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Sapphire Nitro Radeon RX 480 4GB Video Card Review

Post by Apoptosis » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:07 pm

The Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 4GB video card is finally here! Forget the woes of the AMD Radeon RX 480 reference design as this custom card could possibly solve all the GPU cooler and power concerns may had. The Nitro Radeon RX 480 solves the high temperature and loud noise levels by featuring a large GPU cooler with three copper heatpipes and dual fans. The board designers then placed an 8-pin PCIe power connector instead of a 6-pin to ensure the Pascal GPU on the RX 480 is getting all the power it needs and then some. At $20 more than the reference design ($199) it looks like Sapphire’s Nitro Radeon RX 480 was a God send and could be the Radeon RX 480 to own...

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Re: Sapphire Nitro Radeon RX 480 4GB Video Card Review

Post by DJ Tucker » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:36 am

a friend of mine got this card recently and it has proven to be a let down. he hoped getting this over his old 780 ti would be an upgrade. he was wrong. what happened to this cards performance? it's almost on par with the 780ti and overclocked, this card in some games are getting out performed by the 780ti?
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Post by Apoptosis » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:38 am

DJ Tucker wrote:a friend of mine got this card recently and it has proven to be a let down. he hoped getting this over his old 780 ti would be an upgrade. he was wrong. what happened to this cards performance? it's almost on par with the 780ti and overclocked, this card in some games are getting out performed by the 780ti?
I think most people are forgetting this is a $199 video card using the mainstream Polaris GPU. AMD's big Vega GPU is coming next year for high end performance. A GeForce GTX 780 Ti was a flagship card, where the Radeon RX 480 was aimed at the $199 sweet spot.

That said, I would think that the AMD Radeon RX 480 should do well in DX12 game titles and pull away form the GeForce GTX 780 Ti when Async Compute is available.
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Post by DJ Tucker » Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:54 pm

you have a point. just a shame it failed as much as it did. he's tried the new dx12 benchmark in 3dmark. performance is not bad so maybe it got potential. we can only hope. he wishes he had my gtx 980ti though lol. the new benchmark run beautifully on my system :) 6000+ score.
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Re: Sapphire Nitro Radeon RX 480 4GB Video Card Review

Post by Harry375 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:18 am

You can find them on Newegg for around that much pretty often. Also the R9 Fury is a hell of a mixed bag, Some games its matching a 1070, others its below the 480. Weird.

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