AMD Radeon RX 480
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AMD Radeon R9 FURY

AMD Radeon RX 480
AMD Radeon R9 FURY
RX 480 R9 FURY Difference
AMD Radeon RX 480 AMD Radeon R9 FURY
Price $ 265 $ 549 284 (107%)
Year 2016 2015 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature C C
Max Fan Noise dB dB
Recommended Power Supply 500W 625W 125 (25%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0 FPS +0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0% 0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 64 FPS 71 FPS 6.9 (11%)
Average 1440p Performance 48 FPS 54 FPS 6.3 (13%)
Average 4K Performance 30 FPS 33 FPS 3 (10%)
Memory 8 GB 4 GB 4 (50%)
Overall Combination Score 76/100 68/100 8 (11%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 480 to R9 FURY is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for RX 480 .

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AMD Radeon RX 480
AMD Radeon R9 FURY
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
84
85
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
33
38
2018 Final Fantasy XV
57
65
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
54
51
2018 Just Cause 4
49
54
2018 Monster Hunter: World
53
58
2018 Battlefield V
65
83
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
47
55
2017 Destiny 2
91
105
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
68
74
2017 For Honor
90
99
2017 Project CARS 2
64
70
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
77
85
2016 Dishonored 2
47
51
2015 Rocket League
263
288
2015 Need For Speed
73
80
2015 Project CARS
70
77
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
180
198
2009 League of Legends
338
371

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AMD Radeon RX 480
AMD Radeon R9 FURY
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
53
50
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26
30
2018 Final Fantasy XV
40
46
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
35
36
2018 Fallout 76
63
72
2018 Just Cause 4
36
40
2018 Monster Hunter: World
37
40
2018 Battlefield V
46
67
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
31
44
2017 Destiny 2
78
90
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
49
54
2017 For Honor
53
58
2017 Project CARS 2
45
49
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
70
77
2016 Dishonored 2
40
44
2015 Rocket League
113
124
2015 Need For Speed
56
62
2015 Project CARS
53
59
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
150
165
2009 League of Legends
188
206

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AMD Radeon RX 480
AMD Radeon R9 FURY
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
30
34
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
18
21
2018 Final Fantasy XV
24
27
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
19
18
2018 Fallout 76
35
40
2018 Just Cause 4
19
21
2018 Monster Hunter: World
18
19
2018 Battlefield V
29
26
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
24
28
2017 Destiny 2
39
45
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
34
37
2017 For Honor
26
29
2017 Project CARS 2
38
41
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
59
64
2016 Dishonored 2
32
35
2015 Rocket League
53
58
2015 Need For Speed
38
41
2015 Project CARS
38
41
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
135
148
2009 League of Legends
75
82

AMD Radeon RX 480 / Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz

At 1440p, RX 480 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the RX 480 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. In terms of memory, the RX 480 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

AMD Radeon R9 FURY / Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz

At 1440p, R9 FURY can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is worth noting that the R9 FURY is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. With current 4096 MB RAM, the R9 FURY can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

RX 480 vs R9 FURY Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 480 R9 FURY
Board NumberC940, D009-01C88003
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin2x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP150 W275 W

Clock Speeds

RX 480 R9 FURY
GPU Clock1120 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective500 MHz 1000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 480 R9 FURY
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationArctic Islands (RX 400)Pirate Islands (R9 300)
Launch Price229 USD549 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateJun 29th, 2016Jul 10th, 2015

Graphics Features

RX 480 R9 FURY
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL22
OpenGL4.54.5
Shader Model66
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 480 R9 FURY
ArchitectureGCN 4.0GCN 3.0
Die Size244 mm²596 mm²
GPU NameEllesmereFiji
GPU VariantPolaris 10 XT (215-0876184)Fiji PRO CB (215-0862046)
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors5,700 million8,900 million

Memory

RX 480 R9 FURY
Bandwidth256.0 GB/s512.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit4096 bit
Memory Size8192 MB4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5HBM

Render Config

RX 480 R9 FURY
Compute Units3656
ROPs3264
Shading Units23043584
TMUs144224

Theoretical Performance

RX 480 R9 FURY
FP16 (half) performance5,834 GFLOPS (1:1)7,168 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance5,834 GFLOPS7,168 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance364.6 GFLOPS (1:16)448.0 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate40.51 GPixel/s64.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate182.3 GTexel/s224.0 GTexel/s

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effortcreamy 1 month ago
For around the same price I can either get a used 7990, R9 Fury, or RX480.

