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I paid $240 after rebate on 5/11/15 for my R9 290. RX 480 so far is showing performance around the same levels and costs as much as I paid for my R9 290. The only benefit I would have gotten for waiting a full year is 4GB more VRAM and reduced power draw.

The reason I ask the question above is because I assume a lot more people here have hardware that already surpasses what I have and what the RX 480 can do, and I also assume that those who are excited are long overdue for an upgrade, but maybe I'm wrong.

That's great but the age of cheap 290s has since passed. For people who are getting into PC gaming or are upgrading from a very old card the RX 480 is a very exciting release. It shows that you dont have to spend massive money on a NVIDA card to get good performance.

People who have a 970 or another high powered card and looked at the 480 as an "upgrade" should have kept their senses in check.
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I paid $240 after rebate on 5/11/15 for my R9 290. RX 480 so far is showing performance around the same levels and costs as much as I paid for my R9 290. The only benefit I would have gotten for waiting a full year is 4GB more VRAM and reduced power draw.

The reason I ask the question above is because I assume a lot more people here have hardware that already surpasses what I have and what the RX 480 can do, and I also assume that those who are excited are long overdue for an upgrade, but maybe I'm wrong.

That's great but the age of cheap 290s has since passed. For people who are getting into PC gaming or are upgrading from a very old card the RX 480 is a very exciting release. It shows that you dont have to spend massive money on a NVIDA card to get good performance.

People who have a 970 or another high powered card and looked at the 480 as an "upgrade" should have kept their senses in check.
Yep, this is basically my thoughts as well. It's very nice for anyone with an outdated low-end GPU or is planning on building a new system, but if you already have a video card that is around the same performance, there really isn't much reason to upgrade, at least to me.

My point about the R9 290 though was that people could have gotten this performance a year ago for the same price, so to me price wise it's not all that impressive.
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Yep, this is basically my thoughts as well. It's very nice for anyone with an outdated low-end GPU or is planning on building a new system, but if you already have a video card that is around the same performance, there really isn't much reason to upgrade, at least to me.

My point about the R9 290 though was that people could have gotten this performance a year ago for the same price, so to me price wise it's not all that impressive.

That could be said about pretty much any video card. Even if the 480 was as fast as a 980 "upgrading" to the RX 480 is stupid.
Maybe I browse r/AMD too much, but everyone and their mother, even with GTX970s and R9 390s, seemed to be really pumped for this card and some even decided to sell and wait for this card. Now maybe not that many people actually bought into all the hype, but these people sure did act like this card was a god send.
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Stores here started selling the 8gb card yesterday.


24 hours later and they sold out other then 1 store with 1 card left with massive price gouge.



Mate grabbed one even with the jacked up price. I was going to get one but im not willing to pay over $400 when $400nzd = $283usd
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So here are some prices for the RX 480 at microcenter


Serious question here, how many of you are actually excited for this launch? How many of you think this is rather meh?

I paid $240 after rebate on 5/11/15 for my R9 290. RX 480 so far is showing performance around the same levels and costs as much as I paid for my R9 290. The only benefit I would have gotten for waiting a full year is 4GB more VRAM and reduced power draw.

I just wanna see if there is any correlation to those who are excited and are using older/less powerful GPUs and those not excited who are using up-to-date enthusiast grade GPUs.

This card is a replacement for mainstream cards. That would be anything 380x/380 or less. This is evident by the fact that the 480 was designed with 32 rops. When benches are released in 7 hours or so if it can outperform your 290/290x/390/390x and at power levels of less than 380 gpus for the price of 199 and 239 then this is a major performance increase for mainstream market. It also shows that the new architecture with only 32 rops can give a level of foreshadowing for Vega 11 which replaces 390/390x and Vega 10 which will replace Fury cards. Expect the Vega 11 to have 64 rops just like the 390x cards and Vega 10 to be 96 rops or more.
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http://wccftech.com/amd-rx-480-overclocks-well-retailers-in-stock/
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Maybe I browse r/AMD too much, but everyone and their mother, even with GTX970s and R9 390s, seemed to be really pumped for this card and some even decided to sell and wait for this card. Now maybe not that many people actually bought into all the hype, but these people sure did act like this card was a god send.

I know people with 980Ti and Fury who are pumped by this card... blinksmiley.gif

I would really like to see a laptop version though.
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What's the performance like on the RX 470 & 460? I'm considering a cheap yet alright card for my aging q9650 in hopes the motherboard dies ( and EVGA replaces it).
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