XFX AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB - £173.99 @ Ebuyer
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XFX AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB - £173.99 @ Ebuyer

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Found 30th Jun 2016
XFX AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB DDR5 HDMI 3x DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card Product Description

Specifications
Bus Type PCI-E 3.0
GPU Clock 1266MHz
Stream Processors 2304
Memory Bus 256 bit
Memory Clock 7 GHz
Memory Size 4 GB
Memory Type DDR5
Card Profile Dual
Thermal Solution Blower fan Outputs Dual link Support Y
Max Supported Resolution (DIGITAL) 4096 x 2160
Output - Display Port 3
Output - HDMI 1
Features
Display Port ready 1.4
HDMI Ready 2.0b Requirements External Power - 6-pins 1
Minimum Power Supply Requirement 500 watt
XFX Recommended Power Supply XFX 550W PSU
Technologies
HDR Ready Y
FinFET 14 Y
AMD FreeSync technology Y
DirectXâ„¢ 12 Optimized Y
VR Ready Premium Y
4th Generation GCN Y
AMD LiquidVR technology Y
AMD Virtual Super Resolution (VSR) Y
Radeon Software Y
AMD CrossFire Technology Y
HDMI 2.0b Y
DisplayPort 1.4 ( 1.2 Certified, 1.3/1.4 Ready) Y
Certifications
RoHS Y
Community Updates

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353 Comments
Backplate or not?
I wanted to say thanks for posting this. I just checked out lots of reviews and and all authors say that for the price the 480 is really good and cant be beaten at it's price point.

I have also been reassured that because similar technology is in the PS4, XBOX One (and future consoles).

Edited by: "ReadySetGoGo" 30th Jun 2016
Damn. Paid more yesterday.
smsmasters

Backplate or not?



Looks like it.
rev6

Looks like it.



Where's the backplate in the pics?
smsmasters

Where's the backplate in the pics?



http://i.imgur.com/gObUmqN.png

I could be wrong though
Edited by: "rev6" 30th Jun 2016
Good deal. Don't forget possible 2% Quidco.
Edited by: "moneybag" 30th Jun 2016
So desperately trying to hold out till the 1060\460\470s hit, so it brings parity to all the new gen cards\give all the manufacturers time to come up with their own designs\ 2nd run improvements\ a million other reasons...

If they're in stock tomorrow i'll more than likely snap. Must... stay... strong!
Just wait for the custom coolers to arrive.
What's the deal with the backplate? I've never really been aware of this being an important feature before now....
Ever so slightly better than Overclockers original price yesterday (£175.99 I think) before they ramped it up. Not bad for a launch price so hot. Personally, I would like to see these drop to ~£150 then I would be seriously tempted as I think they are a very good balance of price performance for those who aren't obsessed with the absolute bleeding edge of technology.

If some clever hackers figure out how to unlock the 4GB one to it's full 8GB then I'd be completely sold on this card....
ST3123

Ever so slightly better than Overclockers original price yesterday … Ever so slightly better than Overclockers original price yesterday (£175.99 I think) before they ramped it up. Not bad for a launch price so hot. Personally, I would like to see these drop to ~£150 then I would be seriously tempted as I think they are a very good balance of price performance for those who aren't obsessed with the absolute bleeding edge of technology. If some clever hackers figure out how to unlock the 4GB one to it's full 8GB then I'd be completely sold on this card....



​It's either a 4GB model or an 8GB, can't be hacked or unlocked to change that!
you might want to hold off as there are some questions raised about the power draw not being what it should!
enigmatik33

​It's either a 4GB model or an 8GB, can't be hacked or unlocked to change … ​It's either a 4GB model or an 8GB, can't be hacked or unlocked to change that!



Who says it can't? Many previous cards, AMD especially, have been successfully unlocked in the past, like some of the 290 to 290X. Plus a lot have said that the card has 8GB on the board and simply 4GB locked by the BIOS. I'm sure AMD wouldn't want that extra RAM to become unlocked as it would render their dear 8GB version a lot less relevant but I'd like nothing more than someone to do it, teach AMD to artificially limit their cards in the name of profit. And no I'm not an Nvidia fan either, I'm sure they do similar things, just saying it's a really sh**ty practice is all...
ST3123

If some clever hackers figure out how to unlock the 4GB one to it's full … If some clever hackers figure out how to unlock the 4GB one to it's full 8GB then I'd be completely sold on this card....


