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Originally Posted by rv8000 View Post

Why does everyone keep saying this...

GCN is not Maxwell or Pascal.

For 290X/390/390x performance, you're getting a rough efficiency increase of 1.77% which is a large jump. There is most certainly a huge P/watt improvement when comparing it to the architecture it should be compared to. It sucks the p/watt is similar to pascal, but the uarchs are MASSIVELY different.

Please stop....

Oh logic. Just a mistake it is 1.77X not % tongue.gif
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They will, but outside a few rare cases they aren't that much cheaper yet. Sure, the prices will come down, but we can only compare prices of now. And that price you posted is now so I agreed with you a bit, but I also realize this is a sale, and not a new lower regular price. I'm waiting to see how these cards will affect the price of existing cards. That said, retailers and etailers alike are gonna try to find a balance between pricing these cards where they should be now with new cards out and trying to recoup as much of their own costs/maximize profits on cards they bought a while ago at a higher price themselves (compared to what they would be paying for them now given the new products on the market) Expect sales and lower prices, but expect them to trickle down slowly till retailers are absolutely forced to go lower than they want...

The price will come down, but you can't really compare as previously done, a AIB with isn't even in the market, to a card which is, so there are tons of hypothetical arguments going around. I was just giving the option and the example.
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The 480 is going to be a sidegrade for most people

Well i think will stick with my 390x bit longer,except if i want the newest tech redface.gif
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Gotta post those comparison benches to see!!

I will gladly post comparisons of what I can. Not like anyone's interested in what a gtx 580 can do anymore, LOL. Will be interesting.
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You do not want a R9 290 now especially reference. Unless you already own RX 480 is a better buy then all GCN 1.1 cards.

Im just saying vs the rx480 8gb, the 4gb model (which i cant seem to find any) @ roughly 200$ seems like the better deal for budget minded 1080p gamers like me, but the 8gb model being even a bit beyond msrp makes the value plummet imo. Just mean the 4gb models cant come fast enough tongue.gif Ill have to wait for those to show unfortunately
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Originally Posted by GoLDii3 View Post

So this launch is pretty much the same as GTX 1070 launch minus the P/Watt improvement.

Anywayws i wonder why they cheaped out so much on the cooler,it looks like neither vendors can make a decent reference cooler for once.

Some old cards called the 290 series started off being bashed into the ground using bad coolers too, but damn did they come of age.
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Originally Posted by SwishaMane View Post

I will gladly post comparisons of what I can. Not like anyone's interested in what a gtx 580 can do anymore, LOL. Will be interesting.

That card held it's on for some time to be honest. Buddy is still running one though i think he's running into problems.
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that if you play some of the games which dont scale CF and bring the scaling down

Hey, I wasn't the one who claimed superiority over the 1080 with a CFX example during the AMD 480 presentation now did I? biggrin.gif
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PCIE 3.0 is still rated at 75W just like the PCIE 2.0, mainly because it is also backwards compatible so you can not mess with the connections too much.
Yes some add a bit more juice to it, or more correctly, they add more connectors in order to put less strain on the ATX connection and allow a draw from another source in order to give the CPU more stable power as well and not burn out the main power connector, and more than a few power suppliers also allow more draw from the 6pin.

Overall the 155-160w power consumption at max can be explained from other sources of power usage which are running, and they are not "cut down" from the equation for various reasons.

didn't say anything about PCI 3.0 i said there was talking during 2.0 thumb.gif

the power to the cpu has nothing to do with it.

bottom line is the "additional power" someone might be concerned about is hardly more than what goes to a fan header when you account for the five traces of 12v going to the slot. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

FramePacing+CF+XDMA saving AMD performance.


Architecture bottlenecks ruins single gpu performance...
lol

barely matched a 150W $400 GTX 1070

great scaling in CF optimized games tho. but fps is half the story with stuttering plaguing Crossfire in a lot of games that actually do scale well and give the impression of being perfectly optimized for CF.
Edited by Klocek001 - 6/29/16 at 8:45am
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