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

Oh man I thought they were the exact same lol. The 1060 Gaming X cooler is beastly.
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Oh man I thought they were the exact same lol. The 1060 Gaming X cooler is beastly.

As of right now a lot of conspiracies going on. How can reference RX 480 have better components than aftermarket cards lol.
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As of right now a lot of conspiracies going on. How can reference RX 480 have better components than aftermarket cards lol.

XFX 4890 was an example of that. One of their revisions of the aftermarket version performed worse due to poorer design. Most likely to save money. Customers were able to get an RMA including myself. XFX sent me a different revision and the performance was were it should be.
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It seems that the cooler itself of the Nitro is made of cheap plastic, but the PCB is fine;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPwsLOX7Y_k


And despite Asus' mediocre cooler, it actually has the best PCB;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3QDevWleVY



Gigabyte runs the hottest because the MOSFETs are too packed onto each other;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdYzPEK9A30

That's a great channel.

One thing to note is Sapphire produces AMD's workstation cards. So they definitely know how to produce good cards power delivery wise, it's just the coolers are iffy.
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XFX 4890 was an example of that. One of their revisions of the aftermarket version performed worse due to poorer design. Most likely to save money. Customers were able to get an RMA including myself. XFX sent me a different revision and the performance was were it should be.

My Sapphire 4870 1GB where terrible lol. Run Hot and the cooler was super loud. Since than its been reference for me.
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Looks like the XFX RX480 GTR could be the best model, high clocks + low temperatures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWASNajSdpg
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I think that is either cherry-picking the card on XFX side or the 14nm process maturing rapidly.
Would not surprise me to see other XFX 480 GTR owners saying their cards are not nearly as good.
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I think that is either cherry-picking the card on XFX side or the 14nm process maturing rapidly.
Would not surprise me to see other XFX 480 GTR owners saying their cards are not nearly as good.

I 100% agree! For science I might have to pick one of these up in a few weeks
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I think that is either cherry-picking the card on XFX side or the 14nm process maturing rapidly.
Would not surprise me to see other XFX 480 GTR owners saying their cards are not nearly as good.

For starters the VRM in GTR are same as Fury X. It can do more than 500W which is insane. This means that VRM will run very cool since even with overvolting 480 will hit like 300W.
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glad i bought my RX 480 early lol i have AMD Reference card lol my card runs really cool i put my fan to 2800rpm when gaming and i stay around 60c at load
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