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  • 6 GB
  • 980 performance
  • $250

Pick two.
A and B. Except faster than the 980 by 5-10% (stock), much like the 1070 and Titan X. Pascal is actually a very impressive leap, as it easily wins out against 580 vs 680 and 780 Ti vs 980, or at least it looks that way because of its higher out of the box clocks.
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I miss the days where AIB cards were available from day 1. Now you have the whole "Founders Edition" bollocks from NVIDIA and AMD also releasing their reference cooled cards first.
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Looks to me like AMD loses this gen.

Can consume more than 150w at times with less than GTX970/R9 390 level performance. GTX 1070 consumes nearly the same amount of power and provides much greater performance. At this point I have no hope for vega if it's gonna take double the wattage just to compare to a GTX 1080.
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post #1124 of 3674
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I miss the days where AIB cards were available from day 1. Now you have the whole "Founders Edition" bollocks from NVIDIA and AMD also releasing their reference cooled cards first.

Well at least AMD got it right. They've priced their reference cards below AIB versions instead of the Founders Edition equine feces, so AIB cards won't start at an inflated MSRP nor would partners have a reason to justify those prices.
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Joe: Dude but I heard like, nVidia sucks at DX12 and this eh sink thingamajig whatever and AMD owns them at it
1337 gamer: Oh yeah sorry didn't realize you were into those things. Well there's always the 1070, which is FASTER THAN TITAN X FOR LITERALLY LESS THAN HALF THE MONEYS. How can you not like a card like that?
Joe: Uhh dude, I told you $300 MAX budget
1337 gamer: Oh ok, in that case just wait for the 1060, heard it was gonna be like $250 or something (and then mumbles under his breath "goddamn casuals")
Joe: What about this RX 480 card that just got released? It's like $250 for EIGHT GIGA BYTES OF RAM holy bejesus
1337 gamer: Well you don't want AMD trust me I used to have a 2900 XT and that thing sucked, couldn't even match the 8800 GTS from nVidia, and this was like 9 years ago.
Joe: I didn't understand half of what you said, but it sounds like nVidia has been better than AMD since 9 years ago. I think I'll wait and go with nVidia then. Thanks dude.
1337 gamer: Anytime bud *later goes to bank and cashes check for $0.50 from nVidia*

Still a better story than twilight.
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Apparently the AIB cards are proving to be much better overclockers, going hang in there for another few weeks and see what is on tap from Sapphire, MSI and Asus. This card will look a lot different above 1.5ghz, I just hope the prices stay under $260. I don't believe that the 970 really had any reference cards, most of us buy AIB cards, so these reference results will mean little to nothing in a few weeks like they always do.

Performance is great once overclocked according to this review, and it's only at 1350mhz.

(Scroll down to OC results)

http://www.pcgameshardware.de/AMD-Radeon-Grafikkarte-255597/Specials/RX-480-Test-1199839/2/

Initially I was disappointed but after seeing this, and hearing Kyle from HardOCP's news from AIB's regarding cards ranging from 1480-1600mhz peak overclocks, I suddenly realised this is an awesome card for the price compared to their last generation, and compared to cards like the 970 with gimped vram and peaked driver optimisation.

Better drivers over time will just be a bonus and I'm confident going on history that will also happen.

This card should be a real hit with those who won't whine about power consumption.
post #1127 of 3674
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

It is not however a "GREAT" card a la the 4870 like many of us were hoping it would be. That may be just a case of too high of expectations, but in the face of the very successful and powerful Pascal cards out now its hard to get too excited about GTX 970 performance even at $200. If the card really did clock to 1500MHz+ I think it would have been one of the breakthrough cards of this decade, but as it stands, it clearly isn't. Its just kind of status quo for AMD in that they continually manage to underwhelm with every new release (even if it is still a good card).

Let the Nvidia-loving, AMD hating flood gates open up. I am sure the usual suspects are having absolute celebrations right now, with confetti and fireworks and everything... :/

Well, AMD seems to get wrong product, wrong pricing, wrong time, wrong power efficiency.

During 4870 time, ATI was the first to use GDDR5 (new memory), 55nm fabrication (new process), H.264 UVD2 support and launched at correct time (nvidia doesnt even have GDDR5 and 55nm product ready) and price (way cheaper than GTX260, gtx280 was the king of the period).

But 480 seems to be launched in totally wrong order.
If one wanna reminisce 4870 success, RX 480 ought to be launched last year at $200 with HBM, 14nm, 8 to 12bit HEVC decode and compete with Nvidia GTX970.
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Originally Posted by PsYcHo29388 View Post

Looks to me like AMD loses this gen.

Can consume more than 150w at times with less than GTX970/R9 390 level performance. GTX 1070 consumes nearly the same amount of power and provides much greater performance. At this point I have no hope for vega if it's gonna take double the wattage just to compare to a GTX 1080.
You should not foreshadow the 480 to Vega. It is a different Architecture IP9 and hopefully the GLoflo process will have more maturity.
post #1129 of 3674
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Originally Posted by PsYcHo29388 View Post

Looks to me like AMD loses this gen.

Can consume more than 150w at times with less than GTX970/R9 390 level performance. GTX 1070 consumes nearly the same amount of power and provides much greater performance. At this point I have no hope for vega if it's gonna take double the wattage just to compare to a GTX 1080.

Then buy a 1060 when they come out, I'm sure it will be a solid card for a bargain price biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Waitng4realGPU View Post

Performance is great once overclocked according to this review, and it's only at 1350mhz.

(Scroll down to OC results)

http://www.pcgameshardware.de/AMD-Radeon-Grafikkarte-255597/Specials/RX-480-Test-1199839/2/

Initially I was disappointed but after seeing this, and hearing Kyle from HardOCP's news from AIB's regarding cards ranging from 1480-1600mhz peak overclocks, I suddenly realised this is an awesome card for the price compared to their last generation, and compared to cards like the 970 with gimped vram and peaked driver optimisation.

Really? If we are talking 1500-1600MHz OC's then that changes everything. The card will go from just good to amazing overnight. At 1600MHz it would destroy a 980 and get pretty much in Fury range. It makes me wonder though, why would anybody ever buy the reference cards at that point, other than price? Speaking of price, all that "amazing" stuff I just said about 1600MHz AIB cards goes out the window if they price them significantly higher than reference. I mean, say Sapphire releases their 480 super duper X or whatever that actually can do 1600MHz at $299. OK, that's still a really great card. But if it creeps up any more than that, like say $349 or so, then it will be far too close to the 1070 which will still annihilate it. So we will have to see, but you bring a glimmer of hope to what has been a pretty gloomy thread thus far... thumb.gif
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