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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
2 May 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2021 popular games. This short Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. The Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 419 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

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 Mass Effect: Legendary Edition at 1080p and predict it will return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 83 FPS, Medium: 66 FPS, High: 44 FPS and Ultra: 32 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to return a weak 24 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Mass Effect: Legendary Edition to predict how the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB would deal with it. Our research revealed a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 63 FPS, Medium: 50 FPS, High: 34 FPS and Ultra: 24 FPS. Next we looked at Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict will be weak with a 18 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Total War: Rome Remastered that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 46. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB we get the impression that it is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

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? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 28% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 786 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 905 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 8GB was released on 29 Jun 2016

Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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
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)
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
Best Resolution
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Resolution Performance
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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]
Radeon RX 480 HIS IceQ X2 Roaring OC 8GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Resident Evil 8 33% 33%
Grand Theft Auto VI 10% 44%
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition 44% 67%
Battlefield 6 40% 33%
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 46% 33%
Far Cry 6 10% 48%
Days Gone 21% 3%
Star Citizen 10% 10%
Biomutant 40% 10%
Scavengers 46% 2%
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