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AMD Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING 4G

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How well can the Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING 4G run games
AMD Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING 4G
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

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

Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING 4G is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING 4G graphics card, when running 2022 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 444 games in the list.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING 4G can run Dying Light 2 at 1080p and saw it return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 78 FPS, Medium: 61 FPS, High: 41 FPS and Ultra: 30 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Star Citizen is predicted to return a reasonable 50 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING 4G ran Dying Light 2 to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 59 FPS, Medium: 47 FPS, High: 32 FPS and Ultra: 23 FPS. Another game researched was Star Citizen with predictions of L: 101FPS, M: 79FPS, H: 53FPS, U: 38FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Battlefield 2042, which returned L: 26FPS, M: 21FPS, H: 14FPS, U: 10FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING 4G is not a first choice gaming resolution. While this graphics card would likely be more suited to 1080p gaming, you may be able to make some graphical tweaks in the game options to improve your stability at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING 4G graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING 4G 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 MSI GAMING 4G? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING 4G.
FPS System Benchmark
70 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING 4G was released on 29 Jun 2016
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING 4G
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
184 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
41 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$200
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
1
HDMI Connection
2
DisplayPort Connection
2
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1120 MHz
Boost Clock
1279 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
450 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
44
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Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING 4G Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING 4G 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 1279MHz, when the boost is triggered.

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 150W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

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

System Suggestions
The Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING 4G is a great performance GPU for 1080p gaming. This card can run most modern games at 52+FPS on high graphics settings at that resolution.

Source [ Felix ]