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.