For gaming the RX 480 is already a decent performer. It isn’t a top-performer, but driver updates have allowed it to do very well with games that make use of next-generation APIs. As we were able to see in our original review of the RX 480, we expect somewhat linear scaling with the modest overclock that the RX 480 GTR from XFX has. It won’t be mind-blowingly fast, though it’ll be a nice small bump compared to stock.
Ashes of the Singularity
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Just as we expected, the RX 480 GTR is marginally faster than it’s cousin while still maintaining an equal spot within the lineup. The modest clockspeed increase is enough to give it a small advantage in both average and minimum frames-per-second, though not a large one. The advantage, of course, comes in having a custom cooler that is far less loud. Nonetheless, the gaming chops of this example of Polaris 10 are precisely where we expected. This is suitable for 1080P and 1440P with 4K becoming playable when you combine two cards in CrossFire, but obviously only in appropriately supported games.