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depends on the games (different reviewers, different games, different results). For the future it might look good with DX12. It all depends on what one wants to play. I have still a lot of DX11 titles in my backlog. That is something people need to consider too.

And this card improves DX11 compare to older AMD cards. To me this card is like a Mix of GTX970 and 390.
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Those cheap last gen cards will not hang around for long either.
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Because the "25X supply of 1080" hype/rumor is a lie like everything else spewed here and gobbled up without thought.

No, it probably was true. According to Robert from AMD on reddit (in a post I can't find easily - it was a massive thread with >30k comments) GPUs priced between $100 and $300 sell 85% of all units. The 1080, at more than double that upper bound and triple the 480's price for the reference version, probably would have sold out in around the same time with 4% the units available.

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I think I will be getting an RX 460, because its probably the fastest single slot card for a while. Need it for a specific form factor case.

Not sure about the RX 480 though. May just wait for RX 470 instead of paying more for an AIB RX480. It should OC better percentage wise, and Im stuck at sub 1920x1080 for a while anyway.

What kind of form factor? It looks like the reference PCB is pretty small. I'd guesstimate 8" if you can get a smaller cooler installed. It's not R9 Nano tier small, sadly. sad-smiley-002.gif
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They have a lot better p/w than THEIR 28nm GPUS. They cant match the power efficiency of the small chips from nvidia. They use different architectures and AMD with GCN can't match Pascell power efficiency no matter what.

Also if you search a lot of reviews aside of the temp throttling the gpu performs around 390 performance. In dx12 most of the times it is faster than 980. On computerbase they have tests without throttling

I know that this forum expects more but this gpu offers what is suppose to offers.
Nobody expected AMD to patch pascal in performance per watt, but their 14nm GPUS having close to identical performance per watt to nvidia's old 28nm chips? I still dont understand how AMD managed that.
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280-300 doesn't make sense with 1070 non founder edition pricing at 379.

I think $239-250 with a substantially smaller die then the rx 480 seems like the more likely price. e.g 66-70% of the performance @ 66% of the price. 300 dollar's doesn't make sense for a card that's going to be 33% slower.

The thing is with NVIDIA's pricing is that it doesn't have to make sense. People were falling over each other to pay $700 for a reference 1080.
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the rx 480 has sold out at newegg.
and the price is not bad. 309 for the 8 gb and 260 for the 4 gb .
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you have issues if the 750ti in your sig get like that. eek.gif

and yeah one derates for worse case scenarios however, that does not hard limit what is operational under normal conditions.
Nah, it was a 900mhz GTX 470.

That thing was DEFINITELY out of spec. thumb.gif

i see devil.gif

fwiw, i'll admit one cannot go wrong with following what you have stated and i'