We continue with more information regarding the Radeon RX 480, where new performance tests with new information has been leaked. Now we know that this graphics card will consume about 100W of power, while its operating temperature, with the reference cooling system will be lower than 60 ° C under load (while gaming). This new information also reveals that its performance is slightly higher than the Radeon R9 Nano  (3432 vs. 3381 points), graphic card with a TDP of 175W, which is quite an achievement considering GDDR5 (Vs HBM1) memory. We have to admit that AMD with Polaris showcased great leap in race of performance per watt consumed.

Radeon RX 480: 100W Power Consumption and Faster than R9 Nano / GTX 980


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As if that were not enough, remember that the Radeon RX 480 8Gb GDDR5 will go on sale for $230-270 depending on the manufacturer, on the other side R9 Nano is selling for almost $530. In these new performance tests, where this time the benchmarking software was used 3DMark Firestrike Ultra, the Radeon RX 480 is still emerging as a more powerful option if we compare it with the GeForce GTX 980 (3339 points), which has a TDP of 165W. It is expected that performance will improve with optimized drivers and custom models with Overclocking.


AMD Radeon RX 480AMD Radeon R9 390XNVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
GPUPolaris 10 XTGrenada XTGM204-400
Process Node14nm FinFET28nm28nm
Compute Units3644NA
CUDA CoresNANA2048
ArchitectureGCN 4.0GCN 2.0Maxwell 2.0
Base Clock1080Mhz727Mhz1064Mhz
Boost Clock1266Mhz1050Mhz1216Mhz
Peak Single Precision Compute5.8 TFLOPS5.9 TFLOPS5.0+ TFLOPS
Memory Bus256-bit512-bit256-bit
VRAM Speed8Gbps6Gbps7GBps
Typical Power~100W~250W~165W
Launch Price$199$429$549

Source: Wccftech.com