10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
This GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.
Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.
What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI get on latest AAA 2021 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 312 games in the list.
The GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI graphics card is predicted to return a weak performance on Grand Theft Auto VI at 1080p of 15 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is FIFA 22 which we predict will get good frame rates of 72 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Resident Evil 8, which was getting 22 FPS under tests.
We move on to 1440p, and predict that Grand Theft Auto VI will deliver weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 29 FPS, Medium: 23 FPS, High: 15 FPS and Ultra: 11 FPS. Next we have FIFA 22 running on GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI which is predicted to get L: 144FPS, M: 113FPS, H: 76FPS, U: 55FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Resident Evil 8 gets L: 43FPS, M: 34FPS, H: 23FPS, U: 16FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI, this is a reasonable choice at this screen size. You can always tweak modern game graphics settings to help you get a better High graphics setting experience at 1440p.How many years will the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI in your PC?
12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI?
If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB
as this is better than 633 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 21% better performance as well. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 480 3-way SLI would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
which meets 967 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 76% better performance.