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

That's cool, how much effort on the devs part to implement that? Would be nice to see CF/SLI be an easy choice to make at least for VR.
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That's cool, how much effort on the devs part to implement that? Would be nice to see CF/SLI be an easy choice to make at least for VR.

I don't know but it should be easier than AFR
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R9 290 & R9 290X

Just because you are ignorant of historical prices doesn't mean such prices didn't exist rolleyes.gif
Low power RX 480? I suppose if the neighbor was concerned by power usage he could always opt for the more efficient GTX 980 or 980 Ti rolleyes.gif

LOLWUT

R9 290 and R9 290X Launched at double the price of the RX 480.

GTX 980 is about equal in efficiency.

1/10 wasnt interesting or believable.
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LOLWUT

R9 290 and R9 290X Launched at double the price of the RX 480.

I really don't care what you want to believe or not. The data is there to prove otherwise.




R9 290 deals from 2014:
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1/10 wasnt interesting or believable.

I bet you were quick to belive that the R9 280X rebrand for $299 was a good value even though HD 7970s were selling for less than $275 months before the rebrand launch rolleyes.gif
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Were those in 2013? Do they have HDMI 2.0? How much power do they use?

People make this same argument every time an old flagship gets replaced with a newer smaller card at the same performance level.
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I don't think they should of sold them for $179 or anything like that.. These things when given sufficient cooling, even with the severely limited reference board and 6 pin are getting to 1400Mhz+. At those speeds they match/exceed the 980, and more or less match a 390X.

What AMD should of done is what Nvidia, and only Nvidia seem smart enough to do, don't release any reference cards.. Like the 960. They should of let the AIB's duke it out for the best price and performance in the $199- $300 range.

I think the custom 480's are going to be completely different, there's too many rumors about these getting over 1500+ for them to not be somewhat true.. At those speeds they'll be threatening the Fury. The reference boards are a major downer to this chip..

Having said that, even the reference 480 is still the best price/performance card on the market, and even though the 970 isn't that far behind under DX11, it's going to be a different story when it comes to Vulkan/DX12. Even when excluding things like Async, new features, etc. It's still just better hardware than the 970 is, all with day one drivers mind you, and we all know how the long game plays out for AMD..

I just wish there was never a reference card to begin with.. Even though this isn't a high-end card, it's still a "performance" card, so why the hell they put a 6 pin on it I'll never know.. Oh wait, it was ironically meant to separate themselves from the AIB's..
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Really? Considering that this is the first product launch that failed to match or exceed the performance of the previous generation, I find your deduction faulty and tainted with bias headscratch.gif

This is a mid range card replacing the 380(X) price point. This was its intended market. I was not targeted at replacing anything in the 330+ price range. The R9 290 and R9 290X are cheap because they are OLD.

I find your deduction to be faulty and tainted by unrealistic expectations.
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R9 290 & R9 290X

Just because you are ignorant of historical prices doesn't mean such prices didn't exist rolleyes.gif
Low power RX 480? I suppose if the neighbor was concerned by power usage he could always opt for the more efficient GTX 980 or 980 Ti rolleyes.gif

I sure hope the GTX 1060 outperforms the 480 by a good bit. Otherwise you'd be forced to call it useless too. Can't have that... can we.

Oh and god forbid it costs more than $260. Because that would mean that its price/performance is even worse than the 8GB 480.
Edited by Exeed Orbit - 7/1/16 at 1:16pm
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For real Slomo. You just spam all the threads with the same logic. Yeah we got it that for you and your logic this is not a good card. Especially when you compare msrp with sales of EOL products. But 480x is here to stay at this price 199$ and soon they will stop selling 970 and 980. It's the same logic as 980 vs 780 ti, 1070 vs 980 ti etc etc. Also you forget a big factor. The prices of 970 are not that good everywhere. Here it still cost 400 bucks vs 305 of 480 for 4gb vs 8gb VRam.

Because for you it is a better deal to get an older generation card because of the sales it doesnt apply to everyone.

Still stop spaming all the threads with the same thing. We got it
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I love watching the drool and froth coming out of Slomo's mouth! He's really taking it personally that nobody is buying any of his crap. The 480 is the unquestioned best performance you can buy for anywhere near $200 and he knows it. So he's getting more and more hysterical with every post! Please do continue Slomo, this is hilarious! lachen.gif
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