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AMD Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor 4GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor 4GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor 4GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor 4GB is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

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

How well will the Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor 4GB run 2022 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. The Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor 4GB can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 444 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

The Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor 4GB graphics card is returning a weak performance on Resident Evil 8 at 1080p of 22 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Battlefield 2042 which we saw got weak frame rates of 13 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Days Gone, which was getting 50 FPS under tests.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor 4GB ran Resident Evil 8 to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 43 FPS, Medium: 34 FPS, High: 23 FPS and Ultra: 16 FPS. Another game tested was Battlefield 2042, L: 26FPS, M: 21FPS, H: 14FPS, U: 10FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Days Gone, which returned L: 101FPS, M: 79FPS, H: 53FPS, U: 38FPS at 1440p. 1440p Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor 4GB PC gaming is not going to be able to keep stable frame rates at all times at Ultra 1440p on modern games.

How many years will the Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor 4GB in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor 4GB? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor 4GB.
FPS System Benchmark
70 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor 4GB release date is unconfirmed
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor 4GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
182 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
41 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$220
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096MB
Memory Speed
1750MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
2
DisplayPort Connection
2
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1120 MHz
Boost Clock
1266 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
450 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
44
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Radeon RX 480 MSI Armor 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The Radeon RX 480 Armor 4GB by MSI is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. It is their middle ground piece to go in-between the reference card and their gaming series, with a slightly lower price. Featuring a less extravagant look without RGB colouring it features a non-stock fan and an extra HDMI and DVI slot.

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 1266MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Radeon RX 480 4GB is, on average, as fast as GeForce GTX 970.

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480 Armour 4GB by MSI is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

Source [ LifeFace ]