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AMD 380X 4Gb - Gigabyte at Amazon for £158.99

£158.99 @ Amazon
Not sure maybe good for crossfire. Not DX 12 so not sure on the expiration date however, its a decent price RN. Read More
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Not sure maybe good for crossfire. Not DX 12 so not sure on the expiration date however, its a decent price RN.
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#1
Great delivery oO
#3
Sorry but I'm not seeing a deal here as DX12 support gives some future proofing and performance wise this thing will be a heat dump while not having the slight performance benefits of the next generation.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sapphire-radeon-rx-480-nitro-4gb-198-99-ebuyer-2500965

RX480 for £30 more

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-nvidia-gtx-1060-oc-3gb-ebuyer-for-192-51-2501416

GTX 1060 for £25 more
#4
Astec123
Sorry but I'm not seeing a deal here as DX12 support gives some future proofing and performance wise this thing will be a heat dump while not having the slight performance benefits of the next generation.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sapphire-radeon-rx-480-nitro-4gb-198-99-ebuyer-2500965
RX480 for £30 morehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-nvidia-gtx-1060-oc-3gb-ebuyer-for-192-51-2501416
GTX 1060 for £25 more

Yep agreed these card really need to plummet same as the 970's etc they're just to far behind now with dx12 games all coming, async etc, it's not like past gen they would still be a value in them but here not so much, maybe £125 would be worth the sacrifice of btr architecture btr power efficiency and lack of dx12 but even then.
The 970 is the same with it's 3.5g it will cause issues, async is not present really, doom nightmare won't allow for 4gb cards, and really 4gb should be a minimum now, all games will start getting dx12 patches for titles coming out like deus ex, so what's he point in buying an old card at this price there's no future in it.

If it was cheaper then people could buy as a stop gap to vega/volta but at this price the 470/480 are all much btr options and amd are making good driver improvements for performance, we've really not seen anything from NVidia yet and already the 480 is starting to give the 1060 a run for it's money in more and more games, NVidia need some driver improvements to boost the perf of the 1060 otherwise the 480's gonna rule quicker than expected.
#5
harisonwright
Not DX 12 so not sure on the expiration date however, its a decent price RN.

R9 380X (aka Tonga) is GCN 1.2 so more recent than 1.1 in the consoles and GPUs like Hawaii (290/390) and Bonaire (7790 etc). And certainly supports DX12:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_Core_Next
Maybe because DX12 is so low level and games are generally console first, DX12 games don't run as well on it as for Hawaii but that's different story: certainly low-level APIs are a double-edge sword and require tuning for each architecture and have way less abstraction. Which either doesn't bode well for current games and future cards, or makes it hard for AMD (and Nvidia once they have a more GCN-like desing) to change things in the future.
As always the next thing to shape game designs will be next 1.5 generation consoles: PS4 Neo and Project Scorpio.
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Rx 470 is £10 more and a better card.
#7
Astec123
Sorry but I'm not seeing a deal here as DX12 support gives some future proofing and performance wise this thing will be a heat dump while not having the slight performance benefits of the next generation.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sapphire-radeon-rx-480-nitro-4gb-198-99-ebuyer-2500965
RX480 for £30 morehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-nvidia-gtx-1060-oc-3gb-ebuyer-for-192-51-2501416
GTX 1060 for £25 more
Simple maths £198.99 - £158.99 =? £192.51 - £158.99 =?
I make it £40 & £33.52.Not to say they aren't better & may be worth the extra but bigger % price difference than you are quoting.

Edited By: belsibub on Aug 26, 2016 11:02: extra content
#8
DX12 is supported by the 380X and work fine with performance increases vs DX11. That said you just well play a little more for the 470 or 470 or even the 1060 as it stands now.
#9
belsibub
Astec123
Sorry but I'm not seeing a deal here as DX12 support gives some future proofing and performance wise this thing will be a heat dump while not having the slight performance benefits of the next generation.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sapphire-radeon-rx-480-nitro-4gb-198-99-ebuyer-2500965
RX480 for £30 morehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-nvidia-gtx-1060-oc-3gb-ebuyer-for-192-51-2501416
GTX 1060 for £25 more
Simple maths £198.99 - £158.99 =? £192.51 - £158.99 =?
I make it £40 & £33.52.Not to say they aren't better & may be worth the extra but bigger % price difference than you are quoting.

While you are right about the price difference as that was a simple error as I worked it out thinking this deal was £168.99 while scouting the other two options. The fact remains that for £33-40, you get a much newer card technology, more of priority driver support and will be more future proofed as well as a slight performance increase.

Add to this the lower power usage and running costs associated with those alternative cards and the 380X really hasn't got a leg to stand on.

Taking the RX 480 as a comparison to the 380X and some people testing on like for like workloads measure about 40 to 50watt hours less power drawn by the 480, at lighter non gaming workloads the difference is lower numbers but still less. Assuming the computer is used for ~20 hours a week and a typical cost for a unit of electricity in the UK. It works out that the computer would cost about £8.00 more per year with the card in this deal vs an RX480. If you plan to game or push the card more than that then the savings increase.

Similarly leaving the system on for a few hours at idle or near idle will also start adding up in terms of savings. So while this card is cheaper to buy the benefits start looking less useful even if you keep it for just a couple of years.

That's also not looking at the depreciation side of things when you come to sell as buyers won't care you picked the 2015 card up in 2016.

Edited By: Astec123 on Aug 26, 2016 18:46
#10
GUYS THIS WAS JUST FOR CROSSFIRE I DO NOT RECCOMEND BUYING THIS OTHERWISE
#11

Seems a slightly faster card. £6 postage on top though.

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