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AMD Radeon RX 480X 8GB [not released]

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How well can the Radeon RX 480X 8GB run games
12 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

One of the most powerful pieces of hardware available today, the Radeon RX 480X 8GB runs today’s game system requirements comfortably. Radeon RX 480X 8GB is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon RX 480X 8GB. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2020. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 855 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Running at 1080p this card gets a playable frame rate from Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order with 42 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Halo: Reach which returns a strong 191 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Fortnite: Chapter 2 which we saw getting a strong 125 FPS.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon RX 480X 8GB at 1440p with Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order, which got a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 85 FPS, Medium: 67 FPS, High: 45 FPS and Ultra: 32 FPS. We then checked out Halo: Reach which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 385FPS, M: 303FPS, H: 204FPS, U: 146FPS. And another popular game was Fortnite: Chapter 2 that returned L: 252FPS, M: 198FPS, H: 133FPS, U: 95FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon RX 480X 8GB is probably one of the better high resolution gaming options on the graphics card market. You can consider pushing most games up to 4K with this gpu and Ultra 1440p is going to be a regular occurrence for gaming today.

How many years will the Radeon RX 480X 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480X 8GB in your PC? This gpu has around 2+ years of running AAA recommended system requirements before any upgrades should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480X 8GB? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon RX 480X 8GB is the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5, which is 20% more powerful and can run 956 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 Air XT 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 26% better and can run 981 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
85 FPS
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The Radeon RX 480X 8GB is released on 01 Nov 2016

Radeon RX 480X 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
160 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
80 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
Driver Support
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Release Price
$349.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory Speed
1750 MHz
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1250 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
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Radeon RX 480X 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon RX 480X 8GB is an Upcoming High-End Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.


Architecture
N/A.


GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Ellesmere XT which has 32 SM activated and thus 2048 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1250MHz and goes up to 1350MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Second Gen GDDR5X, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.


Performance
N/A.


System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480X 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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Radeon RX 480X 8GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 53% 18%
Doom Eternal 60% 29%
Cyberpunk 2077 49% 13%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 55% 18%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 69% 49%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 49% 13%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 85% 13%
Grand Theft Auto VI 23% 26%
Need For Speed Heat 54% 18%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 97% 97%
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me. :( why every video cards are so expensive in india?

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Because it is India?

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yeah. this will cost 600 dollars in India. What about your country?

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Same here in Bangladesh I suppose…

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yeah, bad luck

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hate to break it, this card won't exist, AMD has already stated that the 480 has the full Polaris 10 chip (also it is stated in these specs that the 480x has fewer shaders than the 480) and likely there will be no more 'X' cards from Polaris and beyond

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AMD says a lot of things but then ends up changing their mind also no one really knows if the Polaris 10 chip is at it's full potential as well cause AMD could say that it is but really it isn't.

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I agree with Engbuilder. There is litterally zero information on this card on the net. Meaning it probably isn't going to happen and AMD will focus on VEGA(Which they should).

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Can't wait for this card to come out, just hope it isn't wildly overpriced in Canada like the 1080 and 1070 were.

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you know this is just a speculation right? this card maybe will never happen

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It will probably cost 299$ .. r9 480 249$, r9 470x 199$ and r9 470 149$ ..

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Buying CFX after release!

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I anticipate a lower price tag, but spot on otherwise

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