RX 480 Crossfire (400$) Beats GTX 1080 (700$) in Real World Performance

AMD made a short Ashes of Singularity demonstration at Computex 2016, that showed the world the power of a 200$ card. This is David VS Goliath.

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yarbie10002940d ago (Edited 2940d ago )

Breaking News at 11.
2 Cards beat 1 card

Nitromonteiro2940d ago

Well, more like 400$ beats 700$. That one card is the best card in the world right now.

yarbie10002940d ago

i'll be getting the $600 version that'll be better than the founders card.

Would rather SLI 2 high end cards than running 2 lower end cards to meet 1 for me personally anyways

SirBradders2939d ago

@yarbie1000$ that's cos you got the dollar b. For us poor folk we happily take the 400$ YOLL

ShadowKnight2939d ago (Edited 2939d ago )

Crossfire configurations don't support that many games though and it's only one game they compared this too.

Ysmir67232939d ago (Edited 2939d ago )

got 2 evga 1080s for 700 euro,so win for me.

Why the disagrees???Except the connections and friends who get you these prices,just by working on wordpress for 1 hour i made 600 euro,without doing anything difficult for anyone with knowledge on pcs.

BattleAxe2939d ago

I like the price of the RX 480, but I'd prefer to have better compatibility with the vast majority of games out there. Nvidia is what I would go with, despite the price. If I only had $200.00 to spare, then the RX 480 would be a no-brainer, and this is the demographic that the card is being aimed at, for people who don't have much money.

Kingthrash3602939d ago (Edited 2939d ago )

The real thing that flew over everyones head is this is a rare moment where pc only news hits a hot topic! Lol I'm a console gamer and won't dabble...but it's good to see pc parts getting cheaper to buy while being powerful. I've been thimaking about building

TheCommentator2938d ago

Shadowknight, correct me if I'm wrong here but instead of using Crossfire, couldn't XDMA be used instead? I thought XDMA is supposed to work not only with any two GPU's, but also offer up improvements to all software run with it.

NegativeCreepWA2938d ago (Edited 2938d ago )

I would rather buy one high end card that works with every game, than sli two cards that may not work with every game.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI2938d ago

IMO Crossfire and SLI almost always have issues with games. I'd rather spend the extra money and get a single card.

kevnb2938d ago

In ashes of the singularity benchmark run by amd , lol.

noksucow732938d ago

I agree. I've been running 6870s CF for over 3 years and you are exactly right. I'm building another pc next year and I'm not doing the CF or SLI thing anymore. I'll stick with one very strong gpu. Waiting to see what amd brings out with their cpu lineup later, than I'm gonna start my new build.

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Genuine-User2940d ago (Edited 2940d ago )

The main point flew over your head it seems.

You can save more than 200 dollars and end up with better overall performance with 2 RX 480's.

yarbie10002940d ago

Nothing flew over my head. Not buyin 4 cards to perform the equivalent of 2 high end cards. That appears to have flown over your head.

notachance2939d ago (Edited 2939d ago )

Not every game supports Crossfire/SLI, or optimized for it...
also a 'real world' test would also mean they have to test it on every kind of games, the ones that have Nvidia Gameworks on them, the ones with bad optimization, etc, and not only the 'fair' game as I'm certain all the buyers will want to play other games beside Ashes of Singularity.

Other things such as power consumption (150x2 vs 180 W), test case is against 1080's founder edition (lame, barebone cash grab for impatient people), card's durability, games support are also important factors to consider if you really want to buy crossfire rx480 instead of gtx1080

and with 1 card you can actually buy a cheaper motherboard that at least offset some of the price difference because motherboards that supports SLI/Crossfire are more expensive, not to mention if you're like me that only wants to upgrade the card and have a mobo that only support 1 card, there's no way I can buy dual RX480 without buying new mobo..

Soo yes, at the end of the day I'd say wait for more real world tests before you buy either cards.

jessionpc2939d ago


Actually, the point did fly right over your head.

Nitro made a comment on how it's the best card in the world right now, "for price/performance." It's the right choice to maximize gain over loss. And that point is also a fact.

You came back in, and made a completely subjective argument against Genuine-User who just tried to help you understand WHY Nitro posted what he did. You are willing to pay much more, for some more. Like... That's fine. So am I, but that doesn't change that what he said was true. Many people don't care about getting the best possible performance no matter the cost, they just want the best, for the best price. And this new card in Crossfire?.. Will be. Those same people aren't going to buy 2 1080's, it's a colossal waste of money in their eyes, "for good reason, because it is.", there is a reason why the 1080 launched first before it's budget cards, and that was to sucker in obsessed, inpatient consumers.

