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AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire run games
8 Jan 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire will blast beyond the majority of games requirements at 1080p, so crank up your screen resolution to 1440p or 4K and let the beautiful AAA game visuals wash over you. This is how gaming is meant to be played but you are likely to have to pay top dollar for the Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. 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 2021. 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 820 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire shows us that FIFA 21 is getting a strong result of 205 FPS, and then we are seeing Far Cry 6 predicted to return a playable 44 FPS while another game on our list is the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War which is getting 73 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Far Cry 6 on the Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire and predict it will get a playable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 89FPS, M: 70FPS, H: 47FPS, U: 34FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War which seemed reasonable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 55 FPS. Finally we then took a look at FIFA 21 where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were strong at 156 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 981 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 983 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
95 FPS
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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

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 8GB Crossfire
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
Driver Support
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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
GPU Upgrade
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
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
11%
RAM
13GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 40% 23%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 55% 29%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 60% 31%
Hitman 3 66% 1%
Grand Theft Auto VI 31% 9%
FIFA 21 72% 61%
Far Cry 6 31% 12%
Genshin Impact 78% 23%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 59% 11%
Watch Dogs Legion 33% 25%
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