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Originally Posted by Klocek001 View Post

unfortunately, overhead is still there, and it's pretty bad too. see how it's 2% slower than 970 on 4790K/4690K, but 13% slower on i3.





22% slower on i3 3.7GHz (27% comparing min fps)



anyone considering this card for a budget build should probably think twice....

Ugh. You guys have no idea how frustrating this is.

I don't even know why I even got myself thinking that AMD would fix their DX11 issues with Polaris. They were advertising some sort of new "DX11 command center" or a revised front end system that would dramatically lower the inherent DX11 overhead of GCN. The fact that they haven't fixed it means that the RX 480 might look decent on reviewer's i7-K powered test rigs but it will be poor in the average guy's i3 rig. This also probably means that Polaris drivers for DX11 are single threaded, which is going to add on to the hurt for people using older processors such as Sandy Bridge or Vishera. Way to go AMD. mad.gif
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Originally Posted by Dargonplay View Post

Can everyone just calm down and realize that if you have a 750Ti/950/960 | AMD 270s/280s/380s the best card for them to upgrade to is actually a 199$ RX 480?

Speak for yourself, man. I have a 380x which is self admittedly not a whole lot faster than a 380 4GB and I have next to no desire to "upgrade" to this card. Its only around 50-60% faster which makes it a tough sell for people who got 380s as late as a year ago. I've seen other members in this thread with a 7970 and a 280x express disappointment in the 480 and how they are going to stay with their cards.
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I've seen other members in this thread with a 7970 and a 280x express disappointment in the 480 and how they are going to stay with their cards.

Also people like me on a 7900 series card will happily upgrade to a custom cooled (and powered) 480, as long as it can OC to 1450+ on the core.

It'll be basically twice the performance at that point and will give me another 5GB vram.

The DX11 problem won't really affect me as I have an ivy quad at 4.4ghz and am only running 1080p/60hz.
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Originally Posted by KarathKasun View Post

They are the same as the Nano.

I want this card with the Nano cooler now. redface.gif

Thanks man.

I was hoping they had the same dimensions as 2XX/3XX as I have a couple coolers handy lol
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Someone on 4chan overclocked his 480 with an AIO to 1490


As much as I'd like to believe that, the graphics score is at/hair above stock gtx 1070 performance.

Don't think a relatively small OC like that is going to bring it from 290x level to 1070 level anytime soon wink.gif
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As much as I'd like to believe that, the graphics score is at/hair above stock gtx 1070 performance.

Don't think a relatively small OC like that is going to bring it from 290x level to 1070 level anytime soon wink.gif

http://www.powercolor.com/event/A_New_Devil_is_Born/index.asp

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The DX11 problem won't really affect me as I have an ivy quad at 4.4ghz and am only running 1080p/60hz.

Yeah, but for people who are building a new system using this card or most of the people buying it are budget gamers who I don't imagine will have CPUs with more value than their GPUs by getting i5-Ks. Performance of the RX 480 on even a bog standard i5 locked is disappointing. The performance on the i3 is even worse.

This is why I wish reviewers had different test rigs for different cards. Nobody is going to be using a RX 480 with an 5960x overclocked to 4.5GHz. It would be much more realistic to test low-mid cards with a CPU like an i3-6100 or an i5-4460.
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Originally Posted by EightDee8D View Post

please, they were the one saying fury like performance on stock something like that.

Someone should make a thread specifically with all the false claims WCCFTECH made about this card before release. I called out their chief editor on Twitter about this as it p*ssed me off as I was taken in by some of it!

They had daily articles before release on the 480 and most of them turned out to be massively wrong. They claimed the card cruises along sipping 110W while gaming and this turns out to be way, way wide of the mark. They also kept posting 3DMark benches where the performance was above or around the same as a 980, leading countless folks to believe that this card was going to beat a 980.

They also claimed that the card is a great overclocker. 5% OC says hi. And they didn't distinguish between ref or non-ref with this OC claim. Please, no one ever take anything WCCFTECH says as even half-likely going forward.
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Originally Posted by SoloCamo View Post

As much as I'd like to believe that, the graphics score is at/hair above stock gtx 1070 performance.

Don't think a relatively small OC like that is going to bring it from 290x level to 1070 level anytime soon wink.gif

At 1350mhz the card is near a Fury X, Fury X is near a 980ti, 980ti is on par with a 1070.

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

1490 is no small OC. The cards scale rather well according to many reviews (as above)

I'm still taking 1070 performance with a large grain of salt but in theory not totally impossible.
Edited by Waitng4realGPU - 6/30/16 at 8:17am
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Originally Posted by NuclearPeace View Post

Yeah, but for people who are building a new system using this card or most of the people buying it are budget gamers who I don't imagine will have CPUs with more value than their GPUs by getting i5-Ks. Performance of the RX 480 on even a bog standard i5 locked is disappointing. The performance on the i3 is even worse.

This is why I wish reviewers had different test rigs for different cards. Nobody is going to be using a RX 480 with an 5960x overclocked to 4.5GHz. It would be much more realistic to test low-mid cards with a CPU like an i3-6100 or an i5-4460.

Very true.
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Originally Posted by Shatun-Bear View Post

They also claimed that the card is a great overclocker. 5% OC says hi. And they didn't distinguish between ref or non-ref with this OC claim. Please, no one ever take anything WCCFTECH says as even half-likely going forward.

It possibly is a great overclocker.
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Originally Posted by SoloCamo View Post

As much as I'd like to believe that, the graphics score is at/hair above stock gtx 1070 performance.

Don't think a relatively small OC like that is going to bring it from 290x level to 1070 level anytime soon wink.gif

If you knew anything about AMD, you'd know that they tend to do bad in FM benches.
If it gets close to 1070 Graphics score in Firestrike, it will pass it in gaming.
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