Originally Posted by Lass3
I would take a RX 480 4GB for 199$ dollars over 8GB for 249$, if I needed a cheap decent 1080p card.
if that was the MSRP of the 8GB, I would have done the same thing, but IIRC, the MSRP of the 8GB was $229, it's the goddamn manufacturers jacking up the prices.
That said, I probably wouldn't have chosen this card at its current state anyway, very good deal at 200 bucks, but I dont want the high temp and power consumption
Originally Posted by ubbernewb
thats the NEW price, i think will settle to like 249 in 3 or 4 weeks and after a couple driver updates it will be fighting with the 980 not the 970
point 1 : ya I can get what you are saying, however, since even the vanilla RX 480s are still out of stock everywhere, expect new custom cards to have price drops are not realistic, don't you think? 3-4 weeks after stock stabilizes
maybe, but when will that be really, even for the original 480?
point 2 :
I've heard the driver update stuff since day 1 of my disappointment, and let's be honest, that's really the last straw of hope for this card right now. The question is, how reliable is this expectation?
when it was discovered that performance was just a slight bit better than 970, and temperatures and power efficiency were awful, people (myself included) started looking towards custom cards, hoping that AIB would solve at least some of these problems.
Now that some custom cards are announced (still not realistically released), and the prices imo are far from fair.
$50 extra for custom for a $400 card = well, I guess....
$50 extra for custom for a $300 card = .....seriously?
but not even that, we are talking about a $50 raise for custom RX 480 that originally cost $230-240, that's outright ridiculous.Edited by HarrisLam - 7/26/16 at 11:16pm