Power and thermals for the AMD Radeon RX 480 are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 150 watts. This measures the amount of heat the GPU produces when running at 100%. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's a good estimate.

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