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SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 480 100406NT+8GOCL 8GB Video Card $265@Newegg

sr71 26,055 35,445 September 17, 2016 at 07:27 AM in Computers (3) More Newegg Deals
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is this similar to the 1080?
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is this similar to the 1080?
No, it's more similar to the 1060
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is this similar to the 1080?
It's on average 5-10% slower than the 1060 6GB. At this price, I'd sooner get a 1060, preferably one with an aftermarket cooler from MSI or EVGA.
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I think you can get a XFX version of this card from Jet.com for about $230 after that Triple15 code
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It's on average 5-10% slower than the 1060 6GB. At this price, I'd sooner get a 1060, preferably one with an aftermarket cooler from MSI or EVGA.
It's (actually) on average 5-10% faster than the 1060 6GB (in DX 12 games). This means, if you plan to play games that come out a year into the future the Rx 480 is better.
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It's (actually) on average 5-10% faster than the 1060 6GB (in DX 12 games). This means, if you plan to play games that come out a year into the future the Rx 480 is better.
It's currently 5-10% faster in some DX 12 games (not all) and in Doom under Vulkan.

We don't know if that's due to an inherent hardware advantage the AMD cards have under DX 12, or if AMD software is just better optimized right now and we'll see Nvidia catch up. DX 12 is supposed to provide better performance due to giving closer access to the hardware, and we're not seeing that for Nvidia, which either means that Nvidia DX 11 drivers are so optimized that there's no room for improvement, or that they haven't optimized their DX 12 code path to nearly the same level yet.

In either case, I would buy GPUs based on current performance today, not hypothetical performance a year from now, and right now the 1060 is 5-10% faster on average across current games.

And if you really want to bank on AMD's better future performance, I think the RX 480 4GB is a much better value, being 95% as fast as the 8GB for only 80% of the cost.
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I think the choice comes down to whether you want a freesync monitor vs a gsync monitor (more expensive).

I recently bought a freesync monitor but couldn't get a deal on rx 480 4gb (no stock on msrp cards) so I went with the gigabyte 1060 6gb for $220 (after triple15).

Another factor is you can easily overclock the 1060 to get another 10% extra performance. It runs a lot cooler than rx480 so it's a better card tor overclock.

That said, I'm still wanting to get the rx480 bc I want to benefit from freesync. If there's a good deal come blackfriday, I may bite and resell my 1060.
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$200 card.
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It's currently 5-10% faster in some DX 12 games (not all) and in Doom under Vulkan.

We don't know if that's due to an inherent hardware advantage the AMD cards have under DX 12, or if AMD software is just better optimized right now and we'll see Nvidia catch up. DX 12 is supposed to provide better performance due to giving closer access to the hardware, and we're not seeing that for Nvidia, which either means that Nvidia DX 11 drivers are so optimized that there's no room for improvement, or that they haven't optimized their DX 12 code path to nearly the same level yet.

In either case, I would buy GPUs based on current performance today, not hypothetical performance a year from now, and right now the 1060 is 5-10% faster on average across current games.

And if you really want to bank on AMD's better future performance, I think the RX 480 4GB is a much better value, being 95% as fast as the 8GB for only 80% of the cost.
We do know it's because of a inherent hardware advantage... it's called async compute. Nvidia graphics cards are currently unable to do this at the same level as AMD because of the lack of async shaders. Please don't talk out your ass when you don't know what your talking about.
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Last edited by liezryou September 17, 2016 at 02:18 PM.
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We do know it's because of a inherent hardware advantage... it's called async compute. Nvidia graphics cards are currently unable to do this at the same level as AMD because of the lack of async shaders. Please don't talk out your ass when you don't know what your talking about.
dude chill out. async compute is cool and is a hardware advantage but most people will get better gaming experience from the 1060 in most games now. 6 months from now, the video card market will be different due to lower prices and newer cards being introduced. 3rd party cards for RX480 (allowing for higher overclocks) are beginning to arrive but at $30-$50 mark up over msrp. perhaps more DX12 games will be here, or, perhaps not. maybe dx12 won't be used on enough games to make a difference until a year from now. By then, it's a whole new ball game in terms of price, value, etc. Ppl looking at these deals now want to buy soon. at most they can wait 3 months until BF.

To me, the perf difference between these cards are not noticed in real world gaming. I think ppl should focus more on additional features like Adaptive Vsync (freesync vs gsync), TXAA, Eyefinini vs Surround (multi monitor support beyond 2), CUDA (using video card for massively parallel computing tasks).

AMD cards were actually used to farm bit coins in the early days so people were buying them to actually generate money. That's a whole, non-gaming side of these processors that most ppl overlook.

There's also VR performance, which could make or break a purchase for some.
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Last edited by PassiveX September 17, 2016 at 02:52 PM.
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Black Friday isn't that great anymore
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repost
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