Radeon_RX_480_Gigabyte_G1_Gaming_8GB
AMD Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB

GD Rating

7.5
Check Prices
How well can the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 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.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB graphics card, when running 2019 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. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 751 games in todays list.

Running at 1080p this card gets a reasonable frame rate from Borderlands 3 with 45 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Diablo 4 which is predicted to return a playable 32 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Need For Speed Heat which we saw getting a reasonable 52 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB by playing Borderlands 3 which yielded a playable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 91FPS, M: 71FPS, H: 48FPS, U: 34FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Diablo 4 and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 24 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Need For Speed Heat which gets playable results with a 39FPS on Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB running at 1440p 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 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 895 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 28% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 37% better and can meet 961 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
72 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB was released on 29 Jun 2016

Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
186 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
41 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2304
Driver Support
golden star golden star golden star golden star golden star
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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1120 MHz
Boost Clock
1290 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
10
10
10
7.8
5.8
Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Gigabyte's Radeon RX 480 Gaming G1 8GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. It features a non stock fan, RGB lighting (seemingly popular with this generation of Radeons) and a slightly overclocked core.


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 1290MHz, 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
Gigabyte's RX 480 G1 Gaming 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 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
1%
RAM
11GB
0%
VS
VS
Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 45% 3%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 82% 33%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 48% 3%
Halo: Reach 86% 69%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 40% 33%
Cyberpunk 2077 40% 33%
Borderlands 3 38% 2%
FIFA 20 62% 48%
Death Stranding 40% 33%
Need For Speed Heat 46% 3%
Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Extras
View Compatible Hardware PC Builder
Discussion Area
The discussion area is the place where you get to chat with fellow gamers and techies.
You need to be logged in and have a GD rank of 2 or higher to join the discussion
View all discussions
X
Formatting Syntax Result
Bold **bold text** __more bold text__ bold text more bold text
Italic *italic text* _more italic text_ italic text more italic text
Strikethrough ~~strikethrough text~~ strikethrough text
Links [Game-Debate](https://www.game-debate.com) Game-Debate
Ordered List Press return twice to start your list

1. List item the first
2. List item the second
3. List item the third

Press return twice to finish your list
Press return twice to start your list
  1. List item the first
  2. List item the second
  3. List item the third
Press return twice to finish your list
Unordered Lists Press return twice to start your list

* List item the first
* List item the second
* List item the third

Press return twice to finish your list
Press return twice to start your list
  • List item the first
  • List item the second
  • List item the third
Press return twice to finish your list
Code Blocks `alert('hello world!');` alert('hello world!');
Quote Blocks > 'Tis better to have visited Game-Debate than to never have visited Game-Debate
'Tis better to have visited Game-Debate than to never have visited Game-Debate
Formatting Help
New - Ordered by date, the newest comments at the top

Title

Body