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XFX Radeon RX 480 GTR Black

XFX Radeon RX 480 GTR Black

Will an overclocked Polaris 10 GPU capable of outperforming its sweet-spot competition?


The Good

  • Overclocked out of the box
  • Performance is quite close to a GTX 1060 card
  • Swappable cooling fans

The Bad

  • Costlier than other RX 480 cards
9.0 Design
8.5 Features
9.0 Performance
8.5 Value

We know that the AMD Polaris 10 GPU performs really well at affordable price range, but the chip has a bigger potential that can be tapped with faster clock speeds. XFX is determined to prove that point with the Radeon RX 480 GTR Black Graphics Card. Let’s check it out.

Design and Features

An Aggressive killer instinct look? Check. LED Logo of the brand to give out the identity on your gaming rig? Check. A strong Aluminum Backplate to protect the chipset board? Check. The XFX Radeon RX 480 GTR Black features most of the gaming characteristics found on other flagship cards.

So, what about internals that can ensure the longevity and stability of the card? XFX has stuffed the card with enhanced VRM and Memory cooling technologies that can reduce graphics memory temperatures by 20 degrees, while also reducing db noise by an additional 5%. The usual GPU inductor noises and buzzes are eliminated using multiple layers over XFX’s premium quality XL inductors.

As for cooling, XFX increases the thermal efficiency of the card using the new composite heatpipe design, that consists of both liquid and capilary action heatpipes. The unibody based VRM heatsink construction additionally increases the thermal efficiency by another 40%.

A unique feature of the XFX Radeon RX 480 GTR Black is that the dual fans in the card can be easily detached using XFX’s Hard Swap technique. XFX offers different upgrade fan options for higher cooling performance or LED effects. Another great feature is that the fans remain at zero RPM most of the time to ensure a quiet working environment, and spins only when the GPU needs to at heavy loads

The card holds one HDMI 2.0b port, one DL-DVI-D port, and three Display Port 1.4 connections. Keep in mind that the card requires an 8-pin power connection. On the contrary, the ASUS Strix RX 480 OC also requires an 8-pin power connector.

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Demand More, Demand Radeon. The XFX Radeon™ RX 480 Series graphics card coupled with AMD LiquidVR™ technology delivers a virtually stutter-free, low latency experience, essential for remarkable Virtual Reality environments. Industry-leading innovation and powerful performance enables the Radeon™ RX 480 to deliver premium experiences on high-end VR games, entertainment, and applications. FinFET 14 technology empowers the Radeon™ RX 480 graphics card to operate efficiently and intelligently, driving low system power requirements and cool & quiet operation.

Name XFX Radeon RX 480 GTR Black
Size 2 Slots
GPU Model Polaris 10
Number of Cores 2304 Stream Processors
Core Clock 1338 MHz
Memory Speed 8000 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Ports 1 x HDMI 2.0b, 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x DL-DVI-D
Power 8 pin
Other AMD VR Premium, AMD FreeSync, XFX True Clock Technology, Composite Heatpipe, Ultra Low Noise XL, XFX Aluminum Backplate Inductors, Hard Swap Detachable Fan

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