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AMD Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

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

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB graphics card, when running 2022 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. 487 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB can run FIFA 22 at 1080p and saw it return strong frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 256 FPS, Medium: 202 FPS, High: 136 FPS and Ultra: 97 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Dying Light 2 is predicted to return a playable 32 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB by playing FIFA 22 which yielded a good performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 195FPS, M: 154FPS, H: 104FPS, U: 74FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Dying Light 2 and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 24 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Days Gone which gets playable results with a 39FPS on Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB is a solid choice of hardware for increased screen resolution gaming. We can see this graphics card is capable of delivering reliable frame rates at Ultra and certainly High graphics settings at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB in your PC? This Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB would be the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which meets 972 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 56% better performance. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 48% better and can meet 961 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
72 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB was released on 29 Jun 2016
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB
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
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$250
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120 x 2880
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
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
Best Resolution
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
48
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Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB 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 ]