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Question RX 580 - higher priced models worth it? - 05-12-2017, 15:13 | posts: 12 | Location: Bangladesh

Hi, planning to buy a RX 580 8 GB. The lowest priced one (230$) currently on newegg is MSI Armor 8G OC (1366 MHz Boost clock, 8000MHz memory clock)
Comparing it to one of the higher-end models(270$) MSI Gaming X+ 8G (1441 MHz boost clock, 8100 MHz memory)

How much performance improvement can I approximately expect for this 40$ price difference?

Also if anyone has buying the MSI Armor edition card, how much does it overclock? If both cards end up overclocking up to same clock speed then I won't mind buying the Armor edition card as I'm used to GPU overclocking.
   
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Default 05-12-2017, 15:25 | posts: 9,667 | Location: Serbia, NS

Higher priced are maybe higher binned chips = higher clock.

Idk, its up to you but i would probably with something like Nitro+ instead.
   
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Default 05-12-2017, 15:49 | posts: 8,150 | Location: FLA,USA

The cooler on the Armor is effectively the old Twin Fozer 3. You could get by on it with a 1060 as they don't get too hot but the 580 is very power hungry and produces more heat. The Gaming X has a phenomenal cooler. Also Sapphire Nito+ is a great choice.
   
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Default 05-12-2017, 15:51 | posts: 12 | Location: Bangladesh

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Higher priced are maybe higher binned chips = higher clock.

Idk, its up to you but i would probably with something like Nitro+ instead.
The Nitro+ edition(not limited edition) is 260$ on newegg, which is 1411 MHz boost, 8000 MHz mem. In comparison MSI Gaming X is 250$ with 1393 MHz boost, 8100 MHz mem. So arguably MSI one might be the better choice assuming both coolers have similar capabilities.
   
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Default 05-12-2017, 15:53 | posts: 2,860 | Location: HolyWater Village

Research XFX
They are Very Good....
   
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Default 05-12-2017, 16:08 | posts: 8,150 | Location: FLA,USA

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Research XFX
They are Very Good....
Would not touch XFX again if I was paid to. Also would stay away from PowerColor.
   
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Default 05-12-2017, 18:44 | posts: 1,100 | Location: Into the light

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The Nitro+ edition(not limited edition) is 260$ on newegg, which is 1411 MHz boost, 8000 MHz mem. In comparison MSI Gaming X is 250$ with 1393 MHz boost, 8100 MHz mem. So arguably MSI one might be the better choice assuming both coolers have similar capabilities.
Imo,buy what you can afford now.
MSI Armor/Gaming with 3 years warranty are a good choice.You can undervolt and took that card to 1400+.
   
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Default 05-12-2017, 19:03 | posts: 12 | Location: Bangladesh

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Imo,buy what you can afford now.
MSI Armor/Gaming with 3 years warranty are a good choice.You can undervolt and took that card to 1400+.
Undervolt or overvolt?
   
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Default 05-12-2017, 19:09 | posts: 9,667 | Location: Serbia, NS

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Would not touch XFX again if I was paid to. Also would stay away from PowerColor.
I usually buy Sapphire cards but whats wrong with XFX or Powercolor? You seem to always have an nvidia so how much do actually know about AMD brands?
   
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Default 05-12-2017, 20:35 | posts: 8,150 | Location: FLA,USA

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I usually buy Sapphire cards but whats wrong with XFX or Powercolor? You seem to always have an nvidia so how much do actually know about AMD brands?
Seen too many horror stories about power cooler and wth XFX I've owned 4 cards from them. Well technically two as the two that ended up working from them were reference cards and therefore built by AMD and XFX slapped a sticker on the box. The two custom XFX cards I had were 1GB 6950's that both had random black stripped screen crashes. I've also had issues with ASUS and AMD as my ilfates 7970 suffered random crashes as the factory overclock was unstable.
   
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Default 05-12-2017, 21:50 | posts: 655 | Location: Philippines

I am using XFX GTS Black Edition RX 580 on my Other Rig and its cooling is very good aside from having no rgb leds..

Able to clock to 1500 Just fine..

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Default 05-12-2017, 22:03 | posts: 9,667 | Location: Serbia, NS

Impressive, Odellot.
   
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Default 05-13-2017, 09:47 | posts: 1,100 | Location: Into the light

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Undervolt or overvolt?
Undervolt (~0.025-0.050V).For better temp and performance.

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Default 05-30-2017, 22:50 | posts: 801 | Location: SC

I been using xfx for around 6 years now.....yea in the past they had issues...but there current stuff is top notch for real...and you can do rmas direct thru the rep which is a huge time saver cause we skip the line lol
   
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Default 06-01-2017, 20:59 | posts: 1,827 | Location: Ohio, USA

I've owned several XFX cards since their Nvidia 5 series days... and still have them... and I have 2 XFX RX480s 4G. models I got with rebate for around $170 right before the RX5x series came out... no problems... I also own a Powercolor RX570 and RX580 Golden Devil and so far no problems with either of them... generally if something is going to fail it will within a short period of time... that's why there are warranties... everything else is just user related... so keep the heat low, the power clean and don't abuse anything too much overclocking and your electronics will live a normal healthy lifespan...
   
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I only went for the 8GB version because of DOOM's nightmare graphics settings which req. 5GB of video memory.
   
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Default 06-14-2017, 23:55 | posts: 25

I have a PowerColor 580 Red Devil Golden Sample and it's amazing, really good looking, solid cooler and my card clocks as high as 1510Mhz oc.
   
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