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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.

I think you overestimate the OC potential of RX 480. Most custom cards max out around 1350-1375 MHz. I tried a reference, which started doing artifacts at 1340 MHz.
Every card can be overclocked, 390X actually overclocks better (much better performance gain), the big downside is the watt usage / heat output, which gets very high especially when OC'ing. A custom 390/390X at ~1200 MHz (on air) sounds like a hairdryer in gaming, pretty much..

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/26.html

3% performance gained with max OC on custom card. This is only 4.5% better than stock / reference RX 480.
Edited by Lass3 - 7/25/16 at 7:11am
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I think you overestimate the OC potential of RX 480. Most custom cards max out around 1350-1375 MHz. I tried a reference, which started doing artifacts at 1340 MHz.
Every card can be overclocked, 390X actually overclocks better (much better performance gain), the big downside is the watt usage / heat output, which gets very high especially when OC'ing. A custom 390/390X at ~1200 MHz (on air) sounds like a hairdryer in gaming, pretty much..

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/26.html

3% performance gained with max OC on custom card. This is only 4.5% better than stock / reference RX 480.

No review has been well rounded yet. One review had the core hite 1400+ on air but be bottlenecked by memory. The Asus card you linked to is using default voltages.

Lots of FUD out there because Wattman is a medicore OC tool. Gonna need updated Trixx or Afterburner to really up this card.
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No review has been well rounded yet. One review had the core hite 1400+ on air but be bottlenecked by memory. The Asus card you linked to is using default voltages.

Lots of FUD out there because Wattman is a medicore OC tool. Gonna need updated Trixx or Afterburner to really up this card.

I hope so.
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Well I just thought I'd update this... Turns out AIB RX 480s will be closer to $500 AU... What the hell...

At the rate I might as well pay the extra $250 or so for an AIB 1070 (or just hold out and see what Vega brings).
Even AIB 1060s have gone for as low as $400 AU.

https://www.mwave.com.au/product/sapphire-amd-radeon-rx-480-nitro-8gb-video-card-ab85413

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I held off on getting the 390x - figured there was no point buying another 28nm GPU.

PS: https://www.pccasegear.com/category/193_1838/graphics-cards/geforce-gtx-1060 - 1060 AIBs for comparison - Yes I know the $400 ones are the mini's but from the reviews I've seen the difference isn't that much when OCing and temp wise vs normal sized 1060s
Edited by Tobe404 - 8/1/16 at 5:58am
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If the 1060's are cheaper than the 480's ,I'd grab them if you really want to spend the money on a card.
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Well really. For the upgrade to be worth it.. I'd want to get a card that offers 7990+ performance since I did have two 280xs in crossfire.

So something around a Fury/Nano - 980/1060 performance wise at the very least..
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Well really. For the upgrade to be worth it.. I'd want to get a card that offers 7990+ performance since I did have two 280xs in crossfire.

So something around a Fury/Nano - 980/1060 performance wise at the very least..

Wait for Vega 10 / 490 series if you can..
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