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Yeah agree, AMD has been pretty darn good at the mid range for a fair while now but it hasn't really helped their marketshare.

That is why this latest RX480 release will soon change that.

It's all about providing a decent Video Card for little money which will hurt Nvidia in the end because they have nothing to compete with this latest adversary. Which means for us all who want a vibrant Video Card market, a real choice for at least two years.

Predict that AMD division will pick up more market share here because more and more people are gaming these days and in the end it comes down to simple costings and which manufacturer makes a decent card for their money. AMD is currently in the winners corner for now and when more mature drivers are released, then watch the stampede for these cards.
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Considering this is just the very first release of a totally new product, the drivers haven't even been developed as of yet.

Whilst the GTX970 has over 2 years worth of drivers available for it, so instead of blaming AMD for NOT releasing perfectly mature drivers give them time to release in that same time period as the GTX970, to take full advantage of all it's hardware.

Actually, AMD not releasing proper drivers on launch day is a good reason to blame them for the bad initial impressions we're seeing now with the 480. If they want more people to want to by 480's without second thoughts, AMD better present in it the best light possible on launch day. Nvidia gets this that's why they do it all the time.

I mean, how come Nvidia can go launch after launch with good drivers which nets them less gains over the long run of driver updates simply because they got it right in the first place?
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Actually, AMD not releasing proper drivers on launch day is a good reason to blame them for the bad initial impressions we're seeing now with the 480. If they want more people to want to by 480's without second thoughts, AMD better present in it the best light possible on launch day. Nvidia gets this that's why they do it all the time.

I mean, how come Nvidia can go launch after launch with good drivers which nets them less gains over the long run of driver updates simply because they got it right in the first place?

Because their architecture is possibly easier to get working 100% with software, and they have more money for vast driver teams.

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you can take Nvidia's drivers as 90% optimized at launch date, where as AMD's drivers as 70% optimized at launch date.
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Actually, AMD not releasing proper drivers on launch day is a good reason to blame them for the bad initial impressions we're seeing now with the 480. If they want more people to want to by 480's without second thoughts, AMD better present in it the best light possible on launch day. Nvidia gets this that's why they do it all the time.

I mean, how come Nvidia can go launch after launch with good drivers which nets them less gains over the long run of driver updates simply because they got it right in the first place?

I too believe AMd had enough time to push proper driver before release so all initial benchmarks that got released on 29-th could have been better. Overall i see a lot of inconsistency with the tests given that the GCN should be similar to the rest of the GCN cards.
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Actually, AMD not releasing proper drivers on launch day is a good reason to blame them for the bad initial impressions we're seeing now with the 480. If they want more people to want to by 480's without second thoughts, AMD better present in it the best light possible on launch day. Nvidia gets this that's why they do it all the time.

I mean, how come Nvidia can go launch after launch with good drivers which nets them less gains over the long run of driver updates simply because they got it right in the first place?
actually some reviewers using old drivers while most of them having the proper ones isnt something to blame amd....
its either
a) amd didnt gave to everyone a driver which is unlikely
or
b) they wanted to brake the nda so they just used the old (current 16.5)driver giving us those wonky numbers like tot did
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actually some reviewers using old drivers while most of them having the proper ones isnt something to blame amd....
its either
a) amd didnt gave to everyone a driver which is unlikely
or
b) they wanted to brake the nda so they just used the old (current 16.5)driver giving us those wonky numbers like tot did

It's AMD's marketing and PR department's responsibility to ensure the proper drivers are used with their review samples before NDA lifts. In fact, If you've read a reviewer's guide from either AMD or Nvidia, it is always indicated there what drivers and settings the reviewer should be using.

Can you link a review where the driver used was the wrong one?
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Actually, AMD not releasing proper drivers on launch day is a good reason to blame them for the bad initial impressions we're seeing now with the 480. If they want more people to want to by 480's without second thoughts, AMD better present in it the best light possible on launch day. Nvidia gets this that's why they do it all the time.

I mean, how come Nvidia can go launch after launch with good drivers which nets them less gains over the long run of driver updates simply because they got it right in the first place?

Can't tell you why AMD's driver software is so lacklustre compared to Nvidia's, other than to have purchased both previously released hardware and nearly always, the AMD's models are slowly realizing their full potential whilst the Nvidia product range has reached it's peak, when it came to performance.

Still would rather ride the AMD train here since their product has some time to go before it reaches full performance because their driver development is nothing like Nvidia's. Still don't hold that against them Doesn't matter how fast someone gets to the destination, as long as it's still getting there in time. Besides I have ignored AMD for such a long time and now is the perfect time to get back with them on the RX480 express train to Gaming Enhancement headsetsmiley.png .
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RX480 8GB reference cards are now locally available here.
but guess what, they're all $280+ doh.gif

if its already like this with reference cards, i can't even think of how much would a non-ref would cost.
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