The Radeon RX 480’s Massive Overclocking Potential Will Surprise You

The Radeon RX 480’s Massive Overclocking Potential Will Surprise You

AMD RX 480 will be hitting the market within next several hours. This GPU has given us many surprises and it continues to surprise us until the final minutes of launch. The leaked benchmarks already showed us that it’s going to be awesome and now we have got just about stats about Overclocking which will leave you completely stunned by what this 199$ card can do.

AMD Radeon RX 480 Overclocks Extremely well

Thus, the first bit of good tidings is that we’re already getting word from RX 480 reviewers who have been running around with their cards and the latest drivers about the card’s overclocking potential and it’s looking great. From Italian site, Fottemberg reports that that the new Overclocking tool and the power delivery circuitry of the reference design are both “very well”. He also describes that the GPU “Overclocks very well, even at stock voltage.”

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Here is what he actually said:

Fottemberg :
From our OC early tests: the PCB and the new tools are very good, and the Polaris 10 overclocks very well even at stock voltage. The problem is the reference cooler (it’s very good just at stock frequencies or a little bit over). With a 3rd party cooler (Sapphire Nitro?) Polaris 10 will be the best buy, IMHO.

Factory Overclocked 1.32Ghz+ RX 480 Cards will be Available on the Opening Day

Two models of RX 480 will be available from the opening day .The Black Edition RX 480 “RX-480M8BBA6” comes with a 1328Mhz clock speed right out of the box. XFX’s other RX 480 “RX480M8BFA6” is factory overclocked to 1288Mhz both of this cards will be available. Speaking more about the RX 480s voltage controls and overclocking potential. AMD’s brand new Overclocking tool, which will tolerate overheating up to 1.15v by default. Although this may differ slightly depending on the GPU. The instrument includes everything from new monitoring features, fan and clock profiles in addition voltage control.

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Speaking  of the RX 480s voltage controls and overclocking potential, AMD’s brand new Overclocking tool, which will tolerate overheating up to 1.15v by default. Although this may differ slightly depending on the GPU. The instrument includes everything from new monitoring features, fan and clock profiles in addition voltage control.

RX 480 Achieves Very High Clock Speeds At Extremely Low Voltages

One of the more interesting points of info that’s worth noting is that while RX 480’s voltages will work up to ~1.0875V in line. The circuit board can hit 1.33GHz at really low voltages, as low as 1.025v in fact. That’s significantly less than the ~1.25v stock voltage that we’ve visited on many previous GCN based 300 series, 200 series and HD 7000 series graphics cards. It’s also a below the 1.25v limit on the GTX 1080 and most GTX 900 series graphics cards. So XFX’s 1328Mhz factory overclock is pretty much the top of the berg.

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