Radeon RX 480 PowerColor Red Dragon 8GB
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Radeon_RX_480_PowerColor_Red_Dragon_8GB
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AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 PowerColor Red Dragon 8GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
182 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
41 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2304
Driver Support
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Release Price
$250.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
7680x4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
2000 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
256GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1120 MHz
Boost Clock
1266 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
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Resolution Performance
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Radeon RX 480 PowerColor Red Dragon 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon RX 480 Red Dragon 8GB by Powercolor is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. Being their un-overclocked non-reference card it comes with the standard core speed with a dual fan cooling system and extra DVI port.


Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed Ellesmere XT which is a Forth Gen GCN GPU and has 36 SM activated and thus offers 2304 Shader Processing Units, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs.


GPU
The Central Unit runs at 1120MHz and goes up to 1266MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2000MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Radeon RX 480 8GB can be almost 10% Faster than GeForce GTX 970 at 4K. However, Radeon R9 390X is still slightly faster, overall.
At 1920x1080, the default rank for all GD Graphics Card, expect its performance to be between Radeonn R9 290 and Radeon R9 290X.


System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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This is card for someone who just wants to stick it in and let it do it's job. It won't overclock well, at 75C it starts bit of throttling, but no issues. Noise wise it is bit louder than most GPUs I had, but mostly not out of control. But with about 10-20min periods of not so loud, it gets lauder for few minutes.

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To elaborate, every 10-20min in game, fans will ramp it up to about 60-70% for few minutes, then back to lower 45-55% which is regular, but it is quite audible even with headphones. Dunno if it is just my card. So if silence is priority, you might want to dish out extra EUR for better cooling.

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are you sure you have this version of card cuz i watched some review this should be pretty quiet card

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Actually, now that you mention it, something is off. In text it says Red Dragon, which is what I have, but picture is for Red Devil. Basically both are from PowerColor. But Red Dragon is two fan and lower cost design. While Red Devil is 3 fan and quieter. To add to confusion, they have one fan version of Red Dragon too

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Also since I ran out of 300 char space. I managed to solve my issue by undervolting it a bit. It was at 1013mV or around there, got it down to 950mV in Watman, now fans are 40-49% with occasional 50% and is far more silent and shows no issues in benchmark or games. :-)

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yeah true to bad you didnt pick one from xfx cuz they tend to be best overclocking card besides the cooling

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