MSI RX 480 Gaming x 8GB Graphics Card £225.22 Amazon
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MSI RX 480 Gaming x 8GB Graphics Card £225.22 Amazon

£225.22
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Found 2nd FebMade hot 2nd Feb
Probably the best rx 480 available.

absolute steal at this price

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Have one of these and it runs nice and quiet. Stays cool under load ~65max w/o overclocking. Stable clocks no throttling. OCs pretty well too.
Good price

this or Vega... humm decisions decisions

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Edited by: "rd3d2" 2nd Feb

Nice price for a good card

Is this any better than an MSI R390X 8gb ?

MarcoLoves360

this or Vega... humm decisions decisions



Vega won't be £225.

buckiebull

Is this any better than an MSI R390X 8gb ?



Not really. It'll run a lot cooler though.

Worthy upgrade to a 4gb 970 or not worth the bother?

Would anyone know if this would be suitable for a lad who plays World of Warcraft please?

adams54

Would anyone know if this would be suitable for a lad who plays World of … Would anyone know if this would be suitable for a lad who plays World of Warcraft please?



Easily, this will run pretty much anything modern at 1080p60.

ned_ryerson

Worthy upgrade to a 4gb 970 or not worth the bother?


I'd wait for something else dude

Id say the sapphire nitro edition is the best but the twin frozr is pretty damn good too. At this price you can't go wrong

adams54

Would anyone know if this would be suitable for a lad who plays World of … Would anyone know if this would be suitable for a lad who plays World of Warcraft please?


I got the RX470 4gb for £150 from amazon. Seen it around £165 lately. Very little difference between RX470 and RX480 at 1080p. This is 8gb so might be a bit future proof, but my logic is the RX 480 cannot do 4k so with the money saved, I can put it towards a RX580 or whatever next year for 4k gaming.

So see what you need for WoW but I think this is overkill

jameshothothot

I got the RX470 4gb for £150 from amazon. Seen it around £165 lately. V … I got the RX470 4gb for £150 from amazon. Seen it around £165 lately. Very little difference between RX470 and RX480 at 1080p. This is 8gb so might be a bit future proof, but my logic is the RX 480 cannot do 4k so with the money saved, I can put it towards a RX580 or whatever next year for 4k gaming.So see what you need for WoW but I think this is overkill


Definitely overkill for WoW, a 460 would play that happily!

kietay12

I'd wait for something else dude



Thank you. I'm still keeping my eye on the 1070 price drops

adams54

Would anyone know if this would be suitable for a lad who plays World of … Would anyone know if this would be suitable for a lad who plays World of Warcraft please?



I use a GTX 560 and get high 60+fps, ultra takes a little bit of a dip but still very playable
Edited by: "thecurt96" 2nd Feb

adams54

Would anyone know if this would be suitable for a lad who plays World of … Would anyone know if this would be suitable for a lad who plays World of Warcraft please?



​Hi mate, this will easily run WoW. I don't play it however and I'm not sure how limited it is by the CPU but this GPU is more than enough for most games today on high at 1080p.

ned_ryerson

Worthy upgrade to a 4gb 970 or not worth the bother?



​I'm in a similar boat with a 970 and from what I've read they're similar in terms of performance, with the AMD pulling away on DX12 games and the Nvidia better or equal in some older ones. I think I'm holding out for Vega or a significant upgrade tbh.

ned_ryerson

Worthy upgrade to a 4gb 970 or not worth the bother?


It's a relatively small upgrade, but the difference between a 480 and a 970 will grow more in time.

Depends on how unhappy you are with your 970, I suppose. Mine is still doing ok. I'm going to hold out til either my 970 becomes insufficient to do 1080p/60fps with decent settings, or until I can get a card capable of 4k/60fps for around £300-350. I feel like any upgrade in-between will feel like a stop-gap.

New cards must be round the corner, the RX 480 price seems to have dropped £50 across the board.

MSI is one of the better manufacturers, heat!

