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post #611 of 1394
Looks like I found some cards for my wife to play with. Now if we could get those desktop cpus out I can get her new rig started.
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post #612 of 1394
If nothing else this card is cheap enough to buy for the lulz. Would be a perfect upgrade for my 270X in the studio rig.
post #613 of 1394
On a side note, this was borderline genius for AMD to hit the 980's performance at a $200 price point - the used GPU market will be in a panic.
post #614 of 1394
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Originally Posted by JackCY View Post

Water cooled with HBM VRAM vs crappy reference air blower cooler and GDDR5... guess who's milking.

Water-cooled + HBM yet less performance and barely any OC room. And if you think AMD's card cost more to manufacture, you are just dreaming.
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Originally Posted by hollowtek View Post

On a side note, this was borderline genius for AMD to hit the 980's performance at a $200 price point - the used GPU market will be in a panic.

In doing so they pulled the rug out from under the GTX 1070/1080 pretty swiftly by breaking up the "hardware renting" crowd.
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post #616 of 1394
Everybody Will buy this card.
Good move AMD.
post #617 of 1394
I am still not convinced that the RX480 is as fast as the GTX 980. I am going to be careful with praise. If the RX480 is slower than GTX 980 stock then it's in GTX 970 territory and I've just seen a 250€ GTX 970 + DOOM in europe. If the RX480 is slower than GTX 980, even at 200$, it won't be the absolute insane card everyone praises it to be.

There is a very fine line. If the card is on par with GTX 980 (on average, DX11 games etc.) and overclocks aswell then we have a very good card for 200$.

I don't know why, but I have a feeling when review come out it will be somewhere in the area between 970 and 390X/980.

I think it is dangerous to look at the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 and then scream "yay RX480 for 199$. Take that nvidia you gonna go down. Sell all stocks. Nvidia is done"

Increased performance has diminishing return when it comes to price. If a card is 200$ then that doesn't mean a card at 400$ is twice as good and a card at 1000$ won't be 5 times as fast.

The question is, would a RX480 which performs like a 970/290, really be an "insane" card at 200$?
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Water cooled with HBM VRAM vs crappy reference air blower cooler and GDDR5... guess who's milking.

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Yeah I too hope they will still introduce 480x but with the name changes it's getting confusing.

Made me lol.

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Water-cooled + HBM yet less performance and barely any OC room. And if you think AMD's card cost more to manufacture, you are just dreaming.

Are you talking less performance vs a overclocked 980 Ti or a highly overclocked 980 Ti + DX11? I know you can't be talking reference vs reference especially at 1440p and 4K DX11 & DX12.
    
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Will this card be twice as strong as a 7950 and will it have 3 x display port plus 1 x hdmi?
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Will this card be twice as strong as a 7950 and will it have 3 x display port plus 1 x hdmi?

No hard facts yet. Just speculation. For 2 7950s, you need a card the level of a GTX 980 to match them.
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