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AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 480 4GB run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 480 4GB is a high performing piece of gaming hardware, still confidently featuring in PC gamer computers. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Game performance for the Radeon RX 480 4GB where we look at the bigger games played in 2019. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 685 games in the list.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon RX 480 4GB can run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare at 1080p and saw it return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 132 FPS, Medium: 104 FPS, High: 70 FPS and Ultra: 50 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that eFootball PES 2020 returns a good 74 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to see how the Radeon RX 480 4GB dealt with it. It scored up a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 101 FPS, Medium: 79 FPS, High: 53 FPS and Ultra: 38 FPS. Next we looked at eFootball PES 2020 which was reasonable with a 56 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Red Dead Redemption 2 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 38. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon RX 480 4GB we get the impression that it is certainly a good graphics cards for this increased screen resolutions. It can confidentantly get High or Ultra graphics settings across almost all current games at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon RX 480 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 4GB in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 4GB? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 34% better and can run 898 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 41% better and can run 960 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
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The Radeon RX 480 4GB is released on 01 Jun 2016

Radeon RX 480 4GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
182 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
41 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2304
Driver Support
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Release Price
$199.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1750 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
0
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1120 MHz
Boost Clock
1266 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
450 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
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Radeon RX 480 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon RX 480 4GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.


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 1266MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Radeon RX 480 4GB is, on average, as fast as GeForce GTX 970.


System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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Radeon RX 480 4GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 43% 0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 46% 0%
Halo: Reach 86% 68%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 37%
FIFA 20 61% 47%
Borderlands 3 36% 6%
Cyberpunk 2077 38% 37%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 79% 7%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 71% 15%
eFootball PES 2020 51% 32%
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I got my Hands on this GPU, but somehow i wanna know if my CPU is bottlenecking or more like how much and what can i do (without buying new CPU, waiting for Zen!). also i wanna know which Game or Benchmark can easily tell me that my CPU really is the culprit.
http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4560/glqualgu_png.htm &#60-low valley score while gpu was avg at 69% load my CPU was at 33% strange?

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Sory for late respond, your cpu is good for now, at least enough for rx 480, and they will work fine together (not great but will work without bottleneck), but all in all its not solution, your cpu is now 8 years old technology, i dont say thats bad but in some way it is. He is made in years when amd was producing bad cpus, and all in all he is not cpu for future playing. So all in all he will help for now, but start looking for new build.

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Get aftermarket cooler and overclock your cpu 4.0ghz should be good

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Several bottleneck?

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You should be good to go for many games. You will be CPU-limited in many instances but I don't think it will be a game-breaking experience. RX 480 is definitely a good upgrade from your R7 370.

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would it work on my system with a ecs h81 h3-m3 mobo?

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As long as you uninstall your previous drivers, make sure you have at least a 450 watt power supply with a 6-pin connector, and have an open PCIe slot on your motherboard, I don't see why not.

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Should i upgrade my gpu to this or 1060?what do you guys think?

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Depends what 1060 do you have in mind ? the 3gb version or the 6gb ? If the 3gb than the rx 480 4gb would be better I think.

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Does my pc support it?????? I have 600watts Powersupply??????????? and i will upgrade my ram to 8gb???? Please reply if my this rig supports it???????????

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Guys do you think this card will be worth the upgrade from mine? I know my CPU is low end and I plan to upgrade it when Zen comes out but what about the GPU? Would you recommend the rx480 vs a crossfire of two r9 270x for example?


Thanks in advance!

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Just go with the RX 480. I have a Weak CPU too. But gonna upgrade soon when I have sufficient funds to buy since it bottlenecks my GPU. I can run BF1 beta at Med-High 1368 x 768p at >60 fps. GL :D

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Guys i need help im thinking about buying rx 480 8 gb for my rig but i dont know what good cpu to get any help pls?

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your rig is pretty nice balanced right now you could get also rx 480 it should work fine since you have also oc on cpu but there are also games where fx cpus cant keep up with simimalr performing card gtx 970 its allready known it cant push that much fps but as long you want 60fps its going to be fine… i would stick to your rig till it cant run games on medium then i will go for complate new rig

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u do well u have good rig

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Guys, can we please get AMD RX family cards updated? None of the reference cards have been updated since release nor have any AIB cards been added at all. I love the GD hardware tools but we can't use them accurately if the hardware just doesn't exist in the database. Can someone point me to where members can request an addition so I can have a crack at a few of these cards?


Thanks!

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Guys i need help im thinking about buying 2 rx 480 4 gb for my rig but i dont know what good cpu to get any help pls?

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i5 6600K would be a great choice, especially given your screen resolution.

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thanks man

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the rx 480 has 32 ROPs NOT 64 ROPs as stated in the specs.

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