Fifty days after the initial unveiling of the Radeon RX 480, Gigabyte and XFX have now revealed their take on Radeon’s latest graphics cards. Both graphic cards are said to perform better than the reference model; which is highly unsurprising.
First up is the XFX Radeon RX 480 Black Edition (8GB). This graphics card comes with a boost clock speed of 1338MHz, as well as a memory clock speed of 8000MHz. In addition, the graphics card is also fitted with one HDMI and a DVI-D port along with three Display Port ports. XFX’s Radeon RX 480 Black Edition graphics card has the following dimensions: 200mm x 124mm x 40mm.
Interestingly, according to XFX, when benchmarked using the 3DMark Fire Strike series of tests, the XFX Radeon RX 480 Black Edition performs significantly faster compared to the GTX 970 and almost on-par with the GTX 980. Meanwhile, this graphics card also performs better at the Fire Strike tests compared to the GTX 1080 – when in CrossFire.
Then we have the Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming graphics card. Unlike the XFX, Gigabyte has decided to release two versions of this graphics card: 4GB and 8GB. Like other graphics cards under the G1 Gaming family, the Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming comes with Gigabyte’s Windforce 2X cooling system that comprises of two 90mm fans along with three copper heat pipes.
Besides that, the Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming also ships with three DisplayPort ports along with one HDMI and DVI-D ports each. Oddly, the clock speeds of this graphics card was not mentioned by Gigabyte.
Unfortunately, prices for both the XFX Radeon RX 480 Black Edition and Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming was not given. Do expect both these graphic cards to be made available in Malaysia soon.