What are the pros and cons of each?
Not worried about power consumption, just raw performance specs.
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leaderscab 4 weeks ago
Wait for VEGA is the best option. Crossfire doesn't scale well with all games.
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luggmagnitude 1 month ago
Hi guys

I have preordered the Sapphire RX 480 nitro+ OC 8gb from Overclocker.co.uk but now i see they sell a R9 Fury Nitro for just 50pounds more.

I know have seconds thought of the RX 480, should i get the Fury instead?

I have a Corsair VX550w Psu, and i don't know if it will be enough for the Fury?

Thanks
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crumpetenclose 1 month ago
No, I would stick to the 480 nitro, especially with that PSU.
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crazeduncanny 1 month ago
I've always wanted an R9-Fury. But now that the RX-480 is available, it seems I would be going backwards to get the Fury. I see that the Fury is faster than the 480, but is it worth it since the Fury uses older tech?
How does it compare with the newer 480 in Vulkan and DX12 games? 1080p for now, but I may get a 1440p display later.
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raddedollhouse 1 month ago
I would say the 480 is a better choice, however Vega should be relatively soon so it may be worth seeing what card they offer as a bit above the 480.
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barberpickle 1 month ago
Hello guys,

this week i'm planning to buy new gaming PC. I'll be gaming on 1440p and i don't have enough money to buy GTX 1070, so i'm choosing between these 3 cards (about the same price in Germany 270-300€):

1. GTX 1060 6GB Golden Sample (Gainward)
2. RX 480 GTR (XFX) 8GB
3. R9 Fury

Which one would you choose and why?

Thanks
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rubbishlibrary 1 month ago
The R9 Fury is much faster than the other two. The GTX 1060 comes in second and the RX 480 third, although the performance difference isn't huge.

If your PSU can handle it and the price really is the same, then the Fury is the one to buy.
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molecularvaseline 1 month ago
Can you give me some fps and evidence ?
My Budget is around 500 dollar, so i need to buy 16gb ram and a power supply 650w = 125 dollars, I found a msi rx 480 at 310 dollars, a sapphire r9 fury at 350/360 dollars and a sapphire r9 fury x at 380/370 dollars.
Which has the best fps, the best working on new engines like dx12 and vulkan, temperature, power consume ?
I will need some evidence and benchmarks.
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schoolsunkindness 1 month ago
using sapphire rx480 4gb.

played rise of the tomb raider(high settings), crysis3(utra settings), farcry3(utra settings). no trouble of getting 60+ fps. temp (70c-82c). avg total system power consumption around 250w.

get rx480, since its relatively new and has better power consumption.
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immatureminds 1 month ago
Hi,

i can get both the rx 480 and the r9 fury for the same price or a gtx 1060 for more. ( all the cards are sealed and brand new )

I currently have a 1080p 60Hz single monitor setup and plan on getting 1440p but not too soon.

I'd like to keep the card for at least 3 years to come, i don't like upgrading that often. which one of them would be the best option for my case?

please share your opinions.
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cleaversculling 1 month ago
For this price, R9 Fury of course... but in order to utilize it, you may need a new power supply, also get a 1440p monitor now. It can deliver 1440p 60 fps @high quality... 3 years from now may be medium.

480 and 1060 are only good for 1080p 60pHz and you can have solid 3 years with them.

You can run R9 Fury at 1080p 60pHz, but it is an overkill.
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peshawarkiss 1 month ago
Hello,

I need advice. Need to buy Graphics card. Can't make decision between rx 480 gtr and r9 nitro fury. Gtr is £242 and fury £258.

