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When are the AIB cards set to release?
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I don't doubt it, AMD gimped the reference card with that mid 90's heatsink. If i was in the market for mainstream i would boycott this card, lol. They gimped it hard in order to sell a more expensive version later along with AIB's. We have a perfectly good gpu that is held back by power, bad cooling and BIOS limits. They clearly mean to make a non handicapped Polaris GPU hence WattMan, price of entry 300 bucks.

No. Just no. They gimped the reference (if you want to even call it that) because its a $200 budget card that the intended market will not likely bother OCing anyway. The AIB's are the cards for enthusiasts looking for additional performance on top of stock. I will fully admit, however, that I was completely wrong in speculating that reference would do about as well as reference similar to Pascal. I expected the efficiency to be much better than it turned out to be and that is an unavoidable negative of Polaris 10 no question...
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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.

"Only" 50-60% faster. rolleyes.gif I guess the 1080 is a fail then as its "only" about 40% faster than a 980.
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No. Just no. They gimped the reference (if you want to even call it that) because its a $200 budget card that the intended market will not likely bother OCing anyway. The AIB's are the cards for enthusiasts looking for additional performance on top of stock. I will fully admit, however, that I was completely wrong in speculating that reference would do about as well as reference similar to Pascal. I expected the efficiency to be much better than it turned out to be and that is an unavoidable negative of Polaris 10 no question...

I think the "negative" is negated if you are upgrading from low end and rx 480 brings great performance with very compelling pricing. I have an R9 Fury nitro and a 750 ti in a mini itx rig...bye bye gtx 750 ti,hello rx 480.
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I guess the 1080 is a fail then as its "only" about 40% faster than a 980.

You mean 1070? The 1080 is comfortably more than 40% faster than a 980.
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I don't know if any of you saw this, but we have confirmation on the stats for at least one of the custom AIB cards: http://www.xfxforce.com/en-us/products/amd-radeon-rx-400-series/rx480be-rx-480m8bba6

Anyway, it's 1328 Mhz, but it's still using a blower style cooler. The backplate looks pretty nice though.
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I don't know if any of you saw this, but we have confirmation on the stats for at least one of the custom AIB cards: http://www.xfxforce.com/en-us/products/amd-radeon-rx-400-series/rx480be-rx-480m8bba6

Anyway, it's 1328 Mhz, but it's still using a blower style cooler. The backplate looks pretty nice though.

I have that same card.
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I don't know if any of you saw this, but we have confirmation on the stats for at least one of the custom AIB cards: http://www.xfxforce.com/en-us/products/amd-radeon-rx-400-series/rx480be-rx-480m8bba6

Anyway, it's 1328 Mhz, but it's still using a blower style cooler. The backplate looks pretty nice though.

Its just a reference card with higher default clocks. The other ones that I have have a stock clock of 1288 and come with backplates as well.
 
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No. Just no. They gimped the reference (if you want to even call it that) because its a $200 budget card that the intended market will not likely bother OCing anyway. The AIB's are the cards for enthusiasts looking for additional performance on top of stock. I will fully admit, however, that I was completely wrong in speculating that reference would do about as well as reference similar to Pascal. I expected the efficiency to be much better than it turned out to be and that is an unavoidable negative of Polaris 10 no question...

Remember the days when gpu oc'ing was more about getting cheaper parts to perform like faster cards? Pepperidge farm remem.... I mean remember. wink.gif

The saving grace for this card (once throwing power efficiency out the window) will be how AIB's overclock.

Not saying it's a bad card, because it's far from it and still the best deal for the price, but it could certainly could have been better off the bat if amd simply added a power connector to the thing and a slightly beefier cooler. I don't think many here would have minded a 10 buck premium on reference cards if it oc'ed past 980 easily.
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I don't know if any of you saw this, but we have confirmation on the stats for at least one of the custom AIB cards: http://www.xfxforce.com/en-us/products/amd-radeon-rx-400-series/rx480be-rx-480m8bba6

Anyway, it's 1328 Mhz, but it's still using a blower style cooler. The backplate looks pretty nice though.

That's an OC reference card.

edit - oops I'm the thousandth person to say it smile.gif
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Not saying it's a bad card, because it's far from it and still the best deal for the price, but it could certainly could have been better off the bat if amd simply added a power connector to the thing and a slightly beefier cooler. I don't think many here would have minded a 10 buck premium on reference cards if it oc'ed past 980 easily.

Yeah true.

Although, that cooler just isn't made for overclocking so.......................
Edited by Waitng4realGPU - 6/30/16 at 8:11pm
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