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Originally Posted by NightAntilli View Post

Dang. I was so close to buying the RX 480 Nitro... I still think the RX 480 Nitro is the best looking card in a long time. The only thing that made me skip it is the R9 Fury Nitro at $310. I would never have expected Sapphire to have a card that feels cheap, especially if it looks so good. But then again, they likely were forced to keep the costs down in order to have a card that does not reach the $300 mark.

Miners really killed Polaris...

I bought a Nitro 480 (non-OC 1306Mhz stock clock version) and tried it for a week but mine didn't overclock past 1350Mhz and the fan was loud so I returned it. I bought it for £237 as I had £13 credit on Amazon. I then got a deal on a Nitro 390X for £210 open-box but like-new and I jumped on that. The 390X obviously draws more power but the 3-fan Nitro 390X is much quieter than the Nitro 480 and is about 5-10% faster. Mine also overclocks to 1150Mhz with base clock being 1080Mhz and I'm very happy with it. It even beats the Nitro 480 for looks imo too.

If only the Nitro 480 had a better cooler I would have kept it but the two-fan solution is not the best. MSI's Gaming is clearly superior.
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I've been in love with sapphire since the day I took that baby home. But the rx480 nitro 1342mhz is simply the worst card I've bought probably ever. The thing feels so cheap and at 279$ that is just insane I mean you can buy a nitro fury for 299$ at micro center. I still have my sapphire nano but honestly after my experiences with the 480 nitro I'll for sure think about another brand for my next Radeon purchase. The 480 nitro is honestly just a 300$ piece of garbage.
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Originally Posted by kittysox View Post


I've been in love with sapphire since the day I took that baby home. But the rx480 nitro 1342mhz is simply the worst card I've bought probably ever. The thing feels so cheap and at 279$ that is just insane I mean you can buy a nitro fury for 299$ at micro center. I still have my sapphire nano but honestly after my experiences with the 480 nitro I'll for sure think about another brand for my next Radeon purchase. The 480 nitro is honestly just a 300$ piece of garbage.

I agree 100%. That Fury at $299 is where it's at!
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Originally Posted by iRUSH View Post

Lol I have no idea what type of load mining does to a GPU or how you have this setup. IF any RX 480 ran at 60c for gamers that card would be all over the internet.

I have my 480's in crossfire and neither card goes above 70c, ever. The Gamer X is a very cool running card. The Mono plus does a fantastic job, as well.
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Originally Posted by comagnum View Post

I have my 480's in crossfire and neither card goes above 70c, ever. The Gamer X is a very cool running card. The Mono plus does a fantastic job, as well.

So you put an aftermarket cooler on it?
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Originally Posted by NightAntilli View Post

Miners really killed Polaris...
Amen.

The 4xx Nitro has about the same cooler size and heatpipes as the cheapest $259 dual fan 1060s, I've compared those two on purpose since they are the cheapest cards to buy from 480s and 1060s.
MSI 480 GX is the one to get or try other with oversized cooler and not messed up VRMs while not costing as much as a new Fury.
Edited by JackCY - 9/28/16 at 3:35pm
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Originally Posted by iRUSH View Post

So you put an aftermarket cooler on it?

On the reference card, yeah.
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Originally Posted by JackCY View Post

Amen.

The 4xx Nitro has about the same cooler size and heatpipes as the cheapest $259 dual fan 1060s, I've compared those two on purpose since they are the cheapest cards to buy from 480s and 1060s.
MSI 480 GX is the one to get or try other with oversized cooler and not messed up VRMs while not costing as much as a new Fury.

Sapphire Nitro 480 isn't great, you are right. I am surprised by Sapphire. From looking at pictures of the card online, it looks kinda sexy. But when you have it in your hands in real life, it looks cheapish. There's this cheap sprayed on writing on the side 'VBIOS Switch' which I immediately didn't like. Front looks nice though. As I said, the biggest kicker is the cooling solution is quite frankly pants. Doesn't perform well and is noisey compared to other Sapphire cards or the MSI Gaming.
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still much better than reference though, at the very least its a decent card, albeit a mediocre one.

i wish they made an RX480 or RX470 Nano, its not like Polaris is anymore power hungry than a Fiji die.
if they could make a 275W Fiji die perform well on a 175W TDP profile, then they sure as heck can do it on a 150W Polaris die. thumb.gif
Edited by epic1337 - 9/29/16 at 6:50am
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So what's the consensus between this and a 1060? Building a second comp and idk which route to go
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