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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB Radeon RX 480 8GB

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB.

The RX 480 has a 88 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the RX 480. This results in the RX 480 providing 12.7 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX 480 has a 88 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX 480 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the RX 480 providing 2.9 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 480 was released less than a year after the RX 480, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB and the Radeon RX 480 8GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB and the Radeon RX 480 8GB are the same, which means the RX 480 and the RX 480 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB and the Radeon RX 480 8GB have 2304 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the RX 480 has 12.7 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate and 2.9 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, but the has GB/sec greater memory bandwidth. Overall, the RX 480 has slightly better performance.

The Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB requires 150 Watts to run and the Radeon RX 480 8GB requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 480 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 480. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

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Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

59 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

55.7 FPS

The Witcher III

74.9 FPS

The Witcher III

70.7 FPS

Crysis 3

88.6 FPS

Radeon RX 480 8GB gets 83.6 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

83.6 FPS

Just Cause 4

62.1 FPS

Just Cause 4

58.6 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

54 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

50.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

54.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

51.8 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

72.7 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

68.6 FPS

Battlefield 1

93.7 FPS

Battlefield 1

88.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

69 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

65.1 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

58.8 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

55.5 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

41.9 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

39.5 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

58.5 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

55.2 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

69.6 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

65.7 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

69.5 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

65.6 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

167.9 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

158.4 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

42.9 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

40.4 FPS

Metro: Exodus

48.8 FPS

Metro: Exodus

36 FPS

Far Cry 5

77.7 FPS

Far Cry 5

73.4 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

94.4 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

89.1 FPS

Battlefield V

93.4 FPS

Battlefield V

68 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

74.8 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

70.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

42.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

40.4 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

59.7 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

69 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

21.8 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

20.6 FPS

The Witcher III

32.9 FPS

The Witcher III

31.1 FPS

Crysis 3

27.7 FPS

Radeon RX 480 8GB gets 26.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

26.2 FPS

Just Cause 4

21.5 FPS

Just Cause 4

20.3 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

23.9 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

22.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

32.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

31 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

21.8 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

20.6 FPS

Battlefield 1

43.9 FPS

Battlefield 1

41.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

25.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

23.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

27.2 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

25.7 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

19.4 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

18.3 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

27.6 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

26.1 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

24 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

22.6 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

26.6 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

25.1 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

43.9 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

41.4 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

20.5 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

19.3 FPS

Far Cry 5

26.2 FPS

Far Cry 5

24.7 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

32.7 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

30.8 FPS

Battlefield V

43.1 FPS

Battlefield V

27 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

40.7 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

38.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

21.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

19.9 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

31.2 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

25 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1208 MHzvs1120 MHz
Boost Clock1342 MHzvs1266 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere XTGCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date29 Jul 2016vs29 Jun 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
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1920x1080
10
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2560x1440
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3840x2160
6
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GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed2000 MHzvs2000 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth256GB/secvs256GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs2304
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology14nmvs14nm
Texture Mapping Units144vs144
Texture Rate174 GTexel/svs161.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate38.7 GPixel/svs35.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)3840x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections2vs1
DisplayPort Connections2vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

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Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The Radeon RX 480 Nitro+ 8GB by Sapphire is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. It is one of the best RX 480s available when core speed is concerned, yet weirdly has a lower max screen resoloution than it's competitors. It swaps a Display port for an extra HDMI and DVI slot, has their new Free Flow cooling technology and ofcourse, RGB lights on the card.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed Ellesmere XT which is a Forth Gen GCN GPU and has 36 SM activated and thus offers 2304 Shader Processing Units, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit runs at 1208MHz and goes up to 1342MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2000MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Radeon RX 480 8GB can be almost 10% Faster than GeForce GTX 970 at 4K. However, Radeon R9 390X is still slightly faster, overall.
At 1920x1080, the default rank for all GD Graphics Card, expect its performance to be between Radeonn R9 290 and Radeon R9 290X.

System Suggestions
As the Radeon RX 480 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440 we recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
Radeon RX 480 8GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed Ellesmere XT which is a Forth Gen GCN GPU and has 36 SM activated and thus offers 2304 Shader Processing Units, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit runs at 1120MHz and goes up to 1266MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2000MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Radeon RX 480 8GB can be almost 10% Faster than GeForce GTX 970 at 4K. However, Radeon R9 390X is still slightly faster, overall.
At 1920x1080, the default rank for all GD Graphics Card, expect its performance to be between Radeonn R9 290 and Radeon R9 290X.

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPUIntel Core i7-990X 6-Core 3.47GHz
AMD Opteron 6284 SE
Intel Xeon E3-1226 v3
Intel Core i7-6700T 4-Core 2.8GHz
Intel Core i7-4820K 4-Core 3.70GHz
Intel Xeon E5-4640
AMD Opteron 6276
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
Intel Xeon E3-1245 v3
Intel Core i7-4790T 4-Core 2.7GHz
Possible GPU UpgradesGeForce GTX 1070
GeForce GTX 1060
Radeon RX 480 8GB
Radeon R9 390X
GeForce GTX 690
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