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Finally the a custom RX 480 is available here. It's the Nitro+, and the price is okay. It's about 30$ more expensive than a RX 470. But... it's only the 4 GB version. I concluded that I don't need a GPU upgrade, but the price of this 480 is tempting... Not sure what to do. Please talk me out of it!

The 4gb 480 unless it has 2k mhz ram perform the same as the 470. You can save a further 30$ and get a 470 instead of that 4gb 480.
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Is there any RX 480 with reference pcb that is considered "best" so far in terms of power consumption and overclockability?
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Is there any RX 480 with reference pcb that is considered "best" so far in terms of power consumption and overclockability?

They're reference they're all pretty much the same and it's down to the lottery how well it clocks
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hi,

i want to use an arctic accelero twin turbo III with the stock groundplate (not the backplate) of the reference models. As in Post #173 the best way seem to use copper spacers for the gpu. Anyone knows how much spacers i need / mm i do need to fill?

Thanks
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Well, you got 75% my CPU score for 50% of the price, so... I call that a win smile.gif Not to mention you have a great IGP to go with it.

It IS overclocked to 4.6Ghz... I actually only paid $150 for the CPU, Mobo, and RAM all together out of a guy's HTPC off craigslist. lol. They were basically brand new. The CPU may have been brand new actually.... but yeah. I run almost every game maxed out at 1080/60, with the exception of densely populated areas in Fallout 4. Then it drops to anywhere from 27-40FPS depending on the area. I also have a ton of HD texture mods installed (however, most are more optimized than the originals anyhow)
    
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What tool do you guys use?

I'm using Sapphire Trixx for my Nitro 470, but noticed that the voltage slider keeps automatically changing.

I'll set a -80mv undervolt and it will slip to -78mv. I'll set it to -75mv and it will slip to -72mv.

Is it just rounding it to the nearest voltage?

RX 480/470 bios editor. So much better than beta OC tools.

Moved stock power limit on my RX 470 from 80w to 130w, moved the core clocks up to RX 480 levels, and adjusted memory clocks/timing. That alone boosted performance by a good margin.

If I really want to, I can now push clocks up into the 1400 range without bouncing off of the power limit and without resorting to 3rd party tools. Usually I only do so for benchmark runs, the reference cooler is quite loud when you push it hard.
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The 4gb 480 unless it has 2k mhz ram perform the same as the 470. You can save a further 30$ and get a 470 instead of that 4gb 480.

Yeah, but a RX 470 isn't such a compelling upgrade. It's about 30% faster than my own current GPU (280X). The 7000 MHz VRAM can be OCed to 8000 MHz and beyond, right?
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Yeah, but a RX 470 isn't such a compelling upgrade. It's about 30% faster than my own current GPU (280X). The 7000 MHz VRAM can be OCed to 8000 MHz and beyond, right?

If you're extremely lucky the 7000mhz ram might clock that high but most likely you'll Max 1800-1900mhz as they are lower speed hynix/elpida not Samsung. The 4gb 480 will always be within just a couple fps of the 470. If a 470 performance isn't good enough you'll have to get an 8gb 480
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If you're extremely lucky the 7000mhz ram might clock that high but most likely you'll Max 1800-1900mhz as they are lower speed hynix/elpida not Samsung. The 4gb 480 will always be within just a couple fps of the 470. If a 470 performance isn't good enough you'll have to get an 8gb 480

8gb RX 480 is not much faster than any RX 470. 10% or so FTMP.

8gb wont get you much over 4gb either, there are a few games where it can reduce loading stutter by a small amount. Though general performance wont go up by much because the bandwidth on tap is insufficient to effectively use 8gb of framebuffer completely in a single card setup.

Crossfire OTOH gets around this issue and 8gb of VRAM can help there.
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If you're extremely lucky the 7000mhz ram might clock that high but most likely you'll Max 1800-1900mhz as they are lower speed hynix/elpida not Samsung. The 4gb 480 will always be within just a couple fps of the 470. If a 470 performance isn't good enough you'll have to get an 8gb 480

I still have yet to get some of the newer games to be released, but my 8Gb 470 Nitro is awesome. Fans aren't loud compared to the others in my system till they hit like 90%(which they never go above 66%) and with a headset it doesn't matter anyway. I even have a little system monitor I installed in my case running off of my card and everything's usually perfectly alright. Great performance, and an upgrade path down the road.
    
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