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Asus Dual RX480 vs MSI Radeon 470 4GB

Which GPU (top) is better?

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  1. Best answer
    rx 480 is always better then rx 470, no matter what manufacturer.
  2. RX 480 is better, but there's no need to spend the extra money tbh. RX 470 would outperform the 480 with some overclocking.
  3. Ali Tauseef said:
    RX 480 is better, but there's no need to spend the extra money tbh. RX 470 would outperform the 480 with some overclocking.


    There is a 25% difference between the 470 and 480 at base you'd need an insane oc to get the 470 at 480 speed.
  4. ^^ not to mention you can OC 480 too
  5. Thanks for the help to everyone!
  6. My pleasure.
  7. Ali Tauseef said:


    "Note that we're using an MSI factory OC RX 470 here. Everything else is at reference clocks."
    Comparing apples to oranges?
  8. DRagor said:
    Ali Tauseef said:
    Lol okay


    "Note that we're using an MSI factory OC RX 470 here. Everything else is at reference clocks."
    Comparing apples to oranges?


  9. Bah, stupid phone.
    Anyways, that video is a single instance. That's not to say it'll work with every 470/480. It could simply be that the 480 was a cpu lottery looser and the 470 a winner. Test that theory over a 1000 u it's and maybe it might take some credence, but until then the specs on a 480 put it as a superior card to a 470. You'll also have to take the game engines themselves into consideration. Depending entirely on the game, it's vram usage, memory speed usage etc it's quite easy to brick a 480s performance to the point a 470 catches it. A prime example is Skyrim to cpus. You'll get identical performance from a pentium G3528 as a i7-7600k, it only uses 2x threads. You'll get identical performance from 8Gb ram or 16Gb ram, it uses 2-3Gb.

    Bottom line is that most benchmarks that compare the 2x cards don't do so with the intention of a true comparison, they are done to see if the 470 can tie the 480 so are tailored to that end with games that do t specifically challenge the 480 in the same regards as the 470
  10. It makes no sense to base the purchase on overclocking results for the simple reason that no overclock is guaranteed. You're forcing a component to run outside specifications, that could work out really well for you or fail completely. You won't know until you buy that specific card and try to overclock it.
  11. God damn, I did not mean to start a "fight".
    I´m still going with the Dual RX 480.
  12. Lol, this isn't a fight. If I felt it was I'd already have had a conversation with the mods. What this is is a discussion on the merits of getting the best bang for your buck, mainly would a 470 serve your specific needs and the benefits of a 470 8Gb vrs a 480 4Gb. By its very nature it'll engender opinions and debate, both sides throwing in their best opinions and certain relevant details and support.

    At the end of it all, you'll get a good idea of exactly where everything stands and can make up your own mind as to what is the better option for you. Since you opted for the Asus Dual Rx480, this thread is actually rather successful in meeting your needs, so pick the person who best helped you come to that decision. Later readers will get the benefit of having seen the process and results.

    Enjoy your card, best of luck.
  13. ^^ couldn't write it better, 100% agree
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