Radeon RX 480 MSI Gaming 8GB Game Requirement Analysis
Radeon RX 480 Gaming 8GB by MSI is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. The little brother of the gaming X card, this card has a boosted clock, an added DVI and HDMI slot, a non-stock cooler and, hard to escape in this generation, RGB lights.
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.
The Central Unit runs at 1120MHz and goes up to 1279MHz, in Turbo Mode.
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2000MHz.
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.
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.
The Radeon RX 480 Gaming 8GB by MSI is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.