AMD Radeon RX 480X 8GB [not released]

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How well can the Radeon RX 480X 8GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 480X 8GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon RX 480X 8GB is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p.

Radeon RX 480X 8GB is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon RX 480X 8GB is at running the more popular games of 2021. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. 780 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon RX 480X 8GB performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Days Gone and saw it deliver good frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 160 FPS, Medium: 126 FPS, High: 85 FPS and Ultra: 61 FPS. We proceeded to look at Resident Evil 8 to see how that compared and saw that it returned a playable 35 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon RX 480X 8GB performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Days Gone and saw it deliver reasonable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 122 FPS, Medium: 96 FPS, High: 65 FPS and Ultra: 46 FPS. We then checked the performance on Resident Evil 8 to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 27 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon RX 480X 8GB 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 Radeon RX 480X 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480X 8GB in your PC? This gpu has around 2+ years of running AAA recommended system requirements before any upgrades should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480X 8GB? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which is 32% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 975 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, as it can run 965 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 26% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
85 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480X 8GB was released on 01 Nov 2016
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480X 8GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
160 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
80 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$349
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory Speed
1750MHz
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
2048
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1250 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
Best Resolution
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GD RATING
7.8
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Radeon RX 480X 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon RX 480X 8GB is an Upcoming High-End Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
N/A.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Ellesmere XT which has 32 SM activated and thus 2048 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1250MHz and goes up to 1350MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Second Gen GDDR5X, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.

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

Performance
N/A.

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480X 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

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