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AMD Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB

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

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p.

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

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2022 popular games. This short Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 731 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Grand Theft Auto VI will get 26 FPS with the Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB, Resident Evil 8 getting 26 FPS and Star Citizen predicted to get 58 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB will run the upcoming game Grand Theft Auto VI to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 52 FPS, Medium: 41 FPS, High: 28 FPS and Ultra: 20 FPS. Another game tested was Resident Evil 8, L: 52FPS, M: 41FPS, H: 28FPS, U: 20FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Star Citizen, wih estimates revealing L: 116FPS, M: 91FPS, H: 61FPS, U: 44FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB 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 GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap 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 GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB would be the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which meets 972 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 51% better performance. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 43% better and can run 961 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
75 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB was released on 29 Jul 2016
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
193 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
43 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$260
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
1338 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
73
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Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. It is yet another catchy title in XFX's range. This card is their top spec, "enthusiast" level, card and is in the top RX 480s. It features a largely overclocked core, an extra DVI slot, a non stock-cooler, custom back plate and Hard Swap fans.

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 1338MHz, 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 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440 and this card is more than capable of the same. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

Source [ LifeFace ]