Radeon_RX_480_MSI_GAMING_X_4G
AMD Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G

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How well can the Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G is a high performing piece of gaming hardware, still confidently featuring in PC gamer computers. Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

What FPS performance can the Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G get on latest AAA 2020 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This graphics hardware can run 549 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Death Stranding and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 116 FPS, Medium: 92 FPS, High: 62 FPS and Ultra: 44 FPS. We proceeded to look at Cyberpunk 2077 to see how that compared and predict that it will return a playable 30 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G at 1440p with Death Stranding, which got a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 89 FPS, Medium: 70 FPS, High: 47 FPS and Ultra: 34 FPS. We then checked out Cyberpunk 2077 which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 59FPS, M: 47FPS, H: 32FPS, U: 23FPS. And another popular game was Horizon: Zero Dawn with predictions of L: 103FPS, M: 81FPS, H: 54FPS, U: 39FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.

How many years will the Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 853 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 29% increased graphics performance. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which is 38% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 946 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G was released on 29 Jun 2016

Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
188 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
42 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2304
Driver Support
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Release Price
$240.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1750 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
2
DisplayPort Connection
2
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1120 MHz
Boost Clock
1303 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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 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 1303MHz, 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 X 4G is a great performance GPU for 1080p gaming. This card can run most modern games at 54+FPS on high graphics settings at that resolution.


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Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
3%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 8% 8%
Cyberpunk 2077 33% 35%
Valorant 96% 90%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 40% 35%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 20% 2%
Grounded 72% 18%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8% 46%
Marvel's Avengers 40% 35%
Death Stranding 41% 3%
Halo Infinite 40% 35%
Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G Extras
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