AMD Radeon RX 480 with Core i7-6700K at ultra quality Benchmarks

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AMD Radeon RX 480
Release Year
RX 480
Maximum Temperature
Max Noise Level
Minimum Power Supply
Benchmark CPU
Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
CPU Bottleneck FPS Loss
-5.9 FPS
Benchmark Quality Settings
Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance
55.1 FPS
Average 1440p Performance
42.4 FPS
Average 4K Performance
23.9 FPS
8 GB
Overall (GPU + CPU + Settings) Score

Game Performance (FPS) at ultra quality settings


Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
33 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
65 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
80 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
57 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
54 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
47 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
91 FPS


Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
46 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
55 FPS
2018 Fallout 76
63 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
40 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
35 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
38 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
78 FPS


Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
18 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
26 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
30 FPS
2018 Fallout 76
35 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
24 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
19 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
24 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
39 FPS

Questions and Answers

  • Question: Hey guys i just have a quick question... First off ill be buying the new RX 480 when it comes out, so i wanted to know if it would fit my mother board which is a gigabyte 78LMT-USB3. The R9 270x fits perfectly fine but i dont know if the RX 480 will connect to the mother board differently or something... Any advice?

    Link to picture of both cards


    Answer: If the 270x works then the 480 will too. Simple as that. They both connect through the pci express standard. No worries.

  • Question: Hey guys, how is everyone? I play mainly BF1 and WoW mainly. With my current rig I running most things around High at 60+ fps give or take ?(rarely ever dropping below the 60 threshold). Essentially I was wondering with my current build remaining the same would it make sense to upgrade my GPU to an RX 480 or just stick with my R9 270X? After some reading I am of the understanding that the 270X is beginning to get a little long in the tooth but also understand that my CPU is not the best either but I can not afford an upgrade right now and am waiting for Zen anyway. What are your thoughts on the GPU upgrade solely? Hope this finds you all well.

    Answer: There will be some bottleneck, but since you are planning on Zen, it isn't that big of a deal.

  • Question: I have an R9 270X 4gb card and I was going to upgrade to the RX 480 8gb, however I have a spare PCI lane so would it be possible to crossfire the two or at least have them both running on the same computer, like one for each monitor? I know the 480 does not have the connector for the crossfire cable so will the 270X just not work?

    Answer: They use different architectures so they are not crossfire compatible.

  • Question: Hello forum! I've been planning on upgrading my GPU, so my question is will my PSU and CPU able to support it? My PSU is corsair 600M and CPU is FX 8350. Any other options for GPU is very welcomed, Cheers!

    Answer: Your PSU should be fine. That's a 3-tier jump for your GPU (,4388.html), & the current recommended GPU for "best performance @ 1080p/good performance @ 1440p (,4380.html#p4). So far, the 4GB models are supposed to perform just like the 8GB models, although the Techspot benchmarkers have freely admitted they've had to rely on BIOS "tricks" from AMD (i.e. they used a special BIOS update to the 8GB cards to limit them to 4GB), as they hadn't had a chance to test actual 4GB models.

    The GTX 1060 is another good choice as well. It tends to perform better (about 10-15% better on average)...but the lead either disappears or flips if you get a game with DX12 support (AMD's support for DX12 apparently working better than nVidia's). However, the main reason Tom's Hardware picked the 480 over the 1060 was price, as the MSRPs from nVidia & AMD had the 1060 priced 25% higher than the 8GB 480 & 50% higher than the 4GB 480. That being said, you really won't regret picking either of the cards, so whichever one you can get the best deal for should be your top choice.

    As for CPU...I'm not going to get into yet another AMD vs. Intel debate, especially since you didn't ask us for a GPU upgrade (just a CPU upgrade). From personal experience, I've been very satisfied with my FX-8320 (identical to your chip, just clocked a little slower). I'm also gaming in the same resolutions you are (technically sub-1080p, as my monitor only goes to 1600x900 resolutions), & I used to have an R9 270X (replaced it at the beginning of the year with an R9 380, as I couldn't wait for Polaris). So the only thing I will say about CPU performance depends on the game.. I can show you benchmarks where the FX-8350 suffers in comparison to an Ivy Bridge or Haswell i3, but I can show you benchmarks where the FX-8320 & 8350 not only easily beat a Skylake i3 but are within 10% of the performance of Haswell & Skylake i5s & i7s. I can even show you benchmarks where the performance of the chips is so close that they're literally within 1-2 FPS of each other. And in many cases, even when the Intel chips handily outperform their AMD competition, for the majority of gamers it won't even be a factor because with the right GPU the AMD systems are still capable of reaching the magic 60FPS number (i.e. matching frame rates to the monitor refresh rates). If your monitor can't display beyond 60 FPS, it doesn't matter if your system can hit 65FPS or 105FPS with all of the eye candy turned on, because you won't see it.

  • Question: I really want an upgrade for my build from r9 270x to rx 480 but i would have this extra gpu so i was wondering can i use both of them in the same build?? Will that work?

    Madpasu said:
    Epicness937 said:
    right now you can get about 130$-160$ for your 270x if you sell it so thats a idea that money and the rx 480 money could be put together and you can save a little and get a 1070

    also whats you cpu and psu?

    sorry for this very late reply, i have a AMD FX 8350 4.4 ghz cpu and my psu is 650w
    also do u know any place i can sell it? or do u mean on like ebay or kijiji??

    thank you

    with that cpu a 1070 or even a rx 480 is not a very great investment i would highly recommend upgrading to a 6th gen i5 or 4th-6th gen i7 platform

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RX 480 Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberC940, D009-01
Length9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP150 W

Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1266 MHz
GPU Clock1120 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationArctic Islands (RX 400)
Launch Price229 USD
Release DateJun 29th, 2016

Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (12_0)
Shader Model6

Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 4.0
Die Size244 mm²
GPU NameEllesmere
GPU VariantPolaris 10 XT (215-0876184)
Process Size14 nm
Transistors5,700 million


Bandwidth256.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory Size8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

Render Config

Compute Units36
Shading Units2304

Theoretical Performance

FP16 (half) performance5,834 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance5,834 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance364.6 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate40.51 GPixel/s
Texture Rate182.3 GTexel/s