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In a desperate war for Earth's survival against an unrelenting alien enemy, the only way to defeat them is to become one of them. Earth is under siege by the Strogg, a barbaric alien race moving through the universe consuming, recycling and annihilating any civilization in their path. In a desperate attempt to survive, an armada of Earth's finest warriors is sent to take the battle to the Strogg home planet. You are Matthew Kane, an elite member of Rhino Squad and Earth's valiant invasion force. Fight alone, with your squad, or in hover tanks and mechanized walkers as you engage in a heroic mission to the heart of the Strogg war machine. Battle through early missions as a deadly marine, then after your capture, as a marine-turned-Strogg with enhanced abilities and the power to turn the tide of the war.
Low vs Ultra Quake IV Screenshot Comparison.
What FPS does a Radeon RX 480 4GB get @ 1080p?

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Quake IV

Radeon RX 480 4GB

Low Vs Ultra Radeon RX 480 4GB Performance Review

Playing Quake IV on the Radeon RX 480 4GB, which is a 5 year old graphics card will likely return a consistently high 200+ frame rate. And those results are assuming a 1920x1080 screen resolution at High setting level.

Following on from those 1920x1080 screen FPS, we know this GPU is of a much higher performance than the recommended system specs. Even 4K Ultra returns 200+ FPS on Quake IV. But it’s still worth considering the $0.17 per Ultra 4K FPS you would get compared to the $0.10 at 1440p Ultra.

This is a powerful graphics card for Quake IV and we can certainly recommend it to deliver 4K screen res at ultra settings. Get a system with at least 0.512GB of RAM though. The PC’s processor would also want to be around the Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz’s performance to get a smooth experience.

To summarise, with this graphics card you do not need concern yourself too much regarding Quake IV frame rates. Because Ultra graphics setting can be turned on across all resolutions up to 4K quite comfortably.We are seeing 4K getting 200+ FPS, 1440p will get 200+ frame rate and if you are interested then 1080p gaming can get 200+ FPS. Based around the Radeon RX 480 4GB launch price, we calculate the cost per frame at different resolutions. 1080p Ultra frames will cost $0.08, 1440p frames cost $0.10 each and then the 4K costs $0.17 per frame.

Radeon RX 480 4GB Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for Quake IV

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