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Which AMD RX 480 should I go for?


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#1 mark580d

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 09:02 AM

I can't decide out of these two rx 480 video cards, which one would be the better one?

Sapphire NITRO Radeon RX 480 GDDR5 4GB Graphics Card https://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-sapphire-radeon-rx-480-nitro-14nm-polaris-pcie-30-7000mhz-gddr5-1202mhz-gpu-1306mhz-boost-2304-s

Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 4GB Graphics Card https://www.cclonline.com/product/213321/GV-RX480G1-GAMING-4GD/Graphics-Cards/Gigabyte-Radeon-RX-480-G1-Gaming-4GB-Graphics-Card/VGA3557/



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#2 Captain_Chicken

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 09:24 AM

The Sapphire Nitro card (which i own and is sitting next to me) has a core clock of 1306mhz compared to the 1290mhz of the Gigabyte. The Sapphire is probably slightly better, all though they are fairly close.


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:27 AM

Well the link you posted for the Sapphire card claiming 7000mgz gddr5 ram, seems that's a lie, from what i can tell its on a 256bit memory bus and i doubt GDDR5 runs that fast seeing as its not that much different from what DDR3 is from my research.

Funny its only 256bit bus, video card im using is 10 years old if not older and its memory bus is 256bit as well and uses Gddr3 ram.

 

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As you can see from the pic not 7000mgz as well i don't know if Sapphire still makes trash video cards but many many years ago they use to only pump out trash from what i remember, don't know if that's still the case.

 

As well the fastest DDR3 ram out their is 266mgz just so you know so GDDR5 isn't even 1750mgz its probably 4x times slower then that meaning 400mgz at best and i don't care about Bus I/O speed that's not memory speed, and real world benchmarks never end up being what the white paper maximums are, just look at the peek speed of what USB2 is vs real world speed.

 

As for what card to take, did some research on the topic and they kind of look the same.

My self id take the Gigabyte card cus i don't like the other guys, they use to make trash way back when.

 

Core clock of 1% difference changes nothing in my world, nothing overclocking won't fix.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR3_SDRAM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GDDR5_SDRAM

 

http://www.hardware-revolution.com/mistakes-when-buying-video-card/


Edited by shadow_647, 27 December 2016 - 11:29 AM.


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 06:47 PM

 

As you can see from the pic not 7000mgz as well i don't know if Sapphire still makes trash video cards but many many years ago they use to only pump out trash from what i remember, don't know if that's still the case.

 

As well the fastest DDR3 ram out their is 266mgz just so you know so GDDR5 isn't even 1750mgz its probably 4x times slower then that meaning 400mgz at best and i don't care about Bus I/O speed that's not memory speed, and real world benchmarks never end up being what the white paper maximums are, just look at the peek speed of what USB2 is vs real world speed.

 

As for what card to take, did some research on the topic and they kind of look the same.

My self id take the Gigabyte card cus i don't like the other guys, they use to make trash way back when.

 

Wat? 

 

 

As well the fastest DDR3 ram out their is 266mgz

Well no... DDR3 can run in excess of 2333 mhz. You can't compare DDR speeds and GDDR. They are completely separate technologies. 

Also the Gigabyte and the Sapphire cards both have memory clocks of 7000mhz. Legally, in the US, they are not allowed to lie about the specifications of the product.


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