Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB Game Requirement Analysis
The Radeon RX 480 Nitro+ 8GB by Sapphire is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. It is one of the best RX 480s available when core speed is concerned, yet weirdly has a lower max screen resoloution than it's competitors. It swaps a Display port for an extra HDMI and DVI slot, has their new Free Flow cooling technology and ofcourse, RGB lights on the card.
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 1208MHz and goes up to 1342MHz, 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.
As the Radeon RX 480 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440 we recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.