Asus Radeon DUAL RX 480 GDDR5 4GB OC VR Gaming Graphics Card £154.99 at awd-it
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Asus Radeon DUAL RX 480 GDDR5 4GB OC VR Gaming Graphics Card £154.99 at awd-it

£154.99
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Found 21st FebMade hot 21st Feb
Bloody good price for an RX 480. Quite ridiculous how cheap it is to get great performance at 1080p

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It's getting hot in hereee.

great price, with the performance benefits drivers have brought since release, i think this could be declared the new budget - low mid range value king. While I have a lot of respect for the GTX1060, with current pricing this is a much better buy...

Haawwwt!!

damn thats rx 460 pricing, amazing just ordered the 8gb version for my friends build

Incoming "get the 8gb"

At this price not much point for anyone going for the 460, 470 or 1050/ti

4GB is a much more sensible configuration for the 480.
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Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 21st Feb

These rx 480 seems to have dropped marginally over the past week oO

Ok price but I think £36 more gets you the 8GB which makes sense (least to me) anyway
Edited by: "hatton420" 21st Feb

hatton420

Ok price but I think £36 more gets you the 8GB which makes sense (least … Ok price but I think £36 more gets you the 8GB which makes sense (least to me) anyway



Does it make that much of a difference to performance? Serious question, still getting my head around components and DIY PC stuff.

moz_1983

Does it make that much of a difference to performance? Serious question, … Does it make that much of a difference to performance? Serious question, still getting my head around components and DIY PC stuff.



A slight gain on the 8GB model. This is due to the memory working at a higher frequency than the 4GB. It's not a lot though, and the memory on the 4GB can be overclocked to match easily enough anyway.

So I'm definitely thinking of getting this. What would you guys say is a good CPU to go along side with it? I don't want the CPU to bottleneck performance. Something around £100-150? Also feel free to suggest a motherboard

moz_1983

Does it make that much of a difference to performance? Serious question, … Does it make that much of a difference to performance? Serious question, still getting my head around components and DIY PC stuff.



3-5% gain at best, 0-3% gain at worst depending on the game and how much memory benefits there are.

If you are gaming at 1080p, there is almost no reason to spend 36 more on the 8gb of RAM. It does not make sense to me, at 1080p. And if you plan on going higher than 1080p, AMD 480 4gb or 8gb do not make sense full stop.
Edited by: "Nate1492" 21st Feb

yordancho

So I'm definitely thinking of getting this. What would you guys say is a … So I'm definitely thinking of getting this. What would you guys say is a good CPU to go along side with it? I don't want the CPU to bottleneck performance. Something around £100-150? Also feel free to suggest a motherboard



mate mate mate MATEEEEEE

wait until next week, AMD are releasing their new CPUs, and a very attractive price, and if you want one of those CPUs you will need the new motherboard aswell, so best to wait!

I agree that the 4GB is enough at 1080p, no doubting that, it will be good for atleast 1 more most likely 2 more years, only a few games need more than 4GB and quite a few games with mods might need more than 4GB BUT....

for 30 pound more why not, atleast you know pretty much whatever game you throw at it you can handle.

Also can anyone clarify who might know more, is there a certain 4GB model that can be unlocked to 8GB or is it nearly every single 4GB version? cause then the 4GB is very attractive proposition

If you want 8 gigs but are happy to lose a bit of performance may I direct you to their sales section where a RX470 is being sold for 6 pounds less than this model

Edit: since I last checked the price has shot up however the Nvidia 1060 6gb small scale models are £150
Edited by: "dannykerner1990" 21st Feb

hasj2

Also can anyone clarify who might know more, is there a certain 4GB model … Also can anyone clarify who might know more, is there a certain 4GB model that can be unlocked to 8GB or is it nearly every single 4GB version? cause then the 4GB is very attractive proposition



I am pretty sure it was only early AMD reference design cards that could be unlocked, so none of the newer non reference designs like this.

I think given time the 8GB cards too will fall to this level, though even as it is, this is a very good deal.

hasj2

mate mate mate MATEEEEEEwait until next week, AMD are releasing their … mate mate mate MATEEEEEEwait until next week, AMD are releasing their new CPUs, and a very attractive price, and if you want one of those CPUs you will need the new motherboard aswell, so best to wait!


