Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB Graphics Card Review

System Overview & Testing Procedures
When you power your system on for the first time you will notice that the Gigabyte logo on the side of the card lights up as well as the fan stop indicator. Both of these are powered by RGB LEDs.

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Gigabyte’s Xtreme Gaming software allows you to easily program the RGB LEDs. The software is actually quite good, much better others we’ve seen. The software also allows you to completely tune your card and set and change fan profiles.

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We will be testing the Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB in our graphics card test bench. It is made up of the following components:

Processor: Intel Core i7-5960X
Motherboard: Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming
Graphics Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB
Memory: 32GB Crucial DDR4-2133
Storage: Crucial MX300 750GB SSD
Power: Corsair HX1200i
Cooling: Corsair H80i GT
Case: Lian Li PC-T80

Opening up GPU-Z we can verify the speeds of the card.


We will be comparing the following cards:

Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB
MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 3GB
Sapphire Nitro+ RX 470 OC
Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP!

AMD Cards tested on: Crimson 16.11.2
NVIDIA Cards tested on: Game Ready 375.70

Benchmarking Information
We have an entire benchmarking suite to test these cards to their full potential. Games will be run at 1080p, 1440p and 4K resolutions. Our benchmarking suite also includes synthetic tests as well.

Synthetic Tests
– Time Spy
– Fire Strike
– Fire Strike Extreme
– Fire Strike Ultra
Heaven Benchmark 5.0
Steam VR Performance Test

Game Tests
Ashes of The Singularity
The Division
Star Wars Battlefront
Grand Theft Auto V
FarCry 4
Batman Arkham Origins
Metro Last Light Redux

Other Tests
Power Consumption
– GPU-Z Sensor reading
– GPU-Z Sensor reading
Noise Levels
– Galaxy Audio CM130 Sound Pressure Level Meter

Now let’s get to testing!

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