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ASUS ROG STRIX OC Radeon RX480 AMD Gaming Graphics Card 8GB & free Doom - £209.99 @ Scan
ASUS ROG STRIX OC Radeon RX480 AMD Gaming Graphics Card 8GB & free Doom - £209.99 @ Scan

ASUS ROG STRIX OC Radeon RX480 AMD Gaming Graphics Card 8GB & free Doom - £209.99 @ Scan

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Cheapest RX 480 strix I've seen. Worth the extra £30 over the Asus dual OC for a much better cooling solution, much more pleasing aesthetics and don't forget about the RGB lighting ;). This is a great card for £209.99, it also comes with a Doom digital code.

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Why so cold!? I'm pretty sure the Strix is up there with the GTR in terms of the pcb.

Good value for the more premium version of this card, can't really expect this to be the same price as the dual version. Heat.

£229 ...? oO
Would prefer a smaller card (if I was in the market for a card this weak)

jadamso

Why so cold!? I'm pretty sure the Strix is up there with the GTR in terms … Why so cold!? I'm pretty sure the Strix is up there with the GTR in terms of the pcb.



It may be the best 480 8gb out there, but that's the problem. The 480s do NOT overclock very well.

techpowerup.com/rev…tml
techpowerup.com/rev…tml

OCing the Strix results in less than reference 1060 6gb OC.

Once you start adding a few quid to the cost of a 480, it's value quickly goes down. You can't push the card, so why have an exotic cooling solution?

Nate1492

It may be the best 480 8gb out there, but that's the problem. The 480s do … It may be the best 480 8gb out there, but that's the problem. The 480s do NOT overclock very well.https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/23.htmlhttps://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/26.htmlOCing the Strix results in less than reference 1060 6gb OC. Once you start adding a few quid to the cost of a 480, it's value quickly goes down. You can't push the card, so why have an exotic cooling solution?



​Its as simple as this, if you don't care about backplates and RGB lighting the get the dual, but if you want those things for your specific build you have to pay £30 extra. Some people will happily pay for those features.

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kkane_irl

​Its as simple as this, if you don't care about backplates and RGB l … ​Its as simple as this, if you don't care about backplates and RGB lighting the get the dual, but if you want those things for your specific build you have to pay £30 extra. Some people will happily pay for those features.


Exactly, the Asus Dual OC would look terrible in my build X).

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Nate1492

It may be the best 480 8gb out there, but that's the problem. The 480s do … It may be the best 480 8gb out there, but that's the problem. The 480s do NOT overclock very well.https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/23.htmlhttps://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/26.htmlOCing the Strix results in less than reference 1060 6gb OC. Once you start adding a few quid to the cost of a 480, it's value quickly goes down. You can't push the card, so why have an exotic cooling solution?


I've seen different reviewers get much better overclocks out of the RX 480. It may be true you can't get a whole lot more out of it, but take the gigabyte rx480 for example and look at the temperatures of that even with a custom fan curve before overclocking.

JoshuaHirst

I've seen different reviewers get much better overclocks out of the RX … I've seen different reviewers get much better overclocks out of the RX 480. It may be true you can't get a whole lot more out of it, but take the gigabyte rx480 for example and look at the temperatures of that even with a custom fan curve before overclocking.



Care to provide a link? I've not seen anything over 8% in game performance. I've seen a 11% theoretical OC, but it never translates to game performance (from what I've seen).

JoshuaHirst

Exactly, the Asus Dual OC would look terrible in my build X).



​i bought the 4gb dual for £150 and can confirm its not a looker! But it should do the job until AMD release their top end cards (need it for freesync)

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Nate1492

Care to provide a link? I've not seen anything over 8% in game … Care to provide a link? I've not seen anything over 8% in game performance. I've seen a 11% theoretical OC, but it never translates to game performance (from what I've seen).



Nate1492

Care to provide a link? I've not seen anything over 8% in game … Care to provide a link? I've not seen anything over 8% in game performance. I've seen a 11% theoretical OC, but it never translates to game performance (from what I've seen).


There you go, i've seen higher than this as well bit-tech.net/har…/11
Edited by: "JoshuaHirst" 9th Mar

JoshuaHirst

There you go, i've seen higher than this as well … There you go, i've seen higher than this as well :)https://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2016/11/24/sapphire-rx-480-nitro-oc-4gb-and-8gb/11



I mean, do you refuse to actually look before posting?

I mentioned that I've seen 11% theoretical OC (These guys say 12% theoretical OC).

But did you actually look at the benchmarks provided?

There are 2 cards here tested over 2 games!

Sapphire and Asus cards.

Sapphire goes from 60/55 + 48/44 = 9% (With HUGE rounding errors).

ASUS goes from 53/51 + 42/39 = 5% (with HUGE rounding errors).

So, are you seriously willing to contest this as 'higher than 8%' with the amount of rounding error? These are whole numbers being used, and over 2 games. Seems almost *perfectly* aligned with what I've said (8% games, 11% theoretical).

The conclusion page just echoes my words:

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"the 8GB card improved by between seven and 11 percent"

JoshuaHirst

For both cards, the first step in overclocking was to whack the power … For both cards, the first step in overclocking was to whack the power limit to 150 percent (the highest available setting) to reduce the potential for bottlenecking. For the 8GB card, the core was stable up to 1,422MHz, but only after we also increased the voltage by 100mV. The memory was also happy with a small bump to 2.1GHz (8.4Gbps effective). These are overclocks of six and five percent respectively, although 1,422MHz compared to reference speeds is 12 percent higher – not bad. As for the 4GB card, the core this time around was stable at 1,426MHz, an increase of 120MHz or 9 percent (13 percent over reference) – again, 100mV more was needed to hit this. The memory here managed 1.925GHz (7.7Gbps effective), a 10 percent increase.At these speeds, and with the additional power headroom and voltage, system power consumption rose to a hefty 412W – this result was the same for both the 8GB and 4GB cards.(12% HIGHER THAN REFERENCE) No where in that text does it say theoretical and last time I heard 12% is more than 11% X). Besides not everyone buys graphics cards just for games... X)



I mean, again, you made an assumption that a 12.3% mhz bump will mean 12.3% theoretical benchmark improvement.

It doesn't, look at your own source... 6094/5633=8.1% for the Sapphire and 5981/5566=7.4% for the ASUS in theoretical benchmark improvements.

Do... You get my point yet?
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