Sapphire Nitro Radeon RX 480 4GB Video Card Review

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Fallout 4

Fallout4

Fallout 4 is an open world action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. Fallout 4 is set in a post-apocalyptic Boston in the year 2287, 210 years after a devastating nuclear war, in which the player character emerges from an underground bunker known as a Vault. Gameplay is similar to Fallout 3.  The title is the fifth major installment in the Fallout series and was released worldwide on November 10th, 2015.

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Fallout 4 was benchmarked with ultra image quality settings with TAA and 16x AF. These settings are tough for entry level discrete graphics cards, but are more than playable on high-end gaming graphics cards. V-Sync can’t be disabled in the games options, so we edited the necessary INI files and disabled vsync in the driver software as well. We used FRAPS to benchmark Fallout 4 after you emerge from the vault and are in The Commonwealth.

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Benchmark Results: In Fallout 4, at 1080p resolution, we found the Sapphire Nitro Radeon RX 480 4GB to be every so slightly ahead of the AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB reference card

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Benchmark Results: With the display resolution bumped up to 2160×1440, the Nitro Radeon RX 480 4GB was still leading the RX 480 8GB reference card by less than 1 FPS. There is basically no performance difference between the Radeon RX 480 8GB reference card ($249) and the Nitro Radeon RX 480 4GB custom card ($219).

 

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