Wasn't there a quote from someone at AMD basically saying that what actually happened is that they only sent out the 8GB card for reviews but provided the reviewers with a BIOS which turned it to a 4GB card so they could review both?

Sound more likely. Unless someone who's bought a 4GB card can confirm otherwise: the TPU GPU BIOS database has the 8GB ROM for the brave...
techpowerup.com/vga…ze=
Bear in mind memory is 7 vs 8GHz, may make a small difference. Almost probably best to wait for custom cooler solutions... and XFX aren't the greatest gfx card vendor IMHO (had a couple previously, but maybe they've upped QC since then)...
Gkains

Wasn't there a quote from someone at AMD basically saying that what … Wasn't there a quote from someone at AMD basically saying that what actually happened is that they only sent out the 8GB card for reviews but provided the reviewers with a BIOS which turned it to a 4GB card so they could review both?



I can't remember where I read it but I thought it was the opposite? That they sent out both RAM sizes but it was found accidentally that the boards actually all had 8GiBs but some artificially locked to 4?

Also read that no 4GiB cards are being produced at all... will have to do some googling lol oO
Get this card if you want to fry your MoBo.

reddit.com/r/A…on/
Sf2rox

So desperately trying to hold out till the 1060\460\470s hit, so it … So desperately trying to hold out till the 1060\460\470s hit, so it brings parity to all the new gen cards\give all the manufacturers time to come up with their own designs\ 2nd run improvements\ a million other reasons...If they're in stock tomorrow i'll more than likely snap. Must... stay... strong!



​I know the struggle trying to wait and see what the gtx 1060 has to offer or better yet the aib version's of the 480.
I see these come with hdmi and displayport connectors. Whatever happened to having a DVI port? Wonder if they ship with a displayport to DVI adapter or whether this is something else to have to purchase for us old time monitor users
Amazing card. Supports all new tech unlike previous gen AMD and Nvidia cards.
TesseractOrion

Bear in mind memory is 7 vs 8GHz, may make a small difference. Almost … Bear in mind memory is 7 vs 8GHz, may make a small difference. Almost probably best to wait for custom cooler solutions... and XFX aren't the greatest gfx card vendor IMHO (had a couple previously, but maybe they've upped QC since then)...



XFX are basically the equivalent to EVGA but for AMD now.
A noob here, can I crossfire it with my R9270x 4gb? Thanks in advance to all the experts here.
ShootistUK

I see these come with hdmi and displayport connectors. Whatever happened … I see these come with hdmi and displayport connectors. Whatever happened to having a DVI port? Wonder if they ship with a displayport to DVI adapter or whether this is something else to have to purchase for us old time monitor users



You pay a licensing fee for DVI and HDMI. DisplayPort is open and free.
stelo

A noob here, can I crossfire it with my R9270x 4gb? Thanks in advance to … A noob here, can I crossfire it with my R9270x 4gb? Thanks in advance to all the experts here.



Absolutely not! You may be able to use them together in a DX12 game but that is down to an individual developer supporting that function, even then the R9 270X is so weak it'd be pointless.
tempted but I'm waiting for zen then I'll make a whole new rig :-D
ShootistUK

I see these come with hdmi and displayport connectors. Whatever happened … I see these come with hdmi and displayport connectors. Whatever happened to having a DVI port? Wonder if they ship with a displayport to DVI adapter or whether this is something else to have to purchase for us old time monitor users



Unfortunately, aside from the licensing fees, DVI is seen as rather old hat (been around since about 2003/2004 I think) and becoming increasingly rare on newer monitors. Plus it can't support 4k that newer screens use. Aside from that it isn't really any use for connecting to TVs either as they would use HDMI instead, so you will more commonly see them include lots of display port and one HDMI, mainly for those wanting to connect to a TV as I don't believe HDMI has any advantage over DP for monitor use.

I'd say really they should include at least an adaptor for DVI as it was sold on monitors as the primary connection for MANY years and people typically replace monitors FAR less frequently than graphics cards. I personally still use two DVI monitors compared to just one display port compatible monitor I got just a couple of months ago...
ReadySetGoGo

I wanted to say thanks for posting this. I just checked out lots of … I wanted to say thanks for posting this. I just checked out lots of reviews and and all authors say that for the price the 480 is really good and cant be beaten at it's price point.I have also been reassured that because similar technology is in the PS4, XBOX One (and future consoles).



