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- Meet Polaris and the Radeon RX 480
- Using WattMan for overclocking
- Support for VR, DirectX 12 and Vulkan
- Testing the RX 480 in 6 benchmarks
- RX 480 power draw
- RX 480 heat generation
- Stacking up against Nvidia GPUs
- Radeon RX 480: the bottom line
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider favors GeForce cards—which makes it even more impressive that the Radeon RX 480 trades blows with the overclocked EVGA 970 FTW across the board. It’s also the most drop-dead gorgeous game I’ve ever laid my eyes on.
AMD’s new card falls between the custom, overclocked R9 390 and R9 390X here, and it utterly demolishes the older $200 graphics cards.
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AMD Radeon RX 480 (8GB)
AMD's first graphics card built around its cutting-edge Polaris GPU delivers big performance and better power efficiency for just $200, or slightly more for an 8GB version.
- Dirt-cheap price
- No-compromises 1080p gaming, good 1440p gaming
- Can power virtual reality headsets
- Big leap in power efficiency over past AMD cards
- Still not as power efficient as GeForce cards
- Stability and performance issues with slick new overclocking software