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A price is a price. It doesn't matter if the card used to cost 650$ on release, if it is being sold now at 320$ now isn't it?
You were comparing the 1080 to cf 480s. Where does 650 and 320 fit into that comparison?
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Originally Posted by prjindigo View Post

Molex PCIe 6-pin is capable of delivering 6A x 12V x 3 wires. 216w, add th '75 watts' which is only actually 54 watts on 3.0 due to signaling and you can spike up around 290w on a six pin without too much risk.

The "wattage" numbers for these connectors are imposed as maximum draw thresholds on the manufacturers, they are not the physical limits of the power supply or connectors. A card that exceeds 150+50 watts draw stock with only a 6-pin will simply not be certified, this is why you see boards that often have unused mounting points for an additional power lead so an additional connector can be added.

It has been measured at the slot with a PCIe pass through. Up to 90w at stock.

6 pin is 75 w in the PCIe spec due to wire derating.

The extra mounting holes are from the same board being used for the higher clocked designs.
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his math is correct.
Nope. PCI-e connector can only deliver a 75 wats by the specs.

*sigh*

have some specs:
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When you see the overclocked RX 480 consistently beating the GTX 970 and trading blows with the GTX 980 and buyers can have it all for $199 - $229. I can't wait to see what the AIBs do with this card. Personally I feel that a card this powerful at this price point could really help to improve PC gaming for everyone. Plus it is relatively small and it only takes one 6-pin to power it.

All I have to say is... Good job AMD!

- Insan1tyOne thumb.gif

+1

About all the review sites have only praise for this card!(with a minor one or two isuis)
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Yeah, I expected more from the new DX11 command processor. I suspect this is one of the things that drivers + time will really improve.
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It appears that 2 RX 480s can't match a single GTX 1080... The GTX 1080 die is only about 25% larger but yields around 80% more performance. Yes the prices are gouged by Nvidia... the reason is obvious. AMD can't compete. I don't foresee the 1060 having any problems outperforming a GTX 970 rolleyes.gif



Edited by Slomo4shO - 6/29/16 at 4:17pm
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nGreedia shills.

If only I could post memes in a news thread... This would be the time to do it...
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+1

About all the review sites have only praise for this card!(with a minor one or two isuis)

I agree, most of the reviews are coming through with flying colors! I am kicking myself for not buying AMD stock back when it was like $2 a couple months ago...

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*sigh*

have some specs:

Read carefully, that is the connector spec, not the wiring spec. rolleyes.gif
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It appears that 2 RX 480s can't match a single GTX 1080... The GTX 1080 die is only about 25% larger but yields around 80% more performance. Yes the prices are gouged by Nvidia... the reason is obvious. AMD can't compete. I don't foresee the 1060 having any problems outperforming a GTX 1070 rolleyes.gif



nobody expected it to though (even in crossfire itll just be in spitting distance), its been known for some time the rx480 was never meant to go against the 1080

the rx480 is meant to compete/replace the 970/390(290) and if you expected anything else thats on you. The card has delivered exactly what was promised

edit: that graph shows that in games that actually use it that it does come close to a 1080, but as usually the problem with multi gpu is lack of support. AMD cant force devs to support CF, and what we haveall known for years is that single large GPU is always the best way to go for universal gains
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*sigh*

have some specs:

Read carefully, that is the connector spec, not the wiring spec. rolleyes.gif

i am fully aware as to watt (pardon the pun) i am reading. we have had this discussion before but unlike you, i have proper documentation. thumb.gif
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