Future consoles not the current generation. So this GPU power is definitely not in PS4 and Xbox One.
Says "available for pre-order, expected 31st July". Hopefully AIB models will have surfaced by then so we can see better cooling & overclocking potential. I'd advise to wait a few weeks. This model may end up around £150 soon than later perhaps...
ShootistUK

I see these come with hdmi and displayport connectors. Whatever happened … I see these come with hdmi and displayport connectors. Whatever happened to having a DVI port? Wonder if they ship with a displayport to DVI adapter or whether this is something else to have to purchase for us old time monitor users



Hope they include an adaptor (but doubt it), as otherwise purchasing an active adaptor adds quite a bit (percentage wise) to the cost (vs 970). My Qnix only has one connector, DL-DVI, which is one of the reasons it OCs so well.
fishmaster

Future consoles not the current generation. So this GPU power is … Future consoles not the current generation. So this GPU power is definitely not in PS4 and Xbox One.




But I was told that all the consoles use AMD Radeon? Core technology. Have I been lied to?

I hope not as the guy who told me is usually quite clued up on these things.

Edited by: "ReadySetGoGo" 30th Jun 2016
ST3123

Who says it can't? Many previous cards, AMD especially, have been … Who says it can't? Many previous cards, AMD especially, have been successfully unlocked in the past, like some of the 290 to 290X. Plus a lot have said that the card has 8GB on the board and simply 4GB locked by the BIOS. I'm sure AMD wouldn't want that extra RAM to become unlocked as it would render their dear 8GB version a lot less relevant but I'd like nothing more than someone to do it, teach AMD to artificially limit their cards in the name of profit. And no I'm not an Nvidia fan either, I'm sure they do similar things, just saying it's a really sh**ty practice is all...



Why would they put 8GB RAM on the card and then lock it to 4GB? RAM costs money. Especially DDR5
There is an 8gb model and is worth the extra cost.
For all those talking about 4GB with locked RAM- apparently it is just in order for reviewers to test the card's performance with 4GB AMD delivered the cards with a bios that disabled RAM rather than supply both types of cards.

The retail versions have the memory you pay for and no more.
ReadySetGoGo

But I was told that all the consoles use AMD Radeon? Core technology. … But I was told that all the consoles use AMD Radeon? Core technology. Have I been lied to?I hope not as the guy who told me is usually quite clued up on these things.



Yes both consoles have Radeon derived graphics in them however its the 4K models due out next year that will (likely be based on this chip). The current Xbox One and Ps4 are based on older tech.
ReadySetGoGo

But I was told that all the consoles use AMD Radeon? Core technology. … But I was told that all the consoles use AMD Radeon? Core technology. Have I been lied to?I hope not as the guy who told me is usually quite clued up on these things.



They do
zeromx

There is an 8gb model and is worth the extra cost.


£45+ more seems a little steep for an extra 4gb?

Edited by: "belsibub" 30th Jun 2016
TesseractOrion

Says "available for pre-order, expected 31st July". Hopefully AIB models … Says "available for pre-order, expected 31st July". Hopefully AIB models will have surfaced by then so we can see better cooling & overclocking potential. I'd advise to wait a few weeks. This model may end up around £150 soon than later perhaps...



Well I don't expect AMD to drop the price but it may get a bit cheaper as the £ to $ improves.
As for overclocking I'm not sure there will be huge amounts in it which won't be due to heat but but power. This does leave the door open for AMD to launch for a 480x with 2x6pin and slightly over clocked DDR5 using binned chips that were better than 480 but not full 490.
So getting three SKUs out of Polaris 10 makes sense to go along with three for Polaris 11.

So we can pretty much guess that that once the reviews of the 1060 arrive the 490 will arrive and be tweaked both in performance and price to match/beat it.

Then it just about waiting for the high-end 5 series which I expect to beat 1070 and 1080 so then Nvidia to out the Ti version to go ahead again. Then I'm expecting a Polaris refresh (4 series rebadged as 5 series but moved one level)

I'll put my crystal ball down now! Lol
cheesemp

The current Xbox One and Ps4 are based on older tech.



Much, much older. The Xbox One and PS4 have hardware from about 2011 in them. This is a budget graphics card and it will absolutely annihilate the consoles. Also don't believe the hype about the next generation of consoles. The GTX 1080 is £600 and can only just reach 4k 60fps on ultra for new games. The PS4.5 won't even be close. At best it'll be able to do 1080p 60fps properly...
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