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This makes me really excited for the ~$300-350 MSRP card. I was planning to stick with Nvidia this next go around but AMD's open source Linux driver is improving fast as well as their proprietary one. I got $360 saved in cash back on a credit cards waiting for Vega.

You sadly still have to compile the driver for the distro. It's hit or miss, but when it's done right it's like so satisfying.
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yeah.. i never belive msrp

Believe it, AMD isn't offering founders editions rolleyes.gif so you'll likely pay around $250 for a custom cooler AIB card from the likes of sapphire or xfx
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What do you guys think? Is the extra 4GB worth it for $30 more? I was hoping it would be $220 but I guess they didn't want to cannibalize the 4GB sales.
What are you talking about? how is it not worth 30$ more?
You really expect to pay less than AMD did for the extra 4gb?
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A pleasant surprise. I was expecting $249 after the Computex presentation slides (and the CEO stating Polaris would cover $100-$300 price points).
I would have gone for the 4GB if so, but now I'll probably get the 8GB.
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Honestly there is no room for any complaints about the pricing for the RX 480 4GB / 8GB. $199 - $229 for a GPU that performs near R9 390X / GTX 980 levels is absolutely unheard of in today's GPU market. When I see people complaining about $199 for an above-average GPU I start to wonder if there is any hope for humanity left. You can't even buy a worth while CPU or motherboard for $199 more often than not.

Edit: Also, everyone considering buying an RX 480 please do yourself a favor and spend the extra $30 for the extra 4GB of RAM. For only an extra $30 you would be making a mistake not to jump for it.

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Believe it, AMD isn't offering founders editions rolleyes.gif so you'll likely pay around $250 for a custom cooler AIB card from the likes of sapphire or xfx

I don't understand this founders edition concept, it sounds like a failed MMO launch investment. Neverwinter Founder's Edition!
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I don't understand this founders edition concept, it sounds like a failed MMO launch investment. Neverwinter Founder's Edition!


its basically similar to titan models, its a prestige of having something "exclusive" and first before others get it in a mainstream way. sadly people are willing to pay more for it
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What do you guys think? Is the extra 4GB worth it for $30 more? I was hoping it would be $220 but I guess they didn't want to cannibalize the 4GB sales.
definitely worth it.
$230 should be around 1150-1200 PLN for the reference, maybe a bit more considering there might be limited availability. AIBs should start around 1400 PLN.
Great price, +40% higher than where you'd normally see AMD's x80 series card (non-X version) but I think it's worth it.
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Wouldn't the answer to that question require knowledge of the power of the GPU to effectively use the memory, as opposed to whether or not 4 GB of GDDR5 is worth 30 munies? I would assume that all the extra space would be for HD textures and poorly optimized stuff and if the GPU can't run those things at 60+ it really doesn't matter.
no, even if it couldn't run it the minimum framerate would improve, since it wouldn't have to wait for DRAM-to-VRAM transfers.

as long as they perfect VRAM pre-loading we'd see much higher VRAM usages with actual improvements.
so it should be worth the extra 4GB for $30, although not having it wouldn't hurt either.

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What are you talking about? how is it not worth 30$ more?
You really expect to pay less than AMD did for the extra 4gb?

you talk as if AMD is the one manufacturing the cards.

and no, its as easy as soldering 8x8Gbit chips instead of 8x4Gbit chips and swapping the bios to address 8GB VRAM instead of 4GB VRAM.
Edited by epic1337 - 6/21/16 at 12:04am
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The 480 4gb version is for people who are driving 1080p displays and might want to try some VR in the future. Heck, a lot of people are on r9 290/290x and gtx 970's and still driving 1440p displays with adequate performance. I know my 290 drives all the games I like to play at 1440p at over 60 frames. Maybe it won't on newer games, but I don't really play any of the new stuff. So don't feel entitled that the 8gb version of the card is $230. The 4gb version is a valid option for a lot of people and the price AMD gave was fair.

What I'm really curious about is how much overclocking you can get with just one power-pin connector on the stock cards. I'm guessing 1400-1450 max but maybe there's room for more. I don't feel like going for AIO myself until the 490's come out (hopefully at an accurate street price of $350 or so).
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