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Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB Graphics Card £199.99 @ Amazon
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB Graphics Card £199.99 @ Amazon

Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB Graphics Card £199.99 @ Amazon

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Cheapest I have seen this card as was waiting for one under the £200 mark from Amazon. Out of stock at the min but took the plunge and ordered as not in any rush. Hope it helps someone at least.

Product Description

21260-00-20G - 8GB Sapphire Radeon RX 480, 14nm Polaris, PCIe 3.0, 8000MHz GDDR5, 1126MHz GPU, 1266MHz Boost, 2304 Streams, 3x DP/HDMI

Box Contains

1 x 21260-00-20G

125 Comments

Nice price.

Hot for being Amazon, shame it's reference design.

cracking card i picked mine up last week. very little noise and blows away any game ive thrown at it.

Ive just got myself a freesync monitor..... does it really make a big difference? I currently have a Geforce 1060 6gb (I didn't get buy the monitor for the freesync, it just comes as a feature).
I am debating selling my 1060 if the freesync is worth it!
Edited by: "coldjim" 26th Jan

argh. I'm torn. this or a 6gb 1060!

darthvader666uk

argh. I'm torn. this or a 6gb 1060!


this.

hot price for 8gb! I got the 4gb 470 from amazon and happy with everything in 1080p hd. I tried it on 4k on my dad's tv and it was poor. not sure the 480 is ready for 4k - i think more 1440p? so waiting for the '490' til i upgrade

darthvader666uk

argh. I'm torn. this or a 6gb 1060!



Why?

This is cheaper and performs marginally better.

darthvader666uk

argh. I'm torn. this or a 6gb 1060!


This, especially with this card increasingly outperforming the 1060 on DX12 games as drivers improve and adoption increases.

Seeing a few good deals on these makes me optimistic

jameshothothot

hot price for 8gb! I got the 4gb 470 from amazon and happy with … hot price for 8gb! I got the 4gb 470 from amazon and happy with everything in 1080p hd. I tried it on 4k on my dad's tv and it was poor. not sure the 480 is ready for 4k - i think more 1440p? so waiting for the '490' til i upgrade



Did you try outputting 1440p to the TV? Should still look good I reckon.

coldjim

Ive just got myself a freesync monitor..... does it really make a big … Ive just got myself a freesync monitor..... does it really make a big difference? I currently have a Geforce 1060 6gb (I didn't get buy the monitor for the freesync, it just comes as a feature). I am debating selling my 1060 if the freesync is worth it!



​It depends whether you drop any frames. I've got a freesync monitor and it feels like it smooths out the jumpiness when the framerate drops. Quite a nice feature but it's best with demanding games.

If you are running at a locked 60fps or whatever refresh rate your monitor runs at, you wouldn't see any difference.

What resolution is your monitor? If you're playing at 1440p it might be worth it. At 1080p, depending on the rest of your rig, you'd probably be alright most of the time.

I've got an R390 and my monitor is an ultrawide 1440p screen, so 3440x1440, so I definitely see some dropped frames on newer games! And freesync does help. I still want a new card though, looking forward to Vega...

Wanted a freesync card but after 2 480s both giving flickering on desktop and black screens I went with the 1060 6GB. It's a known driver problem. A 470 had the same problem on my other PC. I know three other people who avoided the RX cards for this exact reason. AMD **** up.

should I wait for Vega? I have an 1440p freesync 144hz monitor

darthvader666uk

argh. I'm torn. this or a 6gb 1060!



1060 unless you like fan noise. This is noisy AF

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_1060/25.html
techpowerup.com/rev…tml

MarcoLoves360

should I wait for Vega? I have an 1440p freesync 144hz monitor



I run a Fury @ 1440p on a 144hz freesync, works very nicely. If you can get a deal on the fury it will obviously outperform the 480.

What do you have right now? What games do you play?



coldjim

Ive just got myself a freesync monitor..... does it really make a big … Ive just got myself a freesync monitor..... does it really make a big difference? I currently have a Geforce 1060 6gb (I didn't get buy the monitor for the freesync, it just comes as a feature). I am debating selling my 1060 if the freesync is worth it!

coldjim

Ive just got myself a freesync monitor..... does it really make a big … Ive just got myself a freesync monitor..... does it really make a big difference? I currently have a Geforce 1060 6gb (I didn't get buy the monitor for the freesync, it just comes as a feature). I am debating selling my 1060 if the freesync is worth it!



I personally hate tearing. It really ruins the experience for me and V-Sync is less than ideal making you sacrifice rates for tear free gaming.
I purchased a G Sync monitor not too long ago and the difference is astounding. No more torn frames while the GPU pumps out however many frames it can muster.

Freesync is practically the same and either form of adaptive sync should be standard on all panels imo as they're essential for a good experience.

satchef1

Why?This is cheaper and performs marginally better.



This is simply not true.

You can see recent tests here:

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_1080_Amp_Extreme/29.html

Ignore the 1080 eye candy, techpower re-run all their tests with the same drivers.

