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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.

It seems there were some significant improvements in a few games, most notably from the TPU review is the performance increase in fallout 4 vs the 390x; I suspect it's due to some of the new changes with respect to tessellation. I'm hoping to see AMD leverage some extra performance in games where traditionally Nvidia held a performance lead over AMD, in respect to the 390x

Other than that I'm not surprised after seeing the leaked slides the other day, like I noted yesterday the only major addition to Polaris are the Hardware Schedulers which seem to focus on async/dx12/vr load types.
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Wow, just read all 60 pages and my mind is exhausted biggrin.gif

All in all I think this is a great card for people who want good satisfying frames at 1080p gaming and don't want to spend a hefty price just for PC gaming
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AMD needs 14nm to match Nvidia's efficiency on 28nm, Pathetic,

Maxwell and Pascal are very stripped down architectures compared to GCN. Maxwell and Pascal are ad hoc architectures designed to get the most performance out of games and more mainstream 3D applications and not much else. GCN based architectures are much greater at compute and have more features in the hardware, such as the ability to do asynchronous compute. All of those extra features cause higher power consumption.

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The cheapest GTX 1070 I can find on newegg is the gigabyte one at 400$.
The RX 480 is priced at 230$. How can one say that they are going to buy the 1070 instead? It's not the same price and it is not the same category at all...

Welcome to the delusion of many "enthusiasts" here, who think every card should be made to serve them.
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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

Did you know that the ATX spec derates as if all wires are in conduit with an ambient temperature of 60c?

The spec has to allow for fully enclosed/sealed systems with possible hot surfaces in the 70-80c range. thumb.gif
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It's really good except for the big noise, being on par with a 290X and power consumption higher than a GTX980.
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I think a used 970 for $150 makes more sense than $250 for RX480. Although the 4gb RX480 cannot be beat in terms of value.
    
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It's really good except for the big noise, being on par with a 290X and power consumption higher than a GTX980.

reference cooler what can we say? tongue.gif lol at least it looks nice
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I would buy a second hand card over this like a GTX 980...
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This thread has forced me to block so many members... first time in my lifetime on OCN that I block posters... Makes the thread less long.

Just sold my 280x. 1070/1080 are out of my price range. This definitely looks good for me since I game at 1080p

Anyone find any Canadian retailers with these in inventory?
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the rx480 is meant to compete/replace the 970/390(290)

Well if all speculation is true , it's more like replacing 380/380x. There should be a 490 on it's way to replace 390/390x..
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