10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap 4GB is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.
Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap 4GB is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.
What FPS performance can the Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap 4GB 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. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 447.
With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap 4GB can run Star Citizen at 1080p and predict it will return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 143 FPS, Medium: 112 FPS, High: 76 FPS and Ultra: 54 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Back 4 Blood returns a playable 43 FPS at Ultra 1080p.
One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap 4GB performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Star Citizen and predict it will deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 109 FPS, Medium: 86 FPS, High: 58 FPS and Ultra: 41 FPS. We then checked the performance on Back 4 Blood to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 33 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap 4GB running at 1440p is a suitable graphics card for this larger screen res. In some cases we might expect some graphics option tweaks down from Ultra to High to help improve FPS stability when gaming at 1440p.How many years will the Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap 4GB 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 XFX RS Hard Swap 4GB?
Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
which is 61% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 972 games from the most demanding games today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
, which has 53% better performance and can run 961 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.