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8 GB RX480 for $190 w/rebate

Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:41 pm

..and it doesn't "blow" either:  :o

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6814131704

and tonight's 5% discount can cut your shipping costs:

http://techreport.com/news/31416/psa-ne ... pt-tonight
 
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Re: 8 GB RX480 for $190 w/rebate

Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:47 pm

With the improvements AMD have been making with their Linux graphics drivers, I would be strongly considering getting this card if I was building a Linux gaming box. Not a bad price, weren't they like ~$300 something last year?
 
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Re: 8 GB RX480 for $190 w/rebate

Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:22 pm

whm1974 wrote:
With the improvements AMD have been making with their Linux graphics drivers, I would be strongly considering getting this card if I was building a Linux gaming box. Not a bad price, weren't they like ~$300 something last year?

I think the average dual-fan was going for $260+ (as high as $310), though this one is a lower priced model (..so maybe $250 6 months ago). 

Still, I don't remember too many deals lower than this for an 8 GB.  I think Jet had a multi-combo deal going that pushed a blower version down lower (around Black Friday/Cyber Monday), but that's about the only thing.

IF you can wait (AND likely spend more), then I think you/(anyone) would be better off waiting for Vega. 
 
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Re: 8 GB RX480 for $190 w/rebate

Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:05 am

CScottG wrote:
whm1974 wrote:
With the improvements AMD have been making with their Linux graphics drivers, I would be strongly considering getting this card if I was building a Linux gaming box. Not a bad price, weren't they like ~$300 something last year?

I think the average dual-fan was going for $260+ (as high as $310), though this one is a lower priced model (..so maybe $250 6 months ago). 

Still, I don't remember too many deals lower than this for an 8 GB.  I think Jet had a multi-combo deal going that pushed a blower version down lower (around Black Friday/Cyber Monday), but that's about the only thing.

IF you can wait (AND likely spend more), then I think you/(anyone) would be better off waiting for Vega. 

Well I won't be building another system anytime soon unless someone wants me to build them one. Maybe in three years perhaps?
 
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Re: 8 GB RX480 for $190 w/rebate

Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:53 pm

 
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Re: 8 GB RX480 for $190 w/rebate

Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:46 am

CScottG wrote:

Nice. Should continue to get even lower, Vega is still one or two months off from launching. 
 
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Re: 8 GB RX480 for $190 w/rebate

Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:59 am

CScottG wrote:
whm1974 wrote:
With the improvements AMD have been making with their Linux graphics drivers, I would be strongly considering getting this card if I was building a Linux gaming box. Not a bad price, weren't they like ~$300 something last year?

I think the average dual-fan was going for $260+ (as high as $310), though this one is a lower priced model (..so maybe $250 6 months ago).

Still, I don't remember too many deals lower than this for an 8 GB.  I think Jet had a multi-combo deal going that pushed a blower version down lower (around Black Friday/Cyber Monday), but that's about the only thing.

IF you can wait (AND likely spend more), then I think you/(anyone) would be better off waiting for Vega.


I don't think Vega is going to replace Polaris, we will probably see better tweaked perf/W Polaris refresh like GTX 460->560. 

And yeah $250+ RX 480s are just too steep for a mere +20% performance over >$170 RX470...At $300 people will rather swing towards a GTX 1070. With the $135 MIR RX470s I don't see much reason to get a $190 RX480 either.
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