RX480 is not an upgrade on a GTX970. Make it a GTX1070 or don't bother

vulcanproject

RX480 is not an upgrade on a GTX970. Make it a GTX1070 or don't bother



It's an upgrade. Just not a worthy one.

Unless you've got money to burn or want to move up a model, skipping a generation is generally a good idea. 970 -> 1060 (or 480) makes little sense as it's a significant expenditure for a minimal upgrade. Likewise 980 -> 1070 or 960 -> 1050(Ti).

The 970 goes for about £120 at the moment, so £110 after postage costs. A £115 upgrade for a small increase in performance and some new features. Most likely the 970 will still be worth £80-£100 when the next generation launches and 1070 beating performance is available at this price point. Far more bang for your buck.

Edited by: "satchef1" 2nd Feb

Seanspeed

It's a relatively small upgrade, but the difference between a 480 and a … It's a relatively small upgrade, but the difference between a 480 and a 970 will grow more in time. Depends on how unhappy you are with your 970, I suppose. Mine is still doing ok. I'm going to hold out til either my 970 becomes insufficient to do 1080p/60fps with decent settings, or until I can get a card capable of 4k/60fps for around £300-350. I feel like any upgrade in-between will feel like a stop-gap.



Game benchmarks universally show that your 970 will outperform a 480 at 1080p and 1440p in games that are a couple of years old, but not in very recent Direct X12 games, nor any game at 4k resolution. However, the 480 isn't enough to push 4k at reasonable framerate anyway. As said above, in your case, go 1070, or skip this generation entirely.
Edited by: "Scottc123" 2nd Feb

Does AMD have anything that rivals a Nvidia 1080 GFX Card ?

buckiebull

Does AMD have anything that rivals a Nvidia 1080 GFX Card ?



​Not currently. Vega might rival it but we simply don't know yet as it's unreleased. Vega is coming out really soon (March) if rumours are to be believed.

Original Poster

buckiebull

Does AMD have anything that rivals a Nvidia 1080 GFX Card ?



nothing.

Unitl vega is released and we can see how it performs against it or the upcoming 1080ti, for the absolute best performance right now form a single card, you need the 1080

MarcoLoves360

this or Vega... humm decisions decisions


Get an aftermarket RX470/480 for £160-£200 now, or pay twice the price for Vega 10 in March or June (not sure) if you want to game at 4k 60fps. Also if you're input lag and screen tearing sensitive Freesync monitors whip Gsync monitors for value.

Ribs85

​Not currently. Vega might rival it but we simply don't know yet as it's u … ​Not currently. Vega might rival it but we simply don't know yet as it's unreleased. Vega is coming out really soon (March) if rumours are to be believed.



corrazy

nothing.Unitl vega is released and we can see how it performs against it … nothing.Unitl vega is released and we can see how it performs against it or the upcoming 1080ti, for the absolute best performance right now form a single card, you need the 1080


Thanks guys, I will wait and see what happens in the next few months and save a wee bit more

Will this 480 run GTA V with everything on its highest setting @ 1080p 60 FPS?

upgrade from rx460 2gb or wait ?

yes it will run it easy if that's all he is playing though i would recommend save yourself some monies and go for a gtx 1050ti 4gb. can pick them up around the £150 mark

tom_gov

upgrade from rx460 2gb or wait ?



​Why do you have a 460 if you wanted to upgrade it's still so new

Scottc123

Game benchmarks universally show that your 970 will outperform a 480 at … Game benchmarks universally show that your 970 will outperform a 480 at 1080p and 1440p in games that are a couple of years old, but not in very recent Direct X12 games, nor any game at 4k resolution. However, the 480 isn't enough to push 4k at reasonable framerate anyway. As said above, in your case, go 1070, or skip this generation entirely.


480 isn't just beating 970 in modern DX12 games, but also DX11 games, too. Especially console-driven AAA titles. This should be quite relevant for anybody looking to buy a new GPU as most people dont buy these mid-range cards with no interest in playing new games at good settings and performance.

The gap will likely be quite drastic in two years or so. The vRAM difference alone will probably mean a significant difference in ability to run good textures and draw distances on the 970.

