AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 480 Mobile sales 4 August 2016 at a recommended price of $450. This is GCN 4.0 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 good gaming and benchmark performance at 37.12 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon RX 480 Mobile's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
38.42
 
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Code name
Ellesmere
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
4 August 2016
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$450
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$299.99
 
of 4403.52 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

Radeon RX 480 Mobile's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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
2304
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
1077 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
5,700 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
155.1 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
4,963 gflops
 
of 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 size
large
 
Interface
MXM-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 type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
256.0 GB / s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 480 Mobile.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 480 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX 480 Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
37.12
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4070

Game benchmarks

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

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 Mobile performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Radeon RX 480 Mobile
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 Mobile performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

Radeon RX 480 Mobile
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 Mobile performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Radeon RX 480 Mobile
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 Mobile performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

Radeon RX 480 Mobile
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 Mobile performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

Radeon RX 480 Mobile
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 Mobile performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

Radeon RX 480 Mobile
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 Mobile performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

Radeon RX 480 Mobile
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 Mobile performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

Radeon RX 480 Mobile
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 Mobile performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

Radeon RX 480 Mobile
minimum GeForce 6150 LE
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 480 Mobile performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Radeon RX 480 Mobile
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 480 Mobile performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 480 Mobile from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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