Illuminating PC components with LEDs seem to be the current trend amongst PC manufacturers these days. One of them is XFX, which has announced its new Radeon RX 480 Crimson Edition graphics card. Interestingly, Crimson Edition is the name of AMD’s newest graphics drivers as well – if you didn’t already know that, of course.
Let’s talk about design. Normally, I would hesitate to compliment any PC component that comes with the overused ‘black and red’ colour scheme, but not with the Radeon RX 480 Crimson Edition. The design of the cooler shroud along with the LED-lit elements of the graphics card looks really, really good. In addition, it also comes with a neat backplate as well.
Like most graphics cards by XFX, the Radeon RX 480 Crimson Edition will ship with Double Dissipation cooler fans, which basically means that they are easily swappable. It’s worth noting, however, that this graphics card is the 8GB variant of the RX 480.
When it comes to performance, XFX mentioned that the Radeon RX 480 Crimson Edition will boast core clock speed of 1288MHz; this is about 22MHz faster compared to the reference RX 480. Meanwhile, the graphics card draws power via single 8-pin power connector. Output-wise, XFX has fitted its newest graphics card with three DisplayPort ports, along with one DVI and HDMI ports each.
Unfortunately, XFX has not stated the price and availability of the Radeon RX 480 Crimson Edition. However, the company did mention that other Radeon ‘Crimson Edition’ graphics cards will be debuted in the near future.