XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB £189.98 @ Ballicom (Free Delivery)
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XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB £189.98 @ Ballicom (Free Delivery)

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Found 16th FebMade hot 16th Feb
Bought this myself the other week when it was £195.

Previous deal has been expired but this is now £189.98 including free delivery.

Mine is in a Fractal Design Node 202 case and I'm very pleased with the performance.

http://i.imgur.com/MkNQlg6.png

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Tempting, I've got an R9 380 4gb by XFX which can get quite noisy though..
Edited by: "reckoning" 16th Feb

Banned

These prices are getting ridiculous now lol heat

If you're not bothered by the fan nise then this is a cracking card. But the MSI gaming version for 10-15 quid more is way better.

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davidfwalsh

If you're not bothered by the fan nise then this is a cracking card. But … If you're not bothered by the fan nise then this is a cracking card. But the MSI gaming version for 10-15 quid more is way better.




100% agree. For someone like me who was specifically putting this inside a mini ITX case however, it is perfect!
Edited by: "CHAOSEN3" 16th Feb

babswatkins

These prices are getting ridiculous now lol heat




How legit this is im not 100% sure but apprently Ryzen is out on the 28th this month?

wccftech.com/amd…00/

Im currently in a build right now and I may hold off for 2 weeks just in case...

How legit this is im not 100% sure but apprently Ryzen is out on the 28th … How legit this is im not 100% sure but apprently Ryzen is out on the 28th this month?http://wccftech.com/amd-ryzen-7-1800x-1700x-1700/



The NDA is removed 28th February, but the release date is supposedly 2nd March 2017.

nemesiz

The NDA is removed 28th February, but the release date is supposedly 2nd … The NDA is removed 28th February, but the release date is supposedly 2nd March 2017.



ah ok, that explains it! Still, its close and maybe we will see more price drops?

darthvader666uk

ah ok, that explains it! Still, its close and maybe we will see more … ah ok, that explains it! Still, its close and maybe we will see more price drops?



why? ryzen is CPU
Polaris is GPU
Vega (yet unreleased high end Fury replacement) is GPU

The decline in prices on these midrange cards is easily explained by the normal, yearly sales slump in Feb-Apr when most smart PC builders buy their parts

Damn. No delivery to Ireland

I'm a photographer and I'm looking to upgrade my current setup. I currently use dual monitors which I'm looking to upgrade for Dell UltraSharp U2515H 25" IPS 2K Monitor (I haven't got the budget or need for 4K just yet.)

Frustratingly, my current GFX card has 1x HDMI, 1x DVI and 1x RGB connections, the U2515H requires HDMI or DisplayPort connections.

I NEVER use my PC for gaming, just for internet, basic tasks and Photoshop/Lightroom.

Is this card recommended for my purpose or complete overkill? Any help would be greatly appreciated, all I know is that I want to have a dual-monitor setup and the rest doesn't mean an awful lot to me in all honesty!

Vega (the 500 series) is due out sometime in the second quarter of this year, so probably mid-June.

When to buy Tech is easy: if you need it now, buy it now; if not, then wait. Tech will always get smaller, cheaper and faster in the long run but, as Keynes said: "In the long run, we are all dead."

robodan918

why? ryzen is CPUPolaris is GPUVega (yet unreleased high end Fury … why? ryzen is CPUPolaris is GPUVega (yet unreleased high end Fury replacement) is GPUThe decline in prices on these midrange cards is easily explained by the normal, yearly sales slump in Feb-Apr when most smart PC builders buy their parts



well yeah I know but im wonder maybe (and thats a massive IF) they are bringing down the radeons when the new CPU's come out so people would by that combo? I dunno, maybe im thinking too much into it

Do I buy ?

amdavies

Vega (the 500 series) is due out sometime in the second quarter of this … Vega (the 500 series) is due out sometime in the second quarter of this year, so probably mid-June.When to buy Tech is easy: if you need it now, buy it now; if not, then wait. Tech will always get smaller, cheaper and faster in the long run but, as Keynes said: "In the long run, we are all dead."



You mean 2H?
Q1 & Q2 is 1H, Q3 & Q4 is 2H.
So it could be as long as Q4 2017 before we see Vega (490 or 500 series)... hoping not, but they were "supposed" to release in Q42016/Q12017 and then pushed back

llukejames

Do I buy ?



