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Sapphire Radeon RX 470 Graphics Card, 8GB GDDR5, PCI Express 3.0, DVI-D £69.99 @ ebay / realtime_distribution

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Very decent price for what this is I think.
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This is a mining optimized card DVI-D only no HDMI, display port etc.

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Surely would be better going for a 570 or 580 refurb around this similar price point?
KingOfCaledonia25/03/2020 19:16

Surely would be better going for a 570 or 580 refurb around this similar …Surely would be better going for a 570 or 580 refurb around this similar price point?


If it's same price sure. If it's like 20 quid or more then no is go with this. Virtually same performance as the 500 series equivalent
500 are rebadged 400 cards.
they had a rx480 for this price a few days ago - would hold out and keep watching the sellers stock
This is a mining optimized card DVI-D only no HDMI, display port etc.

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everyonelovesadeal25/03/2020 19:25

This is a mining optimized card DVI-D only no HDMI, display port …This is a mining optimized card DVI-D only no HDMI, display port etc.https://www.sapphiretech.com/en/commercial/radeon-rx-470-dual-x-mining-8g-g5


Good point I didn't spot that
“Certified refurbished” mining card...yeah that’ll be a hard pass
sysenblaze25/03/2020 19:51

“Certified refurbished” mining card...yeah that’ll be a hard pass


I'll never understand this myth that mining breaks GPUs. It breaks the fans but that's about it, much less demanding than gaming, often underclocked and volted.

This seller had standard non-mining RX 470 8GB NITRO+ cards for the same price recently, and also £64.99 for a short while. These 'mining spec' cards should be around £50-60 to be viable imo.
plewis0025/03/2020 20:27

I'll never understand this myth that mining breaks GPUs. It breaks the …I'll never understand this myth that mining breaks GPUs. It breaks the fans but that's about it, much less demanding than gaming, often underclocked and volted.This seller had standard non-mining RX 470 8GB NITRO+ cards for the same price recently, and also £64.99 for a short while. These 'mining spec' cards should be around £50-60 to be viable imo.


Some folks just see someone say on the Internet "oh X is a no no" and they just blindly repeat it elsewhere, a life cycle
plewis0025/03/2020 20:27

I'll never understand this myth that mining breaks GPUs. It breaks the …I'll never understand this myth that mining breaks GPUs. It breaks the fans but that's about it, much less demanding than gaming, often underclocked and volted.This seller had standard non-mining RX 470 8GB NITRO+ cards for the same price recently, and also £64.99 for a short while. These 'mining spec' cards should be around £50-60 to be viable imo.


From about 2014 to 2016 I had two 6990s running undervolted and at the lowest memory timings and speed possible, after about 24 months on sha2, scrypt and primecoin mining back in the day (could have been a bit less to be honest) neither of them worked reliably. Also had 2 5830s, and some 6950s flashed to 6970s. Anyway, only 3 or 4 cards broke out of the 15 or so I bought, so I guess you’re ultimately right. I still wouldn’t buy a refurbished one, though.
Bought a refurbished rx580 from this seller after 5 days stopped working.
These come with 12 months warranty
Shame this hasn't got a HDMI, still not bad for the price!
KingOfCaledonia25/03/2020 19:16

Surely would be better going for a 570 or 580 refurb around this similar …Surely would be better going for a 570 or 580 refurb around this similar price point?



A 580 would be 20-30% more powerful than a 470
plewis0025/03/2020 20:27

I'll never understand this myth that mining breaks GPUs. It breaks the …I'll never understand this myth that mining breaks GPUs. It breaks the fans but that's about it, much less demanding than gaming, often underclocked and volted.This seller had standard non-mining RX 470 8GB NITRO+ cards for the same price recently, and also £64.99 for a short while. These 'mining spec' cards should be around £50-60 to be viable imo.


But theyve been running non stop, for how long? thats the point.
I bought one of the RX58 4GB cards, looked brand new to me I cut a factory seal to open the box. Maybe it was factory refurbed but it looked like had never been inserted in a computer, possibly end of line surplus?
Sawb25/03/2020 23:31

But theyve been running non stop, for how long? thats the point.


It’s not the point. It’s a lump of solid state electronics that’s running way below it’s rated design speed and voltage, comparable to a high mileage motorway miles car vs one that’s been stop/started around town as a taxi and abused. Constant low-load is not a problem for these cards. Also mining cards came out late in the Polaris season and became unprofitable quickly so I doubt they’ve even been used a lot.


sysenblaze25/03/2020 21:06

From about 2014 to 2016 I had two 6990s running undervolted and at the …From about 2014 to 2016 I had two 6990s running undervolted and at the lowest memory timings and speed possible, after about 24 months on sha2, scrypt and primecoin mining back in the day (could have been a bit less to be honest) neither of them worked reliably. Also had 2 5830s, and some 6950s flashed to 6970s. Anyway, only 3 or 4 cards broke out of the 15 or so I bought, so I guess you’re ultimately right. I still wouldn’t buy a refurbished one, though.


Probably because HD 6990 was a power hog (375W TDP if I remember right) and TeraScale architecture so not efficient - more likely the VRMs or some other component were failing. But on the newer Polaris cards they barely break a sweat - back in the day was running lots of these and never had a single silicon failure, it was always fans.
They don't ship to EU. Such a shame.
Sawb25/03/2020 23:31

But theyve been running non stop, for how long? thats the point.


The most common thing to break on a mining card is its fans. The chips, if not overheated, can last decades without fail, and they actually have less solder joint problems than gaming cards because their operating temperature doesn't fluctuate as much.

plewis0025/03/2020 23:38

It’s not the point. It’s a lump of solid state electronics that’s running w …It’s not the point. It’s a lump of solid state electronics that’s running way below it’s rated design speed and voltage, comparable to a high mileage motorway miles car vs one that’s been stop/started around town as a taxi and abused. Constant low-load is not a problem for these cards. Also mining cards came out late in the Polaris season and became unprofitable quickly so I doubt they’ve even been used a lot. Probably because HD 6990 was a power hog (375W TDP if I remember right) and TeraScale architecture so not efficient - more likely the VRMs or some other component were failing. But on the newer Polaris cards they barely break a sweat - back in the day was running lots of these and never had a single silicon failure, it was always fans.


The one thing to worry about is the remaining life of the caps - they wear out quickly when placed under consistent load
Level0fZer0s27/03/2020 22:58

The most common thing to break on a mining card is its fans. The chips, if …The most common thing to break on a mining card is its fans. The chips, if not overheated, can last decades without fail, and they actually have less solder joint problems than gaming cards because their operating temperature doesn't fluctuate as much.The one thing to worry about is the remaining life of the caps - they wear out quickly when placed under consistent load


The caps are solid-state not the electrolytic type that have a habit of popping open. I’ve never seen a card go bad due to cap failure. Even if it did, a cap is a cheap thing to replace. I’m more worried about fans and possibly VRMs - but with the cards having been undervolted and clocked doubt the latter is an issue.
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