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MSI RX480 8gb includes Civilization 6 £239.99 (Possible £192 + shipping after cashback) @ Scan
MSI RX480 8gb includes Civilization 6 £239.99 (Possible £192 + shipping after cashback) @ Scan

MSI RX480 8gb includes Civilization 6 £239.99 (Possible £192 + shipping after cashback) @ Scan

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MSI RX480 8gb £192 + shipping after cashback from MSI PROMOTION period: 25TH November – 2ND December 2016
Purchase a qualifying MSI AMD RX 400 Series product from 00:00 25/11/16 until 23:59 02/12/16 to be eligable for 20% cachback.

MSI needs to receive the claim form no later than 30 days from the end of the promotion period. Claims received after this period will be made void

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should probably put this in the "Computers" section

Original Poster

Done

Pretty amazing deal, considering this is probably the best model of RX 480 (and very quiet).

https://abload.de/img/tempa2jdc.png

Under £200 and a free copy of Civ VI is a real bargain. MSI are good at dealing with cashback too based on my experience of claiming it for a motherboard a couple of years ago. Had no issues getting it.
Edited by: "Aretak" 25th Nov 2016

SOLD!

yeah just returned the sapphire one from yesterday for this

thanks

good deal and game aswell

Hasslehogg

yeah just returned the sapphire one from yesterday for this :)thanks


Is this worth extra 30 (if no cashback)?

why wouldnt there be no cashback?

Don't buy MSI, they have absolutely horribly disgraceful support. They make you pay £50 for issues even under warrenty.

Whoops just bought it. Goodbye 7950!

Goodbye RX270 and hello 1440p with freesync!

Anyone who picked one of these up - Do you get a download code as an email or physical code with the product? Do you end up with it as a Steam download? Thanks!

JoshTip

Don't buy MSI, they have absolutely horribly disgraceful support. They … Don't buy MSI, they have absolutely horribly disgraceful support. They make you pay £50 for issues even under warrenty.


I used MSI's RMA service once a couple of years back and they were great. Sent in my broken GTX 460 and they returned a working GTX 570 to me in around a week, as they had no 460s in stock. There was no charge for this upgrade. The only thing that slightly sucked was having to ship the card to the Netherlands, but that can't be helped, since it's where their repair centre is located.

Red hot! Would people recommend a HDMI cable or diplayport for my 4k monitor? I can't find any definitive answer anywhere. Will they both send audio to my inbuilt crappy speakers when I can't be arsed to put the surround sound on?

mikedigitales

Anyone who picked one of these up - Do you get a download code as an … Anyone who picked one of these up - Do you get a download code as an email or physical code with the product? Do you end up with it as a Steam download? Thanks!


I got a download code in an email. You need to go to amd.com to redeem the email code.

I guess it will be a steam download but I gave the code to a friend so can't comment on the redeeming process itself.

hannibalhorn

Red hot! Would people recommend a HDMI cable or diplayport for my 4k … Red hot! Would people recommend a HDMI cable or diplayport for my 4k monitor? I can't find any definitive answer anywhere. Will they both send audio to my inbuilt crappy speakers when I can't be arsed to put the surround sound on?



HDMI and Displayport both carry audio, HDMI needs to be version 2.0 on the input to support 4K resolution.

cantonbean

Goodbye RX270 and hello 1440p with freesync!



​what setting are we looking at at 2k

RedRain

​what setting are we looking at at 2k



From what I've read online and tests and advice on here this should be fine for max settings on most games but that's only what people have said elsewhere. I did look at a fury but the one on offer doesn't get great quality reviews and I've got a freesync monitor so this when combined with 20% cash back and selling Civ seem good value!

This or the 4gb at £153 after the cashback (from Amazon)? I'm not a hardcore gamer and won't be using it for 4k. More interested in something that will keep me playing mainstream titles at
middling frame rates for the next 3-4 years.

Advice welcome, I am so out of touch on recent GPU developments.

