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 41.20 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon RX 480 Mobile's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
27.65
 
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Code name
Ellesmere
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
4 August 2016
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$450
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$449.99
 
of 4762.99 (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
 
Boost Clock
1077 MHz
 
Transistor count
5,700 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
155.1
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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 specs

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
 
of 32
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
256.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 480 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12
 

Video card benchmarks 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
41.20
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4070.00
 
 

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 970M SLI, which is faster by 4% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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