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AMD Radeon RX 480 XFX Black Edition 8GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 480 XFX Black Edition 8GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 480 XFX Black Edition 8GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon RX 480 XFX Black Edition 8GB GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games.

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

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon RX 480 XFX Black Edition 8GB is at running the more popular games of 2022. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 616.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a reasonable frame rate from Star Citizen with 57 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Far Cry 6 which returns a playable 28 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Battlefield 2042 which we saw getting a weak 18 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Star Citizen to predict how the Radeon RX 480 XFX Black Edition 8GB would deal with it. Our research revealed a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 115 FPS, Medium: 90 FPS, High: 61 FPS and Ultra: 43 FPS. Next we looked at Far Cry 6 which was weak with a 21 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Battlefield 2042 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 13. 1440p gaming on the Radeon RX 480 XFX Black Edition 8GB 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 XFX Black Edition 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 XFX Black Edition 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 XFX Black Edition 8GB? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon RX 480 XFX Black Edition 8GB? 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 52% increased graphics performance. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which has 44% better performance and can run 961 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 XFX Black Edition 8GB was released on 29 Jun 2016
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 XFX Black Edition 8GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
191 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
42 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$255
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
8192MB
Memory Speed
2000MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
256GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1120 MHz
Boost Clock
1328 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
61
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Radeon RX 480 XFX Black Edition 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The Radeon RX 480 Black Edition 8GB by XFX is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. It is their most overclocked version of the reference card. Apart from the boosted core and custom back plate it is identical to the standard RX 480.

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 1328MHz, 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 6-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
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.

Source [ LifeFace ]