AMD Radeon RX 480 Owners Club

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  1. primetime

    primetime [H]ardness Supreme

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    This thread is for all people who actually have or had the physical card in their procession. Post your real experience good or bad including benchmarks, screenshots, pictures or any info that comes to mind anyone might want to know. I creating this thread because all the information is fragmented across a dozen different threads with MOST of the posters never even touching the card or ever intending to purchase one. Obviously i will only be asking questions Since i don't have one YET.

    If you have never had the card in your procession you are forbidden to post anything other than a question in the thread. Hopefully me and others can finally read true info from real owners that want to share their experience so far.:)
     
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  2. jmilcher

    jmilcher 2[H]4U

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    So what is your personal experience like owning the card?
     
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  3. tps3443

    tps3443 n00bie

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    My RX480 is on the way. I bought the Sapphire RX480 8GB model.

    I am super excited, in DX12 the card beats a GTX980 at stock clocks.

    I'm going to overclock it as high as I possibly can manage, run water on it, modify bios!

    I plan to squeeze every last drop of performance out of it.
     
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  4. Dirty Butler

    Dirty Butler Limp Gawd

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    Mine will be here Thursday, and under water when blocks are available!
     
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  5. Daniel_Chang

    Daniel_Chang [H]ard|Gawd

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    Hoping to join you guys as soon as decent aftermarket options are available.

    I do have a request though. For any of you who make the switch from an R9 390 to the RX 480 (regardless of your reasoning), PLEASE post your impressions.
     
  6. JustReason

    JustReason razor1 is my Lover

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    I second this. I am curious with the ROP count difference. What makes me hesitate with my 290 to 480. Still getting the 470 for the wife to replace the 7770 she has.
     
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  7. ecmaster76

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    Mine is humming along nicely. I got the last 8GB XFX at Microcenter Wednesday afternoon (made them give me the "display" box they didn't want to hand over :mad: )
    PROS
    • Much faster than its predecessor (5850)
    • Sweet XFX backplate is sweet
    • Windows 10 can play a youtube video without video corruption
    CONS
    • HDMI audio drops if my monitor goes to sleep and I have to reboot or restart the device in device manager. I am very overdue for a clean windows install though.
    • Fan revs up a bit from time, rare but when it happens is louder than I am used to
    • Every forum thread on the internet is getting trolled by the same few accounts who apparently neither eat, sleep, or doing anything but spread FUD.
     
  8. KazeoHin

    KazeoHin [H]ardness Supreme

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    As soon as someone gets one of these under water, let me know what clocks you can pull.
     
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  9. primetime

    primetime [H]ardness Supreme

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    I would like to see some screen shots of gpu-z on the sensor tab while the gpu is under heavy stress. (or after) Im just curious if the 12 volt rail is showing any abnormal voltage drop. Might be something to keep an eye on right? If you see large voltage drop while heavy use then I would advise caution and further investigation. I wonder if that could be a sign the board is struggling to provide enough current? Anyways you guys put up some build pics if possible.
     
  10. Ehren8879

    Ehren8879 Little Bitch 3

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    Got a Gigabyte RX480 installed. Replaced a shader unlocked 6950.

    replaying DOOM on the new card is whole new experience.

    Couldn't be happier
     
  11. tommic

    tommic n00bie

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    I'm fairly new to this forum and have not posted anything before but I bought the card the day it came out.

    I bought the XFX 4gig version and have been messing around with various games that I have. I tries Fallout 4, everything was maxed out and at 1080p it ran great. GTA 4, I installed it and put it to max with a pile of mods installed and it it was much better than my previous card the GTX 760.

    I then heard about the power issues and boards being fried. I have not had any trouble at all and would be interested in any way I could check it out.

    I have an Intel 3770, 16gig DDR3, Gigabyte motherboard, 480gig Seagate SSD. This all runs on windows 10 latest release build.
     
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  12. JustReason

    JustReason razor1 is my Lover

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    Monitoring with GPU-Z or HWinfo64 is the best way to go. Watch for the spikes and min, easily done after a gaming session. Don't worry too much: you have the 4Gb version and those seem to be fine.
     
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  13. quiktake2009

    quiktake2009 n00bie

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    I have been an AMD user for 7 year but will be returning my 480. The clocks kept dropping 300hz on Fallout 4 for me and I couldnt get freesync working. I had sound constantly disconnecting from my monitor with my last AMD card. The power issues have me spooked since I would have crossfired later after getting acheap 2nd one. So overall I havr been disappointef with my AMD rxperience lately. This was all over fresh installs with a 2500k overclocked. Hopefully others have more success. I will try again with Vega.
     
  14. MotionBlur

    MotionBlur [H]ard|Gawd

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    That should hopefully be next week if EK ships their water block this Friday. I have 2 of the XFX 1328 models ready to go for testing.
     
  15. tommic

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    I have GPU-Z installed so I will try that and see how it goes.
     
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    Here are some HWInfo64 stats from a quick run through of the Talos Principle at 1080p (all dials/knobs at 11). Nothin too concerning that I can see though I am relying on the built in sensors. The minimum on the mainboard +12V is 11.985. I never checked with my old card so I don't have a reference but that is not low enough to be concerning.

    [​IMG]
     

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  17. primetime

    primetime [H]ardness Supreme

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    Could you possibly put up some build pics? Hey some of us might notice some ideas you havent thought of that could explain your throttling issue. Granted some cards throttle easier than others, but i personally would want to get other opinions before trying different cards...also if you could list all your pc specs it could be helpful as well.
     
