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AMD Radeon RX 480 Diamond 8GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 480 Diamond 8GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 480 Diamond 8GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon RX 480 Diamond 8GB is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

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 2022 popular games. This short Radeon RX 480 Diamond 8GB game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 450 games in todays list.

Running at 1080p this card gets a weak frame rate from Resident Evil 8 with 23 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Days Gone which returns a reasonable 51 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict will get a weak 23 FPS.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Resident Evil 8 on the Radeon RX 480 Diamond 8GB to see that it got a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 45FPS, M: 36FPS, H: 24FPS, U: 17FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Days Gone which seemed playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 39 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Grand Theft Auto VI where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 17 FPS. 1440p gaming on the Radeon RX 480 Diamond 8GB is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.

How many years will the Radeon RX 480 Diamond 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 Diamond 8GB 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 Diamond 8GB? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 480 Diamond 8GB then a good choice would be 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti as this is better than 972 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 58% better performance as well. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 50% better and can run 961 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 Diamond 8GB was released on 29 Jun 2016
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 Diamond 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
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$120
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
7680 x 4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192MB
Memory Speed
2000MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
256GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
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
1x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
45
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Radeon RX 480 Diamond 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon RX 480 8GB by Diamond 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 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 Radeonn 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 ]