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All this talk and publicity is nice to read but where in the USA can I buy a AIB 8GB version? At this point is this AIB card paperware?
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did any of the reviews do manual OC of the Nitro ?
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Seems to perform about 10% better than the reference in games. Wonder if it's throttling, or did Sapphire increase the Power Target on hardware level.
post #2984 of 3674
What about Gigabyte gaming G1.. doesnt looks as good as sapphire, but cooler looks amazing? Anyone have clock numbers?
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Originally Posted by Ha-Nocri View Post

Seems to perform about 10% better than the reference in games. Wonder if it's throttling, or did Sapphire increase the Power Target on hardware level.
There's a dual BIOS... One is the quiet mode that maintains the 1266MHz, and the other one is the Boost mode. I can assume they increased the power target for boost mode, but I can't confirm it yet.
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to be fair AMD's ROPs are more powerful per unit, this means AMD needs less ROPs to do the same workload as Nvidia's ROPs.
Yes but it still doesn't seem to help them overall performance wise despite having better IPC.

MKMITCH: paperware.
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Yes but it still doesn't seem to help them overall performance wise despite having better IPC.

probably because AMD's GPUs are more inclined to be used as compute units.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


unlike compute workloads however, AMD's GPUs has issues when it comes to game workloads.
Edited by epic1337 - 7/22/16 at 7:55am
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I assume this has already been posted?
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/RX_480_STRIX_OC/
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Only 1,342 on the core from PC World. It seems like unless you go under water or luck out you aren't going to get more than 1,350 MHz out of the 480. PC world review said to also expect Nitros to hit selves a week from now.

Many members here have done over 1400mhz. This card should find it easier to maintain.
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Yes, and the interest is the Asus STRIX is quite low. They have a track record of slapping one cooler on everything despite it being a less than optimal setup, to put it mildly, and that hasn't changed with the RX 480.
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