Originally Posted by ronnin426850
You know 480 is not a flagship card, right?
I know. I want to buy an AMD flagship card, but I can't find one. I would love to buy VEGA10, but where is it?
Originally Posted by Just a nickname
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 .
True (my 290X is no miner card though).
Power draw is very important, but shouldn't be overrated. How often do we really game at full 100% GPU load and how long?
I play a lot of games that don't even require 10% GPU load. It's no big issue for me. I am waiting for a real upgrade (that is if I am still interested in PC gaming with increasing prices. Nintendo NX and PS4K NEO look more interesting to me)
Originally Posted by HyeVltg3
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-$900 GPUs.
If the RX 480 means more PC-bros can game at better quality, I'm all up for it.
sure that's a good thing, but it's 2016.
It really isn't that great. I am pretty sure the GTX 1060 has similar price/performance.
I understand what AMD is doing, but I don't like it. It may be a right decision from their point of view, but for me the only important thing is what I care about. I'd rather have a GPU that is as fast as a GTX 1080 for 500$ instead of a RX480 for 200$. To each their own. I understand other peoples point of view, but I really only care about my own (it sounds worse than I how I mean it).
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er
It sucks really. Problem is 290X/290 are super power hungry cards. Also 480 is a new toy to play with. I just do not think reference card is good enough to OC that that cooler.
RX480 probably gonna sell well.
AMD managed to create hype and marketing. Something they lacked for the last 4 1/2 years.
I hope VEGA10 doesn't wait to long. Mid 2017 would be an absolute catastrophe