​Yes

bildo

I'm a photographer and I'm looking to upgrade my current setup. I … I'm a photographer and I'm looking to upgrade my current setup. I currently use dual monitors which I'm looking to upgrade for Dell UltraSharp U2515H 25" IPS 2K Monitor (I haven't got the budget or need for 4K just yet.)Frustratingly, my current GFX card has 1x HDMI, 1x DVI and 1x RGB connections, the U2515H requires HDMI or DisplayPort connections.I NEVER use my PC for gaming, just for internet, basic tasks and Photoshop/Lightroom.Is this card recommended for my purpose or complete overkill? Any help would be greatly appreciated, all I know is that I want to have a dual-monitor setup and the rest doesn't mean an awful lot to me in all honesty!



I have that exact monitor! Very nice. I use a 390X with it and it's great. This is a little overkill for basic tasks but it'll work great
Edited by: "Trefonix" 16th Feb

Dell UltraSharp U2515H



- True 8 Bit IPS LG Panel inside the U2515H, roughly £300. Might be possible to purchase a 10 bit PLS / VA / IPS for a similar price but depends on your exact specifications of your machine. Depends on your setup whether the Radeon Rx480 can simply replace the GTX graphics card, but without more information on the Power Supply Unit it is difficult to post a recommendation. Although could be overkill as a lower model Nvidia / AMD GC could be sufficient for your requirements.

My advice is post your full computer specifications on the Misc section with your requirements and budget then you'll get plenty of responses.

bildo

I'm a photographer and I'm looking to upgrade my current setup. I … I'm a photographer and I'm looking to upgrade my current setup. I currently use dual monitors which I'm looking to upgrade for Dell UltraSharp U2515H 25" IPS 2K Monitor (I haven't got the budget or need for 4K just yet.)Frustratingly, my current GFX card has 1x HDMI, 1x DVI and 1x RGB connections, the U2515H requires HDMI or DisplayPort connections.I NEVER use my PC for gaming, just for internet, basic tasks and Photoshop/Lightroom.Is this card recommended for my purpose or complete overkill? Any help would be greatly appreciated, all I know is that I want to have a dual-monitor setup and the rest doesn't mean an awful lot to me in all honesty!



If that's the case any GPU is overkill just save yourself £200 and use the on board graphics, if its a newish rig the onboard graphics are pretty good there's no need for a £200 gaming card even dual monitor setups are supported then you have no worry about PSU power. If you must have a card avoid XfX they have terrible customer service you only get 1 years warranty if i remember correctly and they are cheap for a reason they are a very unreliable brand, spend the extra £15 and get the MSI which have UK support and longer warranty.

nemesiz

- True 8 Bit IPS LG Panel inside the U2515H, roughly £300. Might be … - True 8 Bit IPS LG Panel inside the U2515H, roughly £300. Might be possible to purchase a 10 bit PLS / VA / IPS for a similar price but depends on your exact specifications of your machine. Depends on your setup whether the Radeon Rx480 can simply replace the GTX graphics card, but without more information on the Power Supply Unit it is difficult to post a recommendation. Although could be overkill as a lower model Nvidia / AMD GC could be sufficient for your requirements. My advice is post your full computer specifications on the Misc section with your requirements and budget then you'll get plenty of responses.



Something like an RX460 would probably do it for £100, you can daisy chain the displayport cable(s) in a pinch if there's not enough dp outputs. 2515Hs support it just fine, nice monitors.

bildo

I'm a photographer and I'm looking to upgrade my current setup. I … I'm a photographer and I'm looking to upgrade my current setup. I currently use dual monitors which I'm looking to upgrade for Dell UltraSharp U2515H 25" IPS 2K Monitor (I haven't got the budget or need for 4K just yet.)Frustratingly, my current GFX card has 1x HDMI, 1x DVI and 1x RGB connections, the U2515H requires HDMI or DisplayPort connections.I NEVER use my PC for gaming, just for internet, basic tasks and Photoshop/Lightroom.Is this card recommended for my purpose or complete overkill? Any help would be greatly appreciated, all I know is that I want to have a dual-monitor setup and the rest doesn't mean an awful lot to me in all honesty!


