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Originally Posted by slavovid View Post

I am too worried about this reference design model. I am not planning to overclock it since at 1050p i won't even fully utilize an RX 480 but with time and a monitor change i might want to and the reference model seems a bit lacking in this regard.

I do want to have this card in my possesion before the end of august so mid jully for AIB models sounds ok-ish.

1500 is probably only for 6+8 pin card versions thou. I was hoping that the Ref could do 1400 on average rather than 1350 as suggested by the later leaks.

They are still unconfirmed thou. biggrin.gif

If history is accurate,
new design tweaks, a driver increase of 10% over a few months are a normal increase.
card/fan/shroud are silent
price are great
soon-TM we know a lot more
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You can not expect the same big cooler found 290X (275W TDP) on a card with half the TDP. It cost money.

How is it that vendors like MSI, ASUS, and Sapphire are able to offer the same cooler designs on cards priced from the low $100s to high $800s? You, Sir, are just full of misconceptions...
Guess what card this is (Click to show)

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Originally Posted by Dyson Poindexter View Post

Cards with higher TDPs have had worse coolers and turned out fine.
That is an interesting way of rationalizing bad design biggrin.gif
Edited by Slomo4shO - 6/25/16 at 3:37pm
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IIRC it has copper too.

Copper base plate, aluminum fins.

Also they likely could've increased the fin density, but I suspect that would've (greatly) increased noise as well. Like I said, the current HSF design is likely a compromise between noise, heat, and cost.
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Also they likely could've

They could've allowed AIB partners to release their own custom designs day 1...
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How is it that vendors like MSI, ASUS, and Sapphire are able to offer the same cooler designs on cards priced from the low $100s to high $800s? You, Sir, are just full of misconceptions...
Guess what card this is (Click to show)

cost fallacy (Click to show)
That is an interesting way of rationalizing bad design biggrin.gif

The top card is HD 5850 aka $300. Other card like 370 and 380 got those coolers because they where refreshes. RX 480 will get those too but the PCB is different from older cards.
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post #1746 of 2870
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They could've allowed AIB partners to release their own custom designs day 1...

I agree but, has there ever been a launch from either side where AIB designs were available on day 1? Closest I can think of is GTX 970, but that's only because it was a "virtual launch" with no reference model available.
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r9 3xx. So yes.
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The top card is HD 5850 aka $300.

Wrong... it is a reference R9 270X, it also launched for $199 back in 2013 rolleyes.gif

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I agree but, has there ever been a launch from either side where AIB designs were available on day 1? Closest I can think of is GTX 970, but that's only because it was a "virtual launch" with no reference model available.

Recall Pitcairn? The chip Polaris is replacing? It launched with AIB designs... How about Fiji R9 Fury? It is the choice of AMD/Nvidia whether to limit the launch inventory with just reference design. Nvidia now has the obvious early adoption tax attached to their reference design. Not sure why AMD continues to push their bad reference designs.
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Wrong... it is a reference R9 270X, it also launched for $199 back in 2013 rolleyes.gif
Recall Pitcairn? The chip Polaris is replacing? It launched with AIB designs... How about Fiji R9 Fury? It is the choice of AMD/Nvidia whether to limit the launch inventory with just reference design. Nvidia now has the obvious early adoption tax attached to their reference design. Not sure why AMD continues to push their bad reference designs.

Again a re-brand. Same card 7870 was $350 at launch.
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I just left Microcenter to grab a CPU and my buddy was there. He said they have a crap load of RX 480's in the back ready to go boys!

I tried to buy one but he said when he scanned it earlier the register rejected it lol.

I tried 😉
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