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GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 4GB GV-RX480G1GAMING-4GD Video Card

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  • 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 1290 MHz
  • 1 x Dual-link DVI-D 1 x HDMI 3 x DisplayPort
  • 2304 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16

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Radeon™ RX 480 G1 Gaming 4G

GV-RX480G1 GAMING-4GD

GV-N1060G1 GAMING-3GD
  • Features
  • Powered by Radeon ™ RX 480
  • WINDFORCE 2X with Blade Fan Design
  • Support up to UltraHD (4Kx2K)
  • 16.8M Customizable Color RGB Lighting
  • Stylish Metal Back Plate
  • Core Clock
  • 1290 MHz
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GIGABYTE G1 Gaming Series graphics cards are crafted for perfection in pursuit of the ultimate graphics experience for gaming enthusiasts. Based on the revolutionary AMD® Radeon ™ GPU architecture, G1 gaming graphics card brings you incredible gaming experience.

WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System

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The WINDFORCE 2X cooling system features 3 pure copper composite heat-pipes, heat-pipe direct touch GPU, 90mm unique blade fan design, 3D active fan with LED indicators, stylish metal back plate, together delivering an effective heat dissipation capacity for higher performance at lower temperatures.

WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System-Fans

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90mm Unique Blade Fan Design

The airflow is spilt by the triangle fan edge, and guided smoothly through the 3D stripe curve on the fan surface, effectively enhancing the air flow by 23% over traditional fans.

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3D Active Fan with LED Indicators

The semi-passive fans will remain off when the GPU is under a set loading or temperature for low power gaming. The LED fan indicator on the top of the graphics card provides an instant display of the fan status.

WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System-Heat Pipes

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Composite heat-pipes

The composite heat-pipes combines both thermal conductivity and phase transition for efficiently managing the transfer of heat between two solid interfaces which increases 29% of cooling capacity.

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3 Heat-Pipes Direct Touch

The pure copper heat pipes are shaped to maximize the direct contact area to the GPU.

G1 Outlook

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16.8M Customizable Color Lighting

With 16.8M customizable color options and numerous lighting effects, you could now choose the right scheme for your gaming rig through XTREME Engine utility.

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CYCLING

Smoothly cycles through all colors

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BREATHING

Choose a color to fade in and out

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FLASH

Choose a color for flash effect

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DUAL FLASH

Choose a color for double flash effect

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CONSISTENT

Choose a color for static light

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Stylish Metal Back Plate

The metal back plate offers rigidity and protection to the structure, while adding a sleek, clean look to the product.

Performance

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GPU Gauntlet™ Sorting

Forged with only the top-notch GPU, the Gigabyte G1 GAMING graphics cards guarantee higher overclocking capability in terms of excellent power switching, ensuring the highest performance without compromising system reliability.

G1 Durability

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Smart Power LED indicators

Be alert when PCI-E voltage is unstable with the smart power LED indicator.

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Ultra Durable Materials

Engineered with the highest-grade chokes and capacitors, this graphic card delivers outstanding performance and durable system lifespan.

Built for OverClocking with 6+2 power phases

Compared to reference design, the 6+2 power phases on the card make the MOSFET working at a lower temperature and provide more stable voltage output.

Intuitive Utility

Intuitive XTREME Engine Utility

Adjust clock speeds, voltage, fan performance, RGB lighting effect, power target can be monitored and tuned in real-time according to your own preference through this intuitive interface.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Cool, reliable, fast.

Pros: My first card to have a "Fan off" mode. If you're not gaming, the fan just doesn't turn on.

Aesthetics are nice, and not gaudy. RGB lighting on it is 'alright', and can be turned off. Set the color you like (or turn it off) and never mess with the 'Gigabyte gaming' software again. The software is fine, but not necessary once you set the color.

Mine overclocked like a champ. 1400 core, 2200 memory, 74c max temperature (after sitting in Superposition for a few hours). Fan was noticeable, but not screaming or anything. I left voltages at Auto. All of this done in Wattman, naturally. (Currently on 19.4.2, but the same testing was done about a year ago.) Almost forgot to mention, power limit was just cranked to 50%.

Fan at 100% (3600 RPM) sounds like a small vacuum. 50% is a soft hum. The default fan-curve worked fine for me. Under synthetic load, fan hit around 65%. Noticeable, but not annoying to me. I get idles at 33-35c, with the fan off.

Not exclusive to this card, but rather just a + from AMD, is Radeon Chill. Though it doesn't work in every game, I absolutely love this feature. It can be toggled with a keypress, which I often do. If I'm sitting at a menu, waiting for a match or something, I just tap my key and my GPU gets to cool down a little. PUBG in it's prime, was a perfect example of when I used this feature most.

Cons: Aside from a few rare crashes, which is bound to happen to everyone at some point (in my experience), the most frustrating thing about this card is the inaccurate readings from any software. In Wattman, or anything else, the "Activity" or "Usage" just spikes around from 0% to 100%. Sometimes it hits 70% or other seemingly random numbers. It claims 100%, then 0%, while in games.

