10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon RX 480 8GB is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.
Radeon RX 480 8GB is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.
Lets look at the Radeon RX 480 8GB game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2022. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 450 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.
Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon RX 480 8GB is running Battlefield 2042 and delivering weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 15 frames per second. Comparing this to FIFA 22 which is getting strong results, where it averages 96 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Far Cry 6, which is running at 25 frames per second.
Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon RX 480 8GB at 1440p with Battlefield 2042, which got a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 29 FPS, Medium: 23 FPS, High: 15 FPS and Ultra: 11 FPS. We then checked out FIFA 22 which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 192FPS, M: 152FPS, H: 102FPS, U: 73FPS. And another popular game was Far Cry 6 that returned L: 50FPS, M: 40FPS, H: 27FPS, U: 19FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon RX 480 8GB is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.How many years will the Radeon RX 480 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 8GB 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 Radeon RX 480 8GB?
If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 480 8GB then a good choice would be 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
as this is better than 972 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 58% better performance as well. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 480 8GB then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
as this is better than 961 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 50% better performance as well.