It should be possible to get DVI<>HDMI cables, but the U2515H is 1440P so that might be tricker than 1080P.
You didn't mention what card you currently have, but here's someone who had success with a ancient GTX260:
en.community.dell.com/sup…213
Also, as well as the model number of your current card, what CPU & Motherboard do you have?
Because if you have a recent CPU with iGPU that should be enough to drive at least one of the monitors and it is usually possible to set it up in the BIOS to use both.
Anyway, this card is totally over the top for your requirements unless Photoshop/Lightroom can use the GPU for some acceleration (and even if they can it might only be noticeable in a few filters).

Banned

bildo

I'm a photographer and I'm looking to upgrade my current setup. I … I'm a photographer and I'm looking to upgrade my current setup. I currently use dual monitors which I'm looking to upgrade for Dell UltraSharp U2515H 25" IPS 2K Monitor (I haven't got the budget or need for 4K just yet.)Frustratingly, my current GFX card has 1x HDMI, 1x DVI and 1x RGB connections, the U2515H requires HDMI or DisplayPort connections.I NEVER use my PC for gaming, just for internet, basic tasks and Photoshop/Lightroom.Is this card recommended for my purpose or complete overkill? Any help would be greatly appreciated, all I know is that I want to have a dual-monitor setup and the rest doesn't mean an awful lot to me in all honesty!



I have the u2515h and it's amazing... I would say that an rx 480 is probably overkill and to invest in more ram and to get a very low end graphics card with display port connections

​Use the HDMI port for one monitor then a DVI to HDMI dongle For the other one. DVI is just hdmi in a different plug

bildo

I'm a photographer and I'm looking to upgrade my current setup. I … I'm a photographer and I'm looking to upgrade my current setup. I currently use dual monitors which I'm looking to upgrade for Dell UltraSharp U2515H 25" IPS 2K Monitor (I haven't got the budget or need for 4K just yet.)Frustratingly, my current GFX card has 1x HDMI, 1x DVI and 1x RGB connections, the U2515H requires HDMI or DisplayPort connections.I NEVER use my PC for gaming, just for internet, basic tasks and Photoshop/Lightroom.Is this card recommended for my purpose or complete overkill? Any help would be greatly appreciated, all I know is that I want to have a dual-monitor setup and the rest doesn't mean an awful lot to me in all honesty!


bildo

I'm a photographer and I'm looking to upgrade my current setup. I … I'm a photographer and I'm looking to upgrade my current setup. I currently use dual monitors which I'm looking to upgrade for Dell UltraSharp U2515H 25" IPS 2K Monitor (I haven't got the budget or need for 4K just yet.)Frustratingly, my current GFX card has 1x HDMI, 1x DVI and 1x RGB connections, the U2515H requires HDMI or DisplayPort connections.I NEVER use my PC for gaming, just for internet, basic tasks and Photoshop/Lightroom.Is this card recommended for my purpose or complete overkill? Any help would be greatly appreciated, all I know is that I want to have a dual-monitor setup and the rest doesn't mean an awful lot to me in all honesty!



What's wrong with using a DVI to HDMI cable, about £3?

Trefonix

I have that exact monitor! Very nice. I use a 390X with it and it's … I have that exact monitor! Very nice. I use a 390X with it and it's great. This is a little overkill for basic tasks but it'll work great



Thanks for your response, it's reassuring you like the monitor so much! Perhaps I should look at alternatives in that case.

nemesiz

- True 8 Bit IPS LG Panel inside the U2515H, roughly £300. Might be … - True 8 Bit IPS LG Panel inside the U2515H, roughly £300. Might be possible to purchase a 10 bit PLS / VA / IPS for a similar price but depends on your exact specifications of your machine. Depends on your setup whether the Radeon Rx480 can simply replace the GTX graphics card, but without more information on the Power Supply Unit it is difficult to post a recommendation. Although could be overkill as a lower model Nvidia / AMD GC could be sufficient for your requirements. My advice is post your full computer specifications on the Misc section with your requirements and budget then you'll get plenty of responses.



Thanks for your advice.

