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No no, wait yet. People on this forum who have the card have very different performance between launch driver and one on the disc. (supposedly)
The one on the disc is 16.20 which is even older than current Crimson. The launch driver is still under NDA for at least 1 more hour.
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The 970 is two years old, how in the hell is not beating a 2 year old GPU acceptable!!!

Given your logic, 950 should beat 7970? Oh well rolleyes.gif
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Since when a 970 is that much faster than a 390?
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So @ stock it performs around where most of us were expecting. It's the OC'ing that's a major letdown.. But as i said from the beginning, that 6 pin was always going to severely limit it.

We'll have to wait and see what they can do on custom boards, i wish the AIB's were also out on the 29th..

Overall it's very solid at it's price.

6pin isnt the issue, seems like thermals is the issue. a 6pin is just a guideline for 150w it can easily use more just like an OCed r9 390x can use more then 8x2 delivers.
    
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The 970 is two years old, how in the hell is not beating a 2 year old GPU acceptable!!!

It's like half the cost of the 970 when it launched?
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The 970 is two years old, how in the hell is not beating a 2 year old GPU acceptable!!!

You realize the vast majority of PC gamers don't have any where close to 970 performance in their PCs right? Did you honestly expect a $200ish card was going to be a top 5 in performance? Why aren't people thinking when they post?
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It's like half the cost of the 970 when it launched?
You realize the vast majority of PC gamers don't have any where close to 970 performance in their PCs right? Did you honestly expect a $200ish card was going to be a top 5 in performance? Why aren't people thinking when they post?

970 launch was 330. Considering a bargain hunter (like myself) was able to get a g1 gaming for $280 (out the door) on release, to me, the rx480 $difference ($240 on Newegg + tax (8.75%) and shipping ($4) =~ $280) for this level of performance 2 years ago is a slap in the face. Makes me regret ever selling it lol (I had no more need for it) That being said, I sincerely hope the official drivers paint a different picture.
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970 launch was 330. Considering a bargain hunter (like myself) was able to get a g1 gaming for $280 (out the door) on release, to me, the rx480 $difference ($240 on Newegg + tax (8.75%) and shipping ($4) =~ $280) for this level of performance 2 years ago is a slap in the face. Makes me regret ever selling it lol (I had no more need for it) That being said, I sincerely hope the official drivers paint a different picture.

So wait, you came in here to compare your bargain shopping on a card with OLD technology and an old process, to a brand new card on a new process without bargain hunting? Interesting.
    
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New architecture (Polaris)

New process after almost an eternity being stuck with 28nm (14nm FinFET)

You bet I was expecting more!

More like a super duper mainstream card.
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So wait, you came in here to compare your bargain shopping on a card with OLD technology and an old process, to a brand new card on a new process without bargain hunting? Interesting.

I purposely omitted it. In my defense, there's not any good promos, coupons, and Cashback offers this time around. To be fair however, I do still think it's possible to get this card at under msrp.
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I purposely omitted it. In my defense, there's not any good promos, coupons, and Cashback offers this time around. To be fair however, I do still think it's possible to get this card at under msrp.

Yea so again not a fair comparison. The site i shop on in France usually has 10% or 15€ off, so i could easily get one under MSRP after a few days and get it in a day.

I got my Corsair M65 Pro RGB for way under MSRP, before reviews were even live online. Not going to say oh Razer sucks because i can't find their mice for a cheaper price lol.
    
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New architecture (Polaris)

New process after almost an eternity being stuck with 28nm (14nm FinFET)

You bet I was expecting more!

More like a super duper mainstream card.

Based on ONE review of someone who didn't even use the actual rx 480 drivers that are being released today. Why do you think real reviews havent been up yet when samples were given out WEEKS ago. The gtx 1080 reviews were live here at midnight day of.
    
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