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Originally Posted by epic1337 View Post

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
Again, you're stuck with 1060s which do come in the small short variants from many brands. EVGA 1060 SC probably the best of them.
I have not seen a short 480/70, only way to get one is a rare reference and mod it which gets way too expensive unless you already own a small powerful cooler or AIO.

I don't know how well the Nano did temperature wise, I would say it cooked, all I know is most of them coil whined and while it was a Fury X full chip it was limited down. It's like taking a Titan chip putting it on a tiny board and limiting it's power consumption to 50% lol, what a waste, sure works, but not cost effective.
Most of the 4xx cards are cut down on cost and it shows, metal shrouds replaced with cheaper easier to manufacture molded plastic, coolers downsized when they shouldn't be, less heatpipes, VRMs cheaper and worse than reference card, ... buying a decent 480 is like navigating a minefield.

Bdonedge:
What ever you like or want. They both work and it depends on your personal preferences.
Power consumption: 480 > 1060, 15% ==> Noise: 480 > 1060, +400rpm@2x92-100mm ==> Temperature: 480 > 1060
Performance DX11: 480 < 1060, 10%
Performance DX12: 480 = 1060, 0%
Price: 480 > 1060, varies depending on market and model you want but cheapest decent dual fan versions it usually goes that way, +$20+
Sync: 480 FreeSync/VESAAdaptiveSync, 1060 GSync+FastSync, GSync monitors cost more but every one of them has the same features unlike FreeSync where it's what ever the manufacturer wants and some are better some worse.

FastSync works well as advertised but for me I prefer the lower latency of no sync at all since most games won't run past 120fps minimum and at such high FPS any tearing is invisible already anyway so FastSync is kind of useless but it does work.

If you already have a FreeSync monitor or want one then buy AMD GPU, unless all you need is integrated graphics, then Intel should come out with VESAAdaptiveSync iGPUs in next generation if it hasn't already.
For around 60fps yes do get FreeSync or Gsync monitor. Personally though I play 80fps minimum at which point any sync is almost not noticeable anymore and 120fps noSync vs 120fps Free/GSync no difference IMHO.
Edited by JackCY - 9/29/16 at 9:00am
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So what's the consensus between this and a 1060? Building a second comp and idk which route to go

Despite my experience with the Nitro I would choose a 480 over a 1060 all day long. If you want to play new games mostly, the 480 is going to be the faster card and will mature better. If you want to play mostly DX11 games, 1060 is good but imo won't age too well comparatively.
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Plus one. That's exactly what I'm saying about rx 48 vs 1060. Some people keeps downplaying its dx 12 advantage.
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So what's the consensus between this and a 1060? Building a second comp and idk which route to go

Except if you only buy AMD cards, 1060 is a way better card than RX480, no doubt.
Hypothetical future gains are hypotetical and 1060 offers 8-9% better performance than RX480, way better power consumption/efficiency, more silence, better overclocking and entry customs cards are even cheaper than RX 480 custom cards in my country.DX12 is such a fail that I don't think it is a relevant argument, especially when you see that nVidia cards perform around the same in DX12.
To me, you need to be an AMD fan only to be interested with Polaris, Pascal is just simply better and the press reviews did confirm it.
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not taking sides, BUT if you are thinking of doing crossfire/sli Rx480 can do it the 1060 can not or last i heard anyway thumb.gif
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not taking sides, BUT if you are thinking of doing crossfire/sli Rx480 can do it the 1060 can not or last i heard anyway thumb.gif

That's an important consideration IMO. If you only ever run single-card and upgrade regularly the 1060 suits. If you are the sort who buys midrange so that you can hold onto the card for a while and add another when prices drop a bit, 480's your choice. Most midrange buyers fall into one of these camps, IME.
     
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That's an important consideration IMO. If you only ever run single-card and upgrade regularly the 1060 suits. If you are the sort who buys midrange so that you can hold onto the card for a while and add another when prices drop a bit, 480's your choice. Most midrange buyers fall into one of these camps, IME.
well Also Nvidia has the habit of actualy making performance only VERY slightly better each driver update or even making it same/slightly worse, where as Amd has shown over and over, their cards get better and better with drivers over time so the 1060 has advantage now, but will it, say 3 driver updates down the road? i Doubt it thumb.gif
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Price is a factor here, is the 8gb a significant improvement of performance at 1080p cause that's the resolution I'll be playing at
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Price is a factor here, is the 8gb a significant improvement of performance at 1080p cause that's the resolution I'll be playing at

4gb is fine for 1080p resolution at the moment

Can't say how long that will last though , if I were going to buy one I'd buy the 8gb version
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Price is a factor here, is the 8gb a significant improvement of performance at 1080p cause that's the resolution I'll be playing at

not really, with all the games that uses more than 4GB of VRAM, most of them are only pre-caching more resource.
meaning, even if that game where to be restricted to less than it's ideal VRAM usage it'll still run just as good.
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