Zotac GeForce GTX 970 £199.98 @ Ebuyer
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Zotac GeForce GTX 970 £199.98 @ Ebuyer

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Still a lovely card and lovely stable drivers make this a great alternative.Easy overclocking to boot.

Slightly better and cheaper HERE after £20 claim/ cashback.

GTxWhocares

Slightly better and cheaper HERE after £20 claim/ cashback.


Better in what way?

unrealeck

Better in what way?



Slightly faster clock speed on the GPU, so it should have marginally better performance.

unrealeck

Better in what way?


EVGA tend to be thought of as a higher-end card manufacturer. In this case 3 years warranty vs the Zotec's 2 year warranty shows they have better belief in their cards.

unrealeck

Better in what way?


Slightly higher clocks out of the box, and three years' warranty instead of two. (If memory serves, EVGA coolers didn't quite properly fit their 970 cards on launch, but that might have been fixed..?)

I'm surprised to be saying this, but from the benchmarks so far, the 480 hasn't exactly beaten the 970. And Guru3D have the 480 using nearly 10% more power than the 970, too. So for £180, that two-year-old EVGA 970 is still, unbelievably, a decent competitor for the 4GB 480. oO

I'm not sure which shocked me more - that, or the Brexit result!

But if you're not interested in SteamOS or Linux, and have a decent CPU, I'd still suggest the 8GB 480 (as soon as it hits £200).

BetaRomeo

Slightly higher clocks out of the box, and three years' warranty instead … Slightly higher clocks out of the box, and three years' warranty instead of two. (If memory serves, EVGA coolers didn't quite properly fit their 970 cards on launch, but that might have been fixed..?)I'm surprised to be saying this, but from the benchmarks so far, the 480 hasn't exactly beaten the 970. And Guru3D have the 480 using nearly 10% more power than the 970, too. So for £180, that two-year-old EVGA 970 is still, unbelievably, a decent competitor for the 4GB 480. oOI'm not sure which shocked me more - that, or the Brexit result!But if you're not interested in SteamOS or Linux, and have a decent CPU, I'd still suggest the 8GB 480 (as soon as it hits £200).




It's really hard to recommend the 480 right now, after such massive disappointments and over hype.

The reference card can't overclock at all (1350s on reviews, not even 100 mhz), it's hot (75c stock) and noisy (40 dba+).

Unless the AIBs completely turn the page, it's looking like a bit of a stinker.

The 1060 is being announced for July 7th, it may be a competitor. Either way, today was a disappointing AMD day.

Now overpriced.

Not until the 1060

matedodgy

Now overpriced.


Nate1492

It's really hard to recommend the 480 right now, after such massive … It's really hard to recommend the 480 right now, after such massive disappointments and over hype.The reference card can't overclock at all (1350s on reviews, not even 100 mhz), it's hot (75c stock) and noisy (40 dba+).Unless the AIBs completely turn the page, it's looking like a bit of a stinker.The 1060 is being announced for July 7th, it may be a competitor. Either way, today was a disappointing AMD day.


Disappointing in the UK. They are loving the 480 in the States.
Edited by: "JS94" 29th Jun 2016

JS94

Disappointing in the UK. They are loving the 480 in the States.



How do you mean? Every review I've seen has been a disappointment.

Coming in fighting the 970, losing to the 390/290x and the price points are very similar...

It's hot, it's not efficient, I don't see anyone 'loving' it so far.

Got any reviews to say otherwise?

Nate1492

How do you mean? Every review I've seen has been a disappointment.Coming … How do you mean? Every review I've seen has been a disappointment.Coming in fighting the 970, losing to the 390/290x and the price points are very similar...It's hot, it's not efficient, I don't see anyone 'loving' it so far.Got any reviews to say otherwise?


youtu.be/Pgb…ifE
youtu.be/2Gd…6Gk
guru3d.com/art…tml
pcgamer.com/rad…ew/


From the reviews at the normal places they are saying this is the best for the price range; the 970's that they are testing against are all the super clocked / over clocked versions and for the most part the 480 is at stock levels and within spitting distance, so for me unless the 970 drops to the £150 mark its better to get the 480 for the nextgen support it brings.

great price, I have msi twin frozr which was about £290, these cards are are incredibly effecient compared to previous gens, and mine doesnt even use its fans unless im gaming. The amds released were repacked old gen cards.

