Radeon_RX_480_MSI_Gaming_X_8GB
AMD Radeon RX 480 MSI Gaming X 8GB

GD Rating

7.8
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How well can the Radeon RX 480 MSI Gaming X 8GB run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 480 MSI Gaming X 8GB 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.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon RX 480 MSI Gaming X 8GB graphics card, when running 2020 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. The Radeon RX 480 MSI Gaming X 8GB can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 610 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a weak frame rate from Assassins Creed: Valhalla with 22 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Marvel's Avengers which is predicted to return a playable 32 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Microsoft Flight Simulator which we predict will get a reasonable 45 FPS.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the Radeon RX 480 MSI Gaming X 8GB will run the upcoming game Assassins Creed: Valhalla to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 33 FPS, Medium: 28 FPS, High: 24 FPS and Ultra: 17 FPS. Another game researched was Marvel's Avengers with predictions of L: 64FPS, M: 51FPS, H: 34FPS, U: 24FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Microsoft Flight Simulator, wih estimates revealing L: 91FPS, M: 71FPS, H: 48FPS, U: 34FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon RX 480 MSI Gaming X 8GB, this is a reasonable choice at this screen size. You can always tweak modern game graphics settings to help you get a better High graphics setting experience at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon RX 480 MSI Gaming X 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 MSI Gaming X 8GB in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 MSI Gaming X 8GB? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 27% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 853 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon RX 480 MSI Gaming X 8GB would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which meets 946 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 36% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
73 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 MSI Gaming X 8GB was released on 15 Aug 2016

Radeon RX 480 MSI Gaming X 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 MSI Gaming X 8GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
188 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
42 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2304
Driver Support
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Release Price
$265.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
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
2
DisplayPort Connection
2
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1120 MHz
Boost Clock
1303 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 MSI Gaming X 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 8GB by MSI is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. The bigger brother of the gaming card, this card has an even more boosted clock, an added DVI and HDMI slot, a non-stock cooler and, hard to escape in this generation, RGB lights.


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 1303MHz, 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
The Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 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.


Source [LifeFace]
Radeon RX 480 MSI Gaming X 8GB 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.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 10% 10%
Cyberpunk 2077 34% 32%
Valorant 96% 91%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 41% 32%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 22% 4%
Grounded 72% 20%
Marvel's Avengers 41% 32%
Grand Theft Auto VI 10% 43%
Halo Infinite 41% 32%
Death Stranding 42% 2%
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