Originally Posted by blue1512
Yeah, I admit that the ref 480 would be the same as a good custom 970, which is the range of a ref 980.
Should we wait for custom 480 to continue your argument? There will be a nice surprise when 480 got cooled properly and have enough juice to play with
Not really. A custom 970 overclocked to the hilt will match and maybe exceed a stock 980 by a few %. By overclocked to the hilt I mean 1550 core 8000 memory.
Not one single custom 970 reaches stock 980 performance out the box without manual overclocking, so it's a stupid comparison to begin with.
Originally Posted by Kand
That does seem to be the thing with AMD.
Just like those waiting for that magical bios so they can do 2.5GHz on air on the 1080