Radeon_RX_480_4GB
AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB

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4.4
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How well can the Radeon RX 480 4GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon RX 480 4GB is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Game performance for the Radeon RX 480 4GB where we look at the bigger games played in 2021. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This graphics hardware can run 448 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Grand Theft Auto VI will get 22 FPS with the Radeon RX 480 4GB, FIFA 22 getting 94 FPS and Days Gone getting 50 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Grand Theft Auto VI to predict how the Radeon RX 480 4GB would deal with it. Our research revealed a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 43 FPS, Medium: 34 FPS, High: 23 FPS and Ultra: 16 FPS. Next we looked at FIFA 22 which was good with a 72 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Days Gone that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 38. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon RX 480 4GB is a good choice for running modern games at Ultra in this larger screen resolution.

How many years will the Radeon RX 480 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 4GB in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 4GB? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 480 4GB then a good choice would be 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti as this is better than 975 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 61% better performance as well. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon RX 480 4GB is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which is 53% more powerful and can run 965 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
70 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 4GB was released on 01 Jun 2016
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 4GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
182 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
41 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$199
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096MB
Memory Speed
1750MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1120 MHz
Boost Clock
1266 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
450 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
4.4
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Radeon RX 480 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon RX 480 4GB 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 4GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Radeon RX 480 4GB is, on average, as fast as GeForce GTX 970.

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

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