Review: Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 GAMING 8GB

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Gigabyte released a Radeon RX 480 of their own, the G1 GAMING model comes armed with 8GB graphics memory, and we review it. This WindForce 2X cooled mainstream graphics card series will allow you to p...

    Review: Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 GAMING 8GB
     
  2. Glottiz

    Glottiz Master Guru

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    Only 1 degree difference between reference and custom cooler? Extremely disappointing.

    Reference 82C.
    Custom cooler 81C.
     
  3. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Yet 5 DBa more silent ... that is the difference in-between audible and silent.
     
  4. Embra

    Embra Maha Guru

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    Nice looking card. Very quiet, though I would like to see better cooling. Thank HH! :)
     

  5. baboo867

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    "Once the card reaches its maximum temperature threshold of 80 Degrees or another limiter, it will start throttling on the boost frequency as well as voltages and fan RPM."

    Quiet or not reaching those 81 Degrees will enable the above quote extracted from the review. Most people will have their card in a case reaching higher temps than the 81 Degrees in the review (my opinion, correct me if I'm wrong).
     
  6. Wolwex

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    still cant decide which card should I get gigabyte sapphire or msi, probably I will get gigabyte because of 3 year warranty:3eyes:
     
  7. koniu

    koniu Member Guru

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    MSI also have 3 year warranty.
     
  8. PCJack125

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    From all the review I see, MSI gets it right with this card. Not the highest clock (from box) but lowest temp (by far), come close by Strix Oc from Asus but Asus get highest price tag in my country.

    Gigabyte and nitro+ has high temp which a little bit disappoint. But build quility of Nitro+ is top notch and great looking card imo.

    Red devil one is good too but mediocre all around (long card with 3 fan cant keep up with 2 fan from MSI)

    For me 480 custom card is rank up like this.
    1. MSI Gaming X
    2,3. Asus Strix OC = Sapphire Nitro+
    4. Powercolor Red Devil
    5. Gigabyte G.Gaming
     
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  9. Only Intruder

    Only Intruder Maha Guru

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    Hey Hilbert, will you be able to get a sample of Sapphire's Nitro+ card? Really want to see how they fair up against the other cards you have reviewed/tested.

    Thanks
     
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  11. MadsMagnus

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    I realized 1 thing:

    You have benchmarks up against the GTX 1060, without explaining which variant you are showing benches for. Sadly the versions are not just different on VRAM, but also their CUDA count is also different.
     
  12. D3mux

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    Among custom RX480 I'd place XFX GTR as first, excellent overall cooling (also on phases) and quiet. MSI, at least in my country, is priced higher and does not offer much more.
    Gigabyte lately is not doing so well with cooling, also on Nvidia cards and often has coil whine problems. Asus too not so good. Powercolor RX480 Devil has overall a good cooling but way too big and not so quiet (there is a video on youtube where Powercolor Devil is compared with XFX GTR and XFX wins in everything).
    If I had to buy a RX480, I'd go XFX...
     

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