AMD RX 480 or keep 290x?

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by Kuss, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Kuss

    Kuss Active Member

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    AMD RX 480 or keep 290x?
     
  2. Paulo Narciso

    Paulo Narciso Maha Guru

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    If the performance is similar or a little slower, there's no point.
    I'm personally waiting for a single card that beats my cards. There's currently any.
     
  3. IceVip

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    I'd rather keep my 290x. The performance difference is gonna be so low that it just
    won't be worth it.
     
  4. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    Worst case scenario, you'll have new card = new warranty.
    It is going to be mostly side grade. But it eats less energy = makes less heat.

    r9-290x were not great OCers, maybe RX-480 will OC better as some weird things float around, so it may actually be even upgrade.

    Edit: And yeah, you are going to have that blissful feeling of having something new to play with. :D
     

  5. primetime^

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    its a bit of a tough call for 290 owners.....prior to that its a easy choice.
     
  6. Havel

    Havel Master Guru

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    Keep 290X.
    I'll get 1070 soon.
     
  7. Darkest

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    You're looking at a side-grade at best, save more and opt for a 1070 (or equivalent) as a minimum if you want an upgrade. The second hand market for 980ti's is also pretty healthy at the moment, the majority still being under warranty is also a plus.
     
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    I have a R9 390 which gives me a VR score of 6.8 (stock clocks on cpu/gpu).. According to that AMD slide RX480 gets 6.3 score.

    Which means that RX480 performance is below 290X... Still costs $200 or more.

    So basically it's 290 (not X) with less power consumption.
     
  9. Embra

    Embra Maha Guru

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    Wait two weeks and ask again! :)
     
  10. OnnA

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    Yes and you can add: Full DX12 (now its just DX12 :) )
    Cuz' Polaris have all Features in it, even the 12_1 etc.

    And it will be BIG Upgrade :nerd: if go for XFX Black OC or Sapphire TOXIC :thumbup:
    But wait for Hilbert Review.
     
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  11. yobooh

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    Wait for a 300$ card if you want an upgrade...that's for sure!
    Until now there is no feature announced that you will miss with your 290x.
     
  12. avidgamer83

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    you'd expect a 20fps difference or 18fps in your games... if its used in emulators like dolphin. expect a big jump in performance..i personally wouldnt buy the early cards i'd wait for the $300 cards like the beast versions mentioned with 2 power connectors 6pin and 8 pin..i think the first batch on june 29th will use a single 6 pin connector..

    ive got a crappy r9 270.. with that being said i know to wait for the version thats aimed to retail around the $300 mark with performance that can be R9 fury x

    or you can sell the r9 290x on ebay for $150 then put towards the purchase of new 480x with a fresh 2 or 3 year warranty then throw another in for future multi gpu support

    if i was you i'd do the ebay thing
     
  13. The Mac

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    i read somewhere AIB cards were shiping and going to be received this weekend.

    They may be available day one.

    LM2014: Thats a bit odd. Are you Saberwolf? send him a PM and ask whats up. It happens occasionally, Hilbert has infracted me twice by accident, and reversed both.

    Although you may be infracted for posting the same thing in 3 threads completely off topic.
     
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  14. Kuss

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    Hmm ok great ty peeps
     
  15. Rich_Guy

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    Yeah keep the 290X
     

  16. OrionCheung

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    Sell the 290X and buy the RX 480. Now all the "Features" in the new card is up-to-date.
     
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  17. flashmozzg

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    I'd wait for Vega.
     
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    I'll wait 'till GCN Gen 5 :leave:
     
  19. PrMinisterGR

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    Why the sad face?
     
  20. eclap

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    I would do it, if it cost me £50 max. Any more than that, no, it's a sidegrade if you're lucky. Also, I'd wait for the 3rd party cards, the reference blower is loud and the card runs hot.
     

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