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The RX 470 Platinum backplate is definitely aluminum, it probably feels like plastic because of the thick paint and the fact that it is a cheaply done casting.

Just get a razor and scratch it deeply in a non-obvious location to check.

Aluminous just isn't a hard metal.
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My 380x Nitro has an aluminum backplate.

If its true that the 480 Nitro has a plastic backplate then its pretty disappointing. My 380X costed less than a lot of the AIB 480s and yet it has a far beefier heatsink and a functioning metal back plate.
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This is a video of the 480 on a FULL waterblock. Not only does it clock higher, stay's cooler but the overall power consumption is much lower. biggrin.gif
Although he doesn't recommend it I would if that's what your are going for.
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This is a video of the 480 on a FULL waterblock. Not only does it clock higher, stay's cooler but the overall power consumption is much lower. biggrin.gif
Although he doesn't recommend it I would if that's what your are going for.

Even better XFX Air Cooled card:
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Even better XFX Air Cooled card:

I'm telling you.. XFX has been on a roll lately with AMD cards. I've had 4 390x's and they were all fantastic cards. Best of the barrel so to speak as far as 390x series is concerned. So I would be shocked if they cut corners on the new RX480 series...
     
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I'm telling you.. XFX has been on a roll lately with AMD cards. I've had 4 390x's and they were all fantastic cards. Best of the barrel so to speak as far as 390x series is concerned. So I would be shocked if they cut corners on the new RX480 series...

1# Rule for AMD cards. Avoid Dual Vendor cards. Stuff like MSI, Gigabyte, ASUS and stick to AMD brands only. Sadly RX 480 Nitro, RX 480 Devil are very average.
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1# Rule for AMD cards. Avoid Dual Vendor cards. Stuff like MSI, Gigabyte, ASUS and stick to AMD brands only. Sadly RX 480 Nitro, RX 480 Devil are very average.

Sort of throws that #1 rule out the window lol.

Kidding aside I typically agree. However, the MSI Gaming X cards have been pretty solid solutions for this and last gen for the most part.
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Sort of throws that #1 rule out the window lol.

Kidding aside I typically agree. However, the MSI Gaming X cards have been pretty solid solutions for this and last gen for the most part.

Nope. Gaming X RX 480 is garbage compared to Nvidia equivalent.
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Nope. Gaming X RX 480 is garbage compared to Nvidia equivalent.

Are we talking about the Gaming X RX480? It's the best cooler Polaris has I think.
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Are we talking about the Gaming X RX480? It's the best cooler Polaris has I think.

Yes. The cooler is not as good as the Gaming X GTX1060. PCB is also much lower quality compared to even reference card.
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