  18. Silverbolth

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    I don't think that the card is throttling per say (too hot = lower clock)... more like it's going at its default 2D clock for some reason? Are you playing Fallout 4 in window mode or in fullscreen mode?
     
  19. tommic

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    I was reading on the techpowerup site that people have peen reporting that the 4gig card was actually an 8gig with the bios locked to 4. So I tore my card apart and it was indeed 8gig with the 8 Samsung chips ending in FB as seen on the screenshot attached. I flashed my bios from the one provided on techpowerup and it is working perfectly. Happy days.

    I bought the reference 4gig XFX card from Ebuyer.

    Sorry in advance if I mentioned sites if I'm not supposed to.
     

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  20. primetime

    primetime [H]ardness Supreme

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    Lucky Bastard!:woot: I love these deals were you get to unlock free shit! Odds are it will only be the initial shipment of 4gb cards to! Well played. If you could post some pic's of your card and box that be nice to.
     
  21. tommic

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    I have taken a picture of the box and one with the sticker pulled off and it shows it's 8gig plus a pic of the card in the PC.
     

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  22. primetime

    primetime [H]ardness Supreme

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    I like that shielded pci-e power cable..What power supply is that?
     
  23. tommic

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    Tagan - can't remember the size, 600 I think.

    It has all the individual cables which I like as you can take out the stuff you don't need.
     
  24. primetime

    primetime [H]ardness Supreme

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    Oh i forgot to ask.....How much did it cost?
     
  25. tommic

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    £175, but I noticed that it had went up to £185 later that night. I just realised that I said I bought it from ebuyer. It was actually from overclockers. I usually buy from ebuyer.
     
  26. MotionBlur

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    Got both of my XFX Black Edition cards installed in my main rig for fun.

    Comparing to my 2 Sapphire Furys:

    Starcraft2 - 4k Extreme - 200+ fps versus 130+ fps on my Fury's (maybe better scaling?)
    Doom - 4k High - 35fps versus 44fps on my Furys
    3D Mark Firestrike - 17178 versus 19542 on my Furys

    For the money these are definitely more bang for the buck, I spent $900 on my 2 Furys last Winter versus $525 on the 480s.

    Overclocking wise, I was able to get 1355mhz stable in Doom and saw a little bump (2fps), but checking the new OC tool it didn't seem to hold it long. Can't wait to put these under an EK waterblock.
     

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  27. Abit667

    Abit667 Gawd

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    Just installed a pair of VisionTek RX 480s.

    Last GPU setups I had were 7950 crossfire and gtx 670 sli, stopped gaming after that and sold them. Current upgrade was from a 6970 that wasn't working well in Windows 10.

    Blown away by the performance and efficiency so far.

    Crossfire has been working well, the 2nd card turns off when it's not in use even. GPU-Z shows 22-30 watts on the desktop with two monitors which seems really good to me. I heard these cards still had problems with multiple monitors while the nvidia cards didn't so I'm not sure what's up there.
     
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  28. bend

    bend n00bie

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    Quick question to the owners - can the RX480 run on motherboards on the old bios (not uefi) or is there a bios/uefi switch on the RX480?
     
  29. Dirty Butler

    Dirty Butler Limp Gawd

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    Tossed mine in while I wait for a block. So far it about twice as fast as my 7970 in Witcher 3 and The Division. For the price I'm really digging this card

    [​IMG]
     
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  30. primetime

    primetime [H]ardness Supreme

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    it should no problem.....i dont have (my motherboard) UEFI, and would buy it no problem. My current card is UEFI has no switch and it works fine .
     
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  31. pfc_m_drake

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    Installed mine tonight :)
    Will update the driver tomorrow and hope to crack into Doom this weekend.
    If get motivated I'll post a pic tomorrow.

    I ran 8 threads of Prime95 and 1 instance of rthdribl on the 480. HW monitor showed the temp of the card to be upper 70s from what I recall (i7 6700 w/corsair 110i gtx water cooler, Gigabyte Z170 Gaming MB, PC Power&Cooling 1kw power supply (still going strong!))
     
  32. tommic

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    It's supposed to work on Windows 7 so I would believe that no UEFI require.
     
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    so how much faster would a RX480 be than my R9 280X ?
     
  34. JustReason

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    According to Dirty Butler above going 7970/280X(same somewhat) to 480 was 2x performance in Witcher3. So it is safe to say a pretty decent bump/improvement in performance.
     
  35. Daniel_Chang

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    AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB Review

    On average, 43% faster than a 280x at 1080p as measured by TPU.
     
  36. MotionBlur

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    I can confirm that too - have a co-worker with the exact same setup as mine except with 2 of my old 280Xs, it's 43-50% faster than his machine in every game we play. Though I do have the 1328mhz clocked 480s.
     
  37. Dirty Butler

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    I can say I went from 30-40 FPS on High settings to 50-60 on Ultra on both the Witcher and Division. So yeah, not double but a very noticeable bump in performance. My card is running at about 84 C and is pretty silent. My case is not set up for airflow at all.
     
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    Bought a Sapphire model here. Kinda wish I had went for the XFX for that sexy backplate but, on a stock reference card just couldn't justify it.

    With my AMD 880K and 2400MHz RAM this thing flies. I love it. Does run pretty warm though.
     
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  40. ccityinstaller

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    Very nice..I can't wait to see what these can do under water..It shouldn't be much longer then the blocks hit the market..I am going to hold out for the XSPC/Koolance/Etc as the launch 290X blocks from EK left a bad taste in my mouth and FrozenCPU made me wait for EK to ship a new block in from the EU when they had plenty of them sitting in their warehouse 4 hours away..I am glad that place has gone out of business, way to pricey and dodgy service.../rant