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AMD Radeon RX 480 MSI 4GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 480 MSI 4GB run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 480 MSI 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.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2019 popular games. This short Radeon RX 480 MSI 4GB game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 696 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Need For Speed Heat getting 50 FPS with the Radeon RX 480 MSI 4GB, Cyberpunk 2077 predicted to get 28 FPS and Borderlands 3 getting 43 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Need For Speed Heat which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 101 FPS, Medium: 79 FPS, High: 53 FPS and Ultra: 38 FPS. Next we have Cyberpunk 2077 running on Radeon RX 480 MSI 4GB which is predicted to get L: 56FPS, M: 44FPS, H: 30FPS, U: 21FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Borderlands 3 gets L: 87FPS, M: 68FPS, H: 46FPS, U: 33FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon RX 480 MSI 4GB we get the impression that it 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 MSI 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 MSI 4GB in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this Radeon RX 480 MSI 4GB

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 MSI 4GB? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 32% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 895 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 480 MSI 4GB then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 961 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 41% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
70 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 MSI 4GB is released on 01 Jun 2016

Radeon RX 480 MSI 4GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 MSI 4GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
182 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
81 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2304
Driver Support
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Release Price
$200.00
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
120 Watts
PSU
450 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-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 MSI 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The reference Radeon RX 480 4GB by MSI 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 120W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Radeon RX 480 4GB is, on average, as fast as GeForce GTX 970.


System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


Source [LifeFace]
Radeon RX 480 MSI 4GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
5%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 43% 0%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 37%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 46% 0%
Halo: Reach 86% 68%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 38% 37%
Cyberpunk 2077 38% 37%
Borderlands 3 36% 6%
FIFA 20 61% 47%
Death Stranding 38% 37%
Need For Speed Heat 44% 0%
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