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PowerColor launches the Red Devil RX 480 8GB GDDR5

by Mark Tyson on 21 July 2016, 12:01

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD), PowerColor (6150.TWO)

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PowerColor has launched the Red Devil RX 480 8GB GDDR5 graphics card. Obviously this product is based upon the AMD Radeon RX 480 ‘Polaris’ design but is one of the partner designed cards, rather than reference model rebadges, due to become available shortly. The ‘Devil’ has a number of design tweaks and improvements that will appeal to enthusiasts but for these goodies you will have to pay over and above the reference design prices.

Below you can see the full tech specs of the PowerColor Red Devil RX 480, as supplied to us:

POWERCOLOR RED DEVIL   RX 480 8GB GDDR5

Graphic Engine

Radeon RX 480

Stream Processor

2304 (36CUs)

Video Memory

8GB GDDR5

Engine Clock

Up to 1330MHz with boost

Memory Clock

2000MHz x 4 (8.0Gbps)

Memory Interface

256bit

Manufacturing Process

GloFo 14nm FinFET

Architecture

GCN 4

DirectX Support

12

BUS Standard

PCIE 3.0

Standard Display Connectors

DVI-D/HDMI/DPx3

Extension Power Connector

1*8Pin PCIE Power Connector

Among the above stats you can see some improvements already. This card ships with a core GPU clock of up to 1,330MHz with boost. A standard AMD Radeon RX 480 has a peak GPU clock speed of 1,266 before any overclocking. Another departure from standard specs evident in the table is the 1x 8-pin power connector. Elsewhere PowerColor says it has implemented a superior 6+1 multi-phase VRM “where each phase supplies 25W instead of 22.5W found in other boards” helping it achieve “the ultimate performance”.

Other niceties delivered by this card can be seen in the product pictures, rather than the spec list. PowerColor has strapped its newest cooling fan technology called Double Blade III onto the Red Devil RX 480. This cooler looks rather powerful and offers increased airflow and prevents dust deposition. The Double Blade III is made with “triple 80mm 2-ball bearing fans, with 2pcs of 8mm and another 2pcs of 6mm nickel-plated heat pipe for the best heat dissipation”. A backplate is included for sturdiness.

PowerColor has implemented a Dual Bios, offering Ultra OC and Silent, 1,330Mhz Ultra / 1,276Mhz Silent modes. The firm wrote to HEXUS to say that the Red Devil RX 480 8GB will be available from Friday 29th July, priced at US$269.



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Friday 29th July, priced at US$269.
So anywhere from £250 at best to £290 depending on how they feel on the day.
kryton666
Friday 29th July, priced at US$269.
So anywhere from £250 at best to £290 depending on how they feel on the day.

Its £250 preorder at overclockers…
looking forward to seeing a reivew
To little far too late, i'm a lifelong AMD fanboy and haven't had a Nvidia GPU since the Geforce 2 GTS, I Had £250 cash on my desk waiting for a custom cooled RX480 since release day on the 29th June to replace my HD7950, since that time Nvidia and its partners have announced and managed to launch custom cooled GTX 1060 cards on release day.

The reviews have been enough to convince me not wait any longer I purchased a GTX1060 on tuesday instead and it was cheaper than the rrp of custom RX480 which are not even available yet.

I don't know what the hold up with the custom cooled cards is, but AMD have lost a customer in me and i assume many more too with these delays.
bigstu
To little far too late, i'm a lifelong AMD fanboy and haven't had a Nvidia GPU since the Geforce 2 GTS, I Had £250 cash on my desk waiting for a custom cooled RX480 since release day on the 29th June to replace my HD7950, since that time Nvidia and its partners have announced and managed to launch custom cooled GTX 1060 cards on release day.

The reviews have been enough to convince me not wait any longer I purchased a GTX1060 on tuesday instead and it was cheaper than the rrp of custom RX480 which are not even available yet.

I don't know what the hold up with the custom cooled cards is, but AMD have lost a customer in me and i assume many more too with these delays.

Anyone else smell troll?