Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Gibbo, Feb 15, 2017.
I havn't looked into it too much but it is one of their best in range
Err yeah the 1070 is a level above the 480, maybe he's confusing it with the 1060. Lol!
The 480 is the best card Amd do, right now and it's slightly better than its direct competition, the 1060.
AMD currently have no card to compete at the high end of the market, the nvidia 1070 and 1080
So I have a GTX970 now and am thinking about buying the RX 480, so how does this compare to my old card?
I also noticed that both 1070 and 480 have 256 bit mem and I am led to believe that this is important (so 'on paper' these 2 cards should be comparable in performance?)
It's not a big upgrade.
The 480 is about 10% faster than the 970 on average, a little more in DX12 games. It's more of a side grade than an upgrade
The only real upgrade from a 970 is either a 2nd hand 980ti, a GTX 1070 or a GTX 1080. There is nothing from AMD at the moment as a true upgrade (until Vega launches later this year)
Pretty much the same situation as I'm in. Everything that's an upgrade from my 970 is too expensive now due to higher RRP of the 10 series and thr £/$ tanking. Neither of which I will compensate for in my budget, so the money I had saved will not be spent
Looking up benchmarks YES the 1070 is better but not by much (except for BF4) however I saw shocked by the bitcoin result nVidia cards have always been known for being very bad at this, seems they have worked on that alot, not that I would use the card for that with it not being power efficient.
I should have stated that I have been having possible problems with my 970 which is the main reason for considering a replacement so 'side stepping' wouldn't be an issue in this case
Do you want a 10% increase for 220 pounds ( 480 ) or a 40% increase for 350 pounds ( 1070 )?
What resolution are you gaming at?
Lets establish that first
Not even close to comparable.
Well at the price I couldnt say no ...so I got one
Separate names with a comma.