Not to mention you then counter argued again saying, "Not buying 4 cards to perform equivilent of 2".

They weren't arguing about being an enthusiast, they were arguing about price/performance.

You missed the point. And if you think you didn't, you don't know what, "Missing the point", means.

Sorry, It just triggered me, I don't dislike you.

ProjectVulcan2939d ago (Edited 2939d ago )

Being someone who has owned and experimented with countless multi GPU systems, you should only bother with them if you are putting very high end cards together for a monster system.

Too many extremely demanding titles don't work with it well. Even if they do, you still end up with a bunch of multi GPU niggles guaranteed, micro stutter, driver issues, hardware issues, update issues.

Just recently I have played Quantum Break- demanding, doesn't work with multi cards. Forza apex- Didn't work, still broked. Assassin's Creed Syndicate- didn't work properly. Far Cry Primal- broke. Fallout- dodgy. Arkham Knight- totally borked. Witcher 3- bad scaling. The list goes on and on.

Buy the fastest single card you can afford. Only get multi GPU systems when you're already paying like $400 for each card and it gets crazy before you can buy a single card faster.

When you buy a $600 card you get $600 performance- ALL THE TIME.

If you buy two $200 cards you'll get $500 worth of performance rarely, $400 worth some of the time, $300 a lot of the time, and $200 performance far too often....now tell me about what is value.

freshslicepizza2939d ago

sounds to me you still have nvidia fanboys out there that don't underatand rational arguments. this card offer the best value out there and if you decide to have two of them you can have better performance than nvidia's $600 card (not sure why they use the $700 founders edition when you don't need to).

ShadowKnight2939d ago (Edited 2939d ago )

Vulcanproject is right

fr0sty2939d ago

Crossfire isn't 100% efficient, however, and that performance will only scale in some applications. There will be some things you do get better performance than the 1080, but other things that the 1080 will be able to do better. In the end, having one card doing something is always going to be the preferred route to go if you can afford to. This is a great way for budget gamers to get high performance, but for people like me, who do things like CG animation, video editing, motion graphics, etc... The single card solution is better.

Plus AMDs drivers are terrible. I had nothing but problems out of my Radeon HD6870. My new GTX 970 hasn't given me any crap yet.

notachance2939d ago (Edited 2939d ago )

if any of you guys want to buy crossfire rx480 to 'save' money I say don't
two $200 cards doesn't mean they combine perfectly to make a $400 cards with double the power, it means you have a $200 card with extra power that HEAVILY VARY between each games, that comes with all the trouble a SLI/Crossfire setup will give you. Besides double cards means double the power consumption, I bet the saving you get from electricity bill of only 1 'more expensive card' alone will cover the money you're supposed to 'save' by buying 2 cards. And by god, the cooling system you have to make for a SLI/Crossfire setup to run comfortably...

And if you're still blind to all the good advises above and think they are just Nvidia fanboys rambling, wait for AMD's new high end cards and buy that instead.

Rule of thumb:
Always buy a single card if you're on a budget. The SLI/Crossfire setup is in no way intended for saving money, it is always meant for pushing the limit of PC's prowess.

esemce2939d ago

CF and SLI are not worth hassle , I'd rather overclock a 1070 or wait for the RX490.

freshslicepizza2939d ago

the gtx 970 and the gtx 980 both are still a lot more money and this apparently beats the gtx 970 and is in line with the much more expensive gtx 980. this card is also a very good fit for vr and direct 12.

kevnb2938d ago (Edited 2938d ago )

I think it's pretty foolish, they run a benchmark heavily optimized for amd hardware and most likely purposely gimped on nvidia hardware.
Nvidia has done this sort of thing before, but they at least went to the effort of doing it on a game people actually care about. Buy amd and play ashes of the singularity like never before!

starchild2938d ago


Great comment. That is my thinking on it as well.

KillZallthebeast2938d ago

Guys calm down yarbie never finished first grade math this is difficult for it.

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YinYangGaming2939d ago

Could you not sense the stupidity of your comment as you were typing it Yarbie? This is clearly referring to how one can match the performance of one high end card with two lower end cards and save $300 in the process.