I was mad before when I said AMD not competing against GTX 1080 is giving up, but it probably makes sense if they release a bang for the buck sub 300$ product that performs really well.
The sad part for me is that coming from a 290X (which is 3 years old soon) isn't worth it to upgrade to something lower than GTX 1070. I want to make the jump to 1440p and a single card below 1070/980 Ti isn't going to cut it.
A really great case scenario would be when AMD plans to release VEGA with a great price/performace aswell. Let's say GTX 1080 + 25% performance for 549$ in February 2017 or something.
If VEGA is really 2017 and Polaris 10 is rather bad, then I will look into how GTX 1070 custom cards are priced. Below 400€ would be a good point for me personally. I have to factor in the additional G-Sync cost because I do not have a G-Sync monitor. I'd rather go FreeSync.
Originally Posted by Cherryblue
Are we sure the 29th June NDA is related to polaris? I'd be surprised if it was.
it's the NDA to the information of that event I assume. It may mean Polaris cards yes. Who knows. I don't think reviewers have Polaris card yet. Maybe AMD is going to show Polaris cards tonight or even annoucing them, but I would urge people to not have high hopes for today. AMD are known for disappointing with announcements, because well generally people have very high expectations. I am not bashing AMD, but it feels so tiresome that AMD showed Polaris for so long, but they are late once again and still haven't showed any worthy information at all.
Could also be other information that were shown at the event or a placeholder date that has other clauses to break it.
Originally Posted by Buris
here's the thing, the 380x held a price point of 250$ I would expect AMD to price these things similiar to last generation's chips. 250$ for R9 Fury (non-x) performance would be game-changing. AMD is looking to gain marketshare this go-around and I hope they do.
That is about 5% better than 980 ~ yeah. 250$ for GTX 980 - Fury performance would be fair. We waited so long. It is a very fine line there.
Here is how I consider it :
300$ for 980-Fury performance = terrible
250$ for 980-Fury perforamance = good
The reason for that is because the GTX 1070 is 379$-449$ and the GTX 1070 performance 5-10% faster than 980 Ti. So the GTX 1070 is 30% faster than Fury (non X) and if you ask me the extra 80$ are definitely worth the 30% increase in performance.
People have to be careful there, it is not that easy for AMD to release a great bang for the buck product because of the GTX 1070. We need to start looking at the present and not the past. I wouldn't compare the Polaris cards to 2014 and 2015 cards but rather base it on the GTX 1070 price/performance ratio.
The absolutely best case scenario for AMD would be R9 480X at 329$ and performs exactly like GTX 1070, but I doubt that.