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Should I go with the RX 470 4gb or 8gb aftermarket models?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello, Should I go with the RX 470 4gb or 8gb aftermarket models and if so what aftermarket variant is the best?

 

 

This upgrade will only be temporary for 2 years since by then I will buy a new PC.

 

So will 4gb of Vram be good enough or should I go for 8gb of Vram?

 

My budget is under $220 for a graphics card.

 

And a $60 budget for a power supply

 

I will just use this GPU for 2 years then I'm gonna plan on a full PC upgrade.

 

Current rig:

 

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2 years is a decently long time.. I'd squeeze for the 8GB.


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If you are willing to turn down details, Anti-Aliasing, I think a 4gb RX 470 could last for those 2 years. I read an article that a GTX 970 4gb will last maybe for 2-3 years and their performances is comparable. 


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Just now, Apollo Refugio said:

If you are willing to turn down details, Anti-Aliasing, I think a 4gb RX 470 could last for those 2 years. I read an article that a GTX 970 4gb will last maybe for 2-3 years and their performances is comparable. 

 

Hey, how's the Zowie EC2-A mouse, is it good for FPS games? I'm planning on getting a gaming mouse myself.


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3 minutes ago, IAEInferno said:

Hello, Should I go with the RX 470 4gb or 8gb aftermarket models and if so what aftermarket variant is the best?

 

 

This upgrade will only be temporary for 2 years since by then I will buy a new PC.

 

So will 4gb of Vram be good enough or should I go for 8gb of Vram?

 

My budget is under $220 for a graphics card.

 

And a $60 budget for a power supply

 

I will just use this GPU for 2 years then I'm gonna plan on a full PC upgrade.

 

Current rig:

 

CPU: i5-4670

GPU: GTX 650 Ti

Motherboard:G1.Sniper B5

RAM: 16gb DDR3 G.Skill

 

 

 

I'd sink more into a better PSU VS the GPU, like an EVGA G2 550W Gold Plus for $80.00. Then spend $200.00 or less on a RX 470 or GTX 1050Ti 4GB in either. Here's a few good RX 470 4GB options for that or less.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?CompareItemList=48|14-137-024^14-137-024%2C14-202-229^14-202-229%2C14-150-781^14-150-781


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1 minute ago, IAEInferno said:

Hey, how's the Zowie EC2-A mouse, is it good for FPS games? I'm planning on getting a gaming mouse myself.

It's really good for FPS games. Although the ergonomics is arguable, it works for me, although it is a little on the small side. Could work for fingertip/claw, but not palm for me. I haven't ranked up much in CS:GO but i can feel my aim is really improving. Also try to find an EC2-A on sale. Or another option is a deathadder chroma since it has more "fine tuning" application while the EC2-A is driverless. One of the biggest drawbacks to the EC2-A in my opnion.


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10 minutes ago, IAEInferno said:

Hello, Should I go with the RX 470 4gb or 8gb aftermarket models and if so what aftermarket variant is the best?

 

 

This upgrade will only be temporary for 2 years since by then I will buy a new PC.

 

So will 4gb of Vram be good enough or should I go for 8gb of Vram?

 

My budget is under $220 for a graphics card.

 

And a $60 budget for a power supply

 

I will just use this GPU for 2 years then I'm gonna plan on a full PC upgrade.

 

Current rig:

 

CPU: i5-4670

GPU: GTX 650 Ti 2gb

Motherboard:G1.Sniper B5

RAM: 16gb DDR3 G.Skill

 

 

 

If you are even considering a 4gb 470, why not just go for a 4gb 480?

 

This one is pretty cheap-

https://www.amazon.com/Dual-Fan-Radeon-Gaming-Graphics-DUAL-RX480-O4G/dp/B01KWGSEJU/ref=pd_lpo_147_lp_t_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=BMAKPQA16Q13M5BXDGYD

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Just now, takoofapoc said:

If you are even considering a 4gb 470, why not just go for a 4gb 480?

 

This one is pretty cheap-

https://www.amazon.com/Dual-Fan-Radeon-Gaming-Graphics-DUAL-RX480-O4G/dp/B01KWGSEJU/ref=pd_lpo_147_lp_t_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=BMAKPQA16Q13M5BXDGYD

Ah shux, I bought my RX 470 4gb for $200, and there is a RX 480 4gb for the same price. :(


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Just now, Apollo Refugio said:

Ah shux, I bought my RX 470 4gb for $200, and there is a RX 480 4gb for the same price. :(

But at least you save some electricity bills :D?


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1 minute ago, IAEInferno said:

But at least you save some electricity bills :D?

Haha, trueeeeeeee


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You probably should go for the RX 480 4GB in that price range.  It can be seen for $210 non-ref.


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4 minutes ago, Weak1ings said:

You probably should go for the RX 480 4GB in that price range.  It can be seen for $210 non-ref.

Yeah, thanks.

 

 

Oh yeah and Guys I forgot to mention that I play  at 1080p.


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24 minutes ago, IAEInferno said:

Hello, Should I go with the RX 470 4gb or 8gb aftermarket models and if so what aftermarket variant is the best?

 

 

This upgrade will only be temporary for 2 years since by then I will buy a new PC.

 

So will 4gb of Vram be good enough or should I go for 8gb of Vram?

 

My budget is under $220 for a graphics card.

 

And a $60 budget for a power supply

 

I will just use this GPU for 2 years then I'm gonna plan on a full PC upgrade.

 

Current rig:

 

CPU: i5-4670

GPU: GTX 650 Ti 2gb

Motherboard:G1.Sniper B5

RAM: 16gb DDR3 G.Skill

 

 

 

With your $280, grab these two

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 480 4GB NITRO+ 4G Video Card  ($229.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($25.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $254.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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2 hours ago, Apollo Refugio said:

Haha, trueeeeeeee

if electricity is a concern, the 1050 ti would dominate :P  with its claimed 75w TDP <-- so PCI-E only for reference cards.


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8 minutes ago, Weak1ings said:

if electricity is a concern, the 1050 ti would dominate :P  with its claimed 75w TDP <-- so PCI-E only for reference cards.

anything that doesnt have a 6-8 pin connector scares me, i feel like the PCI gonna explode!


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using a 4gb 470 rx sapphire oc (blower one ) while i wait for the 1080ti (if it doesnt release by then i can get my hands on a titan if they are ever available here) it maxes bf1 60fps 2k and does so in other games 4gb 470rx seems a sweet spot in bang fore buck and i love it. gonna chuck the card in my media centre when i upgrade and just let the bro use it for gaming 

 

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using a 4.8 ghz 6700k it does drop every now and then but usually a stable 60

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