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GIGABYTE RX 480 G1 8GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/3XDP Gaming Video Card

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Part #: GV-RX480G1 GAMING-8GD

SKU: 135081
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Daniel_N26
04/09/17
Experience: 6 Days

Lightspeed jump in performance for me! Verified OwnerVerified Owner

Pros

- FAST
- Plenty of VRAM, handles Hi-Res Fallout 4 textures well
- Quieter than people claim
- Updated to R8 BIOS right away and run cool, haven't broke 75 yet.
Cons
- None so far, can't see any popping up!
Summary
I bought this card to replace my Radeon 6970, obviously a massive jump in performance right out of the gate. I am only able to upgrade bits and pieces of my PC every 5-6 years so future-proofing is important, and I feel like this card does that well. 8GB of RAM? Nice. Solid clock speeds? Nice. I did research beforehand and was aware of the heat issues with the R7 BIOS, and it was in fact running 5-6 degrees hotter before I updated it to R8. But since I updated it I have had no issues. Maybe I am just used to a louder PC, or maybe people are used to 0 sound but so far this thing running the fan at 50% is twice as quiet as my old card was.

Love that it uses less power connectors than my old card, it's shorter inside my case so it free'd up so room to manage cables, it's got DVI-D which I required because I have an older 120Hz Acer gaming monitor with no DP.

Overall so far this card is amazing. Playing Skyrim SE modded with all kinds of texture packs fine, Fallout 4 modded with insane texture packs fine, playing Elite Dangerous at max settings with no issues.

The heat/noise issues other talk about either don't exist for me, or I'm used to worse so I don't notice. So that make them a non-issue for me!

LOVE IT.

TheMixtureMedia
03/27/17
Experience: 2 Weeks

RX480 With Ubuntu 17.04 (Linux) Verified OwnerVerified Owner

Pros

The card was easy to install, the lighting on the side of the card was very nice and only one eight pin. When it works the games works with high frame rates. Playing games with vulkan support works really well with solid FPS and looks very clean.
Cons
No software that I can find from amd or gigabyte to control the software for lighting on the card. To install the drivers for the card with Ubuntu (Linux) was a real pain and should not be. If you have not been using Linux for sometime or new to Linux. It would be hard to get the drivers installed and should not be. I came from a Nvidia GTX 960 and there drivers worked almost out of the box. To the RX480 were the drivers were a pain to install and get up and running.
Summary
This card I found worked really well once you got the drivers and system updates done. It was a pain and not as user friendly to install the drivers as it should be. It would be nice to find a video card company with out of the box software for Linux. The card works great with Vulkan games and that was my main reason for my upgrade. I have been playing the new Serious Sam Fusion 2017 and get around 150 FPS. I can not fault the card and really gigabyte for the driver issue. It just would have been nice to see stable and simple drivers to work.

This review was modfied by poster @ 04-03-17 04:51 AM

Chris_L131
03/05/17
Experience: 2 weeks

Pros

amazing for 1080p gaming
Cons
runs a bit hot but not bad with proper fan setup
Summary
very good build. rgb is great for themed color builds. overclocked out of the box and can go even higher if properly cooled

Jeff_B55
02/05/17
Experience: 5 Days

Works great in VMWare passthrough ESXI. Verified OwnerVerified Owner

Pros

Great drivers. It just works. Very quiet fans. Unable to hear them unless under extreme load and even then they are fairly quiet. Works perfectly in a gaming virtual machine on a hypervisor (ESXI).
Cons
A bit pricey but worth it if you can get it on sale or price match it.
Summary
My gaming rig runs on VMware ESXI as a virtual machine and I needed a video card that would work with it passed through natively to the VM. AMD supports doing this while Nvidia will not. I had previously used another older AMD card so I was confident that the 480 would work well too. I removed the old card from the VM and added the new one, updated the drivers and everything just works. No performance hit at all. Go team red.

Steven_W26
01/19/17
Experience: 1 Months

Good aftermarket RX480 Verified OwnerVerified Owner

Pros

Temps of 70 degrees, with an overclock, and not a TON of noise.
Cons
Slightly louder than the MSI?
Summary
I know the reviews online are not the greatest. Lets get past that.

Its not the quietest card on the market, but with the newer BIOS revisions to the card, I have it overclocked even higher, with an undervolt on the card, and at 100% load after 1 hour, it hits 69 degrees. Lets call it 70 degrees. Thats still lower than the reference design, for the same price. And it has an 8 pin power connector, just in case your worried about the old power draw problem, but it also nice for the overclocking ability.

All in all, a solid card. And I say that even after RMAing the first card.

