Originally Posted by VeritronX
There are two free demo type and 1 full game from Microsoft studios that are dx12 only: Halo 5 Forge, Forza motorsport 6 Apex and Forza Horizon 3.
Horizon 3 actually runs about 50% faster on Pascal and Polaris than it does on Maxwell and Hawaii/Fiji amazingly.
I don't play console ports or count trash engines like Forza locked to 30fps and barely doing 60fps on Titan XP etc. The fact that the newer cards run so much faster is a clear sign of MS screwing something up in a major way.
All the decent racing sims are in DX11 and none I know of even announced developing DX12 or Vulkan engine yet, no need to really as they run 100fps+ for years, unlike MS crap.
Originally Posted by comagnum
Just to chime in, the msi gamer x seems to be a solid aib 480, I still believe the reference cards with an aftermarket cooling solution are the better buy, though.
Only if you can find a second hand cheap enough cooler. I've tried but finding an RX 480 reference at MSRP is an impossible task in central Europe and getting a decent second hand cooler pretty much the same this time due to shipping costs being high and people bidding crazy $ on second hand GPU coolers. Tried for 2 months, still monitoring for a cheap cooler but nothing yet.
That's nice the RX are popular in cheap electricity USA where the cards are actually sold for decent prices and used for mining purposes. Meanwhile elsewhere AMD cards were a rip off until mid September, about a week ago. Now the same card costs about $290 excluding 21% tax. I'm sure it would be a hit in US if you had to pay $346 incl. tax for it, that's the cheapest found on market here. At the same time 1060 6GB sells custom versions as low as $310 incl. tax, that's about $35+ cheaper, since mid July. Yep 10% cheaper, for 10% more performance, using 15% less power and being available 2 months sooner. The AMD offers are not competitive on all markets, maybe in US but certainly not in central Europe.
Originally Posted by iRUSH
Lol I have no idea what type of load mining does to a GPU or how you have this setup. IF any RX 480 ran at 60c for gamers that card would be all over the internet.
If you stuck it into an open bench and run the fan twice as fast as it does by default that card with the 1060 cooler on it can run sub 70C. Though I doubt it's gonna do pure 60.0C when pushing 100% game load or Firestrike on it. Maybe the 1060 would with fans maxed out to what ever the max is, 3000rpm?Edited by JackCY - 9/28/16 at 4:29am