Thanks

Edited by: "Mildlytight" 25th Nov 2016

Aretak

Pretty amazing deal, considering this is probably the best model of RX … Pretty amazing deal, considering this is probably the best model of RX 480 (and very quiet). Under £200 and a free copy of Civ VI is a real bargain. MSI are good at dealing with cashback too based on my experience of claiming it for a motherboard a couple of years ago. Had no issues getting it.


This or the NitroX+?

Found one comparison - in dutch though - nl.hardware.info/rev…sie

Edited by: "jsty3105" 25th Nov 2016

What is this comparable to in terms of nVidia?

I currently have a 4GB GTX 960, should I upgrade? Is this EVEN an upgrade?
cheers

DatAlbino

What is this comparable to in terms of nVidia?I currently have a 4GB GTX … What is this comparable to in terms of nVidia?I currently have a 4GB GTX 960, should I upgrade? Is this EVEN an upgrade?cheers


Not much of an upgrade tbf, like around a 30% boost.

Thanks OP Went for it got free delivery as I am member with AVFourms

Bought thanks OP

Mildlytight

This or the 4gb at £153 after the cashback (from Amazon)? I'm not a … This or the 4gb at £153 after the cashback (from Amazon)? I'm not a hardcore gamer and won't be using it for 4k.



It depends on the resolution you play at; if 1080p, the 470 would probably suffice you; you (probably) won't need the extra RAM for 1080p and the 470 has ~11% fewer stream processors (so probably a similar lowering of performance). It will play most current games at highest settings so _should_ play games released in the next few years with reduced eye candy

cantonbean

From what I've read online and tests and advice on here this should be … From what I've read online and tests and advice on here this should be fine for max settings on most games but that's only what people have said elsewhere. I did look at a fury but the one on offer doesn't get great quality reviews and I've got a freesync monitor so this when combined with 20% cash back and selling Civ seem good value!



You'll be fine on e-sports games and less demanding titles but you'll need to compromise quality settings (like AA or textures/shadows) to stay in your freesync range (the ideal) on titles like BF1, Mordor, Witcher 3. Forza 3 for example pushes my Fury on Ultra at 1440p with a desired 60fps.

Like it or not, the 480 is supposed to fill the 1080p Ultra settings at high FPS, that's where the vast majority (something like 85%) of PC Gamers operate.

Great deal though, especially if you sell the key via Kinguin or whatever.

Enjoy your new card.

hamzahuk

Not much of an upgrade tbf, like around a 30% boost.



So basically all these graphics cards are strictly for above 1080p and apart from that my 960 will suffice for 1080p60fps gaming for the next year at least? all the hype is useless?

Or am I wrong? idk

should mention that I have a 144hz monitor and would like to make use of it, although admittedly I do mostly play csgo, rocket league, and other less intensive games, and easily hit 144+ on them
Edited by: "DatAlbino" 25th Nov 2016

Mildlytight

This or the 4gb at £153 after the cashback (from Amazon)? I'm not a … This or the 4gb at £153 after the cashback (from Amazon)? I'm not a hardcore gamer and won't be using it for 4k. More interested in something that will keep me playing mainstream titles at middling frame rates for the next 3-4 years.Advice welcome, I am so out of touch on recent GPU developments.Thanks



That's good value for that card, the RX480 was only released this summer. 3 years is probably a good bet but it's hard to tell the future. 4gb should be ok at 1080p for that duration as long as you're not trying to use the ultra setting for textures.

One nice carry over from console development is that newer titles are including dynamic resolution scaling. Like the name sounds it changes the render resolution dynamically to maintain frame rate at the cost of image quality e.g. Doom, Overwatch and Titanfall 2 all have this implemented for all cards. Hopefully this trend continues so that cards last longer.

You might also consider a gtx 1060. Super geeky analysis in the below 2 threads:
reddit.com/r/n…th/
reddit.com/r/n…60/

You probably won't go wrong just buying whichever one is cheaper.

Personally I usually buy 2nd hand cards and then resell and upgrade every couple of years. This is by far the most cost efficient. The classifieds at avforums.com are pretty good for this. Usually cheaper than ebay due to the community and lack of fees.