JS94

https://youtu.be/PgbpXh0CifEhttps://youtu.be/2GdfDCq86Gkhttp://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_radeon_r9_rx_480_8gb_review,36.htmlhttp://www.pcgamer.com/radeon-rx-480-review/



Already read the guru review, if you think that is a positive review, then eh?

like the Radeon RX 480, I really do. But considering it is so very close to the 390 series I do foresee a problem. Anyone that is already in that performance bracket will simply skip this product and wait for Vega (AMD's future replacement for the 390 series). But it works both ways, anyone looking for an affordable upgrade to a WQHD capable graphics card coming from say a 280/380...

JS94

https://youtu.be/PgbpXh0CifEhttps://youtu.be/2GdfDCq86Gkhttp://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_radeon_r9_rx_480_8gb_review,36.htmlhttp://www.pcgamer.com/radeon-rx-480-review/



Glad you put that, I've been reading a few reviews today, and I would say it's far from disappointing. Considering the price, it's not bad at all......

I was expecting to order the RX 480 today but it is nowhere to be seen on launch day, strange to say the least,I might go back to looking at that MSI 970 for 209 notes as it seems reading posts today people are feeling cheated about the hype on the 480 and no confirmation on its price as well.

I think its best to wait and see what the 1060 is like, what the RX 480 is like with updated drivers and what further price cuts the 970 has to clear old stock, maybe this time next month we will have a better idea on all that price performance wise.

dm01

I think its best to wait and see what the 1060 is like, what the RX 480 … I think its best to wait and see what the 1060 is like, what the RX 480 is like with updated drivers and what further price cuts the 970 has to clear old stock, maybe this time next month we will have a better idea on all that price performance wise.



Solid opinion, I'm in the middle of a rebuild so going to sit on the fence for a few weeks and see how things pan out, Intel graphics will get me by in the meantime - unless I happen to get a very cheap 970 via eBay.

Nate1492

Already read the guru review, if you think that is a positive review, … Already read the guru review, if you think that is a positive review, then eh? like the Radeon RX 480, I really do. But considering it is so very close to the 390 series I do foresee a problem. Anyone that is already in that performance bracket will simply skip this product and wait for Vega (AMD's future replacement for the 390 series). But it works both ways, anyone looking for an affordable upgrade to a WQHD capable graphics card coming from say a 280/380...


It is positive. The review says the performance is amazing given the price - in the States.

Really, the only way people can be disappointed with this card in America is if they were believing all the hype about greater than gtx 980 performance, own an R9 390 or higher and were waiting for this card to launch. That is their own fault.

The card offers great performance for the money, and the price/performance game is where AMD has been for a while now. Both in GPUs and CPUs.

Even in the UK, this is a good price for it's performance. The R9 390 was a £270+ card. Cards will be more expensive for the foreseeable future. The GTX 1060 will likely retail here at £260 and beat the 970 handily. The 480 will remain unchallenged in the sub £200 bracket when these 970s sell out. Just my opinion anyway.

The 480 is only a dissapointment if you happen to have bought a decent graphics card in the past 3 years

Solid opinion, I'm in the middle of a rebuild so going to sit on the fence for a few weeks and see how things pan out, Intel graphics will get me by in the meantime - unless I happen to get a very cheap 970 via eBay.[/quote]


Yeah Ive been waiting to replace the GTX 660 in my Alienware X51 so I can get into VR but another few weeks wont hurt.



Edited by: "dm01" 29th Jun 2016

I also have 2 x GTX 660 in 2 systems i am hoping to replace shortly, 3 plus years and have proved very reliable if nothing special,will also wait a few weeks to see if prices change.

JS94

It is positive. The review says the performance is amazing given the … It is positive. The review says the performance is amazing given the price - in the States.Really, the only way people can be disappointed with this card in America is if they were believing all the hype about greater than gtx 980 performance, own an R9 390 or higher and were waiting for this card to launch. That is their own fault. The card offers great performance for the money, and the price/performance game is where AMD has been for a while now. Both in GPUs and CPUs. Even in the UK, this is a good price for it's performance. The R9 390 was a £270+ card. Cards will be more expensive for the foreseeable future. The GTX 1060 will likely retail here at £260 and beat the 970 handily. The 480 will remain unchallenged in the sub £200 bracket when these 970s sell out. Just my opinion anyway.



You say "amazing" they say "like".

There is a difference in superlatives. Honestly, I don't see where they make a difference based on region.

The card doesn't beat a 3 generation old card (the 290x) or the last gen mid range card (390).

And yes, I absolutely expected it to beat both of those cards and even compete/beat the 390x.

Also, the card is being priced above 199 all over, so that was a hype price.

A friend of mine has a gtx950 - I have offered him my Asus gtx strix 970 for £150 - thinking he will get about £50 for the gtx950 on ebay. I think that's a fair deal, the cards a year old and I just want some cash towards a 1070. Does that seem fair to you guys?

