AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 480 Mobile

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 12.33 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.80
 
Architecture
Polaris
 
GPU code name
Polaris
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Launch date
1 August 2016 (4 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$450
 
Price now
$577 (1.3x MSRP)
 

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 cores
2304
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Boost clock speed
1077 MHz
 
Number of transistors
5,700 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
155.1
 
Floating-point performance
4,963 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
256.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
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 Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

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

DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
Shader Model
6.4
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
2.0
 
Vulkan
1.2.131
 

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.

12.33

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 frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

This video card matches 86% minimum and 73% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
86%
Recommended
73%
Minimum
86%
Recommended
73%

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 480 Mobile from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 470M SLI, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 480 Mobile:

Similar GPUs

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