Radeon RX 480 Availability: Going Out Fast, Get One Now or Wait
AMD did say that they had stocks covered and that people would not have to wait to get their hands on one. Seems like AMD was not expecting this kind demand for their RX 480. RX 480 Availability is fluctuating as we speak and it seems unlikely that stocks are going to last long. So if you are not in line now then you might not get one at all and will have to wait till the next shipment.
All the AMD reference cards that are being rebranded by multiple vendors feature almost same specifications. So, in essence, you are paying for the branding and warranty. Even with multiple partners on board and a huge stock RX 480 Availability is not stable.
Partners and vendors are sticking close to AMD’s recommended price of $199 for the 4GB version of the RX 480 GPU and $239 for the 8GB variant. Only a few partners are charging a little more for the 8 GB RX 480 at $249.99.
XFX is included in the list of partners that are charging more. Their GPUs are slightly overclocked higher than others at 1328 MHz. Which is not a huge difference but they are charging more for it.
Gigabyte is one of the partners that are offering RX 480 variants as well as PowerColor and Sapphire. Even though RX 480 Availability is not stable, partners have already confirmed that they will launch their custom versions later on.
RX 480 reviews are out. You can check out how well the RX 480 performs in the real world. The RX 480 is the new budget king according to some reviewers while others are disappointed at the performance and some say that the power draw is greater than what was claimed by AMD.
One of the custom RX 480 version that we have seen does have an 8-pin power connector. This could mean more power.