Obviously this isn't a huge deal, but I'm a sucker for statistics. I want to know how hard my card is working on this game or that. I have no idea why it does this. I've tried several different driver versions, and even three different clean installs of Windows 10, at different times.

Again, I almost forgot something. The "Fan stop" LEDs on the GPU itself. It's annoying. I wish I could turn off those LEDs, but keep the "GIGABYTE" ones on. Sadly, that doesn't seem to be something I can do, while keeping the fan off.

Something not exclusive to this card, but rather Radeon Settings, is the "Game Explorer", which tries to read all the games you have. But it finds things that aren't games, such as Gigabyte's "EXTREME GAMING SOFTWARE" or whatever it's called. Just a minor nuisance.

Other Thoughts: With my OC, in Superposition's "High" benchmark, I score 6174 (2604 on Extreme).

I have an FX 8320 @stock, and 16GB 1600mhz RAM. Antec Eleven hundred V2 is my case, covered in generic Cooler Master fans.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
This is why I like amd

Pros: Great bang for buck
Outperforms nvidia counterparts
Entry level 1440p card and runs anything 1080 no sweat
Ultra on even the most demanding titles

Cons: Can get pretty hot
Under load can be noisy
It’s a big card

Other Thoughts: I think if you want a console killer card this does it, and affordably. It bottlenecks easy if your cpu is weak anything fx 8350 is way too weak but that’s not saying much with the new ryzen so it’s a great card

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Ignored the 500 series and jumped on this for $180. No regrets.

Pros: I'm very happy to have caught this on sale for $179.99 and (after overclocking) having been able to match if not exceed the performance of most 8-pin RX 580 models. Sure, an 8+6-pin model would have been dandy for achieving a 1400+ mhz clock speed, but those run at an unreasonable $260+ price tag and only give an 8% performance bump over this, at most.

Maximum stable overclock achieved was 1375MHz @ 1175mV; however, after 1355MHz, my average fps during benchmarking and gameplay became inconsistent, if not barely improved. Stock clock at state 7 (in wattman) is 1290 / 2000 @ 1150mV / 1000mV respectively, but I managed an overclock/undervolt of 1355 / 2025 @ 1137mV / 950mV. I also achieved a 1340MHz core clock on 1115mV. Your results may vary, but I hope this might give you a ballpark estimate of how much you can get away with.

Max RPM is 3700, but my peak RPM was 2800 to maintain 70c on the core and 78c on the VRM during stress testing. This is alright with me, as it only sounds like a leaf blower starting at around 3200 imo.

Cons: If it weren’t for how cheap I got this for, I’d dock an egg for the backplate not having ventilation holes. As for something nitpicky, I wish it were possible adjust the RGB lighting through Radeon Settings or some manual switch/dial on the card rather than download Gigabyte's extra piece of software. I haven't bothered testing it, but I'm afraid the utility might reset my wattman OC.

Other Thoughts: Keep in mind that (at the time of this review) this model’s BIOS is the same one advertised on the product support page for the GV-RX580GAMING-4GD. It's probably the same card, and you can achieve its boost clock with approximately the same frequency/power settings I stated above. If these are priced the same at any given moment, though, you should probably just get the 580, especially if you don't want to mess with wattman.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Gets the job done on a budget

Pros: -quite
-cool
-great 1080p card
-even has RGB

Cons: - Orange does not match a lot of builds.

Other Thoughts: I am currently using this in my living room. It does a great job at playing any game i threw at it at 60fps, and it is very quite, my case fans are louder than it is even while gaming. If your looking for a budget Card that will do 1080p and some 1440p this card will get the job done.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Overheats?

Pros: None

Cons: I can't figure out why this thing causes my machine to just shut down when it's under any kind of load except that it overheats. I thought maybe it was the PSU (650W) not being able to keep up with the extra load of the fans, but I've upgraded to 1000W PSU and it still crashes.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy it.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5

Pros: I have been loving this card! Upgraded from an r9 290x, Due to memory issues. SO far its been great same performance half the power use. Also runs way cooler than my r9 290x. Worth every penny!!

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: Would totally recommend this card! Works great!

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5/ 5
Does the rgb work on Asus aura mb?

Pros: Hi guys I have an Asus x370 mb and one of these one the way, but its about 3-4 weeks away sighs.... Does anyone know if the gigabyte rgb can be controlled via Asus aura software please
Cheers

Cons: None. Heard nothing but good things about these

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5/ 5
Great Card with some fan tweaking

Pros: Runs everything maxed out at 60fps
RGB lighting is cool
Never breaks 70C(after tweaks)
AMD drivers are better than ever, almost on par with nvidia

Cons: The default fan curve is trash
high power draw

Other Thoughts: You MUST download MSI afterburner for this card. The only way this cooler will keep up is if you have the fans at 50% starting at 60C and increase to 75% when it hits 75C and 100% if it hits 80C. The maint problem with this card is that the default fan curve does not have the fans even coming on until the card hits 60%. By that point the card is heating up to fast for the fans to keep up. It will hit 80c and sit there. As long as you do that this card is great. Gigabytes software for controlling the card could be better, its really only useful for controlling the RGB on the card.

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