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Any reviews of the 4GB model?
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Sadly I can't imagine Vega featuring great perf/watt ratio.
But who knows...
I bet they're crying tesselated tears for AMD's perf/watt failure down in Santa Clara
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Any reviews of the 4GB model?

Reviewers actually have a card that allows them to switch bios between 4gb and 8gb so we should also see that soonish.
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Sadly I can't imagine Vega featuring great perf/watt ratio.
But who knows...
Yeah I can imagine Vega 250-300W no problem. Where as nGreedia can push that performance at half power. You just can't avoid that huge dump of $$$ into R&D.
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Any reviews of the 4GB model?

I'm interested to know this too.

I'm currently on 1440p 144hz freesync with a GTX 670.

Ticking along nicely. Most games handle well enough on medium graphics. I'm not overly fussed by the graphics, more interested in gaining freesync ability and start getting above 80fps.

Not really sure if that extra 4gb is useful if I'm not maxing out graphics/textures
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I'm currently on 1440p 144hz freesync
which model if you dont mind my asking ? also TN or IPS ?
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Many thanks for that. THIS chart is the main reason I just don't want to go Nvidia.

Nvidia is grand if you upgrade every year, end of this year will be 3 years with current cards.
the real problem is AMD. Had Hawaii has the performance of a 390x now @ 290x launch day. That kepler 780Ti will become a crap product.
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Not really sure if that extra 4gb is useful if I'm not maxing out graphics/textures
I think more memory on a value card makes no sense since 4GB isn't going to hammer it's performance almost in all scenarios.
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Hopefully non-reference cards with aftermarket coolers provide some really good overclocking potential... I just hope that doesn't mean power consumption will go through the roof with a 10-20% overclock hopefully...
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Maybe people have missed the fact that the 4 GB RX 480 is stated to be using lower clocked memory or 7Ghz one as oposed to the 8 Ghz the 8 GB RX 480 will be using

This you can see on various review sites but also on the http://xfxforce.com/en-us/products/amd-radeon-rx-400-series/rx480core-rx-480m4bfa6 is visible that the specs are different

This shouldn't be a big issue but if the card has a little bottleneck due to bandwidth then that might tax the 4GB version a bit
However on the bright side the reference 4GB model will use slightly less power than the 8GB due to less Vram to power and that will let it OC slightly easier with the 6 pin power connector.

Also as stated by the reviewers the RAM actually clocks nicely to +10%
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