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After going back to reference cooler with my HD 7970 after being water for more the 4 years I think I am going to give Reference RX 480 a pass unless it can OC very well.
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nope. not worth it coming from a 3 year old 290X to upgrade to a 2016 RX 480.

I bought my 290X in 2014 second hand for less than the RX 480 will cost at launch.

The RX480 is getting hyped really freaking hard. Mostly due to the GTX 1080 being so expensive.

But in all honestly the RX480 at 199$ (or even more if you take 8GB or custom designs) is not the GPU of the century that blew everyone away. It's good for people coming from 2011/2012 cards or people that start budget PC gaming, but thats about it.
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nope. not worth it coming from a 3 year old 290X to upgrade to a 2016 RX 480.

I bought my 290X in 2014 second hand for less than the RX 480 will cost at launch.

The RX480 is getting hyped really freaking hard. Mostly due to the GTX 1080 being so expensive.

But in all honestly the RX480 at 199$ (or even more if you take 8GB or custom designs) is not the GPU of the century that blew everyone away. It's good for people coming from 2011/2012 cards or people that start budget PC gaming, but thats about it.

we'll know tomorrow, wont we, NDA lifts in the morning 6am PST / 9am EST

plus I do think its the "GPU of the century that blew everyone away", all because of the price to performance. and the fact that its affordable to those that cant afford $500-$900 GPUs.

If the RX 480 means more PC-bros can game at better quality, I'm all up for it.
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But in all honestly the RX480 at 199$ (or even more if you take 8GB or custom designs) is not the GPU of the century that blew everyone away. It's good for people coming from 2011/2012 cards or people that start budget PC gaming, but thats about it.

You know 480 is not a flagship card, right?
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Nothing AMD is flagship. They struggle to even be middle tier in cpu or gpu.
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Nothing AMD is flagship. They struggle to even be middle tier in cpu or gpu.

Tell that to the R9-290 2 years ago. Since then, Nvidia is barely (if at all) able to beat that price-performance ratio.
Heck, the $400 290X beats the Titan Black rolleyes.gif

People glory Nvidia performance. It's decent, but not amazing. The 1080 is only a tiny improvement over (if not step backwards) the 980 Ti if you bear in mind the the fact that they had both a new architecture and a process shrink.

(Disclaimer: yes, the 1080 is the small die - but they sell it at the same price as the 980 Ti at launch. Heck, the Founders edition is even more expensive rolleyes.gif)
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nope. not worth it coming from a 3 year old 290X to upgrade to a 2016 RX 480.

I bought my 290X in 2014 second hand for less than the RX 480 will cost at launch.

The RX480 is getting hyped really freaking hard. Mostly due to the GTX 1080 being so expensive.

But in all honestly the RX480 at 199$ (or even more if you take 8GB or custom designs) is not the GPU of the century that blew everyone away. It's good for people coming from 2011/2012 cards or people that start budget PC gaming, but thats about it.

Ya the R9 290(X) has a super value second hand considering that after the mining bubble exploded, many miner sold their cards for very little. The thing that impress me the most is that the RX480 consume nearly 3 times less... I just don't think that a single 6 pin is enough for those of us that would like to overclock it to the max. I hope that non-ref models won't take too long to be released .
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Tell that to the R9-290 2 years ago. Since then, Nvidia is barely (if at all) able to beat that price-performance ratio.
Heck, the $400 290X beats the Titan Black rolleyes.gif

People glory Nvidia performance. It's decent, but not amazing. The 1080 is only a tiny improvement over (if not step backwards) the 980 Ti if you bear in mind the the fact that they had both a new architecture and a process shrink.

(Disclaimer: yes, the 1080 is the small die - but they sell it at the same price as the 980 Ti at launch. Heck, the Founders edition is even more expensive rolleyes.gif)

Annnnd an overclocked 980ti can beat an overclock FE 1080 after about 4mins of gaming. the FE 1080 produces so much heat that GPU Boost 3.0 throttles it down to almost near stock clocks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myDYnofz_JE

just putting that here...
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Nothing AMD is flagship. They struggle to even be middle tier in cpu or gpu.

This is a very ignorant statement. Flagship means the company's best product that they identify with and use for marketing. Every company can have a flagship product, regardless of the competition.
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Annnnd an overclocked 980ti can beat an overclock FE 1080 after about 4mins of gaming. the FE 1080 produces so much heat that GPU Boost 3.0 throttles it down to almost near stock clocks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myDYnofz_JE

just putting that here...
don't listen to this guy.
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