Final Thoughts and Conclusion
The PowerColor Red Devil RX 480 has the performance to back up its menacing “Devil” appearance. It is quite capable of playing almost any game at maximum settings at 1080. For those games it cannot play at maximum setting, usually only need the AA turned down slightly. VR and 1440 gameplay are also within reach. I found 1440 gaming to be quite pleasant. VR testing will have to wait until another day.
It also seemed quite happy at its job. It was always cool and quiet, rarely making any noise that would let you know it was working. There is a Silent and a OC BIOS. I was quite happy with the OC BIOS, though the Silent BIOS is just a touch quieter.
Overclocking of the core is a bit limited though. This should not be too surprising, given the Red Devil's already high core base clock. I did find that there was still some real overclocking headroom with the memory and some real performance gains with the added clocks.
PowerColor has taken a direct shot at the enthusiast once again with the Red Devil RX 480. At a MSRP of $279, It is like you are getting a limited edition graphics cards, But without the limited edition price.
- Unique Cosmetics
- Good Overclocking Capability
- Reasonable Price