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SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 480 100406NT+8GOCL 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

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  • 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 1342 MHz
  • 1 x Dual-Link DVI-D 2 x HDMI 2.0 2 x DisplayPort 1.4
  • 2304 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16

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Experience the gaming
of FinFET 14
nm architecture


SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon™ RX 480 is fully VR-ready, so you can embark on virtual adventures knowing that your experience will be smooth, wonderfully immersive and entirely stress free. Premium VR doesn’t need to be expensive!


The SAPPHIRE NITRO Gaming Series cards come with Dual HDMI ports, specifically designed to work with VR. By having two HDMI ports, you can have both an HD monitor and cutting-edge VR headset running at the same time.


Award-winning design, top performance


Revolutionary FinFET 14 nm technology empowers the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon™ RX 480 graphics card to operate efficiently with low power consumption, staying cool and quiet. Great performance per watt results were achieved thanks to a multitude of custom AMD enhancements applied on top of a tiny Polaris chip.


Class-leading DirectX 12


Buckle up for world-class performance with all next-gen APIs. Powered by the 4th generation of Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture featuring asynchronous shaders and an enhanced geometry engine, you will see massive performance boosts in games that use DirectX 12, Vulkan, OpenGL and OpenCL. Combined with a full 8 GB GDDR5 memory, you are guaranteed superior performance in future games.

“DirectX® 12 will be a transformative experience for millions of gamers, and it’s important that hardware vendors like AMD have a 360-degree view of the issue.”




Featuring a brand new display engine, the Radeon™ RX 480 graphics card is ready to power the new generation of HDR displays, content and the future of gaming. Modeled after the acuity of human vision, HDR vastly expands the range of colors and contrast ratios that can be shown by compatible displays.



2x 95 mm


Redesigned airflow


Than previous cooler

SAPPHIRE's acclaimed Dual-X Cooling is powered by two massive yet silent fans and state-of-the-art radiator design. The new form of our 95 mm blades means greater airflow and superior heatsink coverage at lower noise compared to standard cooling designs. With NITRO Free Flow, we’ve redesigned the airflow of the entire card and board, so that the hot air is expelled through the system fan instead, rapidly dissipating heat.



In traditional graphics cards cooling design, some of the hot air hits the side case of the chassis and bounces back to the fan inlet, increasing the working temperature over time. Now with the NITRO Free Flow, that hot air is pushed out through the vents on the backplate, reducing the bounce back effects to minimum.


Two 95 mm fans with advanced airfoil section blades provide more powerful yet quieter cooling versus smaller standard fans. With dust-repelling dual ball bearings, Dual-X offers exceptional reliability.


longer life

Dual ball bearing fans


Lower noise
Airfoil section blades


SAPPHIRE’s new Fan Check system allows you to check the cooler’s status and immediately contact customer support in case of problems. To resolve a specific fan issue, SAPPHIRE’s Fan Service provides a quick and easy solution.


If there’s a fan problem, you don’t have to return the entire card – SAPPHIRE or our channel partners will send out a replacement fan directly to you! SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon™ RX 480 fans use our Quick Connect system. That means they’re easy to remove, clean and replace, with just one screw holding them securely in place.

Intelligent Fan Control III


Enjoy complete silence under light workloads with entirely passive cooling. No spinning fans means no distractions while you work or chill.


With the new NITRO Cool Tech you can set precise start and stop temperatures for your card’s fans, to smartly balance performance against fan noise.


The graphics card is more than just another component; it’s the beating heart of your gaming system. It should look as good as it costs. With tasteful shroud design augmented by RGB LEDs, each card is practically a piece of art.


You can even change the colours of the LED, for your own customized design. This can be controlled via software using the latest version of SAPPHIRE’s Overclocking Utility TriXX 3.0, or through hardware by pressing the red button on the back of your SAPPHIRE NITRO Gaming Series card. You can choose from a set of five different modes including Fan Speed Mode, GPU Temperature Mode or the colourful rainbow mode. If you prefer, LEDs can also be turned off.



Tough metal backplate

The all-aluminum backplate provides additional rigidity that guarantees nothing bends and dust stays out. It also helps cool your card by increasing heat dissipation.



16,000 hour capacitors

High-polymer, aluminum capacitors
offering outstanding reliability.

Black Diamond 4 Chokes

10% cooler and 25% more power efficient than a normal choke. New Mark 4 chokes with built-in heatsinks reduce the coil temperatures by other 15% over the Mark 3s.

AMD FreeSync™


Put an end to screen tearing and enjoy fluid, artifact-free gaming. AMD FreeSync™ seamlessly matches your monitor's refresh rate with your RX 480's framerate.

Unlike competing technologies, there is no performance penalty, stuttering or input lag. AMD FreeSync™ is also fully compatible with Adaptive Sync, the new DisplayPort 1.2a standard, so you will never be limited to monitors using expensive proprietary hardware.



Access every important feature in a few simple clicks in Crimson's all-new user interface.


Load your games faster and make your gaming experience even smoother with Crimson's new killer technologies.


