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AMD Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap Triple X 8GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap Triple X 8GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap Triple X 8GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap Triple X 8GB is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

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

Lets look at the Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap Triple X 8GB game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2022. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. The Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap Triple X 8GB can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 487 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Running at 1080p this card gets a reasonable frame rate from Back 4 Blood with 45 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to return a weak 24 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Forza Horizon 5 which we saw getting a reasonable 45 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Back 4 Blood which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 91 FPS, Medium: 71 FPS, High: 48 FPS and Ultra: 34 FPS. Next we have Grand Theft Auto VI running on Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap Triple X 8GB which is predicted to get L: 47FPS, M: 37FPS, H: 25FPS, U: 18FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Forza Horizon 5 gets L: 91FPS, M: 71FPS, H: 48FPS, U: 34FPS at 1440p. 1440p Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap Triple X 8GB PC gaming is a suitable graphics card for this larger screen res. In some cases we might expect some graphics option tweaks down from Ultra to High to help improve FPS stability when gaming at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap Triple X 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap Triple X 8GB 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 XFX RS Hard Swap Triple X 8GB? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap Triple X 8GB then a good choice would be 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti as this is better than 972 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 56% better performance as well. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which has 48% better performance and can run 961 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
72 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap Triple X 8GB was released on 29 Jul 2016
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap Triple X 8GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
185 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
41 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$250
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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1120 MHz
Boost Clock
1288 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
GD Official
GD RATING
48
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Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap Triple X 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon RX 480 XFX RS Hard Swap Triple X 8GB (catchy name) is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. It is their mid ranged overclocked, non reference card. It features hard swap fans, a non-stock cooler, and an extra DVI port as well as a higher core speed.

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 1288MHz, 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
Radeon RX 480 RS Hard Swap Triple X 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 ]