Today we see what would be the second custom variant of Radeon RX 480 from Sapphire camp, we get to see the alleged pictures of MSI Radeon RX 480 Lightning. With the Radeon RX 480 AMD seeks to manifest the best possible value for money. Therefore, it is the card that would probably take Radeon R9 Nano or even GeForce GTX 1070 in price per performance ratio. However, a picture that allegedly shows an MSI Radeon RX 480 Lightning, the Polaris-GPU can appear significantly more powerful.
The reference variant of Radeon RX 480 is equipped with 6-pin power connector, but in Lightning edition we can see additional 6-pin connector soldered to the board. So theoretically its power consumption would be between 150 – 300 watts.
MSI Radeon RX 480 Lightning Alleged Pictures
Regarding its design, it will be same as Radeon R9 290x Lightning by using two larger fans to the ends of the radiator and small fan between them in yellow color. Obviously this makes the graphics card much larger compared to the reference model, about 30 percent longer, but it is obvious that we will see more extreme Overclocking models in the market. Expected price of Radeon RX 480 Lightning could be around 320 euros with 8 GB GDDR5 of memory.