10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon RX 480 PowerColor Red Dragon 4GB is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.
DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.
Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon RX 480 PowerColor Red Dragon 4GB. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2022. 447 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 PowerColor Red Dragon 4GB can run Battlefield 2042 at 1080p and saw it return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 34 FPS, Medium: 27 FPS, High: 18 FPS and Ultra: 13 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Back 4 Blood returns a playable 43 FPS at Ultra 1080p.
We move on to 1440p, and tested Battlefield 2042 which delivered weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 26 FPS, Medium: 21 FPS, High: 14 FPS and Ultra: 10 FPS. Next we have Back 4 Blood running on Radeon RX 480 PowerColor Red Dragon 4GB which gets L: 87FPS, M: 68FPS, H: 46FPS, U: 33FPS. And for performance contrast the popular FIFA 22 gets L: 189FPS, M: 149FPS, H: 100FPS, U: 72FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon RX 480 PowerColor Red Dragon 4GB running at 1440p is not a bad choice for a larger screen size like this. Some games will struggle though, but with some careful graphic option adjustments in-game you can normally find a suitable visual experience with this GPU at 1440p.How many years will the Radeon RX 480 PowerColor Red Dragon 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 PowerColor Red Dragon 4GB in your PC?
This Radeon RX 480 PowerColor Red Dragon 4GB 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 PowerColor Red Dragon 4GB?
Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon RX 480 PowerColor Red Dragon 4GB? Then we would suggest getting a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
, as it can run 972 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 61% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon RX 480 PowerColor Red Dragon 4GB would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
which meets 961 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 53% better performance.