AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile
Radeon RX 480 Mobile
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  • Interface MXM-B (3.0)
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 8000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2016
Performance 11.14

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 480 Mobile sales 1 August 2016 at a recommended price of $450. This is Polaris architecture notebook card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 256.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 100 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

11.14%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon RX 480 Mobile's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating366
Value for money3.66
ArchitecturePolaris (2016−2019)
GPU code namePolaris
Market segmentLaptop
Release date1 August 2016 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$450
Price now$577 (1.3x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Radeon RX 480 Mobile's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 480 Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2304of 18432 (AD102)
Boost clock speed1077 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors5,700 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)100 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate155.1of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance4,963 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 480 Mobile's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelarge
InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 480 Mobile: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed8000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth256.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 480 Mobile. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 480 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_0)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon RX 480 Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RX 480 Mobile 11.14
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RX 480 Mobile 4070

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 480 Mobile is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 10−12

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−12
Battlefield 5 10−12
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−12
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
Far Cry 5 10−12
Far Cry New Dawn 10−12
Forza Horizon 4 10−12
Hitman 3 10−12
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−12
Battlefield 5 10−12
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−12
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
Far Cry 5 10−12
Far Cry New Dawn 10−12
Forza Horizon 4 10−12
Hitman 3 10−12
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
Metro Exodus 10−12
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−12
Battlefield 5 10−12
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
Far Cry 5 10−12
Far Cry New Dawn 10−12
Forza Horizon 4 10−12
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−12
Hitman 3 10−12
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
Metro Exodus 10−12
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−12
Battlefield 5 10−12
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
Far Cry 5 10−12
Far Cry New Dawn 10−12
Forza Horizon 4 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−12
Hitman 3 10−12
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
Metro Exodus 10−12
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−12

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−12
Battlefield 5 10−12
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
Far Cry 5 10−12
Far Cry New Dawn 10−12
Forza Horizon 4 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 480 Mobile performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest Radeon RX 480 Mobile's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 870M, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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Recommended processors

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User rating

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