I think the 480 is pants. All the benchmarks I have seen have it +/- 5 fps with the 970 - and that's the 8gig version.

unrealeck

Better in what way?



​its a better model

Tbh at this price I'd just buy a 480 but it looks like none are left for £212.

Alteisen

Tbh at this price I'd just buy a 480 but it looks like none are left for … Tbh at this price I'd just buy a 480 but it looks like none are left for £212.


OCUK still have 4GB RX 480s for £189.99 with free shipping.

Nate1492

You say "amazing" they say "like".There is a difference in superlatives. … You say "amazing" they say "like".There is a difference in superlatives. Honestly, I don't see where they make a difference based on region.The card doesn't beat a 3 generation old card (the 290x) or the last gen mid range card (390).And yes, I absolutely expected it to beat both of those cards and even compete/beat the 390x.Also, the card is being priced above 199 all over, so that was a hype price.


No, they say the price is "terrific" they say the performance is "excellent" at 1080p, and "most games will run seriously well at 1440p".

Of course the region makes a difference, this card costs over 40% more here than there based on the pound from last week, the pound we all got paid in.

Here it is for $200 in Newegg as AMD promised m.newegg.com/Pro…222

This is not a high end card. It was never supposed to be. It sells for $200. It is called the 480. That means it replaces the 380. The 490 is coming.

Nate1492

You say "amazing" they say "like".There is a difference in superlatives. … You say "amazing" they say "like".There is a difference in superlatives. Honestly, I don't see where they make a difference based on region.The card doesn't beat a 3 generation old card (the 290x) or the last gen mid range card (390).And yes, I absolutely expected it to beat both of those cards and even compete/beat the 390x.Also, the card is being priced above 199 all over, so that was a hype price.


Also from what I've seen it beats the R9 390, and that impresses me given that it is a 32 CU card. The 390 is a 40 CU card and the 390x a 44 CU card.
Like I said, those expecting 390x/980 performance were living in a dream world. This card performs admirably considering it slots in the low mid range cards like that 380 of last year.

Maybe you are just confused because AMD is launching their mid range and budget cards first rather than the high end like usual.

480 is clearly a better choice for any money. 970 is old tech not future proof, it is really a handicapped card in every way possible. 140 or below could be good for it.

stanlenin

480 is clearly a better choice for any money. 970 is old tech not future … 480 is clearly a better choice for any money. 970 is old tech not future proof, it is really a handicapped card in every way possible. 140 or below could be good for it.


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stanlenin

480 is clearly a better choice for any money. 970 is old tech not future … 480 is clearly a better choice for any money. 970 is old tech not future proof, it is really a handicapped card in every way possible. 140 or below could be good for it.


Not every way, it does over-clock well unlike seemingly the 480.

Agharta

Not every way, it does over-clock well unlike seemingly the 480.



In modern games - in every way. 480 is 25% faster in DX12 games. While 970 is totally handicapped by architecture (lame dx12 support) and 3.5 ram. For low res DX11 970 is quite good. BUt who cares, it sucks at modern games!!!
Edited by: "stanlenin" 29th Jun 2016

alltaken123


User ignored haha
Edited by: "stanlenin" 29th Jun 2016

stanlenin

In modern games - in every way. 480 is 25% faster in DX12 games. It sucks … In modern games - in every way. 480 is 25% faster in DX12 games. It sucks at modern games!


Out of interest what percentage of current games support DX12? 10% 5% 1%..
The 480 has an eye on the future but for the vast majority of current games the 970 over-clocks to a point where it beats an over-clocked 480 nicely in DX11 and is about 12% down in DX12 judging by the Guru3D review; ~19% difference at stock speeds.
Still, even though the 970 seems the better value and performer today and the reference 480 is pants, going forward when non-reference 480 cards arrive and driver updates for the new GPU and more DX12 games arrive the 480 will pull away.
But as it’s a good card for the future might as well wait a week or so for the GTX 1060 to see how it compares.

JS94

Also from what I've seen it beats the R9 390, and that impresses me given … Also from what I've seen it beats the R9 390, and that impresses me given that it is a 32 CU card. The 390 is a 40 CU card and the 390x a 44 CU card. Like I said, those expecting 390x/980 performance were living in a dream world. This card performs admirably considering it slots in the low mid range cards like that 380 of last year. Maybe you are just confused because AMD is launching their mid range and budget cards first rather than the high end like usual.



Your standards are extremely low then.

