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AMD Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring OC GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring OC GB run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring OC GB 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.

What FPS performance can the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring OC GB get on latest AAA 2020 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. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 538 games in todays list.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring OC GB is running Baldurs Gate 3 and delivering reasonable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 48 frames per second. Comparing this to Watch Dogs Legion which is predicted to get reasonable results, where it averages 51 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Microsoft Flight Simulator, which is running at 45 frames per second.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Baldurs Gate 3 on the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring OC GB to see that it got a playable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 97FPS, M: 76FPS, H: 51FPS, U: 37FPS. Another popular game to investigate at 1440p with this card was Watch Dogs Legion which we predicted will be playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 39 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Microsoft Flight Simulator where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 34 FPS. In summary we feel the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring OC GB 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 HIS IceQ X² Roaring OC GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring OC GB in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring OC GB? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring OC GB then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB as this is better than 825 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 28% better performance as well. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring OC GB then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 927 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 37% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
72 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring OC GB was released on 29 Jun 2016

Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring OC GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring OC GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
185 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)
5120x2880
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
1288 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 HIS IceQ X² Roaring OC GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The Radeon RX 480 IceQ X² Roaring OC 8GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. The first of their 2 overclocked RX 480s, this card features a non stock cooler and an extra DVI port as well as a faster clock speed.


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 1288MHz, 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
Radeon RX 480 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440 and this card is no different. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


Source [Wikipedia]
Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring OC GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
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Graphics Card
10%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 21% 1%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 40% 6%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 48% 4%
Genshin Impact 71% 2%
eFootball PES 2021 53% 48%
Marvel's Avengers 53% 3%
Watch Dogs Legion 11% 1%
FIFA 21 62% 48%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 56% 47%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 10% 10%
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