- Meet the Sapphire Nitro+ RX 480
- Our test system
- The Division
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Far Cry Primal
- Ashes of the Singularity
- SteamVR and 3DMark
- Power and heat
Far Cry Primal
Yes, Far Cry Primal is yet another Ubisoft game, but it’s powered by a different engine than The Division—the latest version of the long-running and well-respected Dunia engine. We test the game with the free 4K HD Texture Pack installed.
Up until this point we’ve compared the Nitro+ RX 480 against the reference editions of the next-gen GPUs, and the narrative remains the same: The Nitro+ RX 480 is a little bit better than the reference RX 480 in Far Cry Primal, and closes the gap with Nvidia’s GTX 1060. It seems like a good time to point how just how much more performance this new generation offers compared to the $200 last-gen cards. The difference is night and day. You’ve never been able to play the most demanding new games at 1440p resolution on a $200 graphics card—until now.
Next page: Ashes of the Singularity
Sapphire Nitro+ RX 480 (4GB)
The 4GB Sapphire Nitro+ RX 480 delivers tremendous build quality, great performance, and thoughtful touches for a price that won't break the bank.
- Quiet, efficient cooler
- Astonishing build quality for the price
- Great 1080p and 1440p gaming performance
- Tremendous price to performance ratio
- Not overclocked much over reference RX 480