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Video Card

MSI Radeon RX 480 8 GB GAMING X Video Card

(19 Ratings, 4.7 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

MSI

Part #

RADEON RX 480 GAMING X 8G

Manufacturer

MSI

Chipset

Radeon RX 480

Memory

8 GB

Memory Type

GDDR5

Core Clock

1120 MHz

Boost Clock

1316 MHz

Effective Memory Clock

8100 MHz

Interface

PCIe x16

Color

Black / Red

SLI/CrossFire

  • 4-way CrossFire Capable
  • 3-way CrossFire Capable
  • 2-way CrossFire Capable

Frame Sync

Freesync

Length

276 mm

TDP

150 W

DVI Ports

1

HDMI Ports

2

Mini-HDMI Ports

0

DisplayPort Ports

2

Mini-DisplayPort Ports

0

Expansion Slot Width

2

Cooling

2 Fans

External Power

1 PCIe 8-pin

DVI-D Dual-Link

1

DisplayPort

2

HDMI

2

Price History

    Reviews

    CrummyContent
    • 25 points
    • 34 months ago

    Speedy Gonzales

    wordsmyth360
    • 23 points
    • 37 months ago

    from completed build "God's Last Gift".

    One the best GPUs for 1080p Gaming. (Also decent for 1440p) On par with Nvidia's GTX 1060. Can utilize AMD's Freesync Technology. (You obviously need a Freesync ready monitor) Performance is great out-of the box, with a decent factory Overclock. You can easily OC yourself using MSI Afterburner or AMD Wattman.

    Runs pretty cool and quiet thanks to MSI's Twin Frozr Fans. Fans doesn't start spinning until the GPU hits 60°c. It is a more beefier card than most, so definitely check the dimensions of your case before purchase.

    Overall, I highly recommend this GPU for anyone looking to game at 1080p and high frame rates. (60fps and above)

    pathway27
    • 22 points
    • 30 months ago

    from completed build Ryzen

    Perfect price and performance for 1080p 60fps gaming ! Too bad you can't get them anymore (at least for this price).

    OsoAlgo
    • 17 points
    • 33 months ago

    Stays cool and relatively quiet, quite wide though.

    Optimis
    • 16 points
    • 29 months ago

    I give them the same review as last time, except that now my build is RGB and MSI remove color shift and rainbow wave effects from their software. Ruins my color scheme except when they're off.

    Optimis
    • 14 points
    • 32 months ago

    from completed build Hyper Beast 2.0

    Awesome. Perfect. Gorgeous. OMG So FAST! That's all I can say other than that it is perfect for gaming. When crossfired it beats the 1070 by a little. After they were OC'd, man they were fast. Also, the twin frozr fans make the GPU cool and quiet. I just wish it had the same RGB features as the Gaming Z, but whatever not worth losing a star over.

    darchon
    • 13 points
    • 34 months ago

    This is the best third party/aftermarket version for the 480. It does a great job with temps and sound. The 8gb of vram should help a lot with games 1-3 years from now.

    Mr.Green_2.0
    • 13 points
    • 28 months ago

    from completed build AMD Ryzen Poison Build

    One of the coolest and coldest GPUs I've had in my life. Can run every game I throw at it with maxed settings on a 1080p/144hz monitor. Bought it as soon as it came out, the software was crazy, but it improved. Lighting is okay, but not something I was worried about. 8GB is plenty!

    Jimbly
    • 11 points
    • 22 months ago

    from completed build Trends!™ Pc

    The one issue with my system, this card just loves to stop working at random intervals any time while putting a heavy load onto it. It isn't really that big of an issue because very few games of mine really push it so far it kills itself but it is still super ******* annoying. (Sorry for language!) I think from what I have seen onto the internet that it is an issue with the card pulling too much power from the PCIE slots (which makes sense) and not the actual VGA power cable. But trying to flash a new bios onto it is super Big_Sketch™ to me for the simple fact that MSI's site doesn't have any info on bios's for this card and I would have to get one through some bootleg 3rd party site. Once the GPU crisis finally dies I am going to save for a MSI 1080 Duke and i'll sell this for LODS EMONEY to some miner.

    Also it is worth mentioning I got it for MSRP almost 2 months after it was released. I tried to put it into the junk system I mentioned before, but the power draw issue was so more pronounced it was practically useless, not to mention that the bottleneck was so bad the r7 370 I used in the mean time (from a friend) would give me the exact same performance.

    If anyone wants it, check my profile bio. Miners will flash a new bios onto it anyways and this will resolve the power draw issue for sure.

    Litleg
    • 11 points
    • 10 months ago

    from completed build Black like my soul.

    The cooler is good.

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