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 2022. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 447.
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?
If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
. This PC hardware upgrade performs 61% better and can run 972 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
, which has 53% better performance and can run 961 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.