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AMD Radeon RX 480 Asus 8GB

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7.1
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How well can the Radeon RX 480 Asus 8GB run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 480 Asus 8GB is a high performing piece of gaming hardware, still confidently featuring in PC gamer computers. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2019 popular games. This short Radeon RX 480 Asus 8GB game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 705.

A Radeon RX 480 Asus 8GB card at 1080p is seeing a reasonable frame rate when running Need For Speed Heat on Ultra - 51 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which is 51 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Diablo 4 is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a playable 31 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Need For Speed Heat 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 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare running on Radeon RX 480 Asus 8GB which gets L: 103FPS, M: 81FPS, H: 54FPS, U: 39FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Diablo 4 is predicted to get L: 61FPS, M: 48FPS, H: 33FPS, U: 23FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon RX 480 Asus 8GB, this is a perfectly suitable selection of hardware for theis larger screen size. If a game at 1440p struggles a bit or experiences a frame drop then you can tweak settings in game to help get it stable. This might mean lowering it to medium or low in some specific options.

How many years will the Radeon RX 480 Asus 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 Asus 8GB in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 Asus 8GB? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon RX 480 Asus 8GB? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 895 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 29% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon RX 480 Asus 8GB is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is 39% more powerful and can run 961 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 Asus 8GB was released on 29 Jun 2016

Radeon RX 480 Asus 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 Asus 8GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
182 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
41 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2304
Driver Support
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Release Price
$120.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
7680x4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
2000 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
256GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
0
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1120 MHz
Boost Clock
1266 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon RX 480 Asus 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon RX 480 8GB by Asusis 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 1266MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2000MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Radeon RX 480 8GB can be almost 10% Faster than GeForce GTX 970 at 4K. However, Radeon R9 390X is still slightly faster overall.
At 1920x1080, the default rank for all GD Graphics Card, expect its performance to be between Radeon R9 290 and Radeon R9 290X.


System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


Source [LifeFace]
Radeon RX 480 Asus 8GB 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.
Red Dead Redemption 2 44% 2%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 82% 35%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 47% 2%
Halo: Reach 86% 69%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 39% 35%
Cyberpunk 2077 39% 35%
Borderlands 3 37% 4%
FIFA 20 62% 48%
Death Stranding 39% 35%
Need For Speed Heat 45% 2%
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