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post #921 of 991
The 4GB RAM in the 470s are actually rated for 6Ghz.

According to Tom's hardware, the RAM in ASUS's 470 is same as the ones in 390s, which is the https://www.skhynix.com/products.view.do?vseq=953&cseq=81

It has a WCK of 3Ghz, which is 6Ghz effective.

So the AIBs already overclocked it by 10%.


Conclusion: Don't expect your 4GB to OC to 8Ghz unless you are lucky.
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I think you just crashed the web site, or it was clickbait.

Lol. I figure someone here might actually get one. For various reasons the cards for this cycle have been soldout so fast on launch date and any available cards are being priced gauged. The sites very reliable. I've bought several cards from them during launch periods. Hopefully a member wanting one picked it up. God knows how long when prices fall back to msrp and cards come back instock. I'm looking for an aftermarket RX 470 myself.
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post #923 of 991
All-in-all, the 4GB reference 480 now looks like the best deal if it can be unlocked to 8GB. Next in line is a reference 8GB 480. The 470's are not just cut down GPU's but have pre-OC'd memory or 1/3rd fewer VRM phases. Since Canadian pricing of the 470 is such a monumental joke (C$340... really?) I'll be opting to spend a little more than I expected but a lot less than I have to and get a 480. Furthermore, I'm not sure who is doing consumer expectation management at AMD but they should be fired. This release has been a complete nightmare of roller-coaster expectations.
Edited by flopticalcube - 8/4/16 at 8:46pm
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post #924 of 991
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB View Post

The 4GB RAM in the 470s are actually rated for 6Ghz.

According to Tom's hardware, the RAM in ASUS's 470 is same as the ones in 390s, which is the https://www.skhynix.com/products.view.do?vseq=953&cseq=81

It has a WCK of 3Ghz, which is 6Ghz effective.

So the AIBs already overclocked it by 10%.


Conclusion: Don't expect your 4GB to OC to 8Ghz unless you are lucky.

is it possible the 4GB can be flashed to 8GB just like the 480 ? wahahah !!!

just "download some ram"

by the way, just saw some RX 460 too in my friend's place. (NITRO version)
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post #925 of 991
According to Gamers Nexus in their teardown of the Sapphire Platinum 470 they are using 8X4gb Hynix chips so, no, they have only 4GB on the board and not 8 like on the reference 480's. This makes sense for two reasons. There is no official reference model and there is no official 8GB model although there appears to be an 8GB Nitro+.
Edited by flopticalcube - 8/4/16 at 9:19pm
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post #926 of 991
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According to Gamers Nexus in their teardown of the Sapphire Platinum 470 they are using 8X4gb Hynix chips so, no, they have only 4GB on the board and not 8 like on the reference 480's. This makes sense for two reasons. There is no official reference model and there is no official 8GB model although there appears to be an 8GB Nitro+.

can't download some memory this time
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post #927 of 991
Quote:
Originally Posted by flopticalcube View Post

According to Gamers Nexus in their teardown of the Sapphire Platinum 470 they are using 8X4gb Hynix chips so, no, they have only 4GB on the board and not 8 like on the reference 480's. This makes sense for two reasons. There is no official reference model and there is no official 8GB model although there appears to be an 8GB Nitro+.

It would have been cool if they pulled another 6950 toxic, it came with 6950 and 6970 bios on it. Mine never ran once with the 6950 bios.
 
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post #928 of 991
Just a bit of knowledge sharing regarding the RX 470, in case it isn't as obvious as it should be.

The RX 480 can power-limit at stock clocks. So 1.266Ghz can pull ~160W (150W post-VRM measured) with a fully enabled Polaris 10 GPU. Settings its power limit to +50% gives 225W of measured limit- all of which will be used by the GPU itself. Overclocks near 1.4Ghz use up that limit, so you need a higher limit to get any further ahead than that.

RX 470 has a TDP of just 120W. At 1.26Ghz it pulls pretty much the same as the RX 480, maybe 5% less. However, +50% only gives 180W measured maximum limit. So you aren't going to get much better than 1.26~1.28Ghz... and there's a very high probability that RX 470 GPUs are cut-down for a reason - they're higher leakage, or damaged, dies.

In other words, if you want to overclock on the RX 470, you need to know how to get a +75% or +100% power limit set... or to modify the BIOS limit, otherwise you aren't going to get very far.

Just my $0.02.
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Wasn't it supposed to be $149 for 4GB 470? Because that price is $179 in that shop.

The price gauging by custom card makers on 4xx series is unreal. Toss in one improvement or gimmick and they charge +20USD. Decent custom 480s being priced as 1060 FE.
Charging +20% in price for an axial dual fan cooler is a rip off by custom card makers.
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