My PC is an Asus M51BC. It has an upgraded graphics card previously (as the previous one couldn't run dual monitor at all). According to Device Manager it's a AMD Radeon R9 255. When I Googled it most of the results looked different, it definitely has a VGA, HDMI and DVI only.

According to Google, my power supply is 500W (350W Peak).

polly69

If that's the case any GPU is overkill just save yourself £200 and use … If that's the case any GPU is overkill just save yourself £200 and use the on board graphics, if its a newish rig the onboard graphics are pretty good there's no need for a £200 gaming card even dual monitor setups are supported then you have no worry about PSU power. If you must have a card avoid XfX they have terrible customer service you only get 1 years warranty if i remember correctly and they are cheap for a reason they are a very unreliable brand, spend the extra £15 and get the MSI which have UK support and longer warranty.



Please see above quote for basic answers, I appreciate the MSI suggestion, thanks.

whiteface

Something like an RX460 would probably do it for £100, you can daisy … Something like an RX460 would probably do it for £100, you can daisy chain the displayport cable(s) in a pinch if there's not enough dp outputs. 2515Hs support it just fine, nice monitors.



Thanks for the reply. Not heard of Daisychaining them before, but it'd need an upgrade from my current situation anyway.

Gkains

Also, as well as the model number of your current card, what CPU & … Also, as well as the model number of your current card, what CPU & Motherboard do you have?Because if you have a recent CPU with iGPU that should be enough to drive at least one of the monitors and it is usually possible to set it up in the BIOS to use both.Anyway, this card is totally over the top for your requirements unless Photoshop/Lightroom can use the GPU for some acceleration (and even if they can it might only be noticeable in a few filters).



Processor
AMD® AM3+
Chipset
AMD 970

Thanks for the suggestion, probably best to look at some cheaper options!

Rich44

​Use the HDMI port for one monitor then a DVI to HDMI dongle For the o … ​Use the HDMI port for one monitor then a DVI to HDMI dongle For the other one. DVI is just hdmi in a different plug



My understanding is that DVI wouldn't support the resolution required? (2560 x 1440)

Uncommon.Sense

What's wrong with using a DVI to HDMI cable, about £3?



From what I was reading, to be able to use it with this setup I'd need to get an 'active' switch/converter, which in itself costs around £100. I figured I may aswell kill two birds with one stone and upgrade both while I'm already there.

bildo

[My understanding is that DVI wouldn't support the resolution required? … [My understanding is that DVI wouldn't support the resolution required? (2560 x 1440)


That link from the Dell forum said they were able to do use the DVI from their old GTX 260 to drive your monitor at 1440P.
A DVDI<>HDMI cable is about £2-£3 on ebay though so surely worth the risk.
For instance item # 252488192520 even has 1440 in the description.

DVI-D dual link supports up to 2560x1600 resolution, but you are right sadly the adapter will probably limit you to single link 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 maximum.
You can buy much cheaper cards than this that support what you need though, oh and I run dual Dell U2515H monitors for photo editing, fully calibrated they are absolutely superb.

What is this like for video rendering? Is CUDA supported in Premiere Pro does anyone know?

Currently looking to upgrade my rig and still rocking a GTX 660.

bildo

I'm a photographer and I'm looking to upgrade my current setup. I … I'm a photographer and I'm looking to upgrade my current setup. I currently use dual monitors which I'm looking to upgrade for Dell UltraSharp U2515H 25" IPS 2K Monitor (I haven't got the budget or need for 4K just yet.)Frustratingly, my current GFX card has 1x HDMI, 1x DVI and 1x RGB connections, the U2515H requires HDMI or DisplayPort connections.I NEVER use my PC for gaming, just for internet, basic tasks and Photoshop/Lightroom.Is this card recommended for my purpose or complete overkill? Any help would be greatly appreciated, all I know is that I want to have a dual-monitor setup and the rest doesn't mean an awful lot to me in all honesty!



your best off investing your money into ssd for fast read on large files.

contactktaylor

your best off investing your money into ssd for fast read on large files.



A bit random, no? I already have an SSD, but it didn't replace my monitor...

I have 2 480s both are ref cards. Can't say am fully understanding the "noise" comments. My rig is connected to my TV and I set about 5-6ft away from my PC and TV. Sure I can hear the fans a little while playing but it's not that loud and I have 2 ref cards with these blower coolers remember.

