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AMD Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix Gaming 8GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix Gaming 8GB run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix Gaming 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.

Lets look at the Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix Gaming 8GB game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2020. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 542 games in todays list.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a weak frame rate from Grand Theft Auto VI with 23 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Halo Infinite which is predicted to return a playable 31 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Horizon: Zero Dawn which we saw getting a reasonable 51 FPS.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Grand Theft Auto VI on the Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix Gaming 8GB and predict it will get a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 45FPS, M: 36FPS, H: 24FPS, U: 17FPS. Another popular game to investigate at 1440p with this card was Halo Infinite which we predicted will be weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 23 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Horizon: Zero Dawn where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 39 FPS. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix Gaming 8GB, this is a perfectly suitable selection of hardware for theis larger screen size. If a game at 1440p struggles a bit or experiences a frame drop then you can tweak settings in game to help get it stable. This might mean lowering it to medium or low in some specific options.

How many years will the Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix Gaming 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix Gaming 8GB in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix Gaming 8GB? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which has 29% better performance and can run 852 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. 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 Asus ROG Strix Gaming 8GB was released on 29 Jun 2016

Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix Gaming 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix Gaming 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
2
DisplayPort Connection
2
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
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix Gaming 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The Asus Radeon RX 480 ROG Strix Gaming 8GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. It is different from the reference in it's display ports, it's personalisable LED lights and it's cooling system, which lead to the 8-pin power connector requirement.


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 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
As Radeon RX 480 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440, this card is no different. So we recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


Source [LifeFace]
Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix Gaming 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%
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