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I was expecting better power efficiency, but maybe too high expectations considering amd record

They announced 15W APU that can game on 1080p. So... rolleyes.gif
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It's $199 for 4GB and $230 for 8GB. At least that's what I found, fix the title.
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Seems to me to be a hair better then a 980gtx. For the money I guess you can say that is a good deal but one of these doings VR? lol
Sorry that terrible rigged benchmark video and strange marketing scheme putting xfire up to a single 1080 then saying weird things like hey look it is running at 50% load really turned me off.

That statement is originally based on the occulus rift minimum performance recommendations, anyhow. And for that, there was nothing on the market but second hand r9 290 (with a sensible price point).
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That statement is originally based on the occulus rift minimum performance recommendations, anyhow. And for that, there was nothing on the market but second hand r9 290 (with a sensible price point).

Both Rift and Vive require a 970gtx minimum. That is not just a occulus recommendation.
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So if one was to buy a card to game at 1080p, is it worth waiting for this or a 970 will do? I'm in a hurry since my r9 270x died some time ago and I'm ready to buy but a few days probably won't make a difference.

To me it's probably going to be more like a 970 than a 980 considering the price. It would be almost 100$ cheaper than the 970, and if it has the performance of it, it's gonna cut nvidia's mid-range till the launch of gtx1060.
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Both Rift and Vive require a 970gtx minimum. That is not just a occulus recommendation.

So to summarize your posts, 480 is better than 980, 480 can't run VR, and the minimum requirement for VR is 970? You're not making sense, get your facts straight.
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http://hexus.net/tech/news/graphics/93374-amd-announces-polaris-pricing-199-rx-480/


Here they says r9 380x r9 390 performance level... mad.gif

If you think a bit you can predict the performance in games will be more in line with the 390x. Yes the 390X, and why?

R9 380x has 3,9 TFLOPS, R9 390 has 5.12TFLOPS and 390x has 5,9TFLOPS, while RX 480 will have >5 TFLOPS (some say 5,5TFLOPS, others 5,2). This already puts the RX 480 between 390 and 390x. But FLOP performance is just a part of the overall performance of a gpu. The RX 480 is two GCN generations newer than Hawaii, and that means far better tessellation performance, color compression, more optimized async compute performance, hardware support for fp16, better L2 cache, new geometry processor...

The only left things to know are stock and maximum clocks. If Polaris could overclock to 1,65-1,7GHz, it would bring the RX480 to a similar level of performance of a Fury Nano...
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So to summarize your posts, 480 is better than 980, 480 can't run VR, and the minimum requirement for VR is 970? You're not making sense, get your facts straight.

The 480 looks better but marginally better with a optimistic guess. And this is based off their terrible benchmark which tbh I think was a lie judging by the differences in the terrain settings but whatever. The 970 is the minimum required for VR which for most system recommendations as history shows us is always a understatement. This positions the 480 to be mediocre at best at something that is supposed to be a selling point of the product. How is that for sense and facts.
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The only left things to know are stock and maximum clocks. If Polaris could overclock to 1,65-1,7GHz, it would bring the RX480 to a similar level of performance of a Fury Nano...

Seems like RX 480 is 1266MHz stock, link.
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amazing price, good "theoretical performance", now all we need is an actual review of the card.

i've seen many PR slides where GPUs were said to "perform like X card" under a specific benchmark, only to fall short in actual reviews.
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