( 4.8 Average / 11 Ratings )
Wowza. That's all I can say. Wanted a nice upgrade from my R7 260x and figured I'd go all out. Was not disappointed. I'm able to max out all the games I play currently and still be able to Vsync at a solid 60fps.
The BestBuy model comes with two lighted fans preinstalled. Looks great.
Most gorgeous 480 for me.Good cooling but expensive.
Nothing to complain about, while gaming it goes up to about 60 C with fans at 40%. Handles BF1 beautifully even without OC.
Awesome card works great in DX12 and AMD Relive works fantastically, would get over GTX 1060
This is my favorite part of my whole computer: Fast, quiet, cold, and good looking. This is exactly the part I had been looking for. I was originally going to buy the EVGA GTX 1060 SC 6GB, but I chose the RX 480 for a few reasons:
1)Crossfire. I know the RX 480 in crossfire may not be better then a single 1080, but I can buy one now and another later on when I get more money.
2)Freesync monitors are much cheaper than Gsync monitors.
3) DX12 and Vulkan performance. As new games come out, they will likely use DX12 or Vulkan and the RX 480 performs better than the 1060 in this regard.
4)Market share. Nvidia has more than 80% of the market share, and that means higher prices for all of us, the more people who buy AMD products the more gamers benefit, because prices will drop due to direct competition.
I was debating getting MSI's gaming x RX480, but the thermals were so similar it just came down to aesthetic preference, and with the blue LED fans in my case, a red card wouldn't have made much sense.
Best RX 480 on the market, I actually got the Newegg exclusive 1338 MHz clocked version, can do 2560 X 1440p AAA 60Hz+ at Ultra with most titles with more demanding being lowered to high. And with Doom on Vulkan API, I was shocked to find out it CAN run @ 4K at high settings @ 60Hz, though it puts too much load on the graphics card, might be better suited toward 3200 x 1800p if running a 4K monitor.
Got this card on sale for 199.99 from Amazon. This card has handled everything I have thrown at it. Even connected to 4k tv with 1440p/4k resolutions, it can almost stick to 60hz.
Absolutely wrecks 1080p, and I can easily max out all triple A titles. I am going to buy a 1440p monitor to get this cards full potential!
From what I've seen and heard, this is the best RX 480 you can buy on the market, and I'm happy to say that this is true. Handles everything I throw at it. I run most games on ultra well above 60fps.
XFX cooler works pretty well, keeping the card relatively cool at a good volume. Has a decent amount of coil whine, not enough that it can be heard over headphones or even speakers, but it's there.