My system : Fractal design mini c case.
16gb DDR4
G4560 Cpu
B250M mortar motherboard
840 pro ssd
Have good 750 gold 80+ EVGA psu

Thinking that GTR might be quiter and obviously using less power and might be better long term runner, but still confuse, becouse off all that extra speed of r9 ???
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aridstreak 1 month ago
rx 480 will give u more performance based on reviews. Rx 480 will be better optimized for new games. But i would get MSI gaming which is only 3£ more expensive. It has very good cooler, led lights and looks op. Just my 2 cents
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snakejax 1 month ago
So which one should i get...
480 = 0
Fury = 0
I live in india & so this includes delivery & import charges
I have a 450w corsair psu & if i go for fury i need to upgrade that
i tried looking in benchmarks but can't find one (all i found was outdated charts)
so is the extra cost of fury worth it or should i go for the 480 instead
by the way
i use a 1080p monitor & don't suggest to go for a 1060
(as the imports & delivery charges surpasses the fury with new psu)
i will soon upgrade my cpu to 6600k or zen equivalent
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jetskitubeless 2 months ago
Hey guys, I need some advice. I need a new graphics card and am torn between the Powercolor RX480 8GB Red Devil and the Sapphire R9 Fury Nitro. Both are available for about 300€.

The Fury seems to be faster than the 480, especially above Full HD, but I don't know about its 4GB VRAM. (Needs to be AMD for freesync). I suppose I'll mainly be playing in 1440p, with maybe one or two 4K games thrown in the mix, depending on the performance.

I'm also somewhat concerned about coil whine. Any experience out there which of the two cards suffers more from that?

What would you guys recommend? Thanks.
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sunnycomma 1 month ago
The Red Devil RX480 has build quality issues. Watch this for more details.

All air-cooled Fury cards are going to have the same problem: thermal limit. They have a very low temperature target limit, and yet are extremely hot cores, and on air cooling, the cards just can't keep cool under full load, especially at higher resolutions.

Ideally, I'd say to get a water-cooled Fury X, but between the two options you have listed here, definitely the Sapphire Fury. I trust Sapphire coolers as the best factory AMD GPU coolers on the market, and the Powercolor RX480 VRM problem has be doubtful it'll survive very long.
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favouritedisband 2 months ago
Plan to game in 1080p and mostly play open-world rpg / action games, occasionally FPS. (Both are at the same price but I may have to upgrade my PSU for Fury) Fury for more "graphic power" and 480 for more VRAM... Aw man I can't decide which one to get! Mind helping me out guys?

Would-be rig:

Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1G 6M HD2500

MSI H77MA-G43

Corsair Vengeance LP 2x4G

ADATA 250gb SSD + Seagate 500gb HDD

Pioneer Sata DVR-219LBK

Cooler Master gx550

Cooler Master 344
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ouncesubpanel 2 months ago
I would love to have one of each. The RX480 has been awesome for me. However, with new drivers the Fury has really been taking off with 4k gaming.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/5ij6gg/my_fury_has_double_fps_in_gtav_since_relive/?
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aviationmoaning 2 months ago
I recently bought an MSI RX 480 for my computer and it was a very big upgrade from what I had however I'm also desperately in need of a new display. I've been looking at 34" Ultrawides and from everything I've seen I'm much better off with 1440p vs 1080p. That being said I think I will need a card stronger than the 480.

Is the R9 Fury X good value for money at around 5?

Will it adequately power a 1440p ultrawide display?

Is it a Direct X 12 card similar to the 480 where it will perform better with newer games etc?

The reason I am leaning toward AMD vs NVIDIA is simply due to the cost of GSync Monitors vs FreeSync. A number of Ultrawides I've found will also output to 75hz with AMDs FreeSync vs 60hz otherwise.

Thanks!
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uncoloredplatform 2 months ago
I agree, synthetic benchmarks are never a standard to be used to determine how good something is. 4 Titan XP's hold the current Firestrike record but that doesn't mean jack squat since most games aren't optimized to use more than 2 graphics cards, if they are even optimized for SLI/CF at all. I mean in 1440p two 1080's are just as good as 4 Titan's (actually two Titans perform about the same as two 1080s in 4k) just means the settings are cranked enough to show the difference.

