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AMD Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

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

What FPS performance can the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB get on latest AAA 2022 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 487 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Battlefield 2042 getting 16 FPS with the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB, Resident Evil 8 getting 24 FPS and Back 4 Blood getting 45 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB by playing Battlefield 2042 which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 31FPS, M: 25FPS, H: 17FPS, U: 12FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Resident Evil 8 and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 18 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Back 4 Blood which gets playable results with a 34FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB is not going to be able to keep stable frame rates at all times at Ultra 1440p on modern games.

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? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 56% better and can meet 972 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which is 48% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 961 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
72 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB was released on 29 Jun 2016
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
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$240
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
7680 x 4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192MB
Memory Speed
2000MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
256GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
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
GD Official
GD RATING
48
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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 ]