Christian_S11
01/16/17
Experience: 30 Days

Outstanding and affordable Verified OwnerVerified Owner

Pros

- Plenty of graphics horsepower
- Stylish and compact design
- Silent
- Effiective cooling with BIOS upgrade
- 8 Gb of video RAM
- Overclocked out of the box
- Price is a steal
Cons
- Can't get Civ6 bundled with the card.
Summary
Excellent upgrade for my almost 5 year old pair of Radons HD 7970. Works flawlessly. I have not been disappointed by my previous Gigabyte video cards and this one is no exception. It just breezes through my games k 1920 x1200. Cooling is more than adequate with the F8 vBIOS upgrade, peak temps registered so far dropped from 81C (F7) to 73C while the card remains very silent. And I should mention that the currrent price of this card makes it an outstanding proposition.

Haven't succeeded yet in my several attemps to download Civilization 6, which is supposed to be bundled with this card. Don't really care, as I am not going to play this game anyway. Only wanted to give it to a friend.

Kevin_P56
01/15/17
Experience: 1 Months

Good value Verified OwnerVerified Owner

Pros

-Price/Performance value
-CIV6 Promo
Cons
-Run a little hot
-Took a long time to ship
Summary
It's a good card for the price & a good upgrade from my previous card.
Runs everything I need.
Seems to run a little hot.
Was a hassle to get... Shipping delays & customer services delays... But finally got it.

Cjin
01/08/17
Experience: 2 months

Pros

great value
Cons
none
Summary
this card can keep up with all current AAA title with 1080p. great value.better value than nvidia card IMO.

Martin_R30
12/23/16
Experience: 4 Days

Great card Verified OwnerVerified Owner

Pros

- Fast enough to handle everything at 1080P
- Quiet
- Got Civ 6 for free
- Great price
Cons
- Update bios ASAP. GPU will run hot with old versions.
Summary
My old GPU is totally outdated (GTX 460) so this has been a night and day difference.

My final choice was between this card and a Zotac 1060 6GB. Went for this one because of lower price and Civ 6.

theSwollenGoat
12/01/16
Experience: 3 Days

High power GPU at a mid-range price. Verified OwnerVerified Owner

Pros

Lots of GPU power. Will play Doom 2016 at highest settings. Good card for Virtual Reality.
Cons
Some people have reported overheating issues but my GPU was fine. A simple BIOS update fixes issues from what my research indicates.
Summary
Kudos for lightning fast service, I ordered this GPU on Black Friday and NCIX had it shipped and at my door on Monday night, Plays Doom 2016 at maximum settings. My GPU came with the F5 BIOS. Updating to the latest release BIOS F8 was a simple 30 second procedure thanks to Gigabyte VGAkBIOS tool. I had no problems with my GPU but I wisely updated to the latest BIOS as it improve the fan performance . I am very satisfied with my purchase.

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Features [ Edit | History ]

GIGABYTE G1 Gaming Series graphics cards are crafted for perfection in pursuit of the ultimate graphics experience for gaming enthusiasts. Based on the revolutionary AMD® Radeon ™ GPU architecture, G1 gaming graphics card brings you incredible gaming experience.

The WINDFORCE 2X cooling system features 3 pure copper composite heat-pipes, heat-pipe direct touch GPU, 90mm unique blade fan design, 3D active fan with LED indicators, stylish metal back plate, together delivering an effective heat dissipation capacity for higher performance at lower temperatures.

90mm Unique Blade Fan Design
The airflow is spilt by the triangle fan edge, and guided smoothly through the 3D stripe curve on the fan surface, effectively enhancing the air flow by 23% over traditional fans.

3D Active Fan with LED Indicators
The semi-passive fans will remain off when the GPU is under a set loading or temperature for low power gaming. The LED fan indicator on the top of the graphics card provides an instant display of the fan status.

Composite heat-pipes
The composite heat-pipes combines both thermal conductivity and phase transition for efficiently managing the transfer of heat between two solid interfaces which increases 29% of cooling capacity.

3 Heat-Pipes Direct Touch
The pure copper heat pipes are shaped to maximize the direct contact area to the GPU.

16.8M Customizable Color Lighting
With 16.8M customizable color options and numerous lighting effects, you could now choose the right scheme for your gaming rig through XTREME Engine utility.

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

Graphics Processing Radeon RX480
Core Clock 1290 MHz
Process Technology 14 nm
Memory Clock 8,000 MHz
Memory Size 8 GB
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Bus 256 bit
Card Bus PCI-E 3.0 x 16
Output Dual-link DVI-D *1
HDMI *1 
Display Port *3
Digital max resolution 7680x4320
Multi-view 5
Card size H=40 L=232 W=116 mm
PCB Form ATX
DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5
Recommended PSU 500W
Power Connectors 8 pin*1

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