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MSI Radeon RX 480 Armor OC 8GB £199.98 @ Novatech

£199.98 @ Novatech
MSI Radeon RX 480 Armor OC 8GB only £199.98 with Free Delivery from NovaTech. (There are two versions of this card, this is the faster OC version, RX 480 ARMOR 8G OC) This isn't the fastest or t…
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1w, 6d agoFound 1 week, 6 days ago
MSI Radeon RX 480 Armor OC 8GB only £199.98 with Free Delivery from NovaTech.

(There are two versions of this card, this is the faster OC version, RX 480 ARMOR 8G OC)

This isn't the fastest or the most swish Radeon RX480, but it is probably the cheapest at the moment that I can find.

A not so fast 1291 Boost clock, the gaming series reaches over 1300+ but it is still more than some of the lower end RX480's.

The fans stop below 60c, and the custom cooler is much quieter that the reference design.

This has the Armor Branding, so is less in your face than the Gaming series, it does not have a back plate, or any RGB lights, but is more subtle if you don't like the Red theme.

Not in stock till the 20th February, but you can pre order
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1w, 6d agoFound 1 week, 6 days ago
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othen
rev6
othen
This has been posted multiple times - is it an advertisement?
Where?
Almost the same item, also posted by you, hence appearing to be an ad:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-radeon-rx-480-armor-oc-4gb-169-98-novatech-2617851

I didn't post either and they are different, so a thread per deal is not a problem. I think you are an ad.

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3 Likes #1
At least prices for these are starting to become a little more realistic. When's the rx 470 going to follow suit?
#2
Good deal but you're better off with the other MSI 'Gaming' version from Amazon fr for a couple of quid more.

Edited By: hatton420 on Feb 14, 2017 04:22
1 Like #3
This has been posted multiple times - is it an advertisement?
#4
othen
This has been posted multiple times - is it an advertisement?

Where?
1 Like #5
rev6
othen
This has been posted multiple times - is it an advertisement?
Where?
Almost the same item, also posted by you, hence appearing to be an ad:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-radeon-rx-480-armor-oc-4gb-169-98-novatech-2617851
20 Likes #6
othen
rev6
othen
This has been posted multiple times - is it an advertisement?
Where?
Almost the same item, also posted by you, hence appearing to be an ad:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-radeon-rx-480-armor-oc-4gb-169-98-novatech-2617851

I didn't post either and they are different, so a thread per deal is not a problem. I think you are an ad.
2 Likes #7
othen
rev6
othen
This has been posted multiple times - is it an advertisement?
Where?
Almost the same item, also posted by you, hence appearing to be an ad:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-radeon-rx-480-armor-oc-4gb-169-98-novatech-2617851

'Almost' the same? Well, I rather think that twice the memory is a major difference: one is for those who want to spend little but are willing to accept that eventually with 'just' 4GB they'll have to turn the settings down or forsake ultra texture packs (the most visible difference on PC ports of games designed for the current consoles); this 8GB one is for those who think having 8GB will most likely mean their card will last a bit longer. Which is not an unreasonable choice as a lot of cards have often run out of memory long before they've run out of grunt (more so on the Nvidia side since NV love to plan a little built-in obsolescence and have the marketshare and fan base to get away with it).
1 Like #8
Great response haha. This is the 8gb, he posted the 4gb before for those who don't need all the vram and want to save an extra £40.

I
3 Likes #9
carsick77
Great response haha. This is the 8gb, he posted the 4gb before for those who don't need all the vram and want to save an extra £40.
I

That would be £30.
#11
rev6
carsick77
Great response haha. This is the 8gb, he posted the 4gb before for those who don't need all the vram and want to save an extra £40.
I
That would be £30.

My apologies?
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carsick77
rev6
carsick77
Great response haha. This is the 8gb, he posted the 4gb before for those who don't need all the vram and want to save an extra £40.
I
That would be £30.
My apologies?

Don't worry about it?
#13
othen
This has been posted multiple times - is it an advertisement?


FAKE NEWS!!1!111
1 Like #14

That is a very interesting review. I have been deciding between the Asus Dual 1060 GTX (£60 more) and the Asus Strix 1060 (£100 more) and i really cant bring myself around paying that much more for a card when this is at sub £200. the ONLY thing is putting me off this card is MSI. I have had a bad run of luck with them and always preferred Asus. Still tempting...
#15


Impressive. The 1060 was clearly the better performer on release, but the 480 seems to have clawed back virtually all of the performance disadvantage, and more, it seems.
banned#16
othen
rev6
othen
This has been posted multiple times - is it an advertisement?
Where?
Almost the same item, also posted by you, hence appearing to be an ad:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-radeon-rx-480-armor-oc-4gb-169-98-novatech-2617851


Lol
#17
darthvader666uk

That is a very interesting review. I have been deciding between the Asus Dual 1060 GTX (£60 more) and the Asus Strix 1060 (£100 more) and i really cant bring myself around paying that much more for a card when this is at sub £200. the ONLY thing is putting me off this card is MSI. I have had a bad run of luck with them and always preferred Asus. Still tempting...