Experience a new standard of driver stability and gaming reliability so your games simply run as intended.

Learn more about the Sapphire Tech 100406NT+8GOCL

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Died within 3yrs 9/8/2019 8:46:01 AM

Pros: Worked great for almost 3 years

Was a great card till then

Cons: Card died within 3 years no display image..contacted Sapphire support to see if there was any troubleshooting or options open to me only response back was "card is no longer under warranty period. And it sounds like the card is having hardware issue." based on that I'm now in the market for a new card the new Nitro cards looked nice but I wont be using Sapphire for my card upgrades

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Good performance but just an ok card. Oh, and It ust died. 8/30/2018 10:40:07 AM

Pros: Good performance out of the box (when not throttling),great for 1080p 60+ FPS gaming.
Very nice looking card with backplate.

Cons: Purchased 11/30/16. Did I mention it just died? No image to display, black screen only and fans don't spin.
It's loud, hot and could not sustain the advertised 1342MHz boost clock often down clocking to stay under 80c as default fan profile was to lax and would constantly hit thermal limits. Increasing the fan speed would help some but at the cost of being very loud since they had to be turned way up because the heat sink used is to small with few fins and pipes a problem they recognized and fixed with the RX 580. My case is a Rosewill Blackhawk with very good airflow so that is not the cause of the overheating.

Overall Review: I would not recommend the this product to other people.
I would not purchase this again.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Awesome 7/24/2018 8:19:18 PM

Pros: Every game I have I turn graphics up to max (21' monitor). And the card absolutely performs.

Cons: Can get a little noisy.

Overall Review: This is absolutely a great card. I've had this one for well over a year now. It's done extremely well.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Worthless card that quickly was gone and re-named. 4/25/2018 5:15:32 PM

Pros: none.

Cons: High priced paperweight. Crashed old computer. Won't let a new build start up.

Overall Review: Poor customer service from Sapphire. Would give it 0 eggs if I could.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
OK, but not great 4/11/2018 10:41:54 AM

Pros: -Neat LED on card
-Can get you started with VR

Cons: -Had graphical issues in a few games that cleared up when I moved to a 1070
-Died after 18 months, while sitting in pause menu for Wolfenstein New Colossus
-RMA (return) seems like it will not work because Sapphire expects a serial number in the receipt, no one does this

Overall Review: -If they give me grief during this RMA then I will not buy Sapphire again

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Fantastic card for the price... before it dies 2/28/2018 1:34:40 PM

Pros: Runs most games on max settings at 60+ frames on 1080p
Temps are fine, 75-82 Celsius for me, even during stress tests
It's purrrrty

Cons: Limitations become apparent on graphically demanding games
Died after 18 months

Overall Review: I've tested both Metro games, BF1 beta, No Man's Sky, and Overwatch so far on this card and haven't had any issues. I use closed ear headphones so I can't really give any input on how noisy this card is, as I can't hear it regardless. Upgrading from 2x crossfire 270x's, this card is a godsend. I no longer have to choose between a high framerate and high graphics settings.

The backplate and LED light are nice touches. This is a very aesthetically pleasing card.

Be aware that, especially on the higher end of graphics settings, this card can't handle everything. I've had to play with some of the settings in the Metro 2033 games in order to maintain a smooth framerate, and that's just at 1080p. However, when faced with the choice between a 1060 that costs $50 more at the moment, this card is the clear choice. You won't regret it unless you absolutely must max out everything, or want top-notch 1440p gaming.

Edit: I made this review a while back, when the card still worked. It randomly died on me while playing Kingdom Come: Deliverance. This was the best GPU I've ever owned and I think I got my money's worth out of it, but buyer beware.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Amazing while it lasted 11/30/2017 10:02:53 AM

Pros: As advertised, 60fps on ultra 1080p. A few settings might need to be dropped to high, but you get amazing value from this card.

Cons: Despite me never overclocking the card, it died a little after a year. I'm a fool for not buying an extended warranty, and for trusting Sapphire despite their reputation.

Overall Review: The 480 is a great card. Sapphire's unreliable aftermarket varient, not so much.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Great card up until 2 weeks ago when it unexpectedly died on me 11/13/2017 11:51:55 AM

Pros: It really removed the bottle neck I was suffering when upgrading from Sapphire Radeon HD 7800. I can now run most games I own on ultra/epic settings. Feels good man

Cons: I was in the middle of an Overwatch match when it suddenly shut down and my computer with it. Tried it in a different slot on my motherboard in case my PCIe 16x slot died but it didn't do anything. Fortunately I still had my HD 7800 as backup. I got this Oct of last year and it died 2 days after the 1 year mark. No tell tale smell, nothing. I don't OC it myself, just whatever is factory. Newegg couldn't RMA it as it was outside the 30 days so I reached out to Sapphire and i sent it on Nov 2nd. They updated me today that the replacement has arrived from Hong Kong and once it clears customs, should be shipped today.

Overall Review: Except for the fact that it died unexpectedly on me, the card has run well and done me well for any games I have. Baring this replacement biting the pooch as well, I'd definitely recommend this card again.

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