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Last Edited by jersharocks June 29, 2016 at 09:15 AM
A lot of people will bash this because the Nvidia cards are obviously better, but more expensive. This new RX 480 card is for those looking for a cheap upgrade that didn't move up to the 900 series Nvidia cards. The performance is similar to a GTX 980 card, but priced more competitive.

This is not a special deal, but rather a deal on a place that has them in stock, Newegg and others are sold out already.

Microcenter has a lot in stock, most stores got 25x more than the new Nvidia cards. Price starts at 199.99, in store buy only.

http://www.microcenter.com/search...Ntt=rx+480
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Last Edited by sklar July 3, 2016 at 12:25 PM
So much for the naysaying. Tom's Hardware's power draw results have been replicated by numerous companies, AMD admits to pushing the envelope, and announced an intention to issue new drivers that'll de-tune the reference cards to meet the PCI spec and avoid damaging motherboards. Bottom line, unless you want your card to run slower with future drivers, return it and wait for a version with an 8-pin power connector.

This is the rule, not an abberation.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/30...tk.rss_all

Without fueling the flames, here's some basic faq:
1. "RX480 fails PCI-E specification [reddit.com]" ,however AMD has already replied:

r/AMD_Robert [reddit.com]
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1) The RX 480 has passed PCIe compliance testing with PCI-SIG. This is not just our internal testing. I think that should be made very clear. Obviously there are a few GPUs exhibiting anomalous behavior, and we've been in touch with these reviewers for a few days to better understand their test configurations to see how this could be possible.
2) Update #2 made by the OP is confused. There is a difference between ASIC power, which is what ONLY THE GPU CONSUMES (110W), and total graphics power (TGP), which is what the entire graphics card uses (150W). There has been no change in the spec, so I would ask that incorrect information stop being disseminated as "fact."
We will have more on this topic soon as we investigate, but it's worth reminding people that only a very small number of hundreds of RX 480 reviews worldwide encountered this issue. Clearly that makes it aberrant, rather than the rule, and we're working to get that number down to zero.
r/gfxchiptweeter [reddit.com]
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We have extensive testing internally on our PCIE compliance and RX480 passed our testing. However we have received feedback from some of the reviewers on high current observed on PCIE in some cases. We are looking into these scenarios as we speak and reproduce these scenarios internally. Our engineering team is fully engaged.
2. These are reference aka stock cards. If you want better performance and cooling, wait for the AIB (add in board) models which should also be 8-pin but (presumably) cost more than the stock version.

3. This card is DX12, not that it matters to most.

4. Lastly this deal is based on rarity, not price, just as people were posting 1070/1080 "in stock" deals.
TD if you want, I'm just defending the OP.

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Looks to be slower or equal to a GTX 970: http://www.anandtech.com/show/104...80-preview
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Looks to be slower or equal to a GTX 970: http://www.anandtech.com/show/104...80-preview
Most of the reviews that I have seen indicate that it is roughly the equivalent of the Nvidia 970/AMD 390 for around $200.
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Last edited by snowcrash June 29, 2016 at 07:42 AM
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Not bad for the price but not near a 980.
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wait for custom coolers
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Power consumption is disappoint. On par with Maxwell.

No RX 470 or 460 either.
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Last edited by Teaser38 June 29, 2016 at 07:15 AM
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AMD lied. It's still cant meet GTX970. Just buy 1070 once it comes in stock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CJBaZ9V2Eo
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AMD lied. It's still cant meet GTX970. Just buy 1070 once it comes in stock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CJBaZ9V2Eo
Dang...Much worse than expected...
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AMD lied. It's still cant meet GTX970. Just buy 1070 once it comes in stock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CJBaZ9V2Eo
I wouldn't say they lied. Trades blows with the GTX 970 especially once you consider DX12 performance from the Anantech reviews.

I'd point out how silly it is to compare a $240 card to a $360+ card, but the 1070 is very much a better value, if you can find it close to MSRP.
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Last edited by Teaser38 June 29, 2016 at 07:24 AM
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Quote from kart007k View Post :
AMD lied. It's still cant meet GTX970. Just buy 1070 once it comes in stock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CJBaZ9V2Eo
Except that reviewer broke AMDs NDA.
His benchmarks are nowhere consistent nor apples to apples comparison (ref vs oc'ed cards) like other reviews now posted...
He didn't even use the right drivers....

So you found the worst questionable review and made it as a basis for your slam on the card...

Just saying...
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Looks to be slower or equal to a GTX 970: http://www.anandtech.com/show/104...80-preview
Only AMD could release a new-gen card that's slower than a last-gen card LMAO

And of course the obligatory sarcasm:

"OMG, this is MSRP! Not a slickdeal! Why is this posted here? Crying2 "
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best buy has xfx 8gb model which includes a backplate for $199. feel free to throw in any coupons and rewards you have lying around. i had 10% off and $5 reward cert. I watched several reviews on this and if you are a 1080p gamer this is the best value card right now. even 1440p it competes with 970 stock card. much better on power than previous amd gen. not the best overclocker so wait for partner cards if that is what you want.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/xfx-r...Id=5446200
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best buy has xfx 8gb model which includes a backplate for $199. feel free to throw in any coupons and rewards you have lying around. i had 10% off and $5 reward cert. I watched several reviews on this and if you are a 1080p gamer this is the best value card right now. even 1440p it competes with 970 stock card. much better on power than previous amd gen. not the best overclocker so wait for partner cards if that is what you want.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/xfx-r...Id=5446200 [bestbuy.com]
Looks like they flipped the price on the 4gb and 8gb so i recommend screenshots!
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