Love the 480 so much value for money.
Edited by: "ocelot20" 16th Feb

iamdamien

What is this like for video rendering? Is CUDA supported in Premiere Pro … What is this like for video rendering? Is CUDA supported in Premiere Pro does anyone know?Currently looking to upgrade my rig and still rocking a GTX 660.




It's OK for video rendering. But if you are specifically using Adobe software and Premiere Pro then stick with Nvidia. GTX1060.

It has improved a lot with Opencl over the years but the fact remains the mercury engine in that Adobe software is built around Nvidia's CUDA. Better support and compatibility in CUDA.

vardx

Damn. No delivery to Ireland


NI or republic? I use Parcel Wizard for UK only delivery, really decent

mako

NI or republic? I use Parcel Wizard for UK only delivery, really decent


Republic here. I've heard about Parcel Motel. I guess Wizard is something similar? I'll check it out! Thanks

Very tempted, got an ageing GTX 760 2GB that can't really keep up anymore. Do we think this would be a good value upgrade that's likely to last a couple of years?

bildo

I'm a photographer and I'm looking to upgrade my current setup. I … I'm a photographer and I'm looking to upgrade my current setup. I currently use dual monitors which I'm looking to upgrade for Dell UltraSharp U2515H 25" IPS 2K Monitor (I haven't got the budget or need for 4K just yet.)Frustratingly, my current GFX card has 1x HDMI, 1x DVI and 1x RGB connections, the U2515H requires HDMI or DisplayPort connections.I NEVER use my PC for gaming, just for internet, basic tasks and Photoshop/Lightroom.Is this card recommended for my purpose or complete overkill? Any help would be greatly appreciated, all I know is that I want to have a dual-monitor setup and the rest doesn't mean an awful lot to me in all honesty!




Photographer here, I recently upgraded to an ultrasharp UP2716D and had to have the GPU to run it to its potential. I opted for a £120 GTX 1050 oc a lot cheaper than this and still overkill, I don't even get the fans spinning when editing.

However I do have the option to play some battlefield when I am not grafting!

Should I upgrade to this from a 7950? Would I see a big upgrade? Or, should I wait until AMD release Vega
Edited by: "Zephyz" 17th Feb

geekonthepc

Very tempted, got an ageing GTX 760 2GB that can't really keep up … Very tempted, got an ageing GTX 760 2GB that can't really keep up anymore. Do we think this would be a good value upgrade that's likely to last a couple of years?



I just bit the bullet and bought one myself. It's a really good price I reckon. I can't see it getting any cheaper. It should be good for a good few years too. Should serve as a good upgrade for you, I reckon. For me, I've just put together a budget gaming/htpc and needed a GPU. The debate was between this, a 1050ti or a 470, but I couldn't resist the price/performance on offer here.

tozey

Photographer here, I recently upgraded to an ultrasharp UP2716D and had … Photographer here, I recently upgraded to an ultrasharp UP2716D and had to have the GPU to run it to its potential. I opted for a £120 GTX 1050 oc a lot cheaper than this and still overkill, I don't even get the fans spinning when editing.However I do have the option to play some battlefield when I am not grafting!



Yep if you are going to do photo editing and not gaming I don't see a case for anything beyond a slot power card. GTX1050ti is the fastest slot power only card but you don't even need that.

vardx

I just bit the bullet and bought one myself. It's a really good price I … I just bit the bullet and bought one myself. It's a really good price I reckon. I can't see it getting any cheaper. It should be good for a good few years too. Should serve as a good upgrade for you, I reckon. For me, I've just put together a budget gaming/htpc and needed a GPU. The debate was between this, a 1050ti or a 470, but I couldn't resist the price/performance on offer here.



Yeah, think I'll go for one, don't see it getting any cheaper as you say. Thank you.

geekonthepc

Very tempted, got an ageing GTX 760 2GB that can't really keep up … Very tempted, got an ageing GTX 760 2GB that can't really keep up anymore. Do we think this would be a good value upgrade that's likely to last a couple of years?



I went from a similar card, GTX 670, to an MSI RX480 8gb and there's a massive jump, go for it.
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