Rumor: AMD Radeon RX 480 clock speeds leak

— 9:11 AM on June 22, 2016

The rumor mill is all abuzz about AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 480 graphics card and its Polaris GPU. Until now, there was no information about the RX 480's clock speeds, even though we're mostly aware of all its other specifications. That may be about to change, though. A PC Perspective user apparently spotted a Newegg product page with a listing for an actual third-party RX 480 card, complete with detailed specs.

The product page has unsurprisingly been pulled down, but not before the reader grabbed a screenshot. The listing detailed a VisionTek RX 480 card packing 8GB of RAM. More importantly, the purported card's GPU runs at 1120 MHz base and 1266 MHz boost clocks. While barstool technicians may decry these clock speeds as low when compared to GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 cards, we think that that would be an apples-to-zombies comparison at best. In any case, the rumored clock speeds mesh well with AMD's claimed throughput of "over 5TFLOPS" for the RX 480, too.

The VisionTek RX 480 card looks quite plain as things go these days. The heatsink and fan combo is a standard dual-slot blower-type affair, and (mercifully) there isn't any RGB LED lighting in sight. We didn't see a price tag, but we'd expect this 8GB card to sell for a premium over the $200 suggested price AMD is presumably touting for the 4GB RX 480. AMD has made big claims about Polaris' power consumption, so there's a fair chance that spiffier card designs with dual and triple-fan setups could offer some interesting factory overclocks, too. We'll just have to wait and see when the wraps come off June 29.

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