Take a look at the 480 and the 1060.

Now, right now, without any deals, the 1060 is selling for 228.99 (Amazon price).

The difference is a bit much at this price point and the 480 at 199.99 is a good price.

What is not good though, is that this a reference 480 design, which is, without mincing words, awful.

Blower cooler, doesn't OC well, and is loud.

If you already have an AMD FreeSync monitor, then there is little point buying anything but AMD. So, if you have FreeSync and need a budget card, go for it.

If not, consider your options, look for a non reference design (AMD or NVIDIA).

Both cards are good at this class and price.

Vega, hopefully, won't suck. But AMD have delayed the dates till mid 2017, so if you can't wait 6 months, then you know what to do.

K1LLER HORNET

I personally hate tearing. It really ruins the experience for me and … I personally hate tearing. It really ruins the experience for me and V-Sync is less than ideal making you sacrifice rates for tear free gaming. I purchased a G Sync monitor not too long ago and the difference is astounding. No more torn frames while the GPU pumps out however many frames it can muster. Freesync is practically the same and either form of adaptive sync should be standard on all panels imo as they're essential for a good experience.



Cheers for ur replies.
I have just got a AOC u3477pq, so its 3440 x 1440, but i am running a geforce 1060 6gb graphics card. I didn't get the monitor for the freesync, but seeing as I have have it, im thinking of maybe selling the 1060 and getting this RX 480.
I have never seen games with sync on, so i don't know how much difference it makes and if its worth it.

The_Hoff

I run a Fury @ 1440p on a 144hz freesync, works very nicely. If you can … I run a Fury @ 1440p on a 144hz freesync, works very nicely. If you can get a deal on the fury it will obviously outperform the 480.What do you have right now? What games do you play?



​i have a build with a 290x and I gonna move it to my living room TV, in the moment what I play most is gears of war 4 I hit 90 fps locked on high in multiplayer and titanfall 2 I maxed out and plenty fps, but I'm really an hardcore gamer still have to finish tomb raider and deux ex in the moment. I plan doing a ryzen mini itx build and add this rx 480 10 fps boost on gears I would be happy do you reckon?

MarcoLoves360

​i have a build with a 290x and I gonna move it to my living room TV, in t … ​i have a build with a 290x and I gonna move it to my living room TV, in the moment what I play most is gears of war 4 I hit 90 fps locked on high in multiplayer and titanfall 2 I maxed out and plenty fps, but I'm really an hardcore gamer still have to finish tomb raider and deux ex in the moment. I plan doing a ryzen mini itx build and add this rx 480 10 fps boost on gears I would be happy do you reckon?



If you're doing an ITX build a blower fan is actually a better choice, in a case that small you want all the hot air out ASAP, and a blower will do that. Even if the 290x fit you would absolutely not want that card anywhere near an ITX chassis, it will turn it to molten steel.

Depends on how much you need those frames, but given the ITX a 470 would also do a good job on those titles, whilst using less power. Otherwise look at the 1050ti LP cards.

You can ignore Nate's generic link if you'd like something more objective.

http://www.babeltechreviews.com/rx-480-vs-290x-vs-gtx-1060-amd-neglected-hawaii-35-games-benchmarked/

There's little to pick between them. Either card could be faster depending on the titles you play, but importantly this article also shines a light on the driver optimisation that's taken place since launch on the 480, but fallen away on the 1060. This article was also pre ReLive too, so expect another 1-2fps on many titles.

The_Hoff

If you're doing an ITX build a blower fan is actually a better choice, in … If you're doing an ITX build a blower fan is actually a better choice, in a case that small you want all the hot air out ASAP, and a blower will do that. Even if the 290x fit you would absolutely not want that card anywhere near an ITX chassis, it will turn it to molten steel.Depends on how much you need those frames, but given the ITX a 470 would also do a good job on those titles, whilst using less power. Otherwise look at the 1050ti LP cards.



​i want amd otherwise no point in having freesync and the case is the Silverstone sg13 my 290x won't fit is the 3 fan vapor x model

coldjim

Cheers for ur replies.I have just got a AOC u3477pq, so its 3440 x 1440, … Cheers for ur replies.I have just got a AOC u3477pq, so its 3440 x 1440, but i am running a geforce 1060 6gb graphics card. I didn't get the monitor for the freesync, but seeing as I have have it, im thinking of maybe selling the 1060 and getting this RX 480. I have never seen games with sync on, so i don't know how much difference it makes and if its worth it.



Freesync simply eliminates tearing.
If tearing has bothered you then you'll enable vsync but that will drop you down to 30fps if you can't maintain 60fps. Freesync fixes all those issues.

Perhaps Linus can explain.

K1LLER HORNET

Freesync simply eliminates tearing. If tearing has bothered you then … Freesync simply eliminates tearing. If tearing has bothered you then you'll enable vsync but that will drop you down to 30fps if you can't maintain 60fps. Freesync fixes all those issues. Perhaps Linus can explain.



