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AMD Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB

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6.4
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How well can the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 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.

How well will the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB run 2020 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 548.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Halo Infinite will get 31 FPS with the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB, Death Stranding getting 44 FPS and Grounded getting 61 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB by researching Halo Infinite leading us to predict a weak performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 61FPS, M: 48FPS, H: 33FPS, U: 23FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Death Stranding and that was playable. This graphics card delivered 34 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Grounded which gets reasonable results with a 47FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB PC gaming is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.

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? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

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 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 29% more powerful and can run 853 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 946 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 39% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB was released on 29 Jun 2016

Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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
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 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.


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Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 8GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
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Graphics Card
4%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 8% 8%
Cyberpunk 2077 33% 35%
Valorant 96% 90%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 39% 35%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 20% 2%
Grounded 72% 18%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8% 46%
Marvel's Avengers 39% 35%
Death Stranding 41% 4%
Halo Infinite 39% 35%
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