AMD Radeon RX 480 Video Card Review – Polaris Arrives

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Ashes of the Singularity – DX12

Ashes of the Singularity Battle

Ashes of the Singularity is a real-time strategy game set in the future where descendants of humans (called Post- Humans) and a powerful artificial intelligence (called the Substrate) fight a war for control of a resource known as Turinium. Players will engage in massive-scale land/air battles by commanding entire armies of their own design. Each game takes place on one area of a planet, with each player starting with a home base (known as a Nexus) and a single construction unit.

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We ran the integrated Ashes of the Singularity benchmark utility in DX12 mode with the ‘High’ Image Quality Profile and disabled VSync.

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1080P Benchmark Results: The AMD Radeon RX 480 came close to averaging 60 FPS and averaged about 56 FPS in Ashes of the Singularity, and was approximately 8 FPS faster than the Zotac GeForce GTX 970!

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1440P Benchmark Results: At 2560×1440, the Radeon RX 480 still did really well, averaging 49 FPS and still 8 FPS faster than the Zotac GeForce GTX 970.

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4K Benchmark Results: The AMD Radeon RX 480 is no powerhouse card, but at 3840×2160 with ‘high’ image quality settings, we found it to average 39 FPS, which isn’t horrible by any means since this is by no means a card that was designed to run 4K! 

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