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post #21 of 57
This is a great card and will certainly get better with drivers and more importantly, AIB solutions.

I love mine so far with the little time I've had with it.

Combined with Free-sync on the Nixeus 24A it's heavenly.
post #22 of 57
Id like to see some benchmarks comparisons with the 480 and 290..
I own a old r9-290 gaming I bought when they first launched and I also have to say that card has been living a good life and performing well the entire time.. I think it will give the 4gig 480 a run for its money.

We'll see I have a rx480 on the way, should be here next week unless I decide to return it for an aib partner card, which I may just do that.
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Id like to see some benchmarks comparisons with the 480 and 290..
I own a old r9-290 gaming I bought when they first launched and I also have to say that card has been living a good life and performing well the entire time.. I think it will give the 4gig 480 a run for its money.

We'll see I have a rx480 on the way, should be here next week unless I decide to return it for an aib partner card, which I may just do that.

I think if you're looking for longevity with the 480 your best bet is an AIB. I see the reference models as either a short term solution or budget option. If I were keeping this card for years like I did with my 6870 I would definitely go with the Sapphire Nitro, but I'm just waiting for Vega.
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I think if you're looking for longevity with the 480 your best bet is an AIB. I see the reference models as either a short term solution or budget option. If I were keeping this card for years like I did with my 6870 I would definitely go with the Sapphire Nitro, but I'm just waiting for Vega.

You are correct, I think the added cooling and power on the aib cards will definitely prolong their life..


The reference Sapphire rx480 I ordered was going into a secondary machine that I leave on 24/7.. I actually think I might just return the 480.. After hearing the pcie power issue come up I cant rely on an amd product anymore.. I had problems when I decided to put a Sapphire Nitro Fury in my new I5-6600k rig, the first Fury was doa, had to return it and the second one has had driver issues one after another the entire time I've owned it.. I am just not in the mood to mess with amd's shortcomings and incompetence nowadays....

I ordered the 480 prior to knowing of the pcie overvolt issue, its on fedex now in transit, yesterday I went ahead and ordered a Zotac 1070 amp edition, it will go in my new machine, I'll pull the Sapphire Fury out and sell it, and the r9-290 out of my old rig and sell it... I also have a hd6850 I'll sell for whatever I can get out of it... See if I can scrounge up enough to buy a zotac or gigabyte 1080, or just wait for a 1080ti.

This new amd is not like the amd of old, I just dont trust them anymore.
Edited by danjal - 7/2/16 at 11:12pm
post #25 of 57
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You are correct, I think the added cooling and power on the aib cards will definitely prolong their life..


The reference Sapphire rx480 I ordered was going into a secondary machine that I leave on 24/7.. I actually think I might just return the 480.. After hearing the pcie power issue come up I cant rely on an amd product anymore.. I had problems when I decided to put a Sapphire Nitro Fury in my new I5-6600k rig, the first Fury was doa, had to return it and the second one has had driver issues one after another the entire time I've owned it.. I am just not in the mood to mess with amd's shortcomings and incompetence nowadays....

I ordered the 480 prior to knowing of the pcie overvolt issue, its on fedex now in transit, yesterday I went ahead and ordered a Zotac 1070 amp edition, it will go in my new machine, I'll pull the Sapphire Fury out and sell it, and the r9-290 out of my old rig and sell it... I also have a hd6850 I'll sell for whatever I can get out of it... See if I can scrounge up enough to buy a zotac or gigabyte 1080, or just wait for a 1080ti.

This new amd is not like the amd of old, I just dont trust them anymore.

I'm holding off on passing judgment until they release their next official statement on Tuesday. It's possible new drivers will clear up the entire issue. Also, they recently gave Lisa Su a raise so it seems they are confident the company will be bouncing back this year. Fingers are crossed for Zen and Vega.
post #26 of 57
Well this is not looking good for my new build, Guess I'll give it another week or so before I open the box!!
    
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post #27 of 57
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Well this is not looking good for my new build, Guess I'll give it another week or so before I open the box!!

I too am anxiously waiting to see how this turns out. If the fix involves lowering the card's performance I will return it. Newegg's policy says "replacement only", but as far as I'm concerned it's false advertising and I'd be entitled to a refund. Hopefully the fix isn't that bad though.
post #28 of 57
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I too am anxiously waiting to see how this turns out. If the fix involves lowering the card's performance I will return it. Newegg's policy says "replacement only", but as far as I'm concerned it's false advertising and I'd be entitled to a refund. Hopefully the fix isn't that bad though.

Hopefully it won't have a negative effect.
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Hopefully it won't have a negative effect.

Especially considering your card is drawing well below the rated 150 watts. I'm also curious to see what your power draw would be at a 1350 core overclock.
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Especially considering your card is drawing well below the rated 150 watts. I'm also curious to see what your power draw would be at a 1350 core overclock.

I've been gaming at 1340/2200 with zero issues thus far. I was playing at 1350/2200 but I wanted to drop the fan rpm down a little and maintain my temps below 70.
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