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AMD Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring Turbo GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring Turbo GB run games
31 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring Turbo 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.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring Turbo GB is at running the more popular games of 2019. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 853 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring Turbo GB performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Need For Speed Heat and saw it deliver reasonable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 141 FPS, Medium: 111 FPS, High: 75 FPS and Ultra: 54 FPS. We proceeded to look at FIFA 20 to see how that compared and saw that it returned a strong 160 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Need For Speed Heat which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 108 FPS, Medium: 85 FPS, High: 57 FPS and Ultra: 41 FPS. Next we have FIFA 20 running on Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring Turbo GB which gets L: 275FPS, M: 229FPS, H: 168FPS, U: 122FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Red Dead Redemption 2 gets L: 108FPS, M: 85FPS, H: 57FPS, U: 41FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring Turbo GB running at 1440p is more than capable at running this screen resolution. 1440p Ultra across almost all modern games is going to be fairly standard with this GPU. We would consider moving this hardware up to 4K screen resolutions for PC gaming today.

How many years will the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring Turbo GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring Turbo GB in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring Turbo GB? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring Turbo GB then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB as this is better than 900 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 23% better performance as well. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 32% better and can run 962 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
75 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring Turbo GB was released on 29 Jun 2016

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

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring Turbo GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
193 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
43 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2304
Driver Support
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Release Price
$250.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120x2160
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
1338 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 Turbo GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The Radeon RX 480 IceQ X² Roaring Turbo 8GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. The second of their 2 overclocked RX 480s, this card features a non stock cooler and an extra DVI port as well as an even 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 1338MHz, 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.


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Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X² Roaring Turbo GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
2%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 47% 6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 49% 6%
Death Stranding 42% 29%
Cyberpunk 2077 42% 29%
Need For Speed Heat 47% 6%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 82% 29%
Planet Zoo 50% 1%
Diablo 4 36% 29%
Borderlands 3 40% 1%
FIFA 20 64% 50%
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