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AMD could have easily shaved off 2" off the length of the card if they had designed the PCB better. If they were dead set on using such a small heat sink, would have been better to move the VRM to the right of the GPU and have the GPU sit further to left on the PCB similar to the R9 Nano.
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Hawaii was fine 3 years ago... Tahiti was 4.5 years ago... It appears that quite a few individuals here really have lowered their expectations...

But with the power connecter hang off the back.. lol silly when length is one of your selling points

Edit: didn't see reply to me. why reference tahiti?
post #2122 of 2870
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

The 980 was Nvidia's flagship video card in fall 2014 and cost $550+. The 480 is a $200 budget card that will beat it at max OC only 21.5 months later.

FTFY

The card the RX 480 is replacing was released 32 months ago and variations of said card have been readily available at or below $300 for over a year now... But for the sake of this argument, we should ignore those facts rolleyes.gif
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But with the power connecter hang off the back.. lol silly when length is one of your selling points

Edit: didn't see reply to me. why reference tahiti?

to be fair in most small format cases, you more limited by height than you are length. Considering most have been designed for larger gpus than the nano.
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AMD could have easily shaved off 2" off the length of the card if they had designed the PCB better. If they were dead set on using such a small heat sink, would have been better to move the VRM to the right of the GPU and have the GPU sit further to left on the PCB similar to the R9 Nano.
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Hawaii was fine 3 years ago... Tahiti was 4.5 years ago... It appears that quite a few individuals here really have lowered their expectations...

Let the miners use the reference. Used to be meant for watercooling like tahiti and hawaii, but these 480s are so cheap that watercooling them do not make sense. AIBs will work for the rest.

Don't expect much for a $250 card. My first 290 cost $400 at launch.
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FTFY

The card the RX 480 is replacing was released 32 months ago and variations of said card have been readily available at or below $300 for over a year now... rolleyes.gif

And? This card is $200 and is faster, with better clocks and while consuming half the power. Remind me again what powerhouse Nvidia currently has at $200???

Sorry, you lose.
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Edit: didn't see reply to me. why reference tahiti?

You brought up the R9 380X which is just a rebranded HD 7970.
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And? This card is $200 and is faster hike consuming half the power. Remind me again what powerhouse Nvidia currently has at $200???

Sorry, you lose.

Are you seriously advocating for the higher pricing brought upon by lack of competition? The only loss here is consumer surplus. rolleyes.gif
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I'm not disappointed in price/perf, I'm disappointed in AMD's engineers.

So you're telling me NVIDIA just shrunk Maxwell, while AMD did a heavy rework of their uArch, and they still can't catch up in perf/mm^2? Or even come close? And on a denser node no less?

Then there's the matter of extracting the raw performance out of the card. It's 5.8TFLOPS, the 390x is 5.9TFLOPS. Where is that uArch work if all we're getting is 390x perf?

Where is that Primitive Discard Accelerator? Instruction pre-fetch? Improved shader efficiency?

You're telling me all of that couldn't even bring more than 2% perf improvement?
post #2128 of 2870
Maybe you should blame nvidia for making this card look like a miracle worker in power/dollar.

seriously though, the 200 dollar price mark is more important than beating the fury. Exactly what precedent is AMD running afoul other than the fact that they were a steal more than a year ago too?

edit: ignore this post.
Edited by LAKEINTEL - 6/26/16 at 9:59pm
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Let the miners use the reference. Used to be meant for watercooling like tahiti and hawaii, but these 480s are so cheap that watercooling them do not make sense. AIBs will work for the rest.

The reference design wouldn't even benefit from watercooling if it is power limited...
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Don't expect much for a $250 card. My first 290 cost $400 at launch.

My first 290X cost $320 a month after launch biggrin.gif
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I'm not disappointed in price/perf, I'm disappointed in AMD's engineers.

So you're telling me NVIDIA just shrunk Maxwell, while AMD did a heavy rework of their uArch, and they still can't catch up in perf/mm^2? Or even come close? And on a denser node no less?

Then there's the matter of extracting the raw performance out of the card. It's 5.8TFLOPS, the 390x is 5.9TFLOPS. Where is that uArch work if all we're getting is 390x perf?

Where is that Primitive Discard Accelerator? Instruction pre-fetch? Improved shader efficiency?

You're telling me all of that couldn't even bring more than 2% perf improvement?

Where are the official performance numbers that you seem to be basing your assumptions on? WCCF leaks? The point is that AMD was never targeting Nvidia flagship performance with this $200 card. They will release a proper 390X successor later...
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