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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
14 Oct 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 800 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Running at 1080p this card gets a reasonable frame rate from Baldurs Gate 3 with 57 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Watch Dogs Legion which is predicted to return a good 60 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict will get a playable 35 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 Baldurs Gate 3, which got a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 114 FPS, Medium: 90 FPS, High: 60 FPS and Ultra: 43 FPS. We then checked out Watch Dogs Legion which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 120FPS, M: 94FPS, H: 64FPS, U: 45FPS. And another popular game was Grand Theft Auto VI with predictions of L: 70FPS, M: 56FPS, H: 37FPS, U: 27FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon RX 480X 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 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 933 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 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 26% better and can run 968 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
85 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480X 8GB is released on 01 Nov 2016

Radeon RX 480X 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480X 8GB
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
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
Best Resolution
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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
CPU
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Graphics Card
12%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 33% 14%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 49% 21%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 55% 12%
Genshin Impact 76% 13%
eFootball PES 2021 60% 56%
Marvel's Avengers 60% 18%
Watch Dogs Legion 25% 16%
FIFA 21 68% 56%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 62% 25%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 23% 23%
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