You're right I just looked it up, thanks :O ! It's the Ryzen3 right? Do you have an opinion on which new motherboard is better, or still to early to tell?

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yordancho

You're right I just looked it up, thanks :O ! It's the Ryzen3 right? Do … You're right I just looked it up, thanks :O ! It's the Ryzen3 right? Do you have an opinion on which new motherboard is better, or still to early to tell?



Still too early to tell mate!

I think this is a cracking price. Just need to off load the two 7850 cards I have in Crossfire

yordancho

You're right I just looked it up, thanks :O ! It's the Ryzen3 right? Do … You're right I just looked it up, thanks :O ! It's the Ryzen3 right? Do you have an opinion on which new motherboard is better, or still to early to tell?



if skys the limit with money, ASUS X370 Crosshair VI Hero is looking a treat, but thats looking to be around £200 for the mobo alone, there is already a youtube unboxing of it HERE, I wouldn't pay that much for a mobo tho. There are images and renders and detailed articles about the motherboards, but no official press release yet.

hasj2

if skys the limit with money, ASUS X370 Crosshair VI Hero is looking a … if skys the limit with money, ASUS X370 Crosshair VI Hero is looking a treat, but thats looking to be around £200 for the mobo alone, there is already a youtube unboxing of it HERE, I wouldn't pay that much for a mobo tho. There are images and renders and detailed articles about the motherboards, but no official press release yet.



£200 for a motherboard? Damn, Computers companies really need to fix their price/performance/value ratio

Me personally i think motherboards should be dirt cheap so you can spend more on parts

Darkraiser

These rx 480 seems to have dropped marginally over the past week oO



​More than likely because amd is due to release some new gpus soon

TheGuyWhoNeverGetsSamples

£200 for a motherboard? Damn, Computers companies really need to fix … £200 for a motherboard? Damn, Computers companies really need to fix their price/performance/value ratioMe personally i think motherboards should be dirt cheap so you can spend more on parts



​£200 motherboards are generally aimed at enthusiast section for people doing LN2 clocking. A top of the range Intel motherboard for normal air/water cooling can be had for around £130 mark.

Best bang for a buck. Performance per dollar in this price = number one in a chart.
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Ahh, the daily RX480 deal, cheers OP - NOT!

hasj2

I agree that the 4GB is enough at 1080p, no doubting that, it will be … I agree that the 4GB is enough at 1080p, no doubting that, it will be good for atleast 1 more most likely 2 more years, only a few games need more than 4GB and quite a few games with mods might need more than 4GB BUT....for 30 pound more why not, atleast you know pretty much whatever game you throw at it you can handle.



​Look at the steam hardware survey data, most people have gb, like 70%. You kill your sales by needing more than that at 1080p. So whilst you might want more for higher detail settings and 4k, for the latest releases at medium settings at 1080p for next 2 years, 4gb is more than enough. Just from a business perspective.

Almost back to the price they were launched at...

hasj2

I agree that the 4GB is enough at 1080p, no doubting that, it will be … I agree that the 4GB is enough at 1080p, no doubting that, it will be good for atleast 1 more most likely 2 more years, only a few games need more than 4GB and quite a few games with mods might need more than 4GB BUT....for 30 pound more why not, atleast you know pretty much whatever game you throw at it you can handle.



With that logic, for just a few more pounds, get a really good card in the 1070.

I mean, if you keep slapping 30 quid on top of it, you can get better and better cards.

155 is extremely good value. add 32 to that, it's not as good value. And really, you are suggesting to 'future proof' RAM while this card itself is not future proof, in 2 years the 4gb and 8gb models will both be too slow, and it won't be because of the RAM.

Spies

Almost back to the price they were launched at...


What do you mean?

When the RX480 4gb editions were released, they were £149.99 and have steadily gone up in price ever since.