But like I said earlier in actual FPS benchmarks the 480 in CF actually did beat the 1080 in some games. SO again, its a poor man's 1080, or much more like the AMD equivalent of the 1070.
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gackedicing 2 months ago
I have this current setting:

PSU: Inter-Tech Energon 650W I will buy a new one if i get R9 Fury
MOBO: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0, Socket AM3+
CPU:AMD FX X6 6100, 3300MHz, 14MB, socket AM3+, Box
GPU:ASUS AMD Radeon R7 250, 1024MB, GDDR5, 128bit
RAM: Dual Channel Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB), DDR3, 1600MHz
Display: LG 29UC88-B ultrawide 29'' 2560 x 1080

In my country (Romania) the Sapphire Radeon R9 FURY Tri-X 4GB is the same price as Sapphire Radeon RX 480 NITRO+ 8GB DDR5 256-bit Lite .

I want to ask you which one i should buy, and also i am planning on changing MOBO,CPU and RAM at Christmas. And also if you recommend the R9 Fury please recommend also a good PSU to power everything.

Cheers!
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barbonboxy 2 months ago


That article is one year old. And you need to ask yourself whether that will hold true one year from now.
Also, i would like to point out another thing: Crossfire. Wouldn't it be sad if you wanted to just do a CF config a in 2-3 years to prolong the viability of your config for cheap and you realised that insufficient VRAM invalidates taht possibility?

I was personally there with a GTX 660 2GB and was wondering why-owhy didn't i get the 3GB version.
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schoolsunkindness 2 months ago
Should I go for R9 FURY X or RX 480 8GB variant? In my country, the prices of both the cards are almost the same with a difference of like . The 4GB VRAM of R9 Fury is a limiting factor but the its HBM card and has got good memory management so I guess it won't be a problem in running AAA titles at 1080p ultra 60fps, but its power consumption is really really huge and no way I'm even thinking to crossfire it coz the power consumption and heat would be damn too much. I'm really confused now. Help me out here.
I'm bit inclined to buying Fury X but first wanna get you guys' opinions on this.
PS- I need future-proofing(like for 2-3 yrs) so need opinions on that basis.

Rest of the specs:
i5 [email protected]
8gb [email protected]
Giga H110M
Corsair CX 750W PSU

I hope I won't get any bottlenecking from either of the cards in these specs?
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subhelicopter 2 months ago
If, as you say, both cards are priced the same in your country then, performance wise, the R9 Fury X is a better deal. Yes, power consumption and heat output will be greater but this card doesn't get to a point wich isnt manageable.

i recommend you watching this video. It shows that even a normal fury (the one that is air cooled) doesn't fall that much behind the GTX 1070 and can even outperform it in some games, and that's only at stock setings!

There is no denial that the new APIs (DX12 and Vulkan) tend to favor the "Red Team"; As more and more games are being released with DX12 support, cards like the R9 Fury will still give rock solid performance in the years to come (2-3 or even more years i would say) without paying too much for a card like the GTX 1070.
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midnightweird 2 months ago
So i have a budget of around 0 for a graphics card. But im stuck on which GPU to purchase since they both seem very good.
Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury Tri-X 4GB HBM - 0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202186&ignorebbr=1

Asus Strix RX 480 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814126117&cm_re=strix_rx_480-_-14-126-117-_-Product

I want to play games like GTA 5 , Battlefield 1 and Rocket League on the best settings on 2560x1080. But i feel like the 4GB limiting on the Fury.
Thanks
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cloodcraniac 2 months ago
Well first I'd like to thank everyone that replied and tried to help me make up my mind.

Secondly I purchased the Asus Strix RX 480 and i can't complain at all. Runs 66C Max temp and very quiet.
Has RGB and I'm running games flawlessly. I looked up the Vram usage and it uses 3.6GB on 1080P which is cutting it close and i dont want to have to upgrade for another 2 years or more. Now i wait to see how Battlefield 1 performs when it releases.....
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