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AMD Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 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.

How well will the Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB run 2020 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. The Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 795 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

The Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB graphics card is predicted to return a playable performance on Grand Theft Auto VI at 1080p of 27 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Horizon: Zero Dawn which we predict will get reasonable frame rates of 54 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Halo Infinite, which is predicted to get 35 FPS under tests.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Grand Theft Auto VI and predict it will be weak. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 54 FPS, Medium: 43 FPS, High: 29 FPS and Ultra: 21 FPS. We added Horizon: Zero Dawn to our research and predict it will be playable with a 41 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Halo Infinite leading us to predict 26 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

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

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB as this is better than 853 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 22% better performance as well. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which meets 946 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 31% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB was released on 29 Jul 2016

Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
Process
14nm
TMUs
144
Texture Rate
193 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
43 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2304
Driver Support
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Release Price
$260.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
3840x2160
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
1208 MHz
Boost Clock
1342 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 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The Radeon RX 480 Nitro+ 8GB by Sapphire is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture. It is one of the best RX 480s available when core speed is concerned, yet weirdly has a lower max screen resoloution than it's competitors. It swaps a Display port for an extra HDMI and DVI slot, has their new Free Flow cooling technology and ofcourse, RGB lights on the card.


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 1342MHz, 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 8-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
As the Radeon RX 480 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440 we recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


Source [LifeFace]
Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 13% 13%
Cyberpunk 2077 37% 27%
Valorant 97% 91%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 43% 27%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 25% 7%
Marvel's Avengers 43% 27%
Grounded 73% 23%
Grand Theft Auto VI 13% 38%
Death Stranding 44% 2%
Far Cry 6 13% 42%
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