The AMD Radeon RX 480 Graphics Card Review

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Our Initial Verdict

The AMD Radeon RX 480 is no beauty, with its slab-sided cooler. Neither is it the fastest kid on the block. But if you are a gamer on a budget, you are going to thank AMD for creating the Radeon RX 480.

For one thing, the Radeon RX 480 is 38% faster than its predecessor, the Radeon R9 380… while producing roughly 20% less heat.

  • AMD Radeon RX 480 front diagonal
  • AMD Radeon RX 480 back diagonal

While it is about 1/3 slower than the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, the Radeon RX 480 sells for 40% less. That means it offers better value for money, IF you only want to game in full HD resolution.

Yes, while AMD may tout 1440p gaming as the Radeon RX 480’s sweet spot, our preliminary results show that it is best used for 1080p gaming. You can use it for 1440p gaming if you are not fussy about achieving 60 fps.

Based on current results, we feel confident enough to award AMD our Reviewer’s Choice Award for this job well-done. It’s not the fastest kid on the block, but it sure offers a lot of bang for the buck… with low power consumption to boot! Congratulations, AMD!

Tech ARP Reviewer's Choice Award

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