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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...

 

So, let me get this right.

 

If you were building a rig for a neighbor who plans on playing something like Overwatch. You would build that rig with a power hungry R9 390x, instead of the low power rx480..?

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Yep, I agree.

This card should have been 4GB only, clocked at 1150 and priced at $179.

Again how is that going to help? This card was targeting R9 290/GTX970 because those are the entry to VR. VR was the selling point of this card. Also is this card was 1150MHz then people with overclocks would still face the same problem. Overclocked or not you will still RMA the card. AMD does not benefit from this at all.
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Are we looking at the same benchmarks?

What benchmarks are you looking at? Tpu has it 3% >390 in 1080p performance summary and 99% of 390 at 1440p

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/RX_480/24.html

Also it's a reference card, 390 had no reference. You could call the 390 an aib oc'd 290, in which the reference 480 is 10% better at 1080p and 6% better at 1440p
Edited by tkenietz - 7/1/16 at 12:21pm
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As far as 390/390x they're not EOL yet are they?

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Again how is that going to help? This card was targeting R9 290/GTX970 because those are the entry to VR. VR was the selling point of this card. Also is this card was 1150MHz then people with overclocks would still face the same problem. Overclocked or not you will still RMA the card. AMD does not benefit from this at all.

I do wonder about the VR marketing strategy. Someone throwing down $600-$800 for VR probably isn't going to scoff at paying more than $200 for a GPU. I don't think there is a huge intersection of these two markets at the moment (VR and mainstream GPUs).
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As far as 390/390x they're not EOL yet are they?

Not yet, when do become EOL, should be able to readily pick them up cheaper than the RX 480 as they are being liquidated.
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They sold the the R9 390 and R9 390X for comparable prices since last year... The GTX 970 was around $270 since Nov 2015

The GTX 970 dropped to $290 in November (Black Friday) but was still over $300 until May of this year when Pascal was announced, according to CamelCamelCamel.

The R9 390 was always around $330 and only recently was lowered with the RX 480 on the way.

Regardless, the RX 480 offers the same performance for almost $100 less.
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The GTX 970 dropped to $290 in November (Black Friday) but was still over $300 until May of this year when Pascal was announced, according to CamelCamelCamel.

The R9 390 was always around $330 and only recently was lowered with the RX 480 on the way.

I suppose the data for multiple vendors available at pcpartpicker is invalid since it doesn't match the Amazon only pricing from CamelCamelCamel rolleyes.gif
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As far as 390/390x they're not EOL yet are they?
I do wonder about the VR marketing strategy. Someone throwing down $600-$800 for VR probably isn't going to scoff at paying more than $200 for a GPU. I don't think there is a huge intersection of these two markets at the moment (VR and mainstream GPUs).
there are 300usd kits, also in CF they are a really good choice if VR uses DX12+ASync / SFR /Multiadapter
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there are 300usd kits, also in CF they are a really good choice if VR uses DX12+ASync / SFR /Multiadapter
Wouldn't the extra latency of crossfire be a really big problem for VR?
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Wouldn't the extra latency of crossfire be a really big problem for VR?

VR doesnt use AFR with liquidVR. Each gpu renders the frame of each eye
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