SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 480 NITRO+ Review & Specifications

SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon RX 480 NITRO+ 8GB GDDR5 11260-01-20G

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The SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Gaming Series is the Smarter Choice for Gamers! It has been crammed with features. We went back to the drawing board to design a series of cards that exploit our proven expertise in the high-end graphics card arena. We also talked to community experts in the fields of e-Sports, Custom PC Building and Hardware, to ensure we created a new series of cards that excel in terms of performance, features and aesthetics. As a result, we’ve packed the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Gaming Series Cards with everything you need (and left out everything you don’t) to bring the very best gaming experience available for your budget.

The SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon™ RX 480 is designed for high-quality 1440p gaming. It features a 4th generation Graphics Core Next chip with an improved geometry engine, increased caches and native asynchronous shaders. The NITRO+ RX 480 8GB version comes with 2304 GCN-based stream processors that run with a factory-overclock base clock of up to 1342 MHz The model comes with a full 8 GB GDDR5 memory clocked at 2000 MHz on a 256-bit interface.

SAPPHIRE opens a new chapter in the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Gaming Series with the introduction of the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon™ RX 480. By adding innovative technologies and user-facing features to the efficient Polaris foundations, SAPPHIRE puts gamers in a front-row seat for the next-gen graphics era. This new series of cards have been NITRO Charged for the Gamers!

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Specs Overview

Model
  • 11260-01-20G
  • 11260-01
  • 100406NT+8GOCL
Release Date July 2016
GPU Interface PCI-Express x16
GPU Chipset Radeon RX 480
GPU Memory Size 8GB
GPU Memory Type GDDR5
GPU Clock Rate 1210MHz
GPU Boost Clock Rate 1340MHz
TDP 225W
Fan
Length 9.45" (240mm)
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
DVI-D (Dual Link) 1
DVI-I (Dual Link) 0
DisplayPort 2
HDMI 2
G-SYNC Support
FreeSync Support

Score Pangoly

89

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Critic Reviews

100

When AMD launched their RX 480 graphics card last month they did so with a decent reference design and it was priced at a level which competed with the GTX 970. Since then the market has changed with the 970's replacement, the GTX 1060 being launched ...

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GPU 2304 Stream Processors
14 nm FinFET 
4th Graphics Core Next (GCN)
1208 MHz  Engine Clock
1342 MHz Boost Engine Clock
Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Memory 256 bit Memory Bus
GDDR5 Memory Type
Up to 2000 MHz,8000Mbps Effective Memory Clock
8192 MB Size
BIOS Support UEFI BIOS
Displays Maximum 5 Outputs
Output 1 x DVI-D
2 x HDMI 2.0b
2 x DisplayPort 1.4
Resolution 3840x2160 (120Hz) Pixel DisplayPort Resolution
2560x1600 (60Hz) Pixel Dual Link DVI Resolution
3840×2160p (60 Hz) HDMI Resolution
API OpenGL® 4.5
OpenCL 2.0
DirectX® 12
Shader Model 5.0
Feature AMD CrossFire
FreeSync Technology
AMD Eyefinity
Quad HD Display (4K*2K Support)
Dual BIOS
AMD Liquid VR Technology
AMD Virtual Super Resolution(VSR)
AMD TrueAudio™ Next Technology
AMD Xconnect ready
DirectX™ 12 Optimized
Radeon VR ready Premium
HDR Ready
Frame Rate Target Control
NITRO Fan Check
NITRO Quick Connect system
NITRO Glow RGB LED
NITRO CoolTech(NCT)
NITRO Free Flow
Dual-X Cooling
NITRO Boost
Intelligent Fan Control III
Black Diamond Choke 4
Cooling Dual-X fans
Two ball bearing
Form Factor 2 Part Slot Occupied
9.45(L)X4.9(W)X1.6(H) Dimension /Inch
240x125x41mm Dimension /mm
Power Consumption 225W
OS Windows 10 Windows 7 
System Requirement 500 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
1 x 8-pin AUX Power Connector
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for installing software

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