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AMD R9 Sapphire Nitro Fury £267.40 @ Ballicom

£267.40 @ Ballicom
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#1
Tempted apart from the power draw.
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i read if you undervolt it a bit it is not that bad haha
btw if you don't spend all day playing games at 100% card usage you should not feel it using that much power imho
#3
adamstewarton
i read if you undervolt it a bit it is not that bad haha
btw if you don't spend all day playing games at 100% card usage you should not feel it using that much power imho

I'd need to replace my PSU :(
Will get a 480 in the new year instead.
#4
tek-monkey
Tempted apart from the power draw.


Power draw isn't as bad as they claim.

They recommend a 650-700watt PSU for my R9 390 but even at full load, I'm only drawing 320watts on my setup which is a [email protected], 16GB, 2x2TB and 1xSSD.

You just need a quality PSU with good rails.

Edit**

I realise this is the R9 Fury, but according to various websites, the TDP is very similar to my R9 390 Nitro.

Edited By: kentris on Dec 29, 2016 13:36: Extra comment
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kentris

You just need a quality PSU with good rails.
Yes the recommended PSUs for graphic cards tend to be way over-the-top. But then a cheap no-name 800W power supply probably struggles to supply half of that reliably so manufacturers go over the top.

TPU measured a max gaming of 261W:
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/R9_Fury_Tri-X_OC/28.html
Max FurMark was 448W but then AMD don't throttle properly in FurMark whereas Nvidia do, so FurMark for AMD cards is more a test of the board's VRMs etc. Really, there is no reason why AMD shouldn't throttle down hard with FurMark as it just makes their cards look worse and nobody ever quotes the FurMark scores anyhow.
#6
Haha I probably need an AMD card as I'm not drawing enough power to even get my HX1000i to 50% load with my current 980Ti
#7
adamstewarton
i read if you undervolt it a bit it is not that bad haha
btw if you don't spend all day playing games at 100% card usage you should not feel it using that much power imho


If I'd not bought a GTX 1060 I'd be all over this, but I'd be concerned over the amount of heat this would dump into my case requiring my GPU and case fans to be audible while gaming :|
#8
I have a fury paired with a i7 4790k overclocked to 4.8ghz and is running perfectly on a 500w evga psu. My max power draw so far has only been 405w soo I'm perfectly safe in those terms. Most of the times is just hype that says you need a 700w psu to power a fury. With a 750w psu I would even attempt crossfiring furys thats how confident I am about their power draw.
#9
hamzahuk
I have a fury paired with a i7 4790k overclocked to 4.8ghz and is running perfectly on a 500w evga psu. My max power draw so far has only been 405w soo I'm perfectly safe in those terms. Most of the times is just hype that says you need a 700w psu to power a fury. With a 750w psu I would even attempt crossfiring furys thats how confident I am about their power draw.

So a lot less than that out. Assuming 85% efficiency (i.e. Bronze), 405W is only 344W. A 750W Gold PSU would draw around 840W at full load. Although running at 100% load would be risky.
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in the US these cards were less than £200 during november. we just get robbed over here.
#11
kentris
tek-monkey
Tempted apart from the power draw.
Power draw isn't as bad as they claim.
They recommend a 650-700watt PSU for my R9 390 but even at full load, I'm only drawing 320watts on my setup which is a [email protected], 16GB, 2x2TB and 1xSSD.
You just need a quality PSU with good rails.
Edit**
I realise this is the R9 Fury, but according to various websites, the TDP is very similar to my R9 390 Nitro.

Only got a 500w, it runs my 7850 but don't really want to push it much further.
#12
plath
in the US these cards were less than £200 during november. we just get robbed over here.
Haha I know. When I look at PPP prices in the states it's so much cheaper.
#13
tek-monkey
kentris
tek-monkey
Tempted apart from the power draw.
Power draw isn't as bad as they claim.
They recommend a 650-700watt PSU for my R9 390 but even at full load, I'm only drawing 320watts on my setup which is a [email protected], 16GB, 2x2TB and 1xSSD.
You just need a quality PSU with good rails.
Edit**
I realise this is the R9 Fury, but according to various websites, the TDP is very similar to my R9 390 Nitro.

Only got a 500w, it runs my 7850 but don't really want to push it much further.



I mean, if you're unsure of what the power draw is in your computer, get one of those plug meters that measure the draw. That's how I get my readings, although not sure how accurate they are but the one I have seems fairly accurate.
#14
neiiilers
plath
in the US these cards were less than £200 during november. we just get robbed over here.
Haha I know. When I look at PPP prices in the states it's so much cheaper.

the prices wont include tax, I think its added on @the till, unless I'm mistaken
#15
skykid3
neiiilers
plath
in the US these cards were less than £200 during november. we just get robbed over here.
Haha I know. When I look at PPP prices in the states it's so much cheaper.
the prices wont include tax, I think its added on @the till, unless I'm mistaken

some states have no sales tax its different by each state
#17
I wouldn't bother right now in 4 weeks we could have a 490.. 5 series maybe and a 1080 ti to shake up the market and break nvidia's pricing monopoly

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