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AMD Radeon RX 480X 8GB [not released]

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How well can the Radeon RX 480X 8GB run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

One of the most powerful pieces of hardware available today, the Radeon RX 480X 8GB runs today’s game system requirements comfortably. Radeon RX 480X 8GB is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon RX 480X 8GB. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2020. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 829 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a playable frame rate from Marvel's Avengers with 42 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Grounded which returns a good 73 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Halo Infinite which we predict will get a playable 42 FPS.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon RX 480X 8GB at 1440p and researched how Marvel's Avengers might perform on it leading us to predict a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 85 FPS, Medium: 67 FPS, High: 45 FPS and Ultra: 32 FPS. We then checked out Grounded which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 147FPS, M: 116FPS, H: 78FPS, U: 56FPS. And another popular game was Halo Infinite with predictions of L: 85FPS, M: 67FPS, H: 45FPS, U: 32FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon RX 480X 8GB is a good choice of hardware for increased screen resolution gaming. We can see this graphics card is capable of delivering reliable frame rates at Ultra and certainly High graphics settings 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? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon RX 480X 8GB is the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5, which is 20% more powerful and can run 948 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 26% better and can run 977 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
85 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480X 8GB is released on 01 Nov 2016

Radeon RX 480X 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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
2048
Driver Support
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Release Price
$349.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory Speed
1750 MHz
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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Radeon RX 480X 8GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 23% 23%
Cyberpunk 2077 44% 13%
Valorant 97% 92%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 49% 13%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 33% 18%
Grounded 76% 32%
Marvel's Avengers 49% 13%
Grand Theft Auto VI 23% 22%
Halo Infinite 49% 13%
Death Stranding 50% 13%
Radeon RX 480X 8GB Extras
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