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I'm currently running a 290, unlocked to 290X and using a 1920 x 1200 monitor. I thought about the 480 as being a good way to lower temps, power usage, and whatnot. This is a huge letdown for me. I'll be sticking with the 290X until something better comes along. While this 480 is more efficient and has some new features (none of which will mean anything to me at the moment), it's not nearly the improvement I hoped for. The only people this card should appeal to are people building new systems altogether or trying to upgrade from the 7000 series.
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yeah lets wait 2 years and then judge this card ...

... rolleyes.gif

LOL I'm not saying wait 2 years. But lets see what the first few driver updates bring at least
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So, despite the Nano only having 4 GB of VRAM, I assume keeping the Nano is the best bet at this moment in time?

Atleast wait for the AIB 480 reviews for sure.
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As expected the value is amazing but the efficiency is very bad. I think this isn't the right clock speed for efficiency and I am disappointed.
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LOL I'm not saying wait 2 years. But lets see what the first few driver updates bring at least

Sure. I waited since mid 2014 for AMD to release something worthwhile. Let's wait longer.
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Wait for the AIB cards unless you want to melt your PCIe slot. redface.gif

Oh of course, look at the gains to min fps on fallout 4, freakin solid.

Even if I only hit 1500-1550 mhz on an AIB I'll be laughing.
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LOL I'm not saying wait 2 years. But lets see what the first few driver updates bring at least

That will be the bonus part and I'll reap the rewards.
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Originally Posted by SoloCamo View Post

Yea, seems to scale well. Digital foundry went from 1266 to 1310 and seemed to get 10% performance gains... doesn't seem right but maybe the card was throttling hard before?

Exactly. From the PCGH test:

Because of the power delivery problems, the 480 clocks itself down quite frequently to:

Full HD: 1.190-1.220 MHz
WQHD: 1.120-1.170 MHz
Ultra HD: 1.050-1.100 MHz


Really, with a good AIB card and 1350-1400 Mhz stable this card will be a beast and we could have a winner here.
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As expected the value is amazing but the efficiency is very bad. I think this isn't the right clock speed for efficiency and I am disappointed.

It's not even that amazing.
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From TH review...
No freaking wonder it cant overclock, it can pull 90w from the PCIe slot at stock. doh.gif

Voltage regulation and power delivery on the reference card is ABYSMAL.
My god, why didnt they just use a 8 pin connector doh.gif AMD once again cheaping out on the reference design.

The power draw from this card is insane.
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let me tell you

If in order to match 1080 AMD have to deliver a card that's pulling more than a 980Ti then how are they ever going to compete in the high end market ?
Simple answer, they wont. Or they expect HBM to save their behinds a second time.

between the 1060 and the (presumed to exist) 1080ti, this is going to be a messy year for AMD.
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concerning the german review which has 1350 results

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

watch closely on the graphs, the lower performing 480 isnt a 1266Mhz, its a 1150 one (throttling ?)

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Die beim Test angefertigten Taktprotokolle liefern weitere Informationen über das relativ schwache Abschneiden der RX 480. AMD hat das Referenzdesign auf eine typische Leistungsaufnahme von 150 Watt getrimmt. Dieses Ziel erfordert trotz moderner Fertigung ein rigoroses Power-Management, infolgedessen die Polaris-Grafikkarte ihren Boost lastabhängig mehr oder minder reduzieren muss, um das Wattkorsett nicht zu sprengen. Dabei agiert die uns vorliegende Grafikkarte vergleichbar zur Radeon R9 Nano und aktuellen Geforce-Modellen: In niedrigen Auflösungen oder bei partieller CPU-Limitierung arbeitet sie deutlich näher an ihrem 1.266-MHz-Maximalboost als bei höheren Auflösungen. Ein Beispiel (The Witcher 3 ohne Gameworks):

Full HD: 1.190-1.220 MHz
WQHD: 1.120-1.170 MHz
Ultra HD: 1.050-1.100 MHz
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