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RX 470/480 now or is there something "special" about RX 500's?

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I'm not in a major hurry, but my parts gathering has begun as of today.

I have a 1700x and a Taichi board already.

I'm considering the Strix 470 at my local MC for $149 before $30 rebate or the Asus (white shroud) 480 for $179 before $20 rebate. It seems that the 500 series is the same thing. Similar to the R9 290/X vs the R9 390/X.

If I'm missing something or not seeing clearly please educate me smile.gif

Thanks!
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Depends on whether you want the extra 5% increase in speed but really due to a minor overclock (that you can do yourself) and some reduction in heat/power usage due to some tweeking to the board.
 
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I'm not in a major hurry, but my parts gathering has begun as of today.

I have a 1700x and a Taichi board already.

I'm considering the Strix 470 at my local MC for $149 before $30 rebate or the Asus (white shroud) 480 for $179 before $20 rebate. It seems that the 500 series is the same thing. Similar to the R9 290/X vs the R9 390/X.

If I'm missing something or not seeing clearly please educate me smile.gif

Thanks!

Beware of that ASUS card with the white shroud, reviews mention it being TERRIBLY loud.

We're approximately four days from the rumored release, there's no reason to not wait. If the 300 series refresh is anything to go by there should be decent availability on AIB cards, especially if you can grab one from a local Micro center.

The other thing to note is if there have been tweaks to the process that do allow this cards to clock better on air (1450~1500), then buying a 470/480 would be a bad choice less than a week from the release.

TLDR; it's worth waiting
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