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AMD Radeon RX 480 PowerColour 8GB

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

The Radeon RX 480 PowerColour 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.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon RX 480 PowerColour 8GB graphics card, when running 2020 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 542 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon RX 480 PowerColour 8GB shows us that Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to get a weak result of 23 FPS, and then we are seeing Grounded returning a good 61 FPS while another game on our list is the Marvel's Avengers which is predicted to get 31 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Grounded to see how the Radeon RX 480 PowerColour 8GB dealt with it. It scored up a reasonable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 123 FPS, Medium: 97 FPS, High: 65 FPS and Ultra: 47 FPS. Next we looked at Marvel's Avengers which we predict will be weak with a 23 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Grand Theft Auto VI that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 17. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon RX 480 PowerColour 8GB 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 PowerColour 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 PowerColour 8GB in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this Radeon RX 480 PowerColour 8GB

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 PowerColour 8GB? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 29% better and can meet 852 of their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has 39% better performance and can run 945 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 PowerColour 8GB was released on 29 Jun 2016

Radeon RX 480 PowerColour 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 PowerColour 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
$240.00
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 PowerColour 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The reference Radeon RX 480 8GB by PowerColour 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 Radeon 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]
Radeon RX 480 PowerColour 8GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
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%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 20% 2%
Valorant 96% 90%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 39% 35%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 55% 43%
Marvel's Avengers 39% 35%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8% 46%
Grounded 72% 18%
Death Stranding 41% 4%
Radeon RX 480 PowerColour 8GB Extras
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