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Difference Between MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 8G VS MSI Radeon RX 470 Gaming X

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How big is the difference between msi versions of 470 and 480?

The reason i am asking is that should i wait and get 480x shipped to me fron another country or get 470 that is available in my country?
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  1. fiftyseven57 said:
    Hello mates

    How big is the difference between msi versions of 470 and 480?

    The reason i am asking is that should i wait and get 480x shipped to me fron another country or get 470 that is available in my country?


    the 480 is ~20% faster stock vs stock


    this can vary with factory overclocked cards


  2. the difference between the reference 470 & the reference 480 (4B) is around 8-10% performance.
    meaning it's around 5-10fps. with the 8GB 480 this increases slightly and especially with rising VRAM demands.

    given that it's the same MSI series, I reckon the difference will be around the same between the cards.
    it's basically a matter of price difference.
  3. maxalge said:
    fiftyseven57 said:
    Hello mates

    How big is the difference between msi versions of 470 and 480?

    The reason i am asking is that should i wait and get 480x shipped to me fron another country or get 470 that is available in my country?


    the 480 is ~20% faster stock vs stock


    this can vary with factory overclocked cards





    How much difference on DX12?

    Which is the best 480 around?
  4. fiftyseven57 said:
    maxalge said:
    fiftyseven57 said:
    Hello mates

    How big is the difference between msi versions of 470 and 480?

    The reason i am asking is that should i wait and get 480x shipped to me fron another country or get 470 that is available in my country?


    the 480 is ~20% faster stock vs stock


    this can vary with factory overclocked cards





    How much difference on DX12?

    Which is the best 480 around?


    the 480 is ~20% faster


    I would say the asus strix
  5. maxalge said:
    fiftyseven57 said:
    maxalge said:
    fiftyseven57 said:
    Hello mates

    How big is the difference between msi versions of 470 and 480?

    The reason i am asking is that should i wait and get 480x shipped to me fron another country or get 470 that is available in my country?


    the 480 is ~20% faster stock vs stock


    this can vary with factory overclocked cards





    How much difference on DX12?

    Which is the best 480 around?


    the 480 is ~20% faster


    I would say the asus strix


    So i think its better to wait and get 480 instead of 470 at this time

    What about
    Sapphire Electronics RX 480 - Nitro+ 8G GDDR5?
  6. Asus Strix, the Sapphire Nitro+ & the top card from Power Color are the fastest to my knowledge
    followed by the top card by XFX & the MSI Gaming X
  7. Isokolon said:
    the difference between the reference 470 & the reference 480 (4B) is around 8-10% performance.
    meaning it's around 5-10fps. with the 8GB 480 this increases slightly and especially with rising VRAM demands.

    given that it's the same MSI series, I reckon the difference will be around the same between the cards.
    it's basically a matter of price difference.



    So if 480 goes at 8g then the difference between fps will be even more right?
  8. fiftyseven57 said:


    So i think its better to wait and get 480 instead of 470 at this time

    What about
    Sapphire Electronics RX 480 - Nitro+ 8G GDDR5?


    depends on the price difference


    the sapphire is top tier, just not as good as the strix
  9. Isokolon said:
    Asus Strix, the Sapphire Nitro+ & the top card from Power Color are the fastest to my knowledge
    followed by the top card by XFX & the MSI Gaming X


    I had Sapphire R9 270 before but it was dead after 2 years 3 months so i am thinking i should try Asus or Msi this time what you think?

    Could it be my Psu (Thermaltake 600w) which im changing also to RM 750W Corsair
  10. that sounds like bad luck.

    Thermaltake 600W doesn't sound very trustworthy.

    I doubt you'll need 750W though.
    make sure it's a good quality supply. Corsair RMi/RMx are great the RM is merely mediocre
    usually even when running a FX9000-CPU or an OC'd 6850k, 550-650W are more than enough power
  11. maxalge said:
    fiftyseven57 said:


    So i think its better to wait and get 480 instead of 470 at this time

    What about
    Sapphire Electronics RX 480 - Nitro+ 8G GDDR5?


    depends on the price difference


    the sapphire is top tier, just not as good as the strix



    Thanks alot mate for your quick responses


    Yeah im thinking of MSI or ASUS since my last sapphire card was dead after 2 years 3 months.
    What about gigabyte 480 do they get hot and cooling system not as good as ASUS or MSI?
  12. Best answer
    fiftyseven57 said:


    Thanks alot mate for your quick responses


    Yeah im thinking of MSI or ASUS since my last sapphire card was dead after 2 years 3 months.
    What about gigabyte 480 do they get hot and cooling system not as good as ASUS or MSI?


    the MSI gaming X is great as well

    the gigabyte G1 is good, this card suffers from quality control issues though
  13. Isokolon said:
    that sounds like bad luck.

    Thermaltake 600W doesn't sound very trustworthy.

    I doubt you'll need 750W though.
    make sure it's a good quality supply. Corsair RMi/RMx are great the RM is merely mediocre
    usually even when running a FX9000-CPU or an OC'd 6850k, 550-650W are more than enough power



    Yeah it seems like it

    But the problem is i have Rm series available in my country and from RMX series i have 1000w available
  14. fiftyseven57 said:
    Isokolon said:
    that sounds like bad luck.

