Originally Posted by zealord
Reality is the RX480 is very far away from the GTX1070 in both performance and performance/watt.
The only area the RX480 trumps the GTX1070 is in perf/price, but not even by the huge amount we hoped it would.
If the GTX1070 was actually available for 379$ then the situation in price/perf for the 239$ 8GB RX480 would look very grim.
But the cheapest GTX1070 in Europe is 479€ and the cheapest RX480 8GB is 264€.
The GTX1070 is 46% faster than the RX480 8GB. With current prices for available cards the RX480 8GB has a better price/perf, but if both cards would sell at MSRP the gap would be much much smaller.
One thing to remember is that higher priced cards have a diminishing return (under normal circumstances). For example the Vanilla Titan at 1000$ was not twice as fast as the 500$ GTX 680.
The RX480 definitively makes the GTX1070 look better than it actually is. For around 399€ I'd definitively consider it. Sadly it's 479€ for the most ugly MSI plastic card I've ever seen.
The target group for the 480 dont care about the 1070.
they upgrade and double the fps with the 480.
thats an awesome deal right there.
you see thats due to having had so many cards in stock and they are literally flying off the shelves the store dont even have time to unpack them before the customers rip them from their hands.
Thats some insane deal of the year right there with the 480 and no one of those care about anything the 1070 does as its twice the price.
twice which makes it, sad and tragic obviously EXCEPT for those that did double their fps and are gaming happily with the 480 that is.