AMD was the first company to launch a GPU that was targeted towards the budget market, known as the RX 480. Since its launch it has been very hard to find the RX 480 at its retailed price which was $200 for the 4 GB model. As all the versions of the RX 480 both the stock and the third party were sold at a price above $200.
If you are still among those who are looking to buy the 4 GB model of the AMD RX 480 for under $200, then you are in luck. Because Newegg is currently selling the Nitro version of the RX 480 made by Sapphire for $180. Which makes it one great of a deal for the budget PC gamer market. The Sapphire RX 480 Nitro 4 GB offers a better looking design as well as better cooling compared to the stock RX 480. Other than that the card comes factory overclocked at 1306 MHz compared to the 1266 MHz boost on the stock version. Fan noise was also an issue on the stock RX 480 which is not there on the Nitro version because of its dual fan design. Making the GPU run faster, cooler and quieter.
Overclocking is also a benefit on the Nitro card compared to the stock RX 480 as the Nitro card comes equipped with an 8-pin PCIE connector compared to the 6-pin. Means users would have more headroom for overclocking with the help of extra power delivery.
The Sapphire RX 480 Nitro is also a better bargain than the GTX 1060 3 GB as well. Both in price as well as performance, but where the Red team wins is in DX12. As the RX 480 is a well optimized DX12 performer. So if you are someone who is looking to get into PC gaming and does not want to invest a lot. Then the Sapphire RX 480 Nitro is just what u need without breaking the bank. As it’s a good performer when it comes to 1080P gaming at 60FPS, while 1440P gaming is also achievable at 60FPS depending on the game and in game settings.