Sapphire Nitro Radeon RX 480 4GB Video Card Review

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Fallout 4


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.


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


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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