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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. thumb.gif

that derating you erroneously use is for the 24 pin connection to the motherboard which would have more of a derating than 6 wires. wink.gif

ATX specs ≠ PCI SIG

you seem to have an issue understanding that.
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I would buy a second hand card over this like a GTX 980...

as of the current moment, second hand 980's still hover around 380 on ebay(people still feeling the force of FE and low stock)


Essentially my opinions:

Pros
Confirmed the idea of best price/perf replacing the 290(950 is now a good value for performance)
can get close to the 980 at times, will probaly get it with the AIB models, but lets see

What I expected
loud, once i saw the heatsink size, and understand how a blower card sounds like
beat the 390, which I was expecting. Anybody who imagined higher than that sorta overread what AMD was aiming for, a the moment AMD mentioned its lowering the bar for VR, I automatically assumed it will at least match the 390, and not much after.

Cons
Power consumption is very funky, be it idle or load
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that derating you erroneously use is for the 24 pin connection to the motherboard which would have more of a derating than 6 wires. wink.gif

ATX specs ≠ PCI SIG

you seem to have an issue understanding that.

Oh, but the PCIe connection is defined in the Intel ATX spec, and its coming from an ATX spec PSU, which has to comply with the spec for certification...

PCI SIG only defines the connector ON A CARD. wink.gif
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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..

well price wise yea it replaces the 380/x, but performance wise it hits higher on the food chain
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Oh, but the PCIe connection is defined in the Intel ATX spec, and its coming from an ATX spec PSU, which has to comply with the spec for certification...

NO the PEG is NOT in there.

so by your claim intel>pci sig. rolleyes.gif

just stahp.
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well price wise yea it replaces the 380/x, but performance wise it hits higher on the food chain

That's a good thing then!! thumb.gif
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NO the PEG is NOT in there.

so by your claim intel>pci sig. rolleyes.gif

just stahp.

Not the PEG silly, the PCIe power connector.
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Note that PCPER said that the min VRAM speed is 7 Gbps.

So some AIBs might opt for 8 GB with 7 Gbps VRAM instead of 8 Gbps.

We even, hopefully, might see 8 Gbps 4 GB Variant to save some coin... unless the speed difference really drives up the cost of the chips to negate the savings.
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Just think if the price is $269 now at ref when it was meant to be $229? whats going happen when you get a non ref $339 cards incoming lol
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Note that PCPER said that the min VRAM speed is 7 Gbps.

So some AIBs might opt for 8 GB with 7 Gbps VRAM instead of 8 Gbps.

We even, hopefully, might see 8 Gbps 4 GB Variant to save some coin.

Incorrect. Per AMD specs, the 4GB version will have 7Gbps VRAM and the 8GB models come with 8Gbps memory.
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