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 X R9 Nano R9 390X ASUS ROG Strix

Gaming RX 480

RX 470
Fabrication Process 28nm 28nm 28nm 14nm 14nm
GPU Fiji Fiji Hawaii / Grenada Polaris 10/Ellesmere Polaris 10/Ellesmere
Shader procs 4096 4096 2816 2304 2048
Graphics memory 4 GB HBM 4 GB HBM 8 GB GDDR5 4GB / 8GB GDDR5 4GB / 8GB GDDR5
Memory Clock 500 MHz / 1.0 Gbps 500 MHz / 1.0 Gbps 6.0 Gbps 7.0/8.0 Gbps 6.6 Gbps
GPU Clock Max 1050 MHz  1000 MHz 1050 MHz 1266MHz 1206 MHz
Memory Bandwidth 512 GB/s 512 GB/s 384 GB/s 224 GB/s (4GB)
256 GB/s (8GB)
211 GB/s
Power Connectors 2 x 8-pin 1 x 8-pin 1 x 6-pin – 1 x 8-pin 1 x 8-pin 1 x 6-pin
Form Factor Dual slot Dual slot Dual slot Dual slot Dual slot
Freesync  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DirectX 12
Support
 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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