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AMD Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix OC 8GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix OC 8GB run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix OC 8GB is a high performing piece of gaming hardware, still confidently featuring in PC gamer computers. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Lets look at the Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix OC 8GB game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2020. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 617 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix OC 8GB can run Microsoft Flight Simulator at 1080p and saw it return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 120 FPS, Medium: 95 FPS, High: 64 FPS and Ultra: 46 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Cyberpunk 2077 is predicted to return a reasonable 50 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix OC 8GB at 1440p with Microsoft Flight Simulator, which got a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 92 FPS, Medium: 72 FPS, High: 49 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. We then checked out Cyberpunk 2077 which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 101FPS, M: 79FPS, H: 53FPS, U: 38FPS. And another popular game was Baldurs Gate 3 that returned L: 98FPS, M: 77FPS, H: 52FPS, U: 37FPS at 1440p. 1440p Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix OC 8GB PC gaming is a perfectly suitable selection of hardware for theis larger screen size. If a game at 1440p struggles a bit or experiences a frame drop then you can tweak settings in game to help get it stable. This might mean lowering it to medium or low in some specific options.

How many years will the Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix OC 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix OC 8GB in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix OC 8GB? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix OC 8GB? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 825 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 26% increased graphics performance. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix OC 8GB then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 927 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 35% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix OC 8GB was released on 29 Jun 2016

Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix OC 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix OC 8GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
192 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
43 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2304
Driver Support
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Release Price
$240.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
7680x4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
2000 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
256GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
2
DisplayPort Connection
2
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1120 MHz
Boost Clock
1330 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix OC 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Asus's Radeon RX 480 ROG Strix OC Gaming 8GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. It is a slightly overclocked version of it's younger brother, the ROG Strix Gaming RX 480 and so has the same additional feature of LED lights, a non stock cooler and a different array of diplay ports.


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 1120MHz and goes up to 1266MHz, in Turbo Mode.


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


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Radeon RX 480 8GB can be almost 10% Faster than GeForce GTX 970 at 4K. However, Radeon R9 390X is still slightly faster, overall.
At 1920x1080, the default rank for all GD Graphics Card, expect its performance to be between Radeonn R9 290 and Radeon R9 290X.


System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. As this card is just a 3% overclocked version of the RX 480 we recommend the same for both, a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


Source [LifeFace]
Radeon RX 480 Asus ROG Strix OC 8GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
9%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 22% 0%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 41% 8%
Genshin Impact 72% 1%
eFootball PES 2021 54% 49%
FIFA 21 63% 49%
Watch Dogs Legion 13% 3%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 48% 3%
Marvel's Avengers 54% 4%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 56% 45%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11% 11%
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