The RX 480 Can Overclock Over 1.5GHz
John Williamson / 8 years ago
The RX 480 is AMD’s flagship graphics card in the Polaris range and able to provide a “premium VR” experience starting from a mere $200. This marks a huge shift from the current market and kind of performance you can expect on a budget. Of course, many enthusiasts overclock their graphics cards to achieve better frame-rates and compare synthetic benchmark scores with other people sporting different hardware. Not so long ago, NVIDIA showcased the GTX 1080 and its overclocking ability but many people have struggled to manually boost the cards to a figure which they expected. According to information by WCCFTech, the RX 480 will feature a base clock of 1080MHz, boost clock of 1266MHz and overclocking headroom beyond 1.5GHz on certain models. These “beast mode” 8GB cards will apparently retail for $299 and designed for users who want the best overclocks from the Polaris range.
To reach the astounding clock speeds, AMD is launching a new overclocking tool which contains voltage control. This is a major improvement on the current OverDrive utility and allows you to monitor voltages, set fan profiles, and much more which we’ll cover in the review. Leaked performance numbers so far vary dramatically so it’s not something I’m comfortable speculating about. Nevertheless, it’s clear that the RX 480 will offer unbelievable performance for the money.