XFX Radeon RX 480 Patriot Edition GPU Released, In Trump’s Honor?

By   /   Jan 25, 2017
XFX Radeon RX 480

As the Unites States of America sees its 45th President sitting in White House, manufacturers at XFX felt so patriotic about the country that they released the XFX Radeon RX 480 Patriot Edition GPU. The GPU comes with three LEDs and it is not for sale.

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The XFX Radeon RX 480 Patriot Edition GPU comes with red, blue and white LEDs, showing off the inside hardware with style. The parameters remain unchanged, whatever the hardware specifications XFX Radeon RX 480 had, and Patriot Edition has it too. Which are listed below:

GCN ARCHITECTURE 4th Generation
COMPUTE UNITS 36
STREAM PROCESSORS 2304
CLOCK SPEEDS (BOOST / BASE) 1266 MHz / 1120 MHz
PEAK PERFORMANCE Up to 5.8 TFLOPS
MEMORY CLOCK SPEED (MHZ) 1750 or higher
MEMORY BANDWIDTH 224 GB/s or higher
MEMORY INTERFACE 256 bit
MEMORY TYPE GDDR5
TYPICAL BOARD POWER 150W
AMD FREESYNC™ TECHNOLOGY Yes
DIRECTX® 12 SUPPORT Yes
VULKAN™ SUPPORT Yes
VIRTUAL SUPER RESOLUTION Yes
HDMI VERSION 2.0
DISPLAYPORT VERSION 1.4 HDR Ready
AMD EYEFINITY TECHNOLOGY (MAXIMUM DISPLAYS)5 Up to 6 displays with DisplayPort MST hub

The biggest bummer for GPU enthusiasts of the XFX Radeon RX 480 Patriot Edition GPU is that the product is not listed for sale. Of course, this will bug the most to those guys who like to throw some dollars and get a hardware. But, for the real PC enthusiasts, who like to venture and create something of their own, they will buy a hard swap version of RX 480. It was XFX who did the first hard swap of Radeon RX 480, put some LEDs and it also came out with detachable fans. Technically, there is no point of making a Patriot Edition of RX 480 if you have already done the hard swap of RX 480, Check out the image below.

XFX, Radeon RX, 480, Patriot Edition

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However, to those who are too lazy to do a hard swap of their own or not interested in already hard swapped version of RX 480 by XFX can go for the Patriot Edition. A Consumer can get its hands on the product by means of a lottery and only if he/she wins. Of course, by the requirements of US Law, a person can fill in a single application for Lucky Draw and he/she must be above 18 years. The Lucky Draw entry is restricted to US citizens also.

The card overall looks beautiful with blue and red LEDs covering the two fans of the GPU, highlighting the hardware sitting inside in gorgeous representation of colors. The choice of white, red and blue LEDs highlights the colors of United States of America’s flags, for obvious reasons, hence called XFX Radeon RX 480 Patriot Edition GPU.

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