Sapphire Radeon RX 480 Nitro+ 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card at Overclockers for £209.89 delivered
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Sapphire Radeon RX 480 Nitro+ 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card at Overclockers for £209.89 delivered

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Found 22nd Jul 2016
The first of the custom RX480 graphics cards have been released - Sapphire have the 4GB model at £199 + delivery at Overclockers. There is an 8GB version for £239 and an OC 8GB version for £249:

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This can be unlocked to 8GB right?
overpriced sorry 4gb = £180
is the pcie hardware problem been properly sorted out on this batch??
menzah

This can be unlocked to 8GB right?


Probably not, old ref can be
Edited by: "filcohere" 22nd Jul 2016
bobo53

is the pcie hardware problem been properly sorted out on this batch??


It was fixed by a driver update apparently.
vanillamilkshake

It was fixed by a driver update apparently.


yes, but I do not think that was a proper repair, hardware cannot be repaired unless replaced

edit: looks like they did
Sapphire redesigned the power system on the Nitro+ RX 480, swapping out the reference model’s 6-pin power connector for a beefier 8-pin and altering the power phase design so that no more than roughly 60 watts courses in via your motherboard’s PCI-E slot.

This is the proof that a simple driver cannot do it properly



Edited by: "bobo53" 22nd Jul 2016
revolver31

overpriced sorry 4gb = £180


Nah 180 is for reference 4gb 480
I feel like it's worth just paying the extra £30ish for an AIB 1060? It seems to OC really well, lower temps, power draw etc. I'm a bit disappointed with the 480 UK pricing to be honest and I think it will hurt AMD's sales, $200 apparently equals £200+ here
It doesn't look like much of an improvement from the reference on that chart above!
bobo53

is the pcie hardware problem been properly sorted out on this batch??



​This is a custom AIB cards with a custom PCB and has an 8-pin power connector.
Sapphire state the max PCIe draw is 60W which is well in spec.
Mind you, since the reference cards have a software controllable VRM controller, AMD's driver update did sort the reference card's issue.
brookheather

Good review here:Sapphire Nitro+ RX 480 review: Polaris rethought and … Good review here:Sapphire Nitro+ RX 480 review: Polaris rethought and refined


Why no 1060 from an AIB partner in that graph?
lukec123

It seems to OC really well....


I couldn't see that in the review!
Agharta

I couldn't see that in the review!


I'm talking about the 1060. The 480 seems to not OC well at all due to the PCB
powerbrick

Why no 1060 from an AIB partner in that graph?



Why bother when it is equal to a founders 1060
powerbrick

Why no 1060 from an AIB partner in that graph?


Maybe they haven't reviewed one? Anyway, it's not a big deal as it gives you a reference versus other cards and you can use that when looking at other review sites.

lukec123

I'm talking about the 1060. The 480 seems to not OC well at all due to … I'm talking about the 1060. The 480 seems to not OC well at all due to the PCB


Oops! oO
lukec123

I'm talking about the 1060. The 480 seems to not OC well at all due to … I'm talking about the 1060. The 480 seems to not OC well at all due to the PCB


The nitro has a custom pcb with an 8 pin?
belsibub

The nitro has a custom pcb with an 8 pin?


8 and 6
filcohere

8 and 6


8 only.
Agharta

8 only.



I think he meant 8 pin or 6 pin. It's suggested you can use 8pin, 6+2, or just a 6 pin to power the card.
revolver31

overpriced sorry 4gb = £180



I'd have to second this. yes I'm sure it has some improvements over the reference board but not many are going to be willing to stump up an extra £30+ over the reference design for a few bells and whistles. Increasingly 4GB is becoming the minimum you should have in a new graphics card not the huge amount it once was and personally I wouldn't pay over £200 just to have the minimum for optimal performance, if I was paying that kind of money I'd want at least 6Gb and ideally 8GB....
GAVINLEWISHUKD

I think he meant 8 pin or 6 pin. It's suggested you can use 8pin, 6+2, or … I think he meant 8 pin or 6 pin. It's suggested you can use 8pin, 6+2, or just a 6 pin to power the card.


