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Talk me out of the RX 480

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  • 1% (1)
    GTX 780 Ti
  • 11% (6)
    R9 290x
  • 86% (46)
    RX 480 8gb
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post #1 of 50
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First and foremost, let me address the fact that power draw and size doesn't matter whatsoever. All I care about is raw performace, and of course, price.

With that being said, a new rig is in the works, and the RX 480 has grabbed my attention (like everybody else here, I'm sure). The $239 price point is truly alluring. However, $239 can also get you a 780 Ti or a 290x off of FeeBay. Given that these 3 cards are right in the same neighborhood in price, which will perform, notably at 1440p? This is going into a totally absurd dual Xeon rig that will be a daily gaming rig and a nightly folding rig, along with the occasional music production and video rendering projects so compute is somewhat important, but not as much as the FPS.

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Don't do it because... *reasons*.
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post #3 of 50
Won't talk you out of it. I'll recommend it. With a little tweaking I've gotten it to 1400mhz stable @1200mv with a gfx score of 14743 - http://www.3dmark.com/fs/9258776

The AIB models will perform similarly. Plus, the card will only improve from here.
post #4 of 50
RX 480 are little stronger than my R9 285. RX 480 are about the same as a R9 390.
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Whoever votes for the GTX 780Ti is a fool, that card have been gimped and will keep getting gimped. When the 780Ti came out it was faster than a 290X, after Maxwell came out not only a R9 290 non X became faster than a GTX 780Ti in re visited benchmarks but even a 6 year Old HD 7970 (R9 280X) is faster in some games!

RX 480 all the way, the R9 290X might be slightly faster on 1440p (Thanks to better DX11 performance the RX 480 is faster at 1080p) but AMD have a tremendous track record of improving new architectures performance over time, just look at the HD 7970 which was SLOWER than a GTX 680 in some instances and now even faster than a 780Ti in modern games like Star Wars Battlefront, Battlefield 4, the witcher ETC...

I'm sure that over time a RX 480 will grow to Fury Non X performance and way above/slightly below 980Ti performance.
post #6 of 50
You guys are doing it all wrong. You have to talk him out of the 480 like this: "Don't buy the current RX480 and wait for the cheese grater version which will be overclocked and have a batter cooler for GRATER folding."
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Originally Posted by Murderfini View Post

You guys are doing it all wrong. You have to talk him out of the 480 like this: "Don't buy the current RX480 and wait for the cheese grater version which will be overclocked and have a batter cooler for GRATER folding."
Yeah, right: it's going to beer a batter grater. However, we have a team favourite @comagnum here reaching 1400+ on reference design. It's something.
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post #8 of 50
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Thanks for all of the input, it's much appreciated! Looks like I'll be holding out for an AIB version of the RX 480 when they come around. I'm continually shocked as this card just beats EVERYTHING, new or used, in the ~$250 price bracket.
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post #9 of 50
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Originally Posted by Dargonplay View Post

Whoever votes for the GTX 780Ti is a fool, that card have been gimped and will keep getting gimped. When the 780Ti came out it was faster than a 290X, after Maxwell came out not only a R9 290 non X became faster than a GTX 780Ti in re visited benchmarks but even a 6 year Old HD 7970 (R9 280X) is faster in some games!

RX 480 all the way, the R9 290X might be slightly faster on 1440p (Thanks to better DX11 performance the RX 480 is faster at 1080p) but AMD have a tremendous track record of improving new architectures performance over time, just look at the HD 7970 which was SLOWER than a GTX 680 in some instances and now even faster than a 780Ti in modern games like Star Wars Battlefront, Battlefield 4, the witcher ETC...

I'm sure that over time a RX 480 will grow to Fury Non X performance and way above/slightly below 980Ti performance.

The reason the 780 ti is slower now isn't because it's been gimped, it's because AMD continued re-using the same architecture, so any optimizations for the 390x, DIRECTLY benefitted the 290x in the process.
The 290x continued to get driver optimization, after the 780 ti stopped getting it. There's plenty of videos on YT that test old & new drivers with kepler cards, disproving the "gimp"
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Yeah, right: it's going to beer a batter grater. However, we have a team favourite @comagnum here reaching 1400+ on reference design. It's something.
You have to abide by the title while while still recommending the 480. Never said the reference wasn't worth buying. Hell I'm buying it from germany as soon as I get enough confirmations from my friends.
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