Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB Graphics Card Review

Today we will be taking a look at Gigabyte’s Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB graphics card. Of course AMD’s Radeon RX 480 8GB is targeted towards gamers who want to play games at 1080p (1920 x 1080) and 1440p (2560 x 1440) resolutions. The Radeon RX 480 is based off AMD’s Polaris 10 14nm GPU with 2304 stream processors, 144 TMUs, and 32 ROPs. The card directly competes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060. Gigabyte’s G1 Gaming version of the card is slightly overclocked with a boost clock up to 1290 MHz (compared to 1266 MHz), features Gigabyte’s WindForce 2X cooling system which is made up of a dual-fan cooler with three copper heatpipes that make direct contact with the GPU, and even has some RGB lighting. Could this be the RX 480 you are looking for? Let’s take a look…

Special thanks to Gigabyte for providing us with the Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB Graphics Card to review.

Specifications:
Graphics Processing: Radeon RX480
Core Clock: 1290 MHz
Process Technology: 14 nm
Memory Clock: 8,000 MHz
Memory Size: 8 GB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 256 bit
Card Bus: PCI-E 3.0 x 16
Output:
– Dual-link DVI-D *1
- HDMI *1
– Display Port *3
Digital max resolution: 7680×4320
Multi-view: 5
Card size: H=40 L=232 W=116 mm
PCB Form: ATX
DirectX: 12
OpenGL: 4.5
Recommended PSU: 500W
Power Connectors: 8 pin*1

Packaging
The Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB Graphics Card comes in Gigabyte’s typical retail packaging for their graphics cards. On the front there is a large G1 Gaming eye logo and some emblems letting us know that the card is the OC Edition, has WindForce Cooling, and features RGB spectrum lighting.

Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB Graphics Card

Flipping over to the back there is a lot of detailed information on the card including more information on the WindForce 2X cooling solution, Gigabyte’s GPU Gauntlet sorting, and the spectrum RGB lighting. There is also a full layout of the display outputs, which is nice to know before you purchase the card.

Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB Graphics Card

Getting everything out of the box there really is not much. All you have is the card itself is a quick start guide.

Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB Graphics Card

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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