Nate1492

With that logic, for just a few more pounds, get a really good card in … With that logic, for just a few more pounds, get a really good card in the 1070.I mean, if you keep slapping 30 quid on top of it, you can get better and better cards.155 is extremely good value. add 32 to that, it's not as good value. And really, you are suggesting to 'future proof' RAM while this card itself is not future proof, in 2 years the 4gb and 8gb models will both be too slow, and it won't be because of the RAM.



Why haven't you posted that deal if you can get a 1070 for £210 (which is £30 on top of the 8GB model), probably because you cant

I said 4GB for the next 1-2 years, I didnt speak about future proofing, i specifically said that the 4GB card will be good for atleast another year or 2, I also stated the reason why 8GB is a good idea and it was nothing to do with future proofing.
Edited by: "hasj2" 22nd Feb

hasj2

Why haven't you posted that deal if you can get a 1070 for £210 (which is … Why haven't you posted that deal if you can get a 1070 for £210 (which is £30 on top of the 8GB model), probably because you cantI said 4GB for the next 1-2 years, I didnt speak about future proofing, i specifically said that the 4GB card will be good for atleast another year or 2, I also stated the reason why 8GB is a good idea and it was nothing to do with future proofing.I don't know why you think I was saying this mid range graphics card would be good for future proofing.


Here is what I'm thinking: If you get a 4gb now youre good for 1-2 years @1080p. If however at that time you want to upgrade having a 8gb one would be better since you can get another one and crossfire them. Or if you want to go nVidia for example 1070 then reselling the 8gb would be easier as well. Any thoughts?

yordancho

Here is what I'm thinking: If you get a 4gb now youre good for 1-2 years … Here is what I'm thinking: If you get a 4gb now youre good for 1-2 years @1080p. If however at that time you want to upgrade having a 8gb one would be better since you can get another one and crossfire them. Or if you want to go nVidia for example 1070 then reselling the 8gb would be easier as well. Any thoughts?



Like i said in my initial statement, i agree 4GB is enough for 1-2 years, except for 1-2 games which use more than 4GB and games with custom mods which can go above 4GB, these are both rare cases which most people are not interested in.

I myself only play H1Z1, CS:GO, as my PS4 is used for most games as i play with friends, and 4GB is good enough for me, but some people use their PC exclusively for all their gaming then I say in some rare circumstances 8GB is needed

Spies

When the RX480 4gb editions were released, they were £149.99 and have … When the RX480 4gb editions were released, they were £149.99 and have steadily gone up in price ever since.



They were never that low, best price on release and after was £170-175 and there were hardly any 4GB cards available.

yordancho

You're right I just looked it up, thanks :O ! It's the Ryzen3 right? Do … You're right I just looked it up, thanks :O ! It's the Ryzen3 right? Do you have an opinion on which new motherboard is better, or still to early to tell?



Ryzen prices are going to be way above the £150 you mentioned.This article suggests £283 + vat as a wholesale price. It's also massive overkill for gaming.

I'd have said an AMD FX-8300 at £100 with £60 on an AM3+ mobo was a good shout if you really want to hold to that budget, although it is getting a bit old school. I'd say an i5 7500 would be a good pair for this GPU if you could stretch to £193, with something like an ASUS PRIME B250-Plus Motherboard at £88. That feels more balanced and future proof.

yordancho

You're right I just looked it up, thanks :O ! It's the Ryzen3 right? Do … You're right I just looked it up, thanks :O ! It's the Ryzen3 right? Do you have an opinion on which new motherboard is better, or still to early to tell?



Ryzen prices are going to be way above the £150 you mentioned.This article suggests £283 + vat as a wholesale price. It's also massive overkill for gaming.

I'd have said an AMD FX-8300 at £100 with £60 on an AM3+ mobo was a good shout if you really want to hold to that budget, although it is getting a bit old school. I'd say an i5 7500 would be a good pair for this GPU if you could stretch to £193, with something like an ASUS PRIME B250-Plus Motherboard at £88. That feels more balanced and future proof.

Imo, an i5 isn't needed to pair with this for solid 1080p performance. I'll be looking at the Ryzen chips under £100, or if they don't get received well, the pentium G4560: eurogamer.net/art…iew

Could have tempted me if it was an ITX size... the 1060 has had an ITX option for ages now... just waiting on that price drop.
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