The only bad thing I've found so far about my 480 is that the VR doesn't seem to match up to what people are getting on their 1060s. Tried Project Cars yesterday with everything turned down and it was bad
#18
dreamager
darthvader666uk
That is a very interesting review. I have been deciding between the Asus Dual 1060 GTX (£60 more) and the Asus Strix 1060 (£100 more) and i really cant bring myself around paying that much more for a card when this is at sub £200. the ONLY thing is putting me off this card is MSI. I have had a bad run of luck with them and always preferred Asus. Still tempting...
The only bad thing I've found so far about my 480 is that the VR doesn't seem to match up to what people are getting on their 1060s. Tried Project Cars yesterday with everything turned down and it was bad

Thats not bad all things considered. Im only looking for the best 1080 gaming and maybe in the future 1440 and I think the 1060 / 480 is all i really need? Anything more seemed overkill
1 Like #19
Armor? ON MY HOTUKDEALS?

Get out of town with your forced Americanisms :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnGPgCVJUsI

Edited By: Danieloplata on Feb 14, 2017 12:42
#20
darthvader666uk
That is a very interesting review. I have been deciding between the Asus Dual 1060 GTX (£60 more) and the Asus Strix 1060 (£100 more) and i really cant bring myself around paying that much more for a card when this is at sub £200. the ONLY thing is putting me off this card is MSI. I have had a bad run of luck with them and always preferred Asus. Still tempting...
I managed to get the MSI 1060 armor OC £210 about a month after release, glad I got it but wish I'd found the rx480 for the same price at the time. Everything runs fine, although Titanfall2 will max out the video memory at insane texture levels, as will the CODs, so I'd prefer to have the 8GB ram and freesync.
#21
darthvader666uk
That is a very interesting review. I have been deciding between the Asus Dual 1060 GTX (£60 more) and the Asus Strix 1060 (£100 more) and i really cant bring myself around paying that much more for a card when this is at sub £200. the ONLY thing is putting me off this card is MSI. I have had a bad run of luck with them and always preferred Asus. Still tempting...
Ah, that's why you didn't get the £210 6GB 1060 last week - it was an MSI card. (One would make back the extra tenner over this 480 on power draw over two years anyway! ;))

It's a shame that the Nvidia game promotion doesn't extend to the 1060 cards, as that would make it an easier decision! I think I'd spend the extra tenner on the 1060, even though its performance lead is smaller today, as it has the far, far lower power draw, and the benefit of working well with SteamOS (should I ever decide to put together a Steam Machine for some reason!) and other OSes - not to mention that it doesn't mind being paired with a weaker CPU, so I can stick it in any old spare PC when I replace it.

Although if that Civ VI promotion was still running for AMD cards... that would probably sway me the other way. :D Very close at these prices.

Marekj
Impressive. The 1060 was clearly the better performer on release, but the 480 seems to have clawed back virtually all of the performance disadvantage, and more, it seems.
Similar, but slightly different results here, too. (Also nice to see the 290X continue to improve.)

It seems that Nvidia are regressing to the 90s with their drivers - the days in which we didn't just grab the latest driver, but researched and picked the one with the best performance for our particular needs. If they're going to insist on having their customers' email addresses, they could at least do them the courtesy of making sure their best driver is the one with the highest number. :p
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can I eat this... no.. cold
#23
ElRobinio
darthvader666uk
That is a very interesting review. I have been deciding between the Asus Dual 1060 GTX (£60 more) and the Asus Strix 1060 (£100 more) and i really cant bring myself around paying that much more for a card when this is at sub £200. the ONLY thing is putting me off this card is MSI. I have had a bad run of luck with them and always preferred Asus. Still tempting...
I managed to get the MSI 1060 armor OC £210 about a month after release, glad I got it but wish I'd found the rx480 for the same price at the time. Everything runs fine, although Titanfall2 will max out the video memory at insane texture levels, as will the CODs, so I'd prefer to have the 8GB ram and freesync.

