Originally Posted by Waitng4realGPU
A PCIE 16x lane can provide up to 75W, one 6 pin should be fine.
We're used to seeing things like that on lower end PC's/GPU's as you say, but times change and things become more efficient.
I know, like I said, it's 150W total
It is possible, but don't you guys think this is really a big jump? By speculations everyone says we're going to get somewhere in between GTX970 and GTX980 for 200$ and only 150W - even less than that, since 150W is the maximum that can be drawn from the power lanes.
I know everyone is being innovative, but this seems like a huge jump from AMD. They seem to somehow increased performance and lowered the power all in one, not to mention the price. And everything is double. Double less power consumption, double less price, double more performance. To me, seems too good to be true. Nothing like this happened in last 5 years.
Seems like the RX480 will be a card for everyone - one card for 1080p 60FPS, two cards for 1080p 120/144Hz or 1440p, three cards for 4K... ofcourse, if crossfire worked without issues. But pricewise and performance wise, seems like you won't be needing a lot of money or a great PSU for crossfire anymore. So far you needed at least 4x6pin on your PSU to even think of xfire.
I'm too sceptical. Blame me for this but nobody made something like this so far. It's like Zen is going to bring 16 cores with HT at 4GHz with 70W TDP and increase the single core rating by 100%, if we take this math to the CPU part of AMD. And all that would be around the FX8350 price, lets say 150EUR.
All this seems too good to be true, but if it becomes reality... there's going to be major price drops on the market in all segments.