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MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G Review


MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G Specifications:

Graphics Processing Unit
Radeon™ RX 480
PCI Express x16 3.0
Boost / Base Core Clock
Boost Clock
1316 MHz (OC Mode)
1303 MHz (Gaming Mode)
1266 MHz (Silent Mode)
Memory Size (MB)
Memory Type
Memory Interface
Memory Clock Speed (MHz)
8100 MHz (OC Mode)
8000 MHz (Gaming Mode)
8000 MHz (Silent Mode)
DisplayPort x 2 (version 1.4 Ready)
HDMI x 2(version 2.0b)
Virtual Reality Ready
Maximum Displays
HDCP Support
DirectX Version Support
OpenGL Version Support
Multi-GPU Technology
Crossfire™, 2-Way
Card Dimension(mm)
276 x 140 x 37
Card Weight (g)
Power consumption (W)
Recommended PSU (W)
Power Connectors
8-pin x 1


MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G Features:

  • The Ultimate GAMING: TWIN FROZR VI:  Smooth heat pipes: Squared shape at bottom maximize heat transfer from the copper base plate,  Zero Frozr: Stopping the fan in low-load situations, keeping a noise-free environment,  Airflow Control technology: Deflectors thrusts air onto heat pipes for lower temperatures and better gaming.
  • TORX FAN 2.0: Supremely silent:  Dispersion fan blade: Steeper curved blade accelerating the airflow  Traditional fan blade: Provides steady airflow to massive heat sink below 
  • Gaming App:  Instant Performance Gain: Unlock extra performance or keep your card silent during light use in one click  LED control: Full control on your RGB GAMING LEDs to set the mood,  Mobile APP: Control your graphics card from your phone
  • Military Class IV 
  • Immersive VR Experiences: Experience the next level of immersion with the world of VR gaming and entertainment with Radeon RX graphics cards powered by the revolutionary Polaris architecture.
  • AMD FreeSync™ Technology: Puts an end to choppy gameplay and broken frames with fluid, artifact-free performance at virtually any framerate.
  • HDR compatible: Enhanced contrast and colors deliver a strikingly sharp, colorful, and vivid visual experience.


All information courtesy of MSI @ https://us.msi.com/Graphics-card/Radeon-RX-480-GAMING-X-8G.html#hero-specification

  1. MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G: Specifications & Features
  3. MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  4. MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G Testing: Fallout 4, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  5. MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G Testing: Far Cry Primal, Battlefield 4
  6. MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G Testing: Witcher III: Wild Hunt, Hitman (2016)
  7. MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G Testing: Tom Clancy's The Division, Unigine Heaven 4.0
  8. MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G Testing: Ashes of the Singularity, 3DMark
  9. MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G Testing: Temperature & Power Consumption
  10. MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G: Conclusion
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