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welp if you didn't notice i am discussing drivers and so was my post that you replied to. but it's all good if you don't want to continue.
I'm not sure you understand. Are you aware that GPU drivers contain game optimizations, and game patches contain GPU optimizations, and these work together?

yes, i read both driver AND patch notes. wink.gif

what i don't understand is why you want to talk about game patches when you wanted to frame the discussion about the RX 480.
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http://www.3dmark.com/search?_ga=1.65886381.201643081.1463837974

If you use the advanced search part, you can find 480 results.

Ahh thanks very handy for future reference.
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yes, i read both driver AND patch notes. wink.gif

what i don't understand is why you want to talk about game patches when you wanted to frame the discussion about the RX 480.

Because rabbit holes. Someone started to talk about drivers and testing methodology, which leads into game patches being an overlooked part of that methodology, which needs to circle back to 480 somehow. Honestly it's all just off-topic, although interesting.
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Another test. Throttling 480 beating OC'ed 970 in Far Cry Primal @1080p ultra:

480 only one no cores hit 100% in dx11 as well. I'm actually impressed with that.
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480 only one no cores hit 100% in dx11 as well. I'm actually impressed with that.

Yeah but its on an i7. Restest the cards on an i3 system (you know, the type of CPU that would more likely be used with a $200 480) and the 970 will drop a few frames whereas the 480's performance will fall off a cliff.
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Yeah but its on an i7. Restest the cards on an i3 system (you know, the type of CPU that would more likely be used with a $200 480) and the 970 will drop a few frames whereas the 480's performance will fall off a cliff.
That's a bit of an exaggeration. They are more likely paired with I-5s and even with I-3s the differences between the cards would be negligible.
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Yeah but its on an i7. Restest the cards on an i3 system (you know, the type of CPU that would more likely be used with a $200 480) and the 970 will drop a few frames whereas the 480's performance will fall off a cliff.

Really? Why would you say that? The Green side is the one maxing cores. It looks to me like the 480 will perform more with less. And how about we see this on DX12 and watch the 970 blow chunks.
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Yeah but its on an i7. Restest the cards on an i3 system (you know, the type of CPU that would more likely be used with a $200 480) and the 970 will drop a few frames whereas the 480's performance will fall off a cliff.

Hey, sorry @NuclearPeace, but OCN seems to have eaten your link where you show the proof. Can you repost it?
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Source.

Noted, there is a big dropoff there. Interesting that this video shows the 480 at around 30% less CPU on an i3 in Overwatch. The 970 absolutely pegs the cores in Tomb Raider, while the 480 is a good 15 to 30% less processor-bound. Other titles they're pretty comparable in CPU load. I wish we could see the graphs though.

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