AMD Radeon RX480 4gb £175.99 @ OCUK
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AMD Radeon RX480 4gb £175.99 @ OCUK

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Found 29th Jun 2016
Newly released 480. Supposedly as powerful as a 970!

Cheaper than expected!

Features:
- 14nm FinFet technology
- AMD FreeSync Technology
- VR Ready
- DX12 Ready
- Crossfire Ready
- Eyefinity Ready

Specification:-
- GPU: Polaris
- Stream Processors: 2304
- Compute Cores: 36
- Core Speed: 1120MHz
- Boost Speed: 1266MHz
- Memory Speed: 7000Mhz
- Memory interface: 256-Bit
- Memory capacity: 4096MB GDDR5
- PCI-Express X16 lane required
- 350W or greater PSU required
- 110W TDP
- Power Connectors: 1x 6-pin required
- Display Outputs: 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
- Dimensions: H=38 L=242 W=125 mm
- Warranty: 2yr
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Are the reviews out yet? If it is 390/970 territory it is the only choice at that price
Slighty slower than the 970 i think.
Reviews are coming in yeah, it looks to be equivalent of a 390/970. Rumours of it keeping it up with a 980 seem a little off, but at that price - the 4gb model is so tempting!!!
Pretty good price. Glad there is at least the 4GB variant significantly under £200, may even be the best one to go for since I'm not sure if these really have the raw power to effectively use all 8GB.

Here's hoping it further pushes down the price of the AMD 300 series and Nvidia 900 series for some eBay and stock clearance bargains....
Another question could be what it's overclocking potential may be.... Fingers crossed it could be good value.
Will give it til next pay day then bite I think, want to see if we get some decent quiet coolers.
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deleted948549
Just picked up the 8gb version. Now roll on tomorrow.
Thx RX480 is normally weaker than the 970 and 390X, but sometimes on par, and even marginally ahead but as usual, tested on a handful of games. Thermals are acceptable but not good.

8GB VRAM will help for something.

catbeans
just now#206
https://youtu.be/CMi_LAQ5XuE

TLDR;
Usually inbetween gtx970 and gtx 980
Underperforms in certain games (Arma/Fallout)
Gets wrecked by the 1070 (to be expected, but price v perfomance 1070 wins to)
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Eurogamer review is up: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-amd-radeon-rx-480-review

1070 is around 50% faster, cheapest price is at least £380 for the ref model on amazon, custom cards above £400.

Wait for factory overclocked versions with higher clocks, better cooling and power delivery circuits.


Edited by: "merlinwhizz" 29th Jun 2016
abc9999993

Another question could be what it's overclocking potential may be.... … Another question could be what it's overclocking potential may be.... Fingers crossed it could be good value.


From what I've seen the 8gb has a nice overclocking potential not sure about the 4gb
At 1080p or even 1440p this card is sufficient. To pay 25% more for a card with 8gb RAM seems overkill when you could get a stronger card for little more.
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deleted1388511
Cold as the second hand value of my GTX 970 just fell through the floor

Seriously though heat for the deal, nice to see a good spec card that is more affordable
@*%#! - just bought a 970 on monday.... oh well, I do prefer nvidia tbh after years with ATI.
Freeboski

@*%#! - just bought a 970 on monday.... oh well, I do prefer nvidia tbh … @*%#! - just bought a 970 on monday.... oh well, I do prefer nvidia tbh after years with ATI.


Amazon Warehouse have used-very good (think new-ish) GTX 970s for less than 200 quid.
Looks set that this will be the new starting point for beginner and budget PC gamers. I wonder how Nvidia will eventually respond with the speculated GTX 1060.

It's a good time to be a PC gamer
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deleted793389
Great for 1080 and most 1440 gaming.
No need to upgrade most PSU's if you have a 6-pin PCIE connector.
Only downside is the blower cooler which have historically been noisy and inefficient.
Great price and I can't see NVIDIA competing with this on price for a while.
http://www.ebuyer.com/751840-xfx-amd-radeon-rx-480-4gb-ddr5-hdmi-3x-displayport-pci-e-graphics-rx-480m4bfa6

Ebuyer £173.99 inc delivery, on backorder

I'd wait with the aftermarket cooler ones though.. or the 1060
Edited by: "Aradria" 29th Jun 2016
Would like to see the 8gb a little cheaper
after reading reviews and seeing the benchmarks it seems this card has pretty much the exact same performance as a gtx 970 but keep in mind that this card is on its first set of drivers and will get better overtime and has more gRAM than the 970. I suspect it will also get cheaper but is worth it at this price point
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-amd-radeon-rx-480-review

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3089316/components-graphics/amd-radeon-rx-480-review-redefining-whats-possible-with-a-200-graphics-card.html

http://techreport.com/review/30328/amd-radeon-rx-480-graphics-card-reviewed

http://www.polygon.com/2016/6/29/12050526/amd-radeon-rx-480-benchmark-1080-1070

I'm less excited than the reviewers, its knocked the price of this performance down to £175 from £250, £75 saved. Just shows how well the GTX970 held its price. My opinion of the RX480 ... meh.
Zoea

Would like to see the 8gb a little cheaper



Not really sure of the point of the 8GB version. If it had much better performance as the hype suggested then yes, but now the 4GB card is the one to get.
GTX1070 should be about twice the price because it is at least as fast in 2560 x 1440 as this is in 1920 x 1080. I would say this card is a good sweet spot for most gamers who don't yet own anything akin to a GTX970/R9 390. It'll sell a lot I imagine, mid range king. For now, anyway....
Do you think I'd see much benefit upgrading from my 4gb r290?
Do people still buy from that well known bunch of racists? They are rarely the cheapest unless you want to hand over £££ just for the latest e-peni s GPU
Edited by: "horsey" 29th Jun 2016
slipd

Do you think I'd see much benefit upgrading from my 4gb r290?



