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AMD Radeon RX 480 HIS 8GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 480 HIS 8GB run games
15 Sep 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 480 HIS 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.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2020. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon RX 480 HIS 8GB runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. 505 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

The Radeon RX 480 HIS 8GB graphics card is predicted to return a weak performance on Assassins Creed: Valhalla at 1080p of 21 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict will get weak frame rates of 23 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Microsoft Flight Simulator, which was getting 44 FPS under tests.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Assassins Creed: Valhalla to predict how the Radeon RX 480 HIS 8GB would deal with it. Our research revealed a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 32 FPS, Medium: 27 FPS, High: 23 FPS and Ultra: 16 FPS. Next we looked at Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict will be weak with a 17 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Microsoft Flight Simulator that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 34. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon RX 480 HIS 8GB is not the best resolution for this GPU, but if you adjust some graphics settings, perhaps lowering to medium or low at 1440p then this graphics card might be ok.

How many years will the Radeon RX 480 HIS 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 HIS 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 HIS 8GB? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon RX 480 HIS 8GB is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 29% more powerful and can run 833 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon RX 480 HIS 8GB would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which meets 934 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 39% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 HIS 8GB was released on 29 Jun 2016

Radeon RX 480 HIS 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 HIS 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
1x 6-pin
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 HIS 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon RX 480 8GB by HIS 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 [Wikipedia]
Radeon RX 480 HIS 8GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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0%
Graphics Card
12%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 20% 3%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 37% 12%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 8% 8%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 39% 35%
eFootball PES 2021 52% 48%
Crysis Remastered 32% 32%
Valorant 96% 90%
The Invincible 8% 11%
Watch Dogs Legion 39% 0%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 55% 49%
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