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AMD Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 4GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 4GB run games
12 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 4GB 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 4GB run 2020 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. 650 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 4GB shows us that Red Dead Redemption 2 is getting a reasonable result of 50 FPS, and then we are seeing Halo: Reach returning a strong 158 FPS while another game on our list is the Fortnite: Chapter 2 which is getting 103 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Halo: Reach on the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 4GB to see that it got a strong set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 317FPS, M: 250FPS, H: 168FPS, U: 120FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Fortnite: Chapter 2 which seemed good in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 79 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Red Dead Redemption 2 where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 38 FPS. In summary we feel the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 4GB running at 1440p is a very strong choice of graphics cards at higher resolution gaming. 4K gaming with this graphics card is certainly something that can be achieved across a number of the latest games and still achieve good graphics settings at those resolutions. Ultra 1440p is also a regular occurrence with this gpu.

How many years will the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 4GB 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 4GB? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which is 34% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 882 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, as it can run 955 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 41% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
70 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 4GB was released on 29 Jun 2016

Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 4GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 4GB
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
$220.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1750 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224GB/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 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon RX 480 Windforce 4GB 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 4GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-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 4GB 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]
Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte Windforce 4GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
3%
RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 38% 37%
Halo: Reach 86% 68%
Red Dead Redemption 2 43% 0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 46% 0%
Doom Eternal 51% 14%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 63% 38%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 38% 37%
FIFA 20 61% 47%
Need For Speed Heat 44% 0%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7% 53%
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