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oh my

used 290X/390X/GTX980 gonna be ~$150 biggrin.gif

time for a huge upgrade from 750Ti. (which was bought @ $150 long ago)

I am tempted to grab a RX 480 8GB to upgrade my 650 Ti Boost til the bigger Polaris/Vega chips drop.
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Can they really put that cooler on a $200 card?
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post #93 of 339
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Can they really put that cooler on a $200 card?

They could, but just because you can doesn't mean you should.

I'm calling BS on this. MSI wouldn't make a LIGHTNING card for a 480 and even if they did it wouldn't be using this supermassive cooler. The 480 is supposed to be a chip designed for value and the LIGHTNING cooler is pretty much the polar opposite.
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Does anyone realize the significance of 1080mhz clock bug? 1080gtx anyone? Maybe it's just me, but things that make you go "hmmm"
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They could, but just because you can doesn't mean you should.

I'm calling BS on this. MSI wouldn't make a LIGHTNING card for a 480 and even if they did it wouldn't be using this supermassive cooler. The 480 is supposed to be a chip designed for value and the LIGHTNING cooler is pretty much the polar opposite.

I mean the problem is price. I do not want to pay $80 more for a cooler lol.
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post #96 of 339
Sick of the GTX 1070 price gouging and GTX 1080 stock issue so may just end up going team red again.

Last card was Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 @ 1580/8000 which I kept for 6 months. Before that I had an MSI R9 290X Gaming @ 1150/1500.

Might just go for 2x RX 480 if it overclocks well.

My Amazon order for the Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 is due probably sometime in July mad.gif so I'll probably be able to get the RX 480's quicker at this rate.
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I'm not sure why everyone is freaking out over a mid-range card getting a Lightning moniker/cooler, years ago MSI used to make Lightnings more often, as well as Hawk model cards (which were almost Lightnings for mid-range chips)..and they are most likely recycling the old cooler for the RX480 (If this is indeed true) because its PCB allows them too, and the mounting holes might be the same (I very much hope this is true, I can reuse my Raijintek Morpheus on a RX480 then).

Also just because AMD intended this to be a budget oriented card, and targeted towards the low-end/mid-range market, doesn't mean AIB's wont go ham on all the different variants and flood the market like they always do.
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I'm not sure why everyone is freaking out over a mid-range card getting a Lightning moniker/cooler, years ago MSI used to make Lightnings more often, as well as Hawk model cards (which were almost Lightnings for mid-range chips)..and they are most likely recycling the old cooler for the RX480 (If this is indeed true) because its PCB allows them too, and the mounting holes might be the same (I very much hope this is true, I can reuse my Raijintek Morpheus on a RX480 then).

Also just because AMD intended this to be a budget oriented card, and targeted towards the low-end/mid-range market, doesn't mean AIB's wont go ham on all the different variants and flood the market like they always do.

Yes but if you price it too close to GTX1070... then its a problem. RX 480 4GB no matter the cooler can go more then $229. 8GB can go more $269. You hit $300 price range and you might as well get the much faster GTX1070.
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Exactly, they need to keep better price/perf ratio than a 1070 otherwise people will just save the extra $200 and get a 1070 or defect to 1060.
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Does anyone realize the significance of 1080mhz clock bug? 1080gtx anyone? Maybe it's just me, but things that make you go "hmmm"

That would be some healthy, good humour trolling right there. I'm curious to see how this card will perform. Could this be the first time in years where AMD is actually holding back enthusiasm instead of boasting about stuff that doesn't live up to the hype? If so, awesome, we need more or that.
 
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