The AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB video card is finally here. In fact, we have managed to get a sneak peek on its design and a brief on its specs, according to the leaked set of photos. Also known as the RX 480 Crossfire model, the performance of the card in synthetic tests have been posted by Videocardz along with the design of the Radeon overclocking utility which will officially launch on 29th of June.
At only a week away from its launch, we already know everything about the power efficient graphics card from AMD. Yesterday, there were brief specifications of the 10 chip in GPU-Z shot confirmed by WCC Tech.
This is the ‘leaked’ photo that gives us the brief specifications of the RX 480 model:
As you can see, the 256 bit 8GB GDDR5 memory subsystem and the 36 Compute Unit graphics engine features are among the most recognizable on first glance. The Texture Mapping Units (TMUs) as well as the number of ROPs are also among the things that the TechPowerUp GPU-Z screenshot has leaked.
The highest Polaris 10 configuration has impressive specifications. It features 32 ROPs (Render Output Units), which is still the same number we have seen in Tahiti and Tonga GPUs. However, the TMUs have increased from 128 to 144, and the 8GB variant of the RX 480 has also been confirmed, and will pack the same memory as in Nvidia’s GTX 1070.
But what do these numbers mean when put to practice?
First and foremost, we will be seeing a better gaming experience. In fact, there are some leaked gaming benchmarks as well which clearly show that the RX 480 gaming performance will rival the R9 Fury and GTX 980. The quality of the shadows, moving elements and maximum settings is impeccable, as shown on the videos below:
As you can see, the 60 frames per second featured on the RX 480 are a true bliss. The 2304 GCN 4.0 cores, 144 mapping units and 32 render output units are definitely something attractive and making the PC gaming experience a lot better.
Let’s just hope the gaming performance looks as great as on the videos shown above. Until then, we will be drooling over these YouTube clips.