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.

ashes options menu

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


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!


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.


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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