Originally Posted by KarathKasun
Its at the level of a fairly OC'd 970, which is the same as a 980. Not seeing the problem.
We have no idea what type of 970 OC did they use. Did they manually OC a 970 or used a AIB?
Most AIB factory OC 970s aren't in the 980 performance and they can be 10-15% slower than a stock 980.
So don't count on it being even close to a 980 performance if that is the case. Also it is slightly lower than the 970 OC by about 7-8% (most likely better at DX12 but not in DX11), so it might also really depends on driver performance on DX11.
And since a 970s can usually be OCed for another 10% performance, and if the rumours are true that you can't really OC the basic 480, I would not expect high performance out of the 480s. Especially at the 980 or 390x performance. That is way to optimistic for AMD.