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ASUS ROG STRIX RX 480 O8G GAMING Video Card Review @ [H]

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  1. w00t69

    w00t69 Limp Gawd

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    Yeah, in other reviews they used the in game benchmark tool and the rx480 seemed to completely outclass the 1060 going by that little tool. But in actual gameplay all of a sudden it isn't the same.
     
  2. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    We do not and have not used canned benchmarks in our GPU reviews. Please point out where we have if I am wrong on this?
     
  3. CSI_PC

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    It is not clear but I think his context is other sites who make their life easy by using internal benchmark and also their capture tool if exists; yeah I am one really against internal benchmark scenes (unless validated by reviewer with their tools 1st)/benchmark utility as they are not independent and one reason glad here and a few other sites do make the effort to bypass them.
    Unfortunately those sites that do present internal benchmark data create a skewed perception that is compounded by arguments where it makes a nice point for one perspective and then acts like a meme.
    Cheers
     
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  4. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    CSI_PC - Roger that. I read it wrong I guess.
     
  5. DisparateX

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    Historically ATI/AMD cards get better with driver optimizations. It will probably only get better versus the 1060.
     
  6. tajoh111

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    Because a new title that is also gameworks and by the same publisher replaced it.

    That being watchdogs 2. Ubisoft published watchdogs 2 and the division.

    The division is simply hardly played anymore even those it is a bit newer than fallout 4.

    Games that will stay in charts longer are typically more popular games, which makes sense because people makes videocard purchases on games they are playing.
     
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  7. noko

    noko 2[H]4U

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    Internal benchmarks:
    • Only useful information I get from them is that I can directly compare what I get to what others gets - gives a data point which is useful and to use to see changes due to system changes such as OCing, faster memory etc.
    • They don't tell you about stutter, missing textures, corruption or any other issue which affects game play for a given piece of hardware
    • They don't always even remotely reflect real game play for the title
      • GTA V with my Nano, setting the options for a good benchmark was utterly unplayable in real game play, I am talking high 40's in the benchmark and less then 20fps in the game on one mission!
      • Dues X MD - bench mark like so many others is not even from a FPS prospective - it also does not reflect FPS in real game play - it seems to be much less. So setting game settings for that benchmark would lead to reduce IQ settings which you could use in the real game
    • Then it also becomes obvious that Nvidia and AMD then waste time to optimize for the benchmark and not always the game making real game play suffer
    I value real game play from professionals as the elite in reviews which is by far the hardest to achieve. I would have a very hard time duplicating the consistency that HardOCP routinely does with their testing. That is OK since that is why you have professionals who know what they are doing getting the job.
     
  8. toyRaYgUn

    toyRaYgUn n00bie

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    Enjoyed this article. Went red this round upgrading from a GTX 770 to an MSI RX480. Was hesitant to pick the 480 over the 1060 (1060 is still amazing), but with generous rebates (including a discount for BF1) I haven't regretted buying the 480 this time.
     
  9. Dusty_M

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    Have you had any issues with crashes? I just bought this card and have had many crashes in BF1 and Witcher 3.

    Update: I am getting a new card today. After changing to a 750 Watt power supply, and trying the newest beta drivers and the newest WQHL, underclocking the card, increasing the power limit at stock, etc. Hopefully the card was just faulty and the new card fixes my problems.
     
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  10. DogsofJune

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    Fine..... I bought one..... Twistin' arms n stuff..... Now to upgrade the other box with some new green team flavors as well.
     
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  11. DogsofJune

    DogsofJune [H]ard|Gawd

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    Good god.... I know they say this is a big card in the reviews, but man is it big damned card. It's like stuffing a size 13 shoe into the case..... Very pleased with this purchase though. I may go with the green versions of this for the other box. Although I think two Strix 1070's or 80's may not fit in a Haf 932 case. I'll put my shoe in there first.
     
  12. CSI_PC

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    Yeah that was one advantage of the Sapphire (relative to other 480 cards), not sure how many other 480 are similar dimensions to the Sapphire 480 models.
    Cheers
     
  13. toyRaYgUn

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    Maybe an occasional crash or freeze, one thing I did see initially was this light bloom just on certain BF1 maps. Have not seen that for some time now. Still satisfied with this purchase.
     
  14. Dusty_M

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    The new card fixed all my problems. Quite weird that Asus would let that slip through the QC cracks, but I know it happens.
     
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  15. toyRaYgUn

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    That's good they took care of you and your issue. Overall Asus products have served me well.
     
  16. scgt1

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    Benching mine right now with Time Spy. Was able to run 1410/8800 150% with stock volts although went ahead and bumped them up to 1.3v for the test I'm on now. What I don't get is the detailed results not showing the gpu on 1410 instead it shows 350.

    Ok some crazy stuff here.
    My stock voltage run @ 1410/8800 150% shows core clock at 350MHz 1,067MHz 4303 score
    My 1.3v run @ 140/8800 150% shows core clock at 2,065MHz mem at 3241MHz 4279

    This has gotta be an issue with 3DMARK. I'm sure the card would go into nuclear meltdown at 2000MHz. I also don't get why it doesn't report the ram speed properly either.

    Just did the unlock on Time Spy and now it's reporting 1410/2200 gpu/mem. Maybe it was a limitation of the demo version. Not able to get above 4300 though with forced 1.3v lol Funny how the stock voltage would get me there but adding the extra voltage is hurting the score.
     
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  17. imre

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    I want to get the ASUS ROG Strix 2 fan HD Gaming edition 4GB card, but it only has a 6pin cpower connector? is this an issue?
    I was told to get a card with 8 pin connector?
    i am so lost now and its been 3 weeks still undecided on what RX470 4GB to get

    my choices are so far
    ASUS AMD Strix RX470 4 GB GDDR5 Memory PCI-E Gaming Graphics Card - Black
    Sapphire Technology Nitro + Graphics Card ATI Radeon RX 470 4 GB GDDR5 PCI Express
    PowerColor AXRX 470 4GBD5-3DH/OC Radeon RX 470 Series Graphics Card - Black

     
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    I eventually bought the PowerColor 470, so far it is okay it just gets very very hot.
    I have felt the metal pipe that you can see on top the the card, it actually burns your finger.
    69-73 degrees celcius when i play starcraft 2.

    Not sure what other games to test, i have Call of duty black ops 1 and battle field 4 on dvd,havent tried them yet.
    Maybe because i think i am stuck in the world of Socket 939 with DDR1 ram and a X2 4400+ CPU....
     
  19. KD5ZXG

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    I picked up one of these open box at Microcenter for around $180.

    Nothing "wrong" with it, but memory had no margin for overclock.
    Previous owner(s) may have returned it for that. There's no telling.
    At original marked price, I would have been greatly dissapointed.
    For what I paid, just plain working was acceptable.

    Gave it to a friend (purpose of the purchase) and did not have time to
    attempt much in the way of GPU overclock. I will say: did not throttle.
    Timespy benched about 200 points better than XFX RS at the same
    Wattman settings. I assume the difference was "not throttling"?

    All three GPU fans were spinning very quiet under benchmark load.
    I could not hear them over standard power supply and CPU fans.

    The default core voltage was slightly higher than mentioned the article.
    I'm using Crimson + Wattman, have not tried the ASUS tweak driver.

    It is a long and heavy card. Maybe worth your time to support the free
    end with a wire sling or something.
     
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