If beating the 390 was all you expected out of a card that will be the flagship of AMD for almost a year, I have to say, I think the AMD hype train pulled you in.

Not even 2 weeks ago we were hearing tales of Fury/Fury x performance. Today we hear tales of barely beating the 390.

I don't get how you think NVIDIA won't directly compete with the 480 using the 1060. You say things like "It will be 260" but where are you getting that information? I don't think you have a source, just a random guess!

If the 1060 'handily beats the 970' it will also 'handily beat the 480' as the 480 barely beats the 970.

So, unless you mistaken, the 1060 would be the card to look out for at the 200-250 quid range, right?

(The 480 is 219 for 4GB and 239 for 8GB right now).

Nate1492

Your standards are extremely low then.If beating the 390 was all you … Your standards are extremely low then.If beating the 390 was all you expected out of a card that will be the flagship of AMD for almost a year, I have to say, I think the AMD hype train pulled you in.Not even 2 weeks ago we were hearing tales of Fury/Fury x performance. Today we hear tales of barely beating the 390. I don't get how you think NVIDIA won't directly compete with the 480 using the 1060. You say things like "It will be 260" but where are you getting that information? I don't think you have a source, just a random guess!If the 1060 'handily beats the 970' it will also 'handily beat the 480' as the 480 barely beats the 970.So, unless you mistaken, the 1060 would be the card to look out for at the 200-250 quid range, right?(The 480 is 219 for 4GB and 239 for 8GB right now).


Yes the £260+ mark is just my opinion. I think this will be a GTX 980 rivalling card, based on the fact that the 1070 beats the 980ti. The 1050 will compete with the RX 480.

The AMD hype train did not pull me in. I never expected top of the range performance, it is a $200 36 CU card. I live in the real world. It performs as expected. The pricing in the UK is unfortunate but that is the way things are with the now weak pound and generally high taxes.

This is NOT the flagship card. As I said, you are confused. This is the lower midrange card, the 'R9 480' if you will. Just because it was released first does not make it the flagship. Their flagship cards remain as the Fury line. The 390x is also more powerful and is named accordingly. If they called this card the RX 490 then you could have your tantrum rightfully. This is a price/performance king, as promised. The hype came from Reddit and other silly sources like WCCFTech or some of AMDs cherry picked benchmarks.

JS94

Yes the £260+ mark is just my opinion. I think this will be a GTX 980 … Yes the £260+ mark is just my opinion. I think this will be a GTX 980 rivalling card, based on the fact that the 1070 beats the 980ti. The 1050 will compete with the RX 480.The AMD hype train did not pull me in. I never expected top of the range performance, it is a $200 36 CU card. I live in the real world. It performs as expected. The pricing in the UK is unfortunate but that is the way things are with the now weak pound and generally high taxes.This is NOT the flagship card. As I said, you are confused. This is the lower midrange card, the 'R9 480' if you will. Just because it was released first does not make it the flagship. Their flagship cards remain as the Fury line. The 390x is also more powerful and is named accordingly. If they called this card the RX 490 then you could have your tantrum rightfully. This is a price/performance king, as promised. The hype came from Reddit and other silly sources like WCCFTech or some of AMDs cherry picked benchmarks.


I wouldn't be surprised to see the 1060 even more expensive here, such as £280+, given the current economic climate.

JS94

Yes the £260+ mark is just my opinion. I think this will be a GTX 980 … Yes the £260+ mark is just my opinion. I think this will be a GTX 980 rivalling card, based on the fact that the 1070 beats the 980ti. The 1050 will compete with the RX 480.The AMD hype train did not pull me in. I never expected top of the range performance, it is a $200 36 CU card. I live in the real world. It performs as expected. The pricing in the UK is unfortunate but that is the way things are with the now weak pound and generally high taxes.This is NOT the flagship card. As I said, you are confused. This is the lower midrange card, the 'R9 480' if you will. Just because it was released first does not make it the flagship. Their flagship cards remain as the Fury line. The 390x is also more powerful and is named accordingly. If they called this card the RX 490 then you could have your tantrum rightfully. This is a price/performance king, as promised. The hype came from Reddit and other silly sources like WCCFTech or some of AMDs cherry picked benchmarks.



There is no apparent plans for a 490. The Vega is the next card out.

The 1060 fits in the 200-250 range, not much more. The 1070 fits in the 300-350 range and is only above that because it's early.

You can 'live in the real world' and also understand just how hyped this card was.

It failed in every perceivable way. OC? No. Power Draw? No. Cost? It's running 220 quid, let alone dollars.

Availability? Seems to be out of stock all over.
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