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[Sapphire Nitro +/OC] RX 470 8GB or RX 480 4GB

Hello,

I am deciding on the specs for my new gaming pc build! Here in Australia i can buy the Sapphire Nitro + RX480 4GB for $359, while i can buy the Sapphire Nitro OC RX470 8gb for $379. I know the 480 is a faster card, but i was wondering if its 4GB of Vram may hamper the card in future games? Also, i was planning to use the Intel core i5 6400 2.7GHz processor and was wondering if the GPU/CPU combo is ideal?

Thanks in advance to anyone who may reply :)
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  1. Vertecz said:
    Hello,

    I am deciding on the specs for my new gaming pc build! Here in Australia i can buy the Sapphire Nitro + RX480 4GB for $359, while i can buy the Sapphire Nitro OC RX470 8gb for $379. I know the 480 is a faster card, but i was wondering if its 4GB of Vram may hamper the card in future games? Also, i was planning to use the Intel core i5 6400 2.7GHz processor and was wondering if the GPU/CPU combo is ideal?

    Thanks in advance to anyone who may reply :)


    The performance on the cards are very similar, as you said, the 480 is a faster card, but the 470 has 4GB more.

    Personally, I would get the 470, as it has more RAM, but it is up to you. Both cards will be able to run future games, and they are future proof for another few years.
  2. Both versions of the RX 480 offer much the same performance, however, the RX 470 is noticeably slower.

    Get the RX 480 4GB, the extra VRAM won't be missed.
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    The RX470 8GB is just not worth it. It has a very bad "value". If you crank up the resolutions, the extra 4GB won't help the GPU push more pixels. Plus, I haven't seen games using more than 3GB at 1080p or even 1440p. Plus, even if you think on VR, the RX470 just doesn't cut it from the performance POV.

    So, in short, the RX470 8GB makes little to no sense over the RX480 4GB. Even the 1060/1055 3GB is a better value for 1080p (not sure about 1440p though).

    Cheers!
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