Not massively no. Just overclock it. RX 480 is not really faster than a GTX970 across a fairly wide set of games I have seen tested now
moneybag

Great for 1080 and most 1440 gaming.No need to upgrade most PSU's if you … Great for 1080 and most 1440 gaming.No need to upgrade most PSU's if you have a 6-pin PCIE connector.Only downside is the blower cooler which have historically been noisy and inefficient.Great price and I can't see NVIDIA competing with this on price for a while.


Doesn't that make you sad though? I would have thought "Great for 1440 and most 4K gaming" is what people were expecting. This is a "meh" card...will be popular though due to the low cost- well popular until Nvidia release their budget end cards that is.
horsey

Do people still buy from that well known bunch of racists? They are … Do people still buy from that well known bunch of racists? They are rarely the cheapest unless you want to hand over £££ just for the latest e-peni s GPU


It was bought by caseking.de 4 years ago. And they are currently really pushing to be the cheapest too. If they aren't they'll normally price match.
slipd

Do you think I'd see much benefit upgrading from my 4gb r290?



I'd be surprised if you did, though quite old the 290 has lasted better than most cards, it's around the performance of a gtx970, which this rx480 is said to only equal at best so you would be upgrading to practically the same performance. Power usage and heat generation are probably much better as the 290 was reputed to be hot and power hungry but I'd normally want some performance upgrade too, which it wouldn't give...
arnold.rimmer

Slighty slower than the 970 i think.



25% faster than 970 in new titles with DX12. 970 has no future. RX 480 will never shine in DX11, but who cares. People who bot other than TOP nvidia cards have been sh£t upon for years.
Was planning to get one, judging by the benchmarks I'm not sure the 8GB is worth £220, even though the memory clock is 12.5% faster (8000MHz instead of 7000). This 4GB seems a good price though and £45 cheaper for only a 1-4% performance impact, heat added.
Literally just caught them price gouging live. Had the item in my basket at this price, went to check out and it has risen to £184.99. Expired
nyasham

Looks set that this will be the new starting point for beginner and … Looks set that this will be the new starting point for beginner and budget PC gamers. I wonder how Nvidia will eventually respond with the speculated GTX 1060.It's a good time to be a PC gamer




But Intel are still shafting us with the CPU prices at the mo! We need ATI's new chips to bring the prices down!!
stanlenin

25% faster than 970 in new titles with DX12. 970 has no future. RX 480 … 25% faster than 970 in new titles with DX12. 970 has no future. RX 480 will never shine in DX11, but who cares. People who bot other than TOP nvidia cards have been sh£t upon for years.



That's the key issue, Nvidia wins on DX11 pretty consistently while on DX12, it looks like AMDs GCN is definitely coming up on top over Maxwell so there's a little more long term gains going forward.
Hardware Canuck review has the Radeon 480 > nVidia 980 in DX12 and > nVidia 970 in DX11. Compared to the 970 in DX12 games: " It absolutely demolishes the GTX 970 across the board".

For future-proofing this looks a far better card than the 970 given it's superior performance in the newer API, it has more memory (remember the 970 only effectively uses 3.5GB), the performance is comparing early immature drivers on a a new architecture for the 480 to mature drivers on the no longer manufactured 970/980. Also, this is rumoured to be the chip architecture that the Xbox Scorpio and PS4 Neo which will help developers improve performance.

Amazing value for money but there are a few valid reasons to wait: 1. these are based on AMD's reference design and stock cooler which don't have the best reputation and custom designs should be available soon. 2. nVidia may be able to compete in the same price range with the unannounced 1060. 3. If you really need to spend less AMD have the 460 & 470 launching in the next couple of weeks.
crackshotkv

That's the key issue, Nvidia wins on DX11 pretty consistently while on … That's the key issue, Nvidia wins on DX11 pretty consistently while on DX12, it looks like AMDs GCN is definitely coming up on top over Maxwell so there's a little more long term gains going forward.



That's abit premature considering AMD have no new cards released at 1070/1080 level and Nvidia have no new card 480 level.
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deleted793389
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Doesn't that make you sad though? I would have thought "Great for 1440 … Doesn't that make you sad though? I would have thought "Great for 1440 and most 4K gaming" is what people were expecting. This is a "meh" card...will be popular though due to the low cost- well popular until Nvidia release their budget end cards that is.


Ya I agree it is meh, but still about £50 cheaper than the GTX 970 for similar performance.
Seems like both NVIDIA and AMD have seriously over-hyped this generation which has ultimately led to disappointment; NVIDIA on price and AMD on performance... As usual.
Better buy it now before the price hike due to Brexit!
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