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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
AMD Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G
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.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 MSI GAMING X 4G was released on 29 Jun 2016
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
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$240
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
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
GD Official
GD RATING
45
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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.

Source [ Felix ]