The Cheapest Radeon RX 480 In Australia Is Now $319

The global embargo for AMD's Radeon RX 480 graphics card isn't meant to lift until 11PM tonight, but that hasn't stopped some major Australian retailers from jumping the gun.

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Update: With the embargo officially lifted, retailers have been allowed to advertise their prices more openly — and there are some pretty competitive offers. Here's a list of everything currently available in Australia.

We reported earlier this morning how one retailer inadvertently advertised a price of $420 for an MSI-branded card. Those figures look set to drop, however, with one of Australia's largest retailers advertising the 4GB model of the RX 480 for $319, and 8GB models starting from $379.

PC Case Gear are advertising XFX-branded RX 480's for less than $400, with the overclocked version at $399 being around $40 cheaper than the standard models from other retailers. The 4GB model is currently listed as "Sold Out", but stock is available for all of the 8GB models.

The move is likely to result in some emergency price drops among other retailers. Multiple sources confirmed to me over the past week that they were likely to sell their boards for around $440.

The XFX Radeon RX 480 Black OC has a core clock speed of 1328 MHz, slightly higher than the 1266 MHz reference RX 480's ship with according to leaked screenshots that have appeared over the last week. The only other special features include an XFX backplate.

It's the kind of highly aggressive pricing that fans were hoping for since the RX 480 was announced. The prospect of being able to buy a VR capable card at $380 also makes it a lot easier to swallow for people looking at discounted stock of the GTX 980 and the R9 390X, the two cards which the RX 480 is expected to immediately rival.


Comments

    I could buy 2 for less than the price of 1 x 1080... Goddamn NVidia mark up is a killer.

      Mind you... The 1080 is in a totally different league.
      Need to wait for 1060 performance/pricing for a true apples to apples comparison.

      Some things are definitely overpriced but I believe in the saying "you get what you pay for"

    $320 is the right price. Makes me wonder if the 4GB cards are actually going to be available anywhere though.

    Why are they all different prices when they are the same reference design and clocks?

    Are they actually sold out, or not available yet?

    I predicted about $335 for the 4GB version when its US price was announced, looks like I was pretty close to the mark.

    Small reminder to people who scroll down this far: benchmarks will go up in just over an hour. Stay tuned.

    in Japan, cheapest RX480 will be sold for 36800 yen.
    check the dollar yen exchange rate...

      For anyone who doesn't want to google it, it's $479

    So I'm looking at a build around the 1070, might this be something to consider instead at like a 1500-1700 budget?

      the 480x is expected to sit a little below the 1070 in performance.. wait an hour and check out the reviews, they should give you a pretty good indication as to whether or not its worth it.

        Fair call indeed :) I had a look around and didn't realise there's really nothing on it yet, haha.

          Whilst two of these cards provides better performance you run the annoying situation where developers a 'sponsored' by Nvidia so they don't bother going the extra mile to test and enable all of AMDs features.

            Yeah that's also a good point! I'll just have to outline my options and weigh it all up.

            I was hoping native support for multi-GPU on the latest DirectX will solve CF scaling issues going forward. But only time can tell for sure.
            If enough people use these CF configurations, support will follow.

    AMD stated the RX 480 performance would rival the R9 390, not the GTX 980. I doubt it will compete with a 980.

    LOL looks like Gigabyte and MSI are joining in the the ASUS TAX. that XFX OC is definitely the best value out of the reference designs.

    well there only place in wa thats currently selling PLE but its the 8 gig models and there $370 minmal

    I wanted the price to be at half the price of a GTX 1070, and it is pretty darn close. Now let's see how it handles. AMDs driver team are not their strong suit.

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