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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.

I wouldn't recommand CF. 2 R9 290 OCed to 1200/1500 in CF with fullcover block drawing way over 300W each is only about 20 to 30% faster in NFS 2016 than a 2Ghz GTX 1060 in 4k. It can be upto 70% faster in other games but GTX 1070 is a better buy than CF 290 or 480. Gigabyte even has a mItx 1070.
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I wouldn't recommand CF. 2 R9 290 OCed to 1200/1500 in CF with fullcover block drawing way over 300W each is only about 20 to 30% faster in NFS 2016 than a 2Ghz GTX 1060 in 4k. It can be upto 70% faster in other games but GTX 1070 is a better buy than CF 290 or 480. Gigabyte even has a mItx 1070.

Obviously I agree as I'm sat here with a 1070. I was speaking more to how I see those two cards (1060 and 480) relative to one another in their target market. For people who can't or won't move up to the 1070 bracket, a 1060 single-card or a 480 now and a 480 later might be more appealing.
     
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Based on what I read from recent posts here. I would stay away from RX 480 Nitro+
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Based on what I read from recent posts here. I would stay away from RX 480 Nitro+

Basically:

MSI's Gaming X is the best overall.

Gigabyte G1 is the shortest card, but hottest running.

Sapphire is the "premier" partner.

ASUS slacked on the 480's cooling, "half-butt" effort card.

XFX is a decent second choice with their GTR behind MSI..

PowerColor tried, but still fell short with cheaper components.

That pretty much sums up the RX 480 cards.
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MSI's Gaming X is the best overall.

Gigabyte G1 is the shortest card, but hottest running.

Sapphire is the "premier" partner.

ASUS slacked on the 480's cooling, "half-butt" effort card.

XFX is a decent second choice with their GTR behind MSI..

PowerColor tried, but still fell short with cheaper components.

That pretty much sums up the RX 480 cards.

I would second this except for the Asus Strix. I had this for a short period of time and found it to be the best card overall only falling short a few C compared to the MSI X.

I will say that it was a very short time I had with it so I could have overlooked something very important.
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I would second this except for the Asus Strix. I had this for a short period of time and found it to be the best card overall only falling short a few C compared to the MSI X.

I will say that it was a very short time I had with it so I could have overlooked something very important.

Everyone said that ASUS neglected to put decent cooling on the memory chips, and the cooler was just a repurposed cooler that did not even fit the 480 correctly.
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Almost every Asus cooler since they started doing "DCU" has been pretty crap.
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Guys if you brick the RX 480 with an incorrect bios flash does the fan stop working ? Does it also not get recognized in windows anymore?
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Basically:

MSI's Gaming X is the best overall.

Gigabyte G1 is the shortest card, but hottest running.

Sapphire is the "premier" partner.

ASUS slacked on the 480's cooling, "half-butt" effort card.

XFX is a decent second choice with their GTR behind MSI..

PowerColor tried, but still fell short with cheaper components.

That pretty much sums up the RX 480 cards.

It seems that the cooler itself of the Nitro is made of cheap plastic, but the PCB is fine;


And despite Asus' mediocre cooler, it actually has the best PCB;


Gigabyte runs the hottest because the MOSFETs are too packed onto each other;
Edited by NightAntilli - 10/5/16 at 6:45am
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Too bad my eyes are locked on RX 480 Nitro+ 4gb as that's the best valued card available. I would probably go with XFX GTR 8gb as it fits my black and white theme.
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