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Review: PowerColor Radeon RX 480 RED DEVIL edition

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Today we review something evil, the PowerColor Radeon RX 480 RED DEVIL. Armed with 8GB graphics memory lucifer presents himself as a mainstream graphics card series that will allow you to play your ga...

    Review: PowerColor Radeon RX 480 RED DEVIL edition
     
  2. Herem

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    Thanks for adding Vulkan results.

    The Vulkan results are very impressive for this card, moving the card up from just over GTX970 to exceeding GTX980! Not bad for a mid range card.

    Hopefully we'll see more developers picking up Vulkan over DX12 going forwards so that users who don't want to use Windows 10 can benefit from a next gen API.
     
  3. Nima V

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    AIB 1060s are faster, cooler, more efficient and have more overclocking headroom at the same or even lower prices. I don't think this card is a wise choice at this price.
     
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    Like 2 sentences before you stated that it costs 269 USD. I guess that quoted sentence is from the reference card review ?
     

  5. Devilhunter12

    Devilhunter12 Banned

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    So this card require more watts then GTX 1070 ,however, it is 50-60% slower.
     
  6. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    I'm surprised how "hot" it runs... Even though it's quiet but still. I would have expected a cooler like that to keep it cooler. Also this pretty much confirms that these cards don't overclock that well, only small gains.
     
  7. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    No that price is correct as the MSR sales price is:

    Suggested retail price of 269USD with availability on the 29th
     
  8. icedman

    icedman Master Guru

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    I expected a much higher overclock but still a great card I would take this over 1060
    Great review as always
     
  9. AlmondMan

    AlmondMan Master Guru

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    But a 1060 doesn't feel as futureproof due to the non-implementation of asynchronous compute.
     
  10. Bleib

    Bleib Master Guru

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    Yes, Nvidia has fantastic efficiency currently, but at least here in Finland it costs at least twice as much too.

    / I'm getting a 4GB card to cut down the price further. Vega is according to AMD's charts more efficient than Polaris so I may pick one of those up next year. 1060 and 480 won't be fast enough for 1440p in a short while.
     

  11. Nima V

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    you are wrong. Pascal supports full DX 12.1 features including asynchronous compute.
     
  12. OnnA

    OnnA Ancient Guru

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    He He

    Sooner than Later, thats Great.
    Fiji is better ;-)
     
  13. Ryu5uzaku

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    It does not really. It does support something similar tho. Even when comparing 12.0 features nvidia and amd have differences, asynchronous compute is not part of that feature set tho. Best support is to be had from Intel and skylake igpus.

    Vulkan results are tad lower then they would be with async but it's a really nice bump already with only dx12 :)

    Nice review as always.
     
  14. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Doom Vulkan was tested at SMAA, it's going to stay that way. Do you really think I have 48 hours per day time or something just to meet any and every settings ?

    You wonder who pays my bills ... I do and work roughly 70+ hours a week to do so. I cannot remember an instance in the past ten years that Nvidia paid us anything whatsoever. You state 'be impartial', yet it seems I just stumbled into the biggest fanboy with a massive AMD BIAS.

    Why I test with HBAO+ ? It's technology supported by both camps. The fact that is might work our a tiny bit less for AMD is reason to disable it ? Now that's bias. Should I go ahead and disable some AMD preferred settings as well ?

    Tomb Raider will be retested once when I have the time, the new driver was released hours ago.

    No, Timespy does not allow a generic score when you disable async. Spend 2 minutes and and 5 bucks to try for yourself ?

    Seriously grow the hell up, don't throw around accusations like that as your message here is colored completely red by modeling settings that work out the best for AMD. Our settings and tests are balanced properly and evenly in-between both AMD and Nvidia. You might not like it, but that's how it is.
     
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    wow... just wow

    can anyone think of any other brand drawing as much lunatics as AMD

    ban the mofo please
     

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    HH is wattmann so bad for OC.. can you use msi afterburner ?
     
  17. The Edge

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    Yes but in the quote I posted from the review there is 239$. That's what I was trying to point out.

    By the way, could you also measure the temps and power consumption after the OC ?

    And lastly, I read a review of an Asus card where the reviewer was able to achieve much better OC through Asus software rather than using Wattman. You could have tired using diferent software to OC aswell...
     
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  18. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Oh crap I misread your post, sorry let me check that out.
     
  19. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I am OCing an MSI RX480 at the moment with an internal beta of AfterBurner. Which already works nicely yet needs more refining. However it could take weeks before we can publish an advanced build to the public as there isn't only Polaris support, we're (well Alex is ) working on DirectX 12 overlay compatibility support as well.
     
  20. pharma

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    That's relative ... lacking CR and ROV's is probably less futureproof than AC since they (CR, ROV's) are DX12_1 requirements.
     

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