Radeon_RX_480_8GB_Crossfire
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire

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

A true powerhouse, the Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire will run even the most demanding game system requirements released today. Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2020. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. This graphics hardware can run 882 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire shows us that Microsoft Flight Simulator is predicted to get a reasonable result of 49 FPS, and then we are seeing Halo: Reach returning a strong 215 FPS while another game on our list is the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which is getting 68 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Halo: Reach on the Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire to see that it got a strong set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 432FPS, M: 340FPS, H: 229FPS, U: 164FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which seemed reasonable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 52 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Microsoft Flight Simulator where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 37 FPS. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire is a strong choice at these screen resolutions. With Ultra graphics settings being regularly reached at 1440p gaming its easy to consider bumping up the screen size to 4K for this graphics card.

How many years will the Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire is the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB, which is 21% more powerful and can run 991 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 RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 26% better and can run 991 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
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The Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire was released on 29 Jun 2016

Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT (x2) (x2)
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
365 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
81 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
4608
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Release Price
$458.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
16384 MB
Memory Speed
2000 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
512GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB(x2)
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
300 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
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Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon RX 480 8GB put together using AMD's Crossfire technology.


Architecture
It consists of 2 GPUs Codenamed Ellesmere XT which, together, offer 4608 Shader Processing Units, 288 TMUs and 64 ROPs.


GPU
The Central Unit runs at 1120MHz and goes up to 1266MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Memory
Each GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 2000MHz.


Power Consumption
Power Consumption is around 300W.


Performance
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 29% Performance Boost over a Single Radeon RX 480 8GB. This goes up to 50% at 3840x2160.


System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend an Enthusiast Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Halo: Reach 90% 77%
Cyberpunk 2077 55% 1%
Red Dead Redemption 2 58% 27%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 73% 55%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 60% 27%
Doom Eternal 64% 37%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 55% 1%
Grand Theft Auto VI 31% 12%
FIFA 20 72% 61%
Need For Speed Heat 59% 27%
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Can i crossfire rx 480 4gb ?

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of course you can. But i think that is better to crossfire rx 480 8gb.

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I have crossfire Sapphire Nitro RX 480 4GB. For 1080p and 1440p (and even 3x1080p, triple screen setup like I use) is ok, I've got around/over 60 fps in all the games with preset high/ultra settings but for playing 4k gaming you need to crossfire RX480/RX580 8GB

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I have Thermaltake Smart se 530w psu. Can it provide enough power for rx 480 crossfire? Or should I need more power?

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I dont think it will be enough. you need a 750w PSU with 80 plus bronze certificate, and 2 8pin pci-e connectors. EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B Bronze Power Supply is the best choice.

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U only need a 600/650 watt PSU, check the official AMD website

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Hi wanna ask i got power color red devil rx480 8gb..can i cf it with asus rog strix 480 oc or sapphire rx480 nitro+?
thx

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yes sure, no problem

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Thanks sir

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Crossfire setup added in 03/07/2016. Rank and Specs final!

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Is this really 7% faster than GTX 1080 ? i dont think it is ..

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No, no it isn't. :D

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and now its 1% slower than GTX 1070 and its not haha sorry mate but its true .. in like 90% of games RX 480 CF is way faster than GTX 1070 and pretty close to GTX 1080 (in few games even surpasing GTX 1080 like Ashes, Hitman) .. RX 480 CF should be somewhere right in between GTX 1070 and 1080 haha :)

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can somebody run benchmarks for the benchmarks of popular games and somebody else run the same benches using a 1080? We can then compare so at least it will be accurate here

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any supporting link?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMHJhP7Y7oM there you go :)

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yeah I can confirm what chuske is saying according to 2-3 videos I watched on youtube it definitely beats the 1070.

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