Ok so he meant OR rather than AND.
Not one to get excited about
A great price for a new card but it would be a shame to buy one seen as my 970 is still very much holding out.
Sapphire recommends a 500W PSU, Overclockers something a little higher. Good to see an 8-pin connector and to hear this card is a good bit quieter and cooler running but the 7% improvement in performance over a reference card at stock, is a little disappointing. I can't see many people paying out £240, especially if Nvidia bring down the price of the GTX 1060 a bit to spoil the party. It's interesting that everyone I knew who was champing at the bit to buy either card is holding off, waiting for price drops that... might not come, for a long while. I thought the Overclockers review on Youtube was commendably level headed, rather than necessarily pushing product.
Overpriced
I suppose it is new though, but still they are seeing how much they can extort
Is there no free delivery above a certain £ with OCUK? Just selected products?
ttttd

Is there no free delivery above a certain £ with OCUK? Just selected … Is there no free delivery above a certain £ with OCUK? Just selected products?


No, if you make 100 / 250 posts in there forums you can get free delivery (I can't remember exact number or if it has to be annual - i don't think it does)
eiamhere69

No, if you make 100 / 250 posts in there forums you can get free … No, if you make 100 / 250 posts in there forums you can get free delivery (I can't remember exact number or if it has to be annual - i don't think it does)


Oh. I never got round to doing it with Scan on Hexus so I doubt I will for OCUK
In my opinion this is the price it should be for the 8gb custom ones. At that point I might even go from my trusty 7950
What the hell is taking them so long to get these cards out? The 1060 was pushed forward and released with lots of AIB cards to pick from, so far not a single AIB 480 is in stock.
LazybeatX

What the hell is taking them so long to get these cards out? The 1060 was … What the hell is taking them so long to get these cards out? The 1060 was pushed forward and released with lots of AIB cards to pick from, so far not a single AIB 480 is in stock.



Makes you wonder if nvidia did a deal to get theirs out first
vmistery

Makes you wonder if nvidia did a deal to get theirs out first


If you look at the state of the RX 480 reference cards on release (out of spec power distribution, minimal possible O/C) I'd say that it was possibly rushed out to counter the 1060 as maybe AMD heard that it was being released earlier than they'd hoped for!
If that is the case then the custom boards are coming on time but they only seem late as the reference was prematurely delivered; it did need a bit of time in intensive care.
The 1060 on the other hand so far seems like a solid release with stock and pricing on target with the latter being a big surprise for some who expected the price gouging that inflicted the 1070/1080.
Agharta

If you look at the state of the RX 480 reference cards on release (out of … If you look at the state of the RX 480 reference cards on release (out of spec power distribution, minimal possible O/C) I'd say that it was possibly rushed out to counter the 1060 as maybe AMD heard that it was being released earlier than they'd hoped for!If that is the case then the custom boards are coming on time but they only seem late as the reference was prematurely delivered; it did need a bit of time in intensive care. :)The 1060 on the other hand so far seems like a solid release with stock and pricing on target with the latter being a big surprise for some who expected the price gouging that inflicted the 1070/1080.



Well I was amazed at the 1060 pricing as I thought it'd be around the £300 retail. I'm waiting for the new Deus Ex then will decide if I need a new card or not and which one
vmistery

Well I was amazed at the 1060 pricing as I thought it'd be around the … Well I was amazed at the 1060 pricing as I thought it'd be around the £300 retail. I'm waiting for the new Deus Ex then will decide if I need a new card or not and which one



​Well, the GTX 1060 is what I went for after being an ATi man for over a decade and it's a stonkingly good card for £240 (add a tenner on for non mainland delivery from ebuyer of course). It IS a better performer than the RX 480 and it runs cooler, I'm not even going to mention the non event that is the power draw debacle as I don't think a motherboard has been conclusively proven to have been damaged by the RX 480
That is fair enough, I had an nvidia card before the 7950 I have now and changed then as I was doing a bit of Bitcoin mining (whilst work paid my electricity bill). Now I'm no longer doing that so just have to decide on a card based on games I play which currently is just fallout 4 but will include mafia 3 and the new Deus ex in the next year. I'm hesitant to spend too much on a card as even the 1080 isn't really quite 4K ready.
For me it boils down to this, if there is no AIB 480s in stock on the 25th (pay day) I will buy a 1060. I have no allegiance to either of these companies, I will just buy whatever is in stock. I would slightly prefer the Rx 480 but it won't stop me from buying a 1060. I really think AMD screwed up not having these AIB cards available from launch like Nvidia.
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