But yea, I dont feel the 1070 is good value. It's something like £70-100 more than the 970 was and it's likely going to be blown away by Vega here soon enough. Volta is probably not super far off either, given how early Nvidia were confident in releasing basically the full Pascal line-up. And the fact that Pascal itself was only a late stop-gap architecture to fill in between Maxwell and Volta means it's probably going to be significantly outdone here in pretty short order.

Volta will probably be the first chance of a 4k/60fps card at £300-350. If not at release, then maybe a year later or so with a price drop.

Seanspeed

480 isn't just beating 970 in modern DX12 games, but also DX11 games, … 480 isn't just beating 970 in modern DX12 games, but also DX11 games, too. Especially console-driven AAA titles. This should be quite relevant for anybody looking to buy a new GPU as most people dont buy these mid-range cards with no interest in playing new games at good settings and performance. The gap will likely be quite drastic in two years or so. The vRAM difference alone will probably mean a significant difference in ability to run good textures and draw distances on the 970. But yea, I dont feel the 1070 is good value. It's something like £70-100 more than the 970 was and it's likely going to be blown away by Vega here soon enough. Volta is probably not super far off either, given how early Nvidia were confident in releasing basically the full Pascal line-up. And the fact that Pascal itself was only a late stop-gap architecture to fill in between Maxwell and Volta means it's probably going to be significantly outdone here in pretty short order. Volta will probably be the first chance of a 4k/60fps card at £300-350. If not at release, then maybe a year later or so with a price drop.



Not according to this: trustedreviews.com/amd…iew

Scottc123

Not according to this: … Not according to this: http://www.trustedreviews.com/amd-radeon-rx-480-review



Launch review = bad drivers for the 480.

Yes, the date at the top is 27th January 2017. But TR have simply republished their earlier review; it says so at the start of the first page.

Not that I'd suggest the 480 is significantly faster than the 970. It isn't. The extra RAM might have an effect going forward though; the 780Ti struggles with some newer titles.
Edited by: "satchef1" 2nd Feb

enwod

​I'm in a similar boat with a 970 and from what I've read they're similar … ​I'm in a similar boat with a 970 and from what I've read they're similar in terms of performance, with the AMD pulling away on DX12 games and the Nvidia better or equal in some older ones. I think I'm holding out for Vega or a significant upgrade tbh.



The reports of AMD 'pulling away' on DX12 are greatly exaggerated.

Many review sites have 2 games in favor of NVIDIA and 4 in favor of AMD. It's really far too early tell.

The sample size is small and the comparisons are generally very close.

But if you have a 970, there is no reason to buy a 1060, 480, or anything else unless you plan on going 1070/1080.

akdeal

Will this 480 run GTA V with everything on its highest setting @ 1080p 60 … Will this 480 run GTA V with everything on its highest setting @ 1080p 60 FPS?


This review is a little old and the drivers have been further optimised since then, but it seems 1080p is fine
Edited by: "dreamager" 2nd Feb

satchef1

Launch review = bad drivers for the 480.Yes, the date at the top is 27th … Launch review = bad drivers for the 480.Yes, the date at the top is 27th January 2017. But TR have simply republished their earlier review; it says so at the start of the first page.Not that I'd suggest the 480 is significantly faster than the 970. It isn't. The extra RAM might have an effect going forward though; the 780Ti struggles with some newer titles.



http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-rx-480-gaming-x-8gb-graphics-card-225-22-amazon-2611170#post-comment

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_970_Gaming/30.html

The MSI version of the 970 is within 5% performance of the MSI 480 before either are OC'd.

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/RX_480_Gaming_X/26.html

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_970_Gaming/30.html


The 970 recovers the 5% in OC.

Anyway, if you are paying the same price, the 480 is a better value, but if you can get a 970 for 100-140, it's a great deal.

I got an r9 270x toxic 2gb. Cex round the corner from my work have a MSI GTX970 for sale for £185, they'll give me £50 for my GPU. Is it worth the upgrade? Could I get more that £50 if I sell it on?
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