AMD Radeon RX 480 review roundup: There's a new value king in town!
The first batch of reviews for AMDs hotly anticipated RX 480 graphics card are in. Things look pretty damn good.
Having been announced back at Computex, the AMD RX 480 is the first graphics card to hit the market using the company's new Polaris architecture. Lots of big claims were made about the RX 480 at launch, not least that AMD was shooting for "good VR at $200."
This isn't a high-end option and it's not for those who are seriously considering a GTX 1080 or 1070 from NVIDIA. AMD went for the mass market, the balance of price to performance, and puts itself squarely in the space of the GTX 970, a highly regarded, VR capable card.
The reviews so far look pretty promising for AMD. One goes so far as to say that "there's no reason to buy a GTX 970 anymore," since the RX 480 performance is sufficiently high with a decent undercutting on price.
But, we'll let you make up your own minds. Below we've rounded up a selection of written and video reviews, be sure to check them out and let us know your own thoughts in the comments below.
Check out the full PC Gamer review
Read more in the AnandTech review
Check out the Trusted Reviews take on the RX 480
See the full Tom's Hardware review
Read the full Eurogamer review
Linus Tech Tips
Be sure to have a look at our collection of best graphics card picks for a ton more options.
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It uses only ONE 6-pin power connector. At stock clock, it uses only about 110 W power during gaming, according to review.
Currently, "bad drivers" don't happen, that's a thing of the past. Been using AMD since 2012 (after NVIDIA) with my first being HD 7770, no problems with drivers.
Should give AMD a chance. Support a nice company, not an @$$h0le company like NVIDIA.