The RX 480-580, was a very good budget 8gb graphics card.

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The RX 480-580, was a very good budget 8gb graphics card.

Post by Stone_age » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:52 pm

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The RX 480 is not a high end graphics card. It is the best that AMD has to offer at the time of this posting, and does quite well. However it was designed to be a mid range card in the highly competitive under $300 graphics arena. So if your expecting PC Master Race like results, your going to be disappointed. It's not going to beat a GTX 980, 980Ti, a TitanX a 1070,1080 or TitanX Pascal. It may not even beat a GTX 1060 except in games that need more than 6GB. Here I have it pitted against a R9 Fury and a GTX 970, plus a R9 380 just to show how much better the new "80" is. All cards at stock speeds tested at 1080 on a Asus 970 Gaming Aura with a FX 8320 clocked to 4.2GHz and 8GB Gskill Flares @ 1600 8-8-8-24 https://youtu.be/EKYBvu5_IwY






Note, the preset for Rise is at Very High with textures knocked down to High to accommodate the 4GB cards as that setting requires 8GB. The R9 380 had to have the Particles and depth of field lowered to high and on as it would hard lock on very high. It's in there as a reference only and is why it's average fps is higher than the GTX 970.
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Shadow of Mordor Ultra preset with textures set to high for all. Ultra Textures require 6gb
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Dues Ex Ultra preset with textures reset to high
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Fullscreen 
1920x1080
60hz
FXAA on
MSAA X2
Vsync off
Pause on
Population density full
Population variety Full
Distance Scaling Full
Texture Quality Very High
Shader High
Shadow high
Reflection high
Reflection MSAA off
Water High
Particles High
Grass Normal
Soft Shadows Soft
Post FX Very High
Motion Blur off
Depth of field on
Anisotropic Filtering 16X
Ambient Occlusion High
Tesslation high


Advanced Graphics Default
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Tomb Raider (2013) Ultimate settings
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RX 480 8GB Maximum settings
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The Fury is still the top Mutt in the dog house for any game that doesn't need more than 4GB. The visuals are just breath taking compared to the other cards, but it is 4096bit. FPS is not the only thing that matters. High FPS doesn't mean anything to me if it looks like a console game. My GTX 970 is fast as hell, but the visuals in games that are all about the details are crappy even compared to the R9 380. The R9 380 when combined with my A8-7600, even though they aren't crossfire capable, has jaw dropping graphics in games like Tomb Raider (2013) and other older titles, so it must be using the APU's CU's. The RX 480 8GB is one hell of a card for the price. Granted it's not the fastest, but in price vs performance for mid range cards, it rocks. Now the 4GB version might be another story, but it has been found that some of the reference RX 480 4GB cards actually had 8GB, and were just a bios flash away from being a 8GB card. https://www.techpowerup.com/223913/amd- ... enchmarked

RX 480 Full load power consumption (CPU + GPU) 350 watts. Cost to game 4 hours a day, 7 days a week for a year @ $0.11KWh = $56.21
R9 Fury = 420 watts = $67.25
GTX 970 = 395 watts = $63.44
R9 380 = 370 watts = $59.42
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The RX 480, A very good budget 8gb graphics card.

Post by zila1 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:45 am

I like that card. Nice job there Stonie. :smt023

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The RX 480, A very good budget 8gb graphics card.

Post by Stone_age » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:15 pm

I like it too. It's a very good card for the money. As you can see it's not far off the R9 Fury in the under 4gb games, and that was a $550 card when released. It outruns the GTX 970 and that still sells in the $400 to $500 and even up to $600 range.

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Post by Vinster » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:20 pm

Great compare info here Stonie. Thanks for putting it together.

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Post by Stone_age » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:46 pm

Your quite welcome Vin, I enjoy doing that stuff including doing stats. :)

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Post by zila1 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:47 pm

If I hadn't gotten the GTX 1060 SSC I definitely would have gotten the RX480. Nice card indeed. I almost bit on the Strix variant of that card.

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Post by Stone_age » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:34 pm

The 1060 is a darn good card. I wish I had one to compare. But alas I'm not a member of the Youtube PC master race so I doubt I'll get one sent to me for testing. :smt009

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Post by zila1 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:37 pm

Yeah, the 1060 is sweet. It's a shame we can't get a 1060 given to us on the house.

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Post by Stone_age » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:18 pm

I'd probably have better luck getting a RX 460 or 470 to test that I would a Nvidia card. I'm sure you can do a comparison, But you probably don't have all the same games I do. I should do a firestrike and add it to the top post. I don't know how I forgot that.

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Post by Vinster » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:21 pm

Stone_age wrote:I'd probably have better luck getting a RX 460 or 470 to test that I would a Nvidia card. I'm sure you can do a comparison, But you probably don't have all the same games I do. I should do a firestrike and add it to the top post. I don't know how I forgot that.
Fire strike is still heavy on Physics, you'd have to negate the total score and only look at the GPU score you're cross comparing across PC's

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Post by Stone_age » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:50 pm

Yep. I have the Advanced edition so I can do a custom run with just the graphics tests.

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Post by Vinster » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:17 pm

Stone_age wrote:Yep. I have the Advanced edition so I can do a custom run with just the graphics tests.
ah, that's the ticket. I'm too cheap to spend $30 for it.

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Post by Stone_age » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:21 pm

Steam had a $19.99 special on it last summer. When I seen how much it cost through futuremark I jumped on it.

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Post by zila1 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:14 pm

I paid $9.99 for it. :mrgreen:

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Post by Stone_age » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:25 am

That's Excellent! It's back up to $40 now. Score! :smt023

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Post by zila1 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:57 pm

Yeah, that was the day you showed something or another on fire strike and I didn't have it. That's when you told me about it and I went on Steam to check it out. They had a special and I jumped on it. Then I got Crysis for 5 bucks too.

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Post by Stone_age » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:37 pm

Very cool. I need to keep my eye on that stuff more.

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Post by Vinster » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:45 pm

good score on the prices, I've never seen it that low.. also I'm in CAD funds so I may never will....

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Post by Stone_age » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:54 pm

It's been over 2 weeks. Time for a new graphics card. :lol: I might have a cosmetically damaged RX 460 to test. If I get it, I'll compare it to the R9 380 and R7 370.
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Post by go_for » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:58 am

Partly inspired by the review over here we pulled the trigger on a RX480 a while ago.
To the left the old card, to the right the new one.
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