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can 2 RX480's outperform the GTX 1070
was wondering the answer as crimson drivers were released a few weeks ago and they greatly improved the performance of AMD GPU's but the only comparisons i see are GTX 1060 vs RX480 and not any relating to the crossfire performance also at launch AMD claimed they were putting a fight against the GTX 1080 i live in the UK and the average low price for the RX480 is around £200 and for the 1070 it is like £400 for the 1080 it is like £650 so i would really like to know
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  1. On paper & in benchmarks 480 crossfire will crucify a 1070.
    In real life & actual gaming no though , not a chance at all.
    Crossfire scaling has to be programmed into the game engine for optimal performance , most new titles have very poor scaling or none at all.
    £200 480s are also 4 GB models & vram doesn't stack so with 2 cards you still only have 4GB vram


    If you have the budget for 2x 480s a 1070 is by far the best option.
  2. well from doing some of my own research i think the crossfire RX480 should be better than the 1070 as from watching a few benchmark videos from the release date or thereabouts it seems as the performance was neck and neck (on DX 11 games) but from the crimson driver release i am thinking i may get around +10 FPS in a game such as GTA V which would put it in between the 1070 and 1080
  3. madmatt30 said:
    On paper & in benchmarks 480 crossfire will crucify a 1070.
    In real life & actual gaming no though , not a chance at all.
    Crossfire scaling has to be programmed into the game engine for optimal performance , most new titles have very poor scaling or none at all.
    £200 480s are also 4 GB models & vram doesn't stack so with 2 cards you still only have 4GB vram


    If you have the budget for 2x 480s a 1070 is by far the best option.


    i own an Asus Strix RX480 i got it like 2 weeks ago but when i see benchmarks on most modern games DX11 titles offer similar FPS compared to the 1070 but in DX12 some games you can get almost as much FPS as the 1080 i will play a lot of GTA V and some FPS style games but my main game is GTA back in June-August most benchmarks showed it performing as well as the 1070 but no one seems to care about crossfire performance with crimson drivers
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    Honestly mate if you have £400 to spend just buy a 1070.
    I've been running amd crossfire for 2 years + & have recently split the cards up & sold them off because dual GPU support has gotten progressively worse.
    When a gtx 970 performs better 90% of the time than a pair of 280x's you know you're fighting a losing battle & that's a very very similar comparison to 480 cf vs 1070.


    It may perform better in GTA v by 10-15fps , in other titles it'll be worse by 40-50fps.
    Can't thing of a single good reason to go 480 crossfire from new at all!!
  5. Crossfire support in FTA V is poor, for a long time many people we're reporting lower fps with crossfire than their single card. Crossfire and sli support is the biggest issue, not all games support it and I saw a list in another thread and was surprised how many 2016 game either didn't support it or didn't support it when the game was launched.

    Then you have all the other downsides of sli and crossfire.

    A single stronger card is always a better option than sli/crossfire.

    Also a 480 is equivalent to a 1060 6gb, not a 1070
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