Originally Posted by boot318
290x was overheating, throttling & loud with stock HSF, but we all know how good the card turned out with custom coolers and drivers support through the years. You really can't compare clocks against two different architectures.
I'm surprised you didn't lose some faith in Nvidia for lying about all the specs on the 970. They only came clean when all the evidence was compounding against them.
yeah it was overheating. They should have learned from that and make a better cooler but they have chosen to fail again.
All these "missing stuff" is marketing crap... Nothing else. 90% of ppl wont even know whats that for ..
More ram? you wont need more ram if you cant turn the settings to ultra/run high resolutions because the card is not powerfull enough. This is 1080p card and in this resolution you wont pass 4GB...
If they are still selling 970 for 2-5 weeks, thats fine. I dont see a reason not to buy it if its for the same price, NEW.
970 new is even cheaper than this 8GB 480...
MSI 970 - 210£ https://www.overclockers.co.uk/msi-geforce-gtx-970-oc-reference-fan-4096mb-gddr5-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-279-ms.html
Powercolor 480 8GB - 219£ https://www.overclockers.co.uk/powercolor-radeon-rx-480-8192mb-gddr5-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-187-pc.html
I just lol....Both new cards.
Or you can have this asus strix for 229£ with 20£ cashback so 209£ -https://www.overclockers.co.uk/asus-geforce-gtx-970-directcu-ii-oc-strix-4096mb-gddr5-pci-express-graphics-card-20-pounds-cashback-gx-352-as.html
Originally Posted by Fickert07
Granted you provide some good points, you are comparing cards that are aimed for different performances, and ulitmately pricing. You compare these cards at new rx 480 vs used gtx 970. Just because the 970 is older doesn't mean everyone is striving to buy used. So you are comparing a 200-240 dollar card to a 350 dollar card, in perspective. And lets not forget the 970's "4gb" memory which IMO is the main factor that ruins the 970.
The rx 480 is aimed much more at direct x 12 performance, which tests show the 970 quickly loses steam. The 8gb of memory may be overkill but it is much faster than the 970's.
As for overclocking you also compare a reference rx 480 vs clock speeds of aftermarket cards. Seeing that someone mounted a cpu cooler only and brought it up to 1.4+ ghz is amazing. I can only imagine what other brands will do, especially if they create their own pcb and upgraded components. And then these cards will likely be around 300 bucks. still cheaper than a new 970.
I am not a fanboy either. Actually I am an nvidia owner myself. I have a bios flashed msi gtx 970 gaming. And I really do love the card, but the main factor that drives me insane is the memory.
I think you are just early to jump the gun. I will sit back and wait for the show to finish first before I make my conclusion.
Well as I mentioned above, the main important thing is ...the PRICE NOW. Now 970 costs the same(even cheaper) as 480....and im talking about a NEW card. See above.
..and 4GB for 1080p is nto an issue at all.
Also....power consumption of RX480 is the same as GTX 1080 while GTX 1080 delivers +100% more performance...LOL LOL LOL. This 480 is super power efficient ? Wake up and look at 1080/1070.
Cmon fanboys, stop being defensive. This card is not what they promised us...