Evan Fong who uses the name Vanossgaming in the virtual world of gaming is one of the most known gamers in the world and has quite the following. This is evident as he passed the likes of Justin Bieber and Ellen DeGeneres on YouTube in their list of the Top 25 list for YouTube subscribers.
With over 20.2 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, Vanossgaming has made quite the name for himself in the gaming world. Fong commentates on the videos he plays on YouTube. A culture that has become quite the thing in today’s youth.
When commentating, he organizes his videos to be funny videos which he puts together from various clips that he has recorded either by himself or with other video game players and commentators.
He was quoted in The Canadian Press saying, “Viewers really like the authentic type of content from regular people just playing games because they can relate to that. And I think that’ is a huge reason why people prefer to watch YouTube videos. It really is a totally different experience and it’s something you can’t find on TV.”
When playing a game, Fong and a few of his gaming friends have a chat and joke around in a game as they crack their ribs laughing at their antics when playing. They are famously known for playing games such as “Grand Theft Auto V” or “Call of Duty: World at War”.
When he launched his YouTube Channel in 2011, it was not his expectation that he will blow up as he did. Unlike other gamers, he put off dropping out of university till he was sure he was earning very good money from his gaming exploits and merchandise.
Surprisingly enough, he would have not become a gaming genius as he is now as he was after a hockey scholarship when he was in school, he was really good in hockey.
Disappointingly, he was not able to get a hockey scholarship and he went to university fulltime. That is when he started playing and taking a lot of time on YouTube which worried his parents quite a bit but I feel that they do not worry that much now considering how well he has done for himself in the gaming world.
He said, “It was something they weren’t always fully supportive of. Even though there’s a lot of potential for somebody starting a YouTube channel it’s obviously not a guaranteed path. They just basically wanted to make sure I was taking school seriously,” Fong told The Canadian Press.
Now coming down to the equipment Vanossgaming uses in his video gaming, especially the type of PC he uses, it is not really known specifically.
Scouring the internet trying to figure out what he uses yielded not much information but I came across a page that suggested he uses the Radeon RX480 so let us have a quick look at this PC.
Gaming has always been an expensive endeavor and RX 480 came into the picture to become a very cheap graphics card that gives you the best specifications for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. This was a game changer.
Being the first of its kind, it was obvious that other cards will crop up to either be the same of become better both in specifications, performance and price. But that does not matter.
The RX 480’s performance is so good and enjoyable to use what with its Full HD and 1440p card.
RX 480 Explained
It has a Graphics Core Next (GCN) 4 which is codenamed Polaris which is quite the move from a 28 nanometer process to a 14 nanometer process. This move gives room for additional transistors on the silicon without the excessive use of power and generation of heat when gaming.
The above specification indicates that AMD RX 480 has a lot of power in its GPU that will be so good for the gamers with a small budget.
The RX 480 is a solid graphics card with 36 compute units, 2,304 stream processors that run at a speed of 1,120MHz with a boost speed of 1,266MHz. Its power draw is at 150W.
This gaming card can work at 5.8FLOPS (floating-point operations per second). It has GDDR5 memory with either 4GB or 8GB.
One can also allocate jobs to the GPU with different levels of urgency and have them all done at the same with the RX 480 which will result in less falter in games that run the latest DirectX12 framework.
RX 480 Designs
The card comes in matte-black plastic which goes round its side and has a finish of dotted plastic at the bottom of the cooler. It does not have a backplate.
Its cooling system includes only one fan which will require you to have a good insulated case which will cut down on the noise generated from the fan although it is not that loud.
To get power, the RX 480 uses the single six-pin PCI Express power connector. It also has three, 1.4 DisplayPorts good for HDR gaming and an HDMI port at the back of the card.
RX 480 Performance
The RX 480 will give you what you seek, and that is a typical gaming experience. It has the following components to it:
- 8GB GDDR5 Memory
- 2,304 stream processor
- GCN 4 Polaris
- 1, 120MHz speed
- Asus Z170-Deluxe motherboard
- Corsair Vengeance 2,666MHz RAM
- Intel Core 15-6600K processor
- Corsair H60 liquid cooler
- Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
- Samsung 850 EVO SSD
- Corsair CX750M PSU
RX 480 Verdict
This card has a good frame rate which stands at 1440p and an outstanding Full HD performance, what more can one ask for?
It is cheap and is quite capable of doing what you want it to do, play games.
Below are some of the advantages and disadvantages of RX 480:
- Has outstanding performance at 1080p
- It has cheap VR-ready GPU
- Has a good 1440p performance
It can be noisy
The following are some user comments from gamers who have bought the RX 480:
“Great value oriented card! I am able to max out all games at 1080p. I even decided to play my games on my 4k 49″ LG TV and now I won’t go back to 1080p. The card can even play games natively at 4k from medium to high settings! i’ll provide some benchmarks below.
One thing to beware though if you want to get good overclocks wait until the aftermarket cards come out with better cooling and better power delivery. but I was too impatient to wait. Overall I highly recommend this card and am glad I returned my gtx 950 for this card as they are not even on the same league. as this card compares to a gtx 970.
Note: I have it overclocked to 1320mhz
Benchmark 1: Firestrike
Benchmark 2: Shadow of Mordor 1080p Max setting
Benchmark 3:Shadow of Mordor 4k High setting
Benchmark 4: Dirt 3 1080p Max setting
Benchmark 5: Dirt 3 4k Max setting.” By Carlos
“I bought this card as an upgrade to my five-year old AMD HD 7950 for my gaming machine. In general, I didn’t run Linux on my gaming machine, because I had a history of trouble with AMD’s drivers on Linux. After much research and comparing this to an NVidia GTX 1060, I decided to give this a go. It runs very well on Windows 10, giving me frame rates in Doom of over 100 fps at Ultra settings at 1440p (I got High settings at 1080p on my 7950, which is amazing for a five year old card). Doom and The Talos Principle are both Vulkan show-case games, and they look gorgeous and run beautifully on this card. In Linux, performance is not quite as good, and there is an annoying flicker on the right 1/10 of my screen, which is probably a driver issue.
The main reason I settled on this was so I could get another for Crossfire later, which you can’t do with a 1060. I think this card is a great deal for the money, but it will be even better when the price comes down a bit.” By Cachood