I tend to play all games windowed borderless, FPS limited with RTSS, and in-game v-sync disabled. Smoothest I've found.

xavierzzz

this.



thelagmonster

This, especially with this card increasingly outperforming the 1060 on … This, especially with this card increasingly outperforming the 1060 on DX12 games as drivers improve and adoption increases.



dudedude

1060 unless you like fan noise. This is noisy … 1060 unless you like fan noise. This is noisy AFhttps://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_1060/25.htmlhttps://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/RX_480/23.html



I think this for per spec to price ratio and I have been looking at some reviews and it does outperform in most cases. Noise isnt too bad knowing its doing a good job

better waiting till may for the new AMD gpus

coldjim

Ive just got myself a freesync monitor..... does it really make a big … Ive just got myself a freesync monitor..... does it really make a big difference? I currently have a Geforce 1060 6gb (I didn't get buy the monitor for the freesync, it just comes as a feature). I am debating selling my 1060 if the freesync is worth it!


Jeesus, it is night and day. Especially with a 144Hz monitor. It is amazeballs. Never going back to non freesync monitors/systems ever again.
Edited by: "Leepox" 27th Jan

Cheaper than 1060. Quicker. More Vram.

MarcoLoves360

should I wait for Vega? I have an 1440p freesync 144hz monitor



​I would, definitely!

satchef1

Check the driver version. That isn't an up to date review at all; it's … Check the driver version. That isn't an up to date review at all; it's using drivers from October.I'd agree that there's very little to choose between them, but this card is something of a steal at £199.I guess the cooler's suitability comes down to how fussy the buyer is. If you're using a low cost case with stock fans and a stock CPU cooler, it's isn't going to be noticeable. If you're using a high-end case with Noctua fans and a decent air cooler then yes, the GPU noise will be distinct. It's a matter of budget. The same, ultimately, can be said of overclocking; many don't bother as it is hassle and expense.This card is a decent shout for anyone on a tight budget. Bang for buck is unparalleled. Ultimately, it's all about proportion. It wouldn't make much sense to spend more if the budget is tight. Nor would it make any sense to buy this GPU if you've invested in quiet components elsewhere in the system.



You mean he has to update his bookmarks and stop bellowing debunked information on every AMD thread past and present? He's not going to like that much.

significantly better than a GTX 970 right?

olivermills6

significantly better than a GTX 970 right?



Not really. ~12% from memory. This card is ~43% more expensive than a used 970.

If I had a 970, I'd wait for the next get before upgrading.

stanlenin

Cheaper than 1060. Quicker. More Vram.


Card is to weak, to get full use out of all 8gb vram. Just look at reviews where they compare 4gb version vs 8gb, barelly any gains in games, even at 1440p.

shkapars

Card is to weak, to get full use out of all 8gb vram. Just look at … Card is to weak, to get full use out of all 8gb vram. Just look at reviews where they compare 4gb version vs 8gb, barelly any gains in games, even at 1440p.



That's BS. There are games that require over 4Gb. Resident Evil 7 requires at least 6 to have all features on at FHD. Don't be an idiot. You only need 1 ONE game to make use of more memory to make the card with less memory a low end trash.

Where is your 4Gb now???

[img]forum.ixbt.com/pos…cgi?id=attach:10:62161:1442:1.png[/img]

P.S. you sure know what you are talking about you silly thing.

stanlenin

That's BS. There are games that require over 4Gb. Resident Evil 7 … That's BS. There are games that require over 4Gb. Resident Evil 7 requires at least 6 to have all features on at FHD. Don't be an idiot. You only need 1 ONE game to make use of more memory to make the card with less memory a low end trash. Where is your 4Gb now???[img]http://forum.ixbt.com/post.cgi?id=attach:10:62161:1442:1.png[/img]



What the ****!?

So the 480 trounces the 1060 AND 1070, but also rips my Fury a new one... that makes no sense unless it really is swapping memory that hard.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/resident-evil-7-pc-favors-radeon-over-nvidia/

Even the 470 murders my card and obliterates the 1060 and 1050. What a strange title!

Anyone have any idea whether a regular good graphics card such as this is good for CAD and other calc/design work (not proper 3D stuff, just structural engineering), or whether a similarly priced CAD dedicated card would be better?
My brother is after one and he has no interest in gaming whatsoever.
Edited by: "steevio_uk" 27th Jan

The_Hoff

What the ****!?So the 480 trounces the 1060 AND 1070, but also rips my … What the ****!?So the 480 trounces the 1060 AND 1070, but also rips my Fury a new one... that makes no sense unless it really is swapping memory that hard.http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/resident-evil-7-pc-favors-radeon-over-nvidia/Even the 470 murders my card and obliterates the 1060 and 1050. What a strange title!



Kinda need a 4GB 480 in there to see wtf is going on. Very strange results indeed.
Edited by: "rev6" 27th Jan

My son has a GTX 1050Ti. Is the RC 480 8 GB worth the upgrade? Or is there another model upgrading too? Or is the GTX 1050Ti good enough to wait for the next big step forward.

does Amazon include free CIV6?
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