ASUS ROG Strix RX 480 8GB, Strix Gone RX 480! (ROG STRIX-RX480-8G-GAMING)

ASUS ROG Strix Gaming RX 480 8GB

ASUS has done it again and “Strixed” the RX 480 with all the Strix bells and whistles. Direct CU III cooling solution, 3 Wing Blade fans, ASUS Fan Connect, Auto Extreme Technology, Aura Lighting, VR friendly HDMI ports and tosses in GPU Tweak II. No one dresses out a GPU Like ASUS they pack geeky goodness on video cards thicker than icing on a cake. From box to hand we knew we were looking at a totally luxury RX 480!

Under the hood you still get the 14nm FinFET process from TSMT (Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology), the Polaris 10/Ellesmere core with 2048 shader processors, 144 Texture Units, 32 ROPs, 8GB of ridiculously fast GDDR5 at 8Gbps running across a 256-bit bus and wearing ASUS’s renowned ROG Strix crown!

ASUS Strix ROG RX 480 8G_1

AMD GPU Comparison Table

Radeon R9 Fury XR9 NanoR9 390XASUS ROG Strix

Gaming RX 480

RX 470
Fabrication Process28nm28nm28nm14nm14nm
GPUFijiFijiHawaii / GrenadaPolaris 10/EllesmerePolaris 10/Ellesmere
Shader procs40964096281623042048
Graphics memory4 GB HBM4 GB HBM8 GB GDDR54GB / 8GB GDDR54GB / 8GB GDDR5
Memory Clock500 MHz / 1.0 Gbps500 MHz / 1.0 Gbps6.0 Gbps7.0/8.0 Gbps6.6 Gbps
GPU Clock Max1050 MHz 1000 MHz1050 MHz1266MHz1206 MHz
Memory Bandwidth512 GB/s512 GB/s384 GB/s224 GB/s (4GB)
256 GB/s (8GB)
211 GB/s
Power Connectors2 x 8-pin1 x 8-pin1 x 6-pin – 1 x 8-pin1 x 8-pin1 x 6-pin
Form FactorDual slotDual slotDual slotDual slotDual slot
Freesync YesYesYesYesYes
DirectX 12

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