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AMD Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB

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

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

DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Game performance for the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB where we look at the bigger games played in 2022. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 450 games in the list.

The Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB graphics card is returning a weak performance on Battlefield 2042 at 1080p of 15 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Dying Light 2 which we predict will get playable frame rates of 31 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Far Cry 6, which was getting 25 FPS under tests.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB at 1440p with Battlefield 2042, which got a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 29 FPS, Medium: 23 FPS, High: 15 FPS and Ultra: 11 FPS. We then checked out Dying Light 2 which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 61FPS, M: 48FPS, H: 33FPS, U: 23FPS. And another popular game was Far Cry 6 that returned L: 50FPS, M: 40FPS, H: 27FPS, U: 19FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB is likely in need of some graphical option tweaks when trying to play modern games.

How many years will the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB is the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which is 58% more powerful and can run 972 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which is 50% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 961 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB was released on 29 Jun 2016
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 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 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon RX 480 Windforce 8GB by Gigabyte 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 ]