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post #411 of 3674
These chips are coming from GloFlo. The price difference and clock difference makes a lot more sense now.

I'm remember hearing (I think it was last year) that AMD was planning to use both GloFlo and TSMC across their lineup. I can see GloFlo being superior in the price:performance area, and making more sense for the mid-low range.

AMD certainly has a price:performance winner in the 480, but I feel like the 970 performance bracket is already heavily saturated. The 480 is going to be a sidegrade for most people, and nothing more. It's a great value for people who basically skipped the entire 28nm generation, but 28nm lingered so long that I doubt there are many people in that category. They'll make some sales in mobile and OEM as well, I imagine.

Hopefully Vega will be a TSMC chip.
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post #412 of 3674
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Originally Posted by Blze001 View Post

We get it. The $250 card doesn't match the $450+ cards. I still don't see why you're gloating about that.
the "CF 480 > 1080" thing rustled my jimmies a bit, but now Im good again redface.gif
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Originally Posted by ChevChelios View Post

OC gets compared to OC redface.gif

You're on fire tonight. biggrin.gif

$350 card vs $850 card in my country and you don't think coming to 55fps 480 OC'd vs 60fps stock 980ti is something worth discussing?

Ok lol

Fury X is also $800 here.
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Originally Posted by GorillaSceptre View Post

I'm also completely perplexed when it comes to Perf-Per-Watt..

It looks like Polaris is similar to Pascal, shoe-horned in between Volta and Vega.. At this power draw it isn't really a deal breaker, but if the whole "1500MHz" with AIB's is true those things will be pulling close to Hawaii level.. Good little card for the masses, but I'd be lying if i said i wasn't disappointed. Nvidia have no answer for it right now, but i think the 1060 is going to have a few things to say when it arrives.

No point in downplaying it though, they more or less delivered what they promised. I was just hoping for something really special.

From the numbers the 480 with 8GB is sitting between the 980 and the 970 in both performance and watt, which means it is in the maxwell region, not pascal region. The 480 is taking more watt than the 1070, which is a few good grades of performance above it.
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I have had driver issues with both Nvidia and AMD, but never anything really bad.

AMD products do age pretty well. My 290X got better basically every month from 2014 to 2016.

Nvidia products are great if you have money and buy a new one very year.

Agreed. I've had issues with both sides but nothing I would hold against either side. My 7950 is holding up quite well for what I need it to do. My needs aren't that demanding redface.gif

So all in all I'd agree that if you want the absolute best performance on the market and upgrade when theres an upgrade available, nvidia is likely your choice, as long as your not bound by a budget heh. For people like myself who buy whats the best in their price range and hold onto it for years, I find myself mainly buying AMD cards these days. Though the backup 560 I'm running now while my 7950 is RMA'd was such a good deal I couldn't turn it down (FREE! When I bought a Corsair 300R, 990FX mobo and FX6300. And a free DVD burner but who cares)

Heck for me these days, even using this 560 doesn't feel too bad... Shows how little I game now huh...
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You're on fire tonight. biggrin.gif

$350 card vs $850 card in my country and you don't think coming to 55fps 480 OC'd vs 60fps stock 980ti is something worth discussing?

Ok lol

Fury X is also $800 here.
move to my country thumb.gif

we have 300 EUR 480, 700 EUR 1080, 480 EUR 980Ti, 460-480 1070 & 690 EUR Fury X biggrin.gif
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Very disappointed to be honest. I guess for people expecting stock 980 performance the options are 1) wait for AIB card overclocking/pricing or 2) Wait for 1070s to drop below $400USD. Have to say though, I'm really loath to give Nvidia any money after all their proprietary BS.
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At this point AMD may as well say to hell with power consumption again and just release a 9590 on the gpu front. 400w+ beast is fine by me if it has the performance to match at this point and that means handily beating a 1080. Hopefully Vega does not disappoint.
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Originally Posted by Wvls View Post

I also would like to ask a thing, is true the RX 480 put a excessive load on PCI Express slot?
in my opinion this are not a good combination for a GPU has the intention to sell to the masses
as an average Joe will look to the price and not if the can can melt in motherboard and AMD is
not on the financial situation for replace stuff and get sued because that, and then don't need
more negative things around their brand.

Yes, in testing it has been found to exceed the PCIe spec by up to 20%. On average it was over the spec by 10%.
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I'm surprised this thing draws more power than a 1070 and 1080 and offers so little performance.

It also draws more power than the recommended out of the PCI-e slot. I guess if you want to damage your motherboard, you would pick this up.
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