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.