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I'm so confused by this... if anything this thing is pretty much consistently on par with a 390.. and in cases better.

Are we looking at the same benchmarks?
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That's a fair point. I suppose I was being a little sensational myself. My point was toward the level of enthusiasm some folks seem to have that AMD has slipped up or could face long-term repercussions.
I think you may have misinterpreted that comment. It's saying that the level to which the power draw spiked is not a problem as it was only momentary. In the event the power draw consistently reached that level then damage could follow.

I'll go back an reread that section, but I was under the impression their OC card was regularly hitting >95W on the 12V. So maybe not sitting at 95, but not an occasional spike either.
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Are we looking at the same benchmarks?

http://www.techspot.com/review/1198-amd-radeon-rx-480/page2.html

it's either slightly below, slightly ahead or matched.. on pretty much all review sites. Factoring in margin of error, yea I'd say it matches a 390 just fine. 970/390 are head to head and the same can be said for them where one of the other is either slightly below, slightly ahead or matched.

Let's be realistic here, the 390x/980 are within spitting distance of both a 390 and 970 for most titles.
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Let's be realistic here, the 390x/980 are within spitting distance of both a 390 and 970 for most titles.

The R9 390 was rebranded last year and launched for $329 to compete with the GTX 970 that was launched 2 years ago for $329. Now you have a product with marginally inferior, equal, or marginally superior performance for $240. Grats on waiting 2 years to save $90... or did you?





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8GB RX 480 for $250

R9 390 + Total War: Warhammer for $260

R9 390X + Total War: Warhammer for $310

GTX 980 for $315

Total War: Warhammer resells for around $35 on ebay.

The reference 480 doesn't look very appealing...

Even if non-reference models start at $259, the price cut GTX 970, GTX 980, R9 390, and R9 390X will eat away at sales considering that these cards actually provide better performance overall...

You do realize this is temporary right? Those GPUS are no longer in production and retailers are putting them at closeout prices so they sell. There is always a small window during new product launches where you can get some crazy deals on last years hardware. I would wager in 2-3 weeks all those deals will be gone, and we will be comparing the RX 480 to the GTX 1060 like it should be.
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The R9 390 was rebranded last year and launched for $329 to compete with the GTX 970 that was launched 2 years ago for $329. Now you have a product with marginally inferior, equal, or marginally superior performance for $240. Grats on waiting 2 years to save $90... or did you?





Lets be realistic here, the RX 480 is a polished turd that still fails to compete with 2-3 year old products. Whether it is in spitting distance or not, it still trails in performance when compared to the 390X or 980. Any claims for low power consumption also go out the window as soon as you overclock...

It's good cause it's cheap!!!!!1111

None of those things matter because it's dirt cheap redface.gif

Got a saying here "pay cheap buy dear", i.e if you cheap out and buy something just cause it's cheap you end up paying for it like people are atm with broken mother boards or cards downclocking and under performing etc. Or having to upgrade sooner than you would have if you got the better card meaning it would be more expensive in the long run.
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The R9 390 was rebranded last year and launched for $329 to compete with the GTX 970 that was launched 2 years ago for $329. Now you have a product with marginally inferior, equal, or marginally superior performance for $240. Grats on waiting 2 years to save $90... or did you?





Lets be realistic here, the RX 480 is a polished turd that still fails to compete with 2-3 year old products. Whether it is in spitting distance or not, it still trails in performance when compared to the 390X or 980. Any claims for low power consumption also go out the window as soon as you overclock...

Do you read what you write? Is there a better card in this price range? Does Nvidia have a current card out now to compete with it? Can you even find a gtx1070 at msrp? Did I say it matches the 390x or 980?

The answer to all of the above is no. With a strong emphasis on the first question.

It's actually more embarrassing that amd's rebranded cards are faster than Nvidia's offerings in the same segment. But you wouldn't dare point that out would you?
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The R9 390 was rebranded last year and launched for $329 to compete with the GTX 970 that was launched 2 years ago for $329. Now you have a product with marginally inferior, equal, or marginally superior performance for $240. Grats on waiting 2 years to save $90... or did you?





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Yep, I agree.

This card should have been 4GB only, clocked at 1150 and priced at $179.
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Well the the Pcper article disagrees with you.
So we may over time see some PCIE slots die. Why are you expecting the plastic to fail?

The problem with long term high current operation is the heat generated at points of high resistance. The card edge and 24pin plug are the points of high resistance.
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Do you read what you write? Is there a better card in this price range? Does Nvidia have a current card out now to compete with it? Can you even find a gtx1070 at msrp? Did I say it matches the 390x or 980?

The answer to all of the above is no. With a strong emphasis on the first question.

Not to mention we haven't even seen the full capability of the RX 480 yet. With board partners releasing their versions with additional power delivery, we should see higher stable OCs and better performance.
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