Gigabyte took the wraps off their new Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming graphics cards, that come in variants of 4GB (RX480G1 GAMING-4GD) and 8GB of GDDR5 memory, meaning Gigabyte aims to accommodate multiple price segments.
The G1 Gaming graphics cards feature a cherry-picked GPU and a dual-fan Windforce 2X cooling system. This features two 90mm fans and three composite copper heat pipes which make direct contact with the core itself, making for superior cooling and more secure overclocking.Airflow is enhanced by a unique fan blade design which Gigabyte claims will increase cooling capacity by as much as 23% while keeping noise to a minimum.
The card also features a semi-passive mode for silent computing when the card is not under load. The shroud boasts full-spectrum RGB lighting, a metal backplate, and comes with Gigabyte’s new XTREME Engine utility.
On top off improved cooling capacity, the G1 Gaming series also benefits from Gigabyte’s famed ‘Gauntlet sorting tech’ which aims to cherry pick the best GPU cores for improved overclocking performance. In addition, the card is powered by a 6+2 power phase design which is supplied by an 8-pin PCIe power connector. This does seem to be a trend for custom Radeon RX 480s, as almost all of the ones recently announced seem to feature this change.
The outlook of the RX 480 G1 GAMING graphics card follows the latest G1 GAMING aesthetics with the angular shroud design highlighted by orange accents. This cards bring life to PC builds with their full-spectrum RGB lighting. Gamers could enjoy maximum freedom to choose right scheme for their gaming rigs with 16.8M customizable color options and numerous lighting effects with the software. This new graphics cards also come out with a metal back plate, keeping a clean look, whilst adding rigidity to the structure and the protection of delicate PCB components.