PowerColor RX 480 Red Devil Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

PowerColor RX 480 Red Devil Review

Introduction

With many manufacturers having their own particular brand name for their high end cards, it's no surprise to see new models appearing. After all, once you've established that your Rampage, or Lightning, or Super OverClock is the model to have, it would be crazy to not take advantage of this brand identity.

PowerColors public perception is predominately placed around their Radeon based overclocked card, the Devil Series. It's been a while since we've had a Devil card here in OC3D Towers - the HD7990 was the last we can recall - so it's great to see that they've picked up the gauntlet laid down by the excellent performance of the RX 480 Polaris GPU and applied their factory overclock to it.

Maybe it's our Western Religion iconography bias, but we can't think of a devil that isn't red, assuming we don't include dust devils and Tasmanian Devils. It seems odd to call it the Red Devil when all devils are red, or not to make the card red to justify the redundant addition of the hue.

However, let's ignore any minor quibbles about nomenclature and concentrate upon the performance.

Technical Specifications

The design of the RX 480 definitely seems to have a hard limit of 1330MHz clock speed. We've seen nearly all the big Polaris cards now, and none of them break the 1330MHz barrier.

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Most Recent Comments

30-08-2016, 06:06:29

AlienALX
Thanks for the review, been waiting for this to land here

It's still my fave card.

BTW for those wondering about the logo it's intentional. Satan followers apparently write upside down or something.Quote

30-08-2016, 06:31:53

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Thanks for the review, been waiting for this to land here

It's still my fave card.

BTW for those wondering about the logo it's intentional. Satan followers apparently write upside down or something.
It ws a mistake, I know know theyve changed it on the new ones Quote

30-08-2016, 07:52:21

nevernow
Hi, your results seem worse than in other reviews. Are you sure you didn't run your test with the Silent BIOS? I don't have my card yet so I'm not positive which is which, but in your picture the BIOS switch is on the left, while in many other pictures it's on the right.

OC3D
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...115454639l.JPG

Proclockers
http://proclockers.com/sites/default...X_480_27_0.JPGQuote

30-08-2016, 09:01:37

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
It ws a mistake, I know know theyve changed it on the new ones
Hmm. I think that's more because every reviewer has complained about it

I remember some one asked them and they explained it was deliberate. However, customer is always right and all that stuff

I've decided to avoid the RX series now. I wanted to play with Linux or something and the 950 I bought was far more compatible. Plus hey, it was only £30.Quote

30-08-2016, 09:05:54

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by nevernow View Post
Hi, your results seem worse than in other reviews. Are you sure you didn't run your test with the Silent BIOS? I don't have my card yet so I'm not positive which is which, but in your picture the BIOS switch is on the left, while in many other pictures it's on the right.

OC3D
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...115454639l.JPG

Proclockers
http://proclockers.com/sites/default...X_480_27_0.JPG

No dude, we double checked and even got a new BIOS actually. The silent mode was considerably less.

Low performance is all due to lack of power to keep the card quiet.Quote
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