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AMD Radeon RX 480 Review

AMD Radeon RX 480 Review
AMD Radeon RX 480 Review

What does the Radeon RX 480, developed by AMD based in the United States, offer? With the AMD Radeon RX 480 review  , we will answer the question that has been very curious by many. You can browse the article we prepared and have information about the graphics card model in question.

Among the graphics cards released in the past years, the RX 480 stood out with its 4 GB version, as well as its 8 GB version with a high amount of video memory. The Radeon RX 480 price was affordable at the time of its release. This made it quite ambitious in terms of price performance.


So, what is the performance level of the RX 480 despite the reasonable price? To shed light on this in our RX 480 review, we’ll include the RX 480 gaming tests and take a look at the card’s specifications.

AMD Radeon RX 480 Review

The Radeon RX 480 was the cheapest graphics card that could match the specs of HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. For this reason, VR represented a big change in the gaming world. Of course, this did not last for many years. Over time, graphics cards such as the GTX 1060 and AMD Radeon RX 470, which were successful in terms of price performance, were released.

AMD switched from the GCN (Graphics Core Next) 3 architecture to the Graphics Core Next 4 architecture, codenamed Polaris. This meant that a huge change took place in terms of the design of the chip in the graphics card. The 28 nm preferred in the previous generation was replaced by 14 nm.

Positioned in the middle segment, the RX 480 normally has a speed of 1.120 Mhz, but with an overlock, it can accelerate to 1316 Mhz. If you do not know what this concept is, you can take a look at the article in which we answered the questions of what is Overclocking, how it is done, does it hurt .

The graphics card, which has a 256-bit memory interface, has versions with different memory amounts. Therefore, before purchasing, it is useful to take a look at how many GB of memory the video card has. There is a price difference between the 4GB and 8GB versions.

AMD Radeon RX 480 Review

A minimum power supply of 500W is recommended for the graphics card, which draws attention with its 150W power consumption. The video card with memory type GDDR5 offers a memory speed of 7 GB / s. The maximum performance of the RX 480, which was a very successful card in terms of price performance at the time of its release, goes up to 5.8 TFLOPs.


The graphics card with HDMI 4K support supports various technologies including AMD Radeon VR Ready Premium, AMD FreeSync, AMD Eyefinity, AMD CrossFire, AMD PowerTune.

There is only one fan on the graphics card, which has a simple design. So, how does the video card, which debuted years ago, perform in video games? The video card in question offers a good performance in full HD resolution, but in some games it may be necessary to lower the graphics settings a little.

RX 480 Gaming Performance

Game Name Resolution Graphics Settings Average FPS
control Full HD High 39
control Full HD Middle 55
The Division 2 Full HD High 68
The Division 2 Full HD Ultra 51
Far Cry New Dawn Full HD Ultra 69
Jast Cause 4 Full HD Ultra 62
Metro Exodus Full HD High 33
Metro Exodus Full HD Middle 58
Apex Legends Full HD Ultra 77

In the video game Control, which was released in 2019, 1920 x 1080 pixels, that is, in full HD resolution and on high settings, an average of 39 FPS is taken. When the graphics settings of the game are set from high to medium, that is, medium, an average of 55 FPS can be seen. Therefore, it is possible to play this game more comfortably by lowering the settings.

Published by Ubisoft, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 can reach an average of 68 FPS at 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and high settings. At the same resolution, about 51 FPS can be achieved at ultra settings.

In the production called Far Cry New Dawn, which was offered for sale in 2019, an average of 69 FPS can be obtained in ultra settings in full HD resolution. The RX 480 can reach an average of 50 FPS at 2560 x 1440 pixels, that is, QHD resolution.

AMD Radeon RX 480 Review

The video card in question may have some difficulty in the game called Metro Exodus. An average of 33 FPS can be achieved at high settings in Full HD resolution. When the settings are updated to medium, a value of around 58 FPS can be reached.

The graphics card released by AMD can play Just Cause 4, which was released in 2018, very comfortably. An average of 62 FPS can be obtained at 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and ultra settings. Apex Legends, which has become very popular around the world in a short time, can also be played comfortably.

Developed by Respawn Entertainment, the popular game called Apex Legends can achieve an average of 77 FPS in full HD resolution and ultra settings. It is about 50 FPS in QHD resolution, and around 24 FPS in 4K, that is, 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution. It makes more sense to play this game in full HD resolution.


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