Oddly enough one of my mates just got a 1070 and said playing Gears 4 took just over 5GB ram. Im thinking the RX480 is a better choice over the 1060 for that alone (and from what you said too). Now, to find a Asus card on offer :)
#24
Nvidia - every time
#25
dreamager
darthvader666uk
That is a very interesting review. I have been deciding between the Asus Dual 1060 GTX (£60 more) and the Asus Strix 1060 (£100 more) and i really cant bring myself around paying that much more for a card when this is at sub £200. the ONLY thing is putting me off this card is MSI. I have had a bad run of luck with them and always preferred Asus. Still tempting...
The only bad thing I've found so far about my 480 is that the VR doesn't seem to match up to what people are getting on their 1060s. Tried Project Cars yesterday with everything turned down and it was bad

Project Cars runs ALOT better on Nvidia cards, don't think it's a Gameworks title, not even entirely sure it's "sponsored" by Nvidia. It's well known it runs alot worse (probably amongst the worse) on AMD.
#26
eiamhere69
dreamager
darthvader666uk
That is a very interesting review. I have been deciding between the Asus Dual 1060 GTX (£60 more) and the Asus Strix 1060 (£100 more) and i really cant bring myself around paying that much more for a card when this is at sub £200. the ONLY thing is putting me off this card is MSI. I have had a bad run of luck with them and always preferred Asus. Still tempting...
The only bad thing I've found so far about my 480 is that the VR doesn't seem to match up to what people are getting on their 1060s. Tried Project Cars yesterday with everything turned down and it was bad
Project Cars runs ALOT better on Nvidia cards, don't think it's a Gameworks title, not even entirely sure it's "sponsored" by Nvidia. It's well known it runs alot worse (probably amongst the worse) on AMD.

It is a GameWorks title.
#27
AMD card clearly beats Nvidia competition, despite half of games or more are being intentionally crippled to run slower on AMD cards. 1060 is a sick animal that needs all the help it can get. Also 1060 will never have 8GB of Vram.
#28

thanks for great review. I went for an RX470 due to freesync (even though I don't have a freesync monitor!) and this makes me feel good that the card has got better over time!
2 Likes #29
bulletfoss
Nvidia - every time

I think you have to be pretty stupid to choose a gtx1060 over a rx480.
1 Like #30
No idea what the hell this is or what it does. Does it mow the lawn?
#31
rev6
eiamhere69
dreamager
darthvader666uk
That is a very interesting review. I have been deciding between the Asus Dual 1060 GTX (£60 more) and the Asus Strix 1060 (£100 more) and i really cant bring myself around paying that much more for a card when this is at sub £200. the ONLY thing is putting me off this card is MSI. I have had a bad run of luck with them and always preferred Asus. Still tempting...
The only bad thing I've found so far about my 480 is that the VR doesn't seem to match up to what people are getting on their 1060s. Tried Project Cars yesterday with everything turned down and it was bad
Project Cars runs ALOT better on Nvidia cards, don't think it's a Gameworks title, not even entirely sure it's "sponsored" by Nvidia. It's well known it runs alot worse (probably amongst the worse) on AMD.
It is a GameWorks title.
Thanks, been a long time since I checked that game out (I haven't played it)
1 Like #32
Wadadli_Cooler
No idea what the hell this is or what it does. Does it mow the lawn?
It's a smart coffee machine with 8gb of ram
#33
will this run 2 4k monitors?
#34
Are the dimensions right?! 27cm long seems very long for a modern GPU.
#35
Wadadli_Cooler
Does it mow the lawn?

Yes
#36
I bought an i5 with 8gb ram and 128gb ssd a few years ago as a future proof machine for browsing the web and streaming the odd ppv

If I was to add this card will it play every game at 1080p / 60fps locked?

Currently happily gaming on ps3, but the new eve fps is due for release on pc only in the next year or so, and want to have a machine ready for it.

Edited By: shoryuken on Feb 14, 2017 20:41
#37
I'm in the excellent position of wanting to upgrade my GPU but not really being in a rush to do so. I'm thinking that I'll wait and see what Vega has to offer. From what I've read (Briefly), the Vega cards will compete with GTX 1080's. At what price though? Hopefully their arrival drives prices down more.

On the other hand if you need one now, this is a hot deal :)
#38
shoryuken
I bought an i5 with 8gb ram and 128gb ssd a few years ago as a future proof machine for browsing the web and streaming the odd ppv
If I was to add this card will it play every game at 1080p / 60fps locked?
Currently happily gaming on ps3, but the new eve fps is due for release on pc only in the next year or so, and want to have a machine ready for it.

It won't play every game on maximum settings at 1080p and 60fps. But you'll be able to max out many games, and play pretty much every one on a mix of high/very high/ultra.

I built a machine at Christmas with this GPU, 8GB of RAM and an i5 2400. I can't grumble.

Edited By: satchef1 on Feb 14, 2017 22:05
#39
sparkyIreland
I'm in the excellent position of wanting to upgrade my GPU but not really being in a rush to do so. I'm thinking that I'll wait and see what Vega has to offer. From what I've read (Briefly), the Vega cards will compete with GTX 1080's. At what price though? Hopefully their arrival drives prices down more.
On the other hand if you need one now, this is a hot deal :)

What do you have now?
#40
TheKaledan
bulletfoss
Nvidia - every time

I think you have to be pretty stupid to choose a gtx1060 over a rx480.


Not really, they are very evenly matched on all benchmarks I've seen. Apart from VR performance, which the GeForce wins hands down.

Better off getting a 970 - which you can find for £200.
That card smashes them both.

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