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

36 %
Good score from 7 samples
Medium uncertainty

Ranked 101st out of 526 in the GPU Database. Tests performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Benchmark Average 10% Low 1% Low
Flux Core
Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes
43 FPS 31 FPS 29 FPS
Randomly generated noise sphere test
32 FPS 30 FPS 29 FPS
Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering
40 FPS 32 FPS 30 FPS
Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test
17 FPS 15 FPS 16 FPS

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Geekbench (Metal)
Geekbench (Metal)
Geekbench (OpenCL)
Geekbench (OpenCL)
Geekbench (Vulkan)
Geekbench (Vulkan)
3DMark Graphics
3DMark Graphics
42,415 44,522 48,947 4,130

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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
121 %
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
91 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
61 %
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
49 %
AMD Radeon RX 580
37 %
AMD Radeon RX 480
36 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
25 %


Core Clock 1266 MHz
Boost Clock 1266 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 8 GiB
Bus Width 256 bit
Memory Bandwidth 224 GB/s
TDP 150 W
Floating Point Performance 5.83 TFLOPS
Release Date 2016-06-29
Family Radeon 400 Series
PCIe Revision 3
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.5
Pixel Rate 41 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 182 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 a good gaming score at 36% 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.

The performance specs of the Radeon RX 480 are a raw floating-point performance of 5.83 TFLOPS : this represents the number of floating point (decimal) operations completed per second. In addition, this AMD GPU has a pixel rate of 41 Gigapixels/s, the number of pixels the GPU is capable of outputting every second. Furthermore, it has a texture fill rate of 182 Gigatexels/s, the number of pixels the GPU can renderer per second.

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. Newer APIs are usually more efficient, allowing for better performance in games and better graphical effects.

The raw technical specs of the Radeon RX 480 are: 2304 total shading units (general purpose parallel cores capable of processing different aspects of the graphics pipeline), 144 texture mapping units (specialised processors for texture operations, this determines the texture rate) and 32 render output processors or units (the final step in the rendering pipeline, responsible for rasterising the image)

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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