Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB Game Requirement Analysis
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.
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 1120MHz and goes up to 1338MHz, 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.
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.