AMD Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2023. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 443.

Running at 1080p this card gets a playable frame rate from Forza Horizon 5 with 43 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Battlefield 2042 which returns a weak 13 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular FIFA 22 which we saw getting a strong 94 FPS.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Forza Horizon 5 and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 87 FPS, Medium: 68 FPS, High: 46 FPS and Ultra: 33 FPS. We then checked the performance on Battlefield 2042 to see if that runs well. It was weak with a 10 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB we get the impression that it 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 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB.
FPS System Benchmark
70 FPS
The Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB was released on 01 Jun 2016
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Texture Rate
182 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
41 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.0
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1120 MHz
Boost Clock
1266 MHz
Max Power
120 Watts
450 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
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Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 4GB by Gigabyte is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. It is an un-overclocked version of the reference card featuring LED lights and their new more efficient now stock cooler.

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.

The Central Unit runs at 1120MHz and goes up to 1266MHz, in Turbo Mode.

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.

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. As this card is effectively the same, we recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

Source [ LifeFace ]