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Considering the rx 480s can clock really well, can we expect blocks even tho they arent really highest end cards?
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Considering the rx 480s can clock really well, can we expect blocks even tho they arent really highest end cards?

In on this as well. And if its in the works please send me one first before jayztwopennies so i can test it out.
    
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rx480 won't be anything special. AMD does it every time, shows one benchmark when the card's doing well and says nothing about other benchmarks where it's eaten by Nvidia. and then releases another weak and disappointing card.
you're much better off getting gtx970 now as they're really cheap and water blocks are on sale(overclockers.co.uk sold them for £30!!), that OCed will beat rx480 in most games and work out cheaper if going water.
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Considering the rx 480s can clock really well, can we expect blocks even tho they arent really highest end cards?

Let's wait for unbiased tests/reviews firsts before making such statements. biggrin.gif
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rx480 won't be anything special. AMD does it every time, shows one benchmark when the card's doing well and says nothing about other benchmarks where it's eaten by Nvidia. and then releases another weak and disappointing card.
you're much better off getting gtx970 now as they're really cheap and water blocks are on sale(overclockers.co.uk sold them for £30!!), that OCed will beat rx480 in most games and work out cheaper if going water.

No thanks and no thanks. I dont support companies with shoddy business practices. But thanks for the tip. If i wanted a gtx970 with 3.5gb ram buffer i would have bought one on release day, same way i can buy a 1080 with a waterblock and not break a sweat but again no thanks.

Theres been plenty of viable leaks already that prove that it can OC well. The boost clock is already 1266mhz confirmed by AMD, so why wouldnt it OC to 1400 which is a measly 140mhz oc.

And again i hate to repeat this for people who can't read. THE AMD RX 480 WAS NEVER EVER IN ANY WAY MEANT TO COMPETE WITH THE GTX 1070 AND GTX 1080, WE ARE NOT ALL NVIDIA FAN BOYS WHO UPGRADE CARDS JUST FOR THE SAKE OF UPGRADING. 30% OF GAMERS USE 1080P AND THATS THE MARKET AMD IS GOING AFTER WITH THE RX 480. AGAIN A 1080/1070 ARE NOT EVEN REMOTELY NEEDED FOR A GAME AT 1080P UNLESS YOURE PLAYING ON A 200HZ MONITOR.
    
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huh. Block is already on it's way from an eBay seller :I

I guess if i ever need to go back to 1155 i've a block ready to go for it. Or anything else.

ah well, it'll live.

What you bought is fine. You'll only need to buy a few things if you want to go back to 115x sockets.
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What you bought is fine. You'll only need to buy a few things if you want to go back to 115x sockets.

Dear ek reps any eta on rx480 blocks? Be available at launch for reference boards?
    
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No thanks and no thanks. I dont support companies with shoddy business practices. But thanks for the tip. If i wanted a gtx970 with 3.5gb ram buffer i would have bought one on release day, same way i can buy a 1080 with a waterblock and not break a sweat but again no thanks.

Theres been plenty of viable leaks already that prove that it can OC well. The boost clock is already 1266mhz confirmed by AMD, so why wouldnt it OC to 1400 which is a measly 140mhz oc.

And again i hate to repeat this for people who can't read. THE AMD RX 480 WAS NEVER EVER IN ANY WAY MEANT TO COMPETE WITH THE GTX 1070 AND GTX 1080, WE ARE NOT ALL NVIDIA FAN BOYS WHO UPGRADE CARDS JUST FOR THE SAKE OF UPGRADING. 30% OF GAMERS USE 1080P AND THATS THE MARKET AMD IS GOING AFTER WITH THE RX 480. AGAIN A 1080/1070 ARE NOT EVEN REMOTELY NEEDED FOR A GAME AT 1080P UNLESS YOURE PLAYING ON A 200HZ MONITOR.
I've never compared it to 1070/1080.
it's a 980ish class but as happened before(every time AMD releases a card really) it always turns to be weaker to what they state. Just saying gtx970 will still beat it when oced(and I'm pretty sure it will overclock much better than rx480) and you can get it for cheaper.
Gtx970 is a great card for what it costs now, runs every game on ultra settings @1080p with no problems, I had 3 different 970s, all were ocing very well and never experienced any issue with "only" 3.5 Gb memory. That rx480 is a 6pin card, I would worry about that limitation much more than 3.5gb memory on 970.
I'm not a Nvidia fanboy, I think the cards are way too dear and have issues too. But AMD simply cannot beat it performance-wise, they've always been behind and they will be.
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Dear ek reps any eta on rx480 blocks? Be available at launch for reference boards?

We will probably but I can't give any ETA.
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