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Asus Radeon RX 580 Strix Gaming Top OC Review

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Wakka 18th April 2017, 14:14 Quote
£320?!


That's even more bollox than the price of a 1080Ti, frankly. I just sold an XFX GTR 480 for £175, and I only paid £200 for it originally new (on offer, admittedly)... Who the hell is going to spend 2nd hand GTX1070 prices on a card that makes Kabylake look like a good upgrade from Skylake??
bawjaws 18th April 2017, 14:26 Quote
I'd like to see one of the more sensibly-priced variants being reviewed, because at £320 this is just silly really. Either go for a cheaper 580 and save some cash, or find another £50 and get a 1070, surely? I agree with the last line of the review - this is a £250 card, not a £320 one.
Harlequin 18th April 2017, 14:30 Quote
apparently I looked at the wrong one
bawjaws 18th April 2017, 14:46 Quote
Oh, well in that case I'll take two!
Anfield 18th April 2017, 14:49 Quote
Given the small performance advantage over the 480 it shouldn't be more than a £10 - 20 premium for the 580, but...

The 8GB Asus Strix 480 is £219 at Overclockers

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/asus-radeon-rx-480-strix-gaming-oc-aura-rgb-8192mb-gddr5-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-40h-as.html
Parge 18th April 2017, 15:27 Quote
MSI's GTX 1070 Armor has been on sale for £335 for ages now - so this at £320 is a joke. As Anfield points out above too - £100 more expensive than the almost identical 480 it replaces!
adidan 18th April 2017, 16:36 Quote
Their pricing is just confusing.
rollo 18th April 2017, 17:04 Quote
Anything around £300 is lol levels of money. The 480 they compare it too is available below £220. And I have saw that less on deals of the day.

What was the point of this cards launch and where is Vega.

We did not need a £300 filler that offers no benefit. Is this a warning sign that we will not see a sub £500 Vega.
adidan 18th April 2017, 17:07 Quote
Hell you can get a 1060 6Gb for less than £215, the 580 money is just silly.
bawjaws 18th April 2017, 17:08 Quote
I don't think this is much of an indication regarding Vega pricing, I just think it's ASus taking the piss a bit with the premium for their custom cooling solution. I'm sure there will be plenty of more affordable AIB 580s, it's just a shame that the first 580 reviewed here is so ludicrously expensive.
Anfield 18th April 2017, 17:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by bawjaws
I don't think this is much of an indication regarding Vega pricing, I just think it's ASus taking the piss a bit with the premium for their custom cooling solution. I'm sure there will be plenty of more affordable AIB 580s, it's just a shame that the first 580 reviewed here is so ludicrously expensive.

Powercolor one for £239.99

So yes, there are cheaper ones, but the thing is that the whole strategy of taking the piss with the premium on the custom cooling is moronic this far down in the market.

People who buy low end - mid range cards are very likely to be value conscious, this isn't like the bleeding edge of the pinnacle of engineering where another £100+ is much less of a problem.
David13 18th April 2017, 18:07 Quote
I was waiting until these came out to make my mind up on a new GPU. I think after the results I'll get an Evga GTX 1060 SC GAMING 6GB for £215.
David 18th April 2017, 18:09 Quote
:(

I've got nothing.

Can we merge this with the demote thread?
Vault-Tec 18th April 2017, 18:11 Quote
LOL Asus tax.

That is all.
Harlequin 18th April 2017, 18:30 Quote
Sapphire Nitro+ 1411 clocks , £230 4GB £255 8GB
supermuchurios 18th April 2017, 20:04 Quote
Great to see us punters railing against these crappy releases and psstake prices.
Been going on for too long, just getting taken for granted.
loftie 18th April 2017, 21:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by Parge
MSI's GTX 1070 Armor has been on sale for £335 for ages now - so this at £320 is a joke. As Anfield points out above too - £100 more expensive than the almost identical 480 it replaces!

Pretty sure, IIRC, there was an Asus 1070 for £299 on HUKD from amazon fr the other day too! IMO the 480 prices were around what they should have been #~£200, this has just conveniently reset the prices and stores have decided to do a new round of gouging because it's new. Pretty s*** tbh.
Vault-Tec 18th April 2017, 21:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by supermuchurios
Great to see us punters railing against these crappy releases and psstake prices.
Been going on for too long, just getting taken for granted.

Yup going to stretch my Fury X and Titan XM until they're as thin as a wire.

What do you do when your products are too expensive? I know! Let's make them even more unaffordable!

That'll work !
Sentinel-R1 19th April 2017, 09:40 Quote
Again with the graph inconsistencies in this review too.

Who's proof reading these? Stevie Wonder???
MLyons@BOXFX 19th April 2017, 14:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by Sentinel-R1
Again with the graph inconsistencies in this review too.

Who's proof reading these? Stevie Wonder???

where?
bawjaws 19th April 2017, 14:36 Quote
Scan have the Asus 480 equivalent of this card for £220. Makes this look even more nonsensical really.
Sentinel-R1 19th April 2017, 14:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by MLyons@BOXFX
where?

Look at the graphs on each subpage. There are cards listed for one setting/resolution that are missing for the others. There's also no inclusion of the Asus 1080 Ti Strix that was reviewed just the other day, which was also rather importantly missing from the Aorus 1080 Ti review.

Just basic inconsistencies in the metrics.
IamSoulRider 19th April 2017, 15:02 Quote
Colour me disapointed. I was expecting the 580 to match the specs of the Project Scorpio GPU - 4 SEs, 40 CUs, and I was expecting it to be clocked around the same speed as the 480 was.

I think AMD have massively missed a trick here.
bawjaws 19th April 2017, 15:12 Quote
This is just a placeholder until Vega, so it's not surprising that it doesn't offer much more than the 480. It's still a bit disappointing, though.
Anfield 19th April 2017, 19:29 Quote
Bios flash of 470 / 480 to 570 / 580 may be possible (depending on specific card and so on)

http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/wanna-flash-your-rx-470-towards-a-570-it’s-possible.html
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