(Sapphire Nitro) R9 Fury vs RX 480

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Which would you rather of the two cards if they were close in price?

  1. I have Fury!

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  2. I have 480!

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    33.3%
  1. DiscostewSM
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    So I missed out on a supposedly excellent deal involving the Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury Tri-X for $300 (I woke up right after they ran out of stock), and I feel kinda bummed because of it. This whole time I have be waiting to get the Sapphire Nitro RX 480, but the R9 Fury line is considered the top cards from AMD at this time until the Vegas roll out around next year, and I could have gotten one. I'm only kinda bummed out because while performance-wise, the R9 Fury beats the RX 480 by quite a bit, it is limited to 4GB because the RAM type (HBM 1.0), putting a damper in it being future-proof. It also needs a much stronger PSU by comparison too, as I believe is missing some improved features like 4K@60 encoding. If I had the opportunity to get a R9 Fury for that price again, I don't know whether I would make the jump.

    What would you choose between the two, and why?
     
  2. Joe88

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    The fury, alot more powerful than the 480 for only a little more money
    where was this deal?
     
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  3. raystriker

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    I would go with the R9 Fury since it has a lot more raw performance to offer over the RX480. Sure, the RX480 is less power hungry and possibly cooler(with custom cards coming out). But for 300 usd, the R9 Fury was a steal since it goes head to head with a GTX980 to begin with. And the DX12 gains will be pretty noticeable in the upcoming titles.

    You've also got the option to but a GTX1060 and OC it to perform as much as the 980, if not better. It's got better thermals and waaay low power consumption when compared to the R9 Fury.
    A little birdie told me that the custom EVGA GTX1060 versions will be in stock tomorrow on their official website.
     
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  4. DiscostewSM
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    It was on Newegg.

    Well, I kinda decided to go AMD this time (upgrading from a GTX 560 Ti), mainly because of getting a Freesync monitor, that even if the frame rate dips, it can still look relatively smooth. I did read that the 1060 works well for DX11 games, but with DX12 and Vulkan-based games, the AMD cards jump forward.
     
  5. raystriker

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    That's true, AMD has some good cards right now. I'm gonna go for the AMD too, this time. Just waiting for Zen and Vega. Happy gaming!