10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.
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 2022 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. 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.
A Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G card at 1080p is seeing a reasonable frame rate when running Days Gone on Ultra - 51 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on FIFA 22 which is 96 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Far Cry 6 performs on this hardware, which gets a playable 25 FPS.
We move on to 1440p, and tested Days Gone which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 103 FPS, Medium: 81 FPS, High: 54 FPS and Ultra: 39 FPS. Next we have FIFA 22 running on Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G which gets L: 193FPS, M: 152FPS, H: 103FPS, U: 73FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Far Cry 6 gets L: 50FPS, M: 40FPS, H: 27FPS, U: 19FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G we get the impression that it is certainly a good graphics cards for this increased screen resolutions. It can confidentantly get High or Ultra graphics settings across almost all current games at 1440p.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?
This Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G?
Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
which is 58% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 972 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G 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.