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RX 480 or GTX 1060 for 2560x1080?

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Definitely Freesync over couple of extra fps. 


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1 hour ago, Energycore said:

I will say it doesn't do much on air. Especially compared to the RX 480. I've caught a guy finish Fire Strike Extreme on air at 1550MHz on an RX 480 GTR on air. The results for 2.8GHz in there have got to be LN2.

Buildzoid who has the highest know RX 480 overclock on air ran at 1.52. I could hit that but Im not in the mood for voltmod. And it scales more on temperature, not voltage. I can hit 1420 on +20mv but cant go past 1.5 on +100


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1 hour ago, Energycore said:

It's the best cooler on any RX 480 that I know of, so yeah

But average pcb...

Best card for overclocking is XFX RX 480 GTR OC


Let's agree to disagree

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1 minute ago, Clanscorpia said:

Buildzoid who has the highest know RX 480 overclock on air ran at 1.52. I could hit that but Im not in the mood for voltmod. And it scales more on temperature, not voltage. I can hit 1420 on +20mv but cant go past 1.5 on +100

Thanks for keeping it real. I plan on getting an RX 470 or 480 soon and looking at how high I can go.


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Just now, MrTiC said:

But average pcb...

Best card for overclocking is XFX RX 480 GTR OC

Gaming X PCB is still not bad. It's still better than reference by some margin.

I take it we're all going off buildzoid's videos here, he's the man


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Just now, Energycore said:

Thanks for keeping it real. I plan on getting an RX 470 or 480 soon and looking at how high I can go.

What card? Only the XFX GTR and Sapphire Nitro can hit those clocks from my research. And I have an insane card, its highly unlikely you'll get those clocks


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Just now, Clanscorpia said:

What card? Only the XFX GTR and Sapphire Nitro can hit those clocks from my research. And I have an insane card, its highly unlikely you'll get those clocks

I wanted to get the Gaming X because it doesn't cost a fortune, the GTR does :(

 

How good is the nitro? Its cooler isn't as good as the MSI I don't think. But I'm open to buy it, it costs about the same, maybe $3-4 cheaper


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1 minute ago, Energycore said:

I wanted to get the Gaming X because it doesn't cost a fortune, the GTR does :(

 

How good is the nitro? Its cooler isn't as good as the MSI I don't think. But I'm open to buy it, it costs about the same, maybe $3-4 cheaper

The cooler isnt as good (still great) but Ive never seen an MSi that can OC high and Ive seen 4 Nitros that can


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Just now, Clanscorpia said:

The cooler isnt as good (still great) but Ive never seen an MSi that can OC high and Ive seen 4 Nitros that can

That should all be silicon lottery though? Maybe it's just that not enough people have gotten it.

 

Not gonna lie, if I get the MSI and it doesn't OC I might try to return it xD


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On Newegg a few days ago there was an MSI Armor 4gb RX 480 and I picked one of those up fro $190 with a $20 rebate. What's your opinion on that one?

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On 1/5/2017 at 3:59 AM, Snikerdoodlz said:

I have an Alienware 15 R2 with an i7-6700HQ and GTX 970M with the Graphics Amplifier and an LG 29UM68-P ultrawide monitor that happens to support AMD's FreeSync. I can acquire both the RX 480 and GTX 1060 at around the same price of $200.* I'm having trouble deciding which one to put in my GA - the 1060 performs better and has all of the new Pascal goodies, but the RX 480 will be able to utilize the monitor's FreeSync adaptive refresh rate and could potentially make games look smoother, although people have mixed opinions and results with it. What I'm trying to do is hold FPS at the monitor's rated 75Hz in games such as Overwatch, BeamNG.drive, Rocket League, and Minecraft with a shader pack applied. I don't play anything too graphically intensive, though, like most AAA titles. What should I do?

 

 

 

*At the time of writing, in my city there are an MSI Gaming RX 480 for $160 fairly close to me and a PNY GTX 1060 for $140, although that post didn't give location.

RX 480 bc Freesync, performance will also continue to increase.


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Gsync or Fsync? :D


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2 hours ago, Howitz said:

xfx gtr rx480 8gb

1 hour ago, Vode said:

RX 480 bc Freesync, performance will also continue to increase.

22 minutes ago, Nena360 said:

Gsync or Fsync? :D

All those questions have been answered in the previous page and the @op has already bought a card.

4 hours ago, Snikerdoodlz said:

On Newegg a few days ago there was an MSI Armor 4gb RX 480 and I picked one of those up fro $190 with a $20 rebate. What's your opinion on that one?

That card is fine.


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