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

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7.7
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How well can the Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB run games
17 May 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

What FPS performance can the Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB get on latest AAA 2021 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This graphics hardware can run 685 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Total War: Warhammer 3 will get 51 FPS with the Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB, Far Cry 6 predicted to get 29 FPS and Days Gone predicted to get 54 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB at 1440p and researched how Total War: Warhammer 3 might perform on it leading us to predict a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 103 FPS, Medium: 81 FPS, High: 54 FPS and Ultra: 39 FPS. We then checked out Far Cry 6 which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 57FPS, M: 45FPS, H: 30FPS, U: 22FPS. And another popular game was Days Gone with predictions of L: 108FPS, M: 85FPS, H: 57FPS, U: 41FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.

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? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 23% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 780 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, as it can run 904 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 32% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
75 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB was released on 29 Jul 2016

Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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
2304
Driver Support
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Release Price
$260.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
2000 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
256GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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]
Radeon RX 480 XFX GTR Hard Swap Black Edition 8GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
8%
RAM
12GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Resident Evil 8 35% 29%
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 47% 29%
Grand Theft Auto VI 12% 39%
Days Gone 24% 6%
Biomutant 42% 7%
Battlefield 6 42% 29%
Far Cry 6 12% 43%
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition 39% 62%
Star Citizen 13% 13%
Total War: Warhammer 3 44% 2%
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