    Thermaltake 600W doesn't sound very trustworthy.

    I doubt you'll need 750W though.
    make sure it's a good quality supply. Corsair RMi/RMx are great the RM is merely mediocre
    usually even when running a FX9000-CPU or an OC'd 6850k, 550-650W are more than enough power



    Yeah it seems like it

    But the problem is i have Rm series available in my country and from RMX series i have 1000w available



    all you need is a GOOD 550w power supply


    tier 1 or 2 from this list:


    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
  15. maxalge said:
    fiftyseven57 said:


    Thanks alot mate for your quick responses


    Yeah im thinking of MSI or ASUS since my last sapphire card was dead after 2 years 3 months.
    What about gigabyte 480 do they get hot and cooling system not as good as ASUS or MSI?


    the MSI gaming X is great as well

    the gigabyte G1 is good, this card suffers from quality control issues though



    I think ill go with either ASUS or MSI 480 8g .

    THANKS ALOTT MATE for clearing it up :)
  16. maxalge said:
    fiftyseven57 said:
    Isokolon said:
    that sounds like bad luck.

    Thermaltake 600W doesn't sound very trustworthy.

    I doubt you'll need 750W though.
    make sure it's a good quality supply. Corsair RMi/RMx are great the RM is merely mediocre
    usually even when running a FX9000-CPU or an OC'd 6850k, 550-650W are more than enough power



    Yeah it seems like it

    But the problem is i have Rm series available in my country and from RMX series i have 1000w available



    all you need is a GOOD 550w power supply


    tier 1 or 2 from this list:


    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html



    Thanks alot mate for your time and for PSU list

    Ill select from tier 1 or 2

    THANKS ALOT MATE REALLY APPRECIATED
  17. take the tier list with a grain of salt.
    it's not up to date and makes some mistakes (for example granting the Corsair RM & XFX Ts-430 Tier2 while denying the XFX XTR Tier 1 and how the Supernova GQ came into Tier1 is not quite logical. it's not completely terrible but worse than many Tier2-PSUs)
    generally it's a good guide if you don't know the first thing about PSUs but it's far from perfect
    furthermore tiering PSUs makes not too much sense as there are a lot of things to consider that the Tier list simply doesn't. For example the Seasonic S12II is a very good PSU that will last many years and provides good stable power. However past 70-75% load it's one of the noisiest units known to mankind. also it doesn't like C6/C7 sleep modes. So if you were to go with a non-overclocking silent build that you always have in deep sleep instead of shutting the system down the S12II although being a very decent unit is a very bad investment while some Tier 3 PSUs might do their jobs way better for you.


    if you look around, EVGA Supernova G2/P2/GS/G3/B2, Corsair RMi/RMx, Seasonic G, XFX TS/XTR and Super Flower are usually the best units in terms of price/performance/quality/safety
  18. Isokolon said:
    take the tier list with a grain of salt.
    it's not up to date and makes some mistakes (for example granting the Corsair RM & XFX Ts-430 Tier2 while denying the XFX XTR Tier 1 and how the Supernova GQ came into Tier1 is not quite logical. it's not completely terrible but worse than many Tier2-PSUs)
    generally it's a good guide if you don't know the first thing about PSUs but it's far from perfect
    furthermore tiering PSUs makes not too much sense as there are a lot of things to consider that the Tier list simply doesn't. For example the Seasonic S12II is a very good PSU that will last many years and provides good stable power. However past 70-75% load it's one of the noisiest units known to mankind. also it doesn't like C6/C7 sleep modes. So if you were to go with a non-overclocking silent build that you always have in deep sleep instead of shutting the system down the S12II although being a very decent unit is a very bad investment while some Tier 3 PSUs might do their jobs way better for you.


    if you look around, EVGA Supernova G2/P2/GS/G3/B2, Corsair RMi/RMx, Seasonic G, XFX TS/XTR and Super Flower are usually the best units in terms of price/performance/quality/safety


    Thanks for detailed info ima bit of noob so it really helps

    What do you think of Corsair RM750X RMX Series 750W Power Supply 80+Gold Certified I have this available in my country
  19. the RMx is a superb supply. depending on your CPU you can easily take the 650W or the 550W (any Intel CPU)
  20. Isokolon said:
    the RMx is a superb supply. depending on your CPU you can easily take the 650W or the 550W (any Intel CPU)



    I am using i5-2500k and msi z68 motherboard
  21. 550W are usually enough.
    in a usual gaming load you won't exceed 300-350W unless you're an overclocking enthusiast and frequently benchmark,
  22. Isokolon said:
    550W are usually enough.
    in a usual gaming load you won't exceed 300-350W unless you're an overclocking enthusiast and frequently benchmark,


    I think ill go with Corsair RMx 750W mate i do overclock sometimes
    thanks mate for your expert opinions mate and for helping me choose better PSU for GPU and etc
    Hopefully i wont need to change it in next 4 or 5 years :)
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