DatAlbino

So basically all these graphics cards are strictly for above 1080p and … So basically all these graphics cards are strictly for above 1080p and apart from that my 960 will suffice for 1080p60fps gaming for the next year at least? all the hype is useless?Or am I wrong? idkshould mention that I have a 144hz monitor and would like to make use of it, although admittedly I do mostly play csgo, rocket league, and other less intensive games, and easily hit 144+ on them



You don't need this card for the games you play.

lomax

That's good value for that card, the RX480 was only released this summer. … That's good value for that card, the RX480 was only released this summer. 3 years is probably a good bet but it's hard to tell the future. 4gb should be ok at 1080p for that duration as long as you're not trying to use the ultra setting for textures. One nice carry over from console development is that newer titles are including dynamic resolution scaling. Like the name sounds it changes the render resolution dynamically to maintain frame rate at the cost of image quality e.g. Doom, Overwatch and Titanfall 2 all have this implemented for all cards. Hopefully this trend continues so that cards last longer.You might also consider a gtx 1060. Super geeky analysis in the below 2 threads:https://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comments/4tztue/gtx_1060_vs_rx_480_a_statsbased_analysis_with/https://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comments/4tyco0/the_truth_about_480_vs_1060/You probably won't go wrong just buying whichever one is cheaper.Personally I usually buy 2nd hand cards and then resell and upgrade every couple of years. This is by far the most cost efficient. The classifieds at avforums.com are pretty good for this. Usually cheaper than ebay due to the community and lack of fees.



Wouldn't recommend the 3GB card for that duration as there's a good few games already searching for more VRAM.

On the AMD front in terms of optimizations you mentioned there's also Vulkan which should add some life to the card, Doom being a fine example as you mentioned.

Happily, my previous Amazon FR warehouse deal for the reference Sapphire 480 card for £175 never panned out. After the cashback and flogging off the CIV 6 key, I should have a better card for equal or just a bit more.

The_Hoff

Wouldn't recommend the 3GB card for that duration as there's a good few … Wouldn't recommend the 3GB card for that duration as there's a good few games already searching for more VRAM.On the AMD front in terms of optimizations you mentioned there's also Vulkan which should add some life to the card, Doom being a fine example as you mentioned.


True 3gb is too low for a new card today. Hopefully Vulkan will lead to better performance all round as developers get better at utilising it. It's already shown that AMD cards should have been performing better but were likely held back by their drivers. Anything that increases competition is welcome!

DatAlbino

So basically all these graphics cards are strictly for above 1080p and … So basically all these graphics cards are strictly for above 1080p and apart from that my 960 will suffice for 1080p60fps gaming for the next year at least? all the hype is useless?Or am I wrong? idkshould mention that I have a 144hz monitor and would like to make use of it, although admittedly I do mostly play csgo, rocket league, and other less intensive games, and easily hit 144+ on them


Your gtx 960 is perfect for those games, even a bit of an overkill for those mobas. I would only get that 480 if you want a guaranteed 60fps on AAA titles 1080p ultra. Also for higher resolutions (1440p, 4k) dont get a 480, you would be getting under 45fps most of the time and it wouldnt be future proof at all for those resolutions.

Drat, i got 2 of these cards 3 weeks ago on amazon.Nice deal!

I've been waiting for a 1060 deal all day having convinced myself that the 1060 is the better card, now after seeing this I need to find reviews that say the 480 is the better card so I can order this
Edited by: "paulod" 25th Nov 2016

Can someone quickly explain how to apply for the cash back and also is it certain to give me cashback if I do apply.

£13.19 cheapest postage for me.

Bully

£13.19 cheapest postage for me.



​if you scroll up there are instructions on how to get free postage by registering on a forum. it was free delivery to my home Monday or pick up from a local shop tomorrow.

hannibalhorn

​if you scroll up there are instructions on how to get free postage by r … ​if you scroll up there are instructions on how to get free postage by registering on a forum. it was free delivery to my home Monday or pick up from a local shop tomorrow.



​I tried to find the original post to thank the poster but it must be another thread. Click here for free postage. avforums.com/pag…er/
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