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AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB Review

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Heaven Benchmark is a DirectX 11 GPU benchmark based on advanced Unigine engine from Unigine Corp. It reveals the enchanting magic of floating islands with a tiny village hidden in the cloudy skies. Interactive mode provides emerging experience of exploring the intricate world of steampunk. Efficient and well-architected framework makes Unigine highly scalable:

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We test at 2560×1440 with quality setting at ULTRA, Tessellation at NORMAL, and Anti-Aliasing at x2.

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This tessellation heavy benchmark highlights that the RX 480 manages to outperform the Palit GTX970 by around 3 frames per second. When overclocked to 1,375mhz the RX 480 marginally outperforms the R9 390 Nitro 8GB.

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