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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
28 Nov 2019 - 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 2019 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 844 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 Microsoft Flight Simulator at 1080p of 35 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which we saw got playable frame rates of 35 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular The Outer Worlds, which was getting 65 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 Microsoft Flight Simulator and predict it will be playable. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 69 FPS, Medium: 55 FPS, High: 37 FPS and Ultra: 26 FPS. We added Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order to our tests and saw it was playable with a 26 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested The Outer Worlds which got 50 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 Ti 6GB as this is better than 896 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 24% 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 958 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 31% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
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The Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB was released on 29 Jul 2016

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

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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
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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.


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Radeon RX 480 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 47% 7%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50% 7%
Cyberpunk 2077 43% 27%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 83% 27%
Halo: Reach 87% 71%
Borderlands 3 40% 2%
FIFA 20 64% 51%
eFootball PES 2020 55% 37%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 96% 58%
Detroit: Become Human 58% 40%
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Will my intel i5 2500k in stock speed bottleneck this gpu??

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Maybe slightly in some scenario but you should be fine mostly

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Should I upgrade to this GPU for 1080p gaming at High/Very High settings ? I plan to upgrade my CPU as well.

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This card for now run every game on Very High.. soo just do it, but upgrading fx is now not worth i think, better save money and make new build (sell old), if youre looking for playing in future.

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This is the card I have too actually. It hasnt let me down so far. Out of the box it runs at 75C but I easily set a custom fan curve and it runs bellow 70C with pretty decent accoustics too. Perfectly holding the 1342mhz clock of course.

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Corespeed is the same with 4gb, 1306 MHz, but mem speed is 2000 mhz, not much differences with the witcher 3. got maybe 1 fps up only.

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why still wirtten no CrossFireX support? i got this and on the box there was written "supports bridgeless CrossFireX up to two gpus"

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Who ever added this accidentally put it and no one cares enough to fix it, but yes u can run crossfire with this card

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Hey there!


The card still has the wrench sign which clearly indicates it isn't approved by the hardware admin. Corrections are to be made. If you find mistake, its better you report that to Felix or the admin team so that we can correct it. We do care about everything.

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This or GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor 6G OC ??

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this! but beware, if you are willing to play DX11 games, the 1060 will perform slightliy better, but in DX12 this card rocks as hell! btw not every DX11 games see the 1060 as winner, i recommend rx 480! (and yet this supports crossfire lol)

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I bought GeForce GTX 1060 MSI 6GT OC, and it's awesome :) Thank you for your suggestion anyway :)

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U made the wrong choice

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getting this tank :D at saturday…so u guys who allready got it, can u tell me how really strong it is..and i have 530 psu, is it enough for this one…???

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In the description it says 500 watt with 1 8 pin connector, WTF do u not read?

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f…ck description…it sazs max power 150watts and now when i got it in full load it takes more than 220 watts…and i tried it on 530 PSU and f..k no so i bought 730 silver PSU…THATS UR F..ED DESCRIPTION
http://prntscr.com/eb76ke

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relax, i have 500w 80+ psu and it is enough for the system.

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Getting this gorgeous soon

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awesome card!

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