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AMD Radeon RX 480 Sapphire NITRO+ 4GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 480 Sapphire NITRO+ 4GB run games
12 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 480 Sapphire NITRO+ 4GB is a high performing piece of gaming hardware, still confidently featuring in PC gamer computers. Radeon RX 480 Sapphire NITRO+ 4GB 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 480 Sapphire NITRO+ 4GB. 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 graphics hardware can run 660 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon RX 480 Sapphire NITRO+ 4GB is running Halo: Reach and delivering strong performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 162 frames per second. Comparing this to Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to get playable results, where it averages 26 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Cyberpunk 2077, which is predicted to run at 30 frames per second.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon RX 480 Sapphire NITRO+ 4GB by playing Halo: Reach which yielded a strong performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 326FPS, M: 257FPS, H: 173FPS, U: 124FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Grand Theft Auto VI and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 19 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Cyberpunk 2077 which is predicted to get weak results with a 23FPS on Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon RX 480 Sapphire NITRO+ 4GB running at 1440p 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 Sapphire NITRO+ 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 Sapphire NITRO+ 4GB in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this Radeon RX 480 Sapphire NITRO+ 4GB

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 Sapphire NITRO+ 4GB? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon RX 480 Sapphire NITRO+ 4GB is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which is 30% more powerful and can run 879 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 37% better and can meet 954 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
72 FPS
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The Radeon RX 480 Sapphire NITRO+ 4GB was released on 29 Jun 2016

Radeon RX 480 Sapphire NITRO+ 4GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
188 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
42 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2304
Driver Support
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Release Price
$235.00
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
1
HDMI Connection
2
DisplayPort Connection
2
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1208 MHz
Boost Clock
1306 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
450 Watt & 30 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-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 Sapphire NITRO+ 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The Radeon RX 480 Sapphire NITRO+ 4GB is a smaller form factor 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 1208MHz and goes up to 1306MHz, when the boost is triggered.


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 150W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.


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


System Suggestions
The Radeon RX 480 Sapphire NITRO+ 4 GB is one of the fastest 4GB versions of this card. It has great performance GPU for 1080p gaming. This card can run most modern games at 56+FPS on high graphics settings at that resolution.


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Radeon RX 480 Sapphire NITRO+ 4GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 45% 3%
Doom Eternal 53% 16%
Cyberpunk 2077 40% 34%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 47% 3%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 64% 40%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 40% 34%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 82% 34%
Grand Theft Auto VI 9% 49%
Need For Speed Heat 45% 3%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 96% 96%
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I bought this little baby on sale (195€) last week because my graphics card has started being very glitchy (textures all around levels, weird colors, driver crashes , whole computer freeze…) these times. Will it (severly) bottleneck my CPU or is it acceptable ? I don't have any more money to afford a decent CPU…

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With Athlon X4 760K? It will, definitely. Sorry bro u should get a new board with new cpu, i recommend u to get intel when u do it.

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It will definitely bottleneck. I suggest u to wait for Ryzen

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Will this be compatible with the ECS a960m-m2 Motherboard

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Just got this card on BF for 188e (equivalent), hopeing to play most of the games on high settings until Zen comes to light.

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Do you have bad bottleneck? I want to upgrade to this gpu too

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In tests yeap, same card with a i3 4170 in Valey the score is double (4020 vs 2200). Mine with OC bios, the other on stock mode. But in games like Rise, Mafia 3, Mad Max is playable, over 30 to 60 frames, high settings in Rise. Let see what brings Crimson ReLive.

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Thank you !!

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Hello.If someone can help me with decision about bottleneck with my cpu fx-6350 and this gpu and is worth to go for this gpu or rx470 4gb is fine.Tnx for reply

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Have a look at the greenly highlighted comment, I guess that will answer your problems.


http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-2020725/amd-6350-8350.html

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Thank you for your response and the time you've found this link and shared.

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go for this one dude i will upgrade to it soon it will handle most new games on ultra settings

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Yea it does I can run anything on ultra so far. But my cpu bottlenecks it quite alot sadly. I knew it would before I bought it. It was on sale and was the cheapest one to find. I plan to upgrade the cpu/mb/ram later on maybe in 3 months depends when zen gets released or intel prices drop.

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Beast for 1080 resolution… Great price/performance ratio… Reccomend it!

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Great 1080p card Loving it :D

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