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Old 20-08-16, 06:18 PM
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Sapphire RX 480 Nitro OC+ Review



If our review of the Sapphire RX 470 Nitro whetted your appetite then the RX 480 Nitro OC+, with a big factory overclock, might be just the card you want.


Sapphire RX 480 Nitro OC+ Review

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Old 20-08-16, 07:30 PM
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It was actually forum member Kong that made this happen not me so props go to him for making this happen. I have just spoke to Sapphire Ed on his discord and he passes on his many thanks for a well done and fair review and he is a big fan of yours TTL
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Old 20-08-16, 11:14 PM
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That is a sexy card and would be perfect for a LAN rig aiming for 1080P.
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Old 20-08-16, 11:21 PM
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That is a sexy card and would be perfect for a LAN rig aiming for 1080P.
Even good enough for 1440p too
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Old 21-08-16, 10:07 AM
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From what I read Tom they designed it so that the back plate would get cooling too. And it works, apparently. But yeah, that may explain the closed design.
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Old 21-08-16, 10:08 AM
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From what I read Tom they designed it so that the back plate would get cooling too. And it works, apparently. But yeah, that may explain the closed design.
Personally I prefer closed design GPU's, Just looks so much cleaner than having everything on show
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Old 21-08-16, 11:23 AM
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Thank you for such a great review. It was very nice to see a review that does not come out of a can like so many others I have seen on the net.

I really like the fact that you mentioned looking at changing your case exhaust to see if there was any difference. I found by accident, I can lower my Fury temps by up to 15C if I would let my rad fans run at full speed.

Awesome job TTL, can't wait to see more in the future.
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Old 21-08-16, 11:29 AM
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Thank you for such a great review. It was very nice to see a review that does not come out of a can like so many others I have seen on the net.

I really like the fact that you mentioned looking at changing your case exhaust to see if there was any difference. I found by accident, I can lower my Fury temps by up to 15C if I would let my rad fans run at full speed.

Awesome job TTL, can't wait to see more in the future.

Apologies for shouting out Tolemac in the video - I had a brain fart because Ed mentioned him the other day!
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Old 22-08-16, 01:55 AM
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Suggestion exploring the aspect of undervolting and adjusting the powerlimit

The fannoise seems horrid and you bring up the idea that the cooler isn't able to disappate heat generated. Did you explore if the card had a potensial of undervolting/redusing the power limit (into the negatives) on the stock factory boost (13xx)? This is an aspect I've seen u explore in CPU reviews with you adjusting the voltage settings from "auto" to a manual one and could be a worthy aspect to explore in GPU reviews too (especially if the cooler can't compe with the heat).

Say if u were able to do this (like minus some voltage and a few % less on the powerlimit) and still maintain the boost (13xx). (I'd recommend that u explain this consept with a way to illustrate to your audience how to test if your undervolted setting are stable (an example would be a unigene benchmark in windowed mode with gpu-z watching the core clock and later a 3dmark vantage run(to be really sure about stability)).

I'm sure it would help on the heatgeneration and the conclution could've been the same with something like this added "but if you are willing to make some adjustments to the power% and core voltage (ofc your mileage may vary) you could bring the heatlevels down to a level where the cooler can match it at a more enjoyable fanspeed."

My reasoning obviously rely on that the following statement(s) are true:
- The stock settings (voltage, power%) on the card doesn't put it on the brink of being able to cope with the factory boost (13xx). And it therefore has room for undervolting/adjusting the power% at the factory OC.

Even if the factory settings puts it on the brink of being able to cope with the factory boost and it therefore is very little room to adjust voltage/power% it'd still be great information to have if you were on the fence of buying one.

P.S. I didn't read the review (fully) on the website and my source of info mainly comes from the video you uploaded on youtube. Anyways I enjoyed your review.
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Old 22-08-16, 08:35 AM
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Another great review

Linked to my owners thread over at Overclockers

Your video reviews are the best on the net.

Can you pester NVidia for a Pascal Titan to review, you will have a lot of fun with it.
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