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390x or RX 480? Used vs New.

post #1 of 17
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Hello everyone,

Pretty simple question today... Out of these two which would you get?

MSI Gaming R9 390x - $300 AU - Used for 6 months - Never OCd. - Original receipt/box/accessories/etc.

AIB RX 480 - At a guess $400-450 AU - Brand new.

Thanks.
post #2 of 17
What resolution will you be playing at?
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by junkman View Post

What resolution will you be playing at?

Mix of 1080 / 1440p - preferably 1440p
post #4 of 17
I'd vote for the 390X. Its going to be more power hungry, but should be able to drive games at that resolution considering the price differential between the two.
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by huzzug View Post

I'd vote for the 390X. Its going to be more power hungry, but should be able to drive games at that resolution considering the price differential between the two.

I own an RX 480, and it is a great card, but I will have to likely second this.

You also can't really go wrong with ~100 AUS or so less than the new card for slightly better performance.
post #6 of 17
1440p the 390x is better.
480 best thing is 125w lower wattage and some improved dx11 stuff with tesselation.
Hard to say how the 480 will age vs the 390x though.
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post #7 of 17
take 390X, Raw power > 480.
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post #8 of 17
if you play at 1440 and 4k the 390x seems to be faster , in some game benchmarks pages they put it close to the 980 at 1440/1080
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Unless that 390X is much cheaper, I'd get the RX 480. The difference at 1440p is like 5%, not worth the 125W higher watt output, which will make more noise and heat up your case and room.
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post #10 of 17
Keep in mind the RX 480 has room to grow quite a bit but the R9 390X will get minor performance gains from driver improvements and such also AIB RX 480's are doing much better than reference 480's almost all reviews you see have a form of thermal throttle going on on the 480 currently. The AIB 480's will not add to it around a 150mhz-200mhz factory OC stable without throttling is possible not including further OCing. This will easily make up 5% more performance the R9 390X has over the RX 480. I also want to point out a 150mhz-200mhz is like a 300mhz-500mhz OC on a Nvidia card so we are talking alot of gains for so little of MHZ OC on AMD so it matters AMD OCing scaling is much different from Nvidias.

I myself am going 2x RX 480 XFX black editions around 1340mhz factory OC and I was told these cards were pushing to around 1500mhz fairly easy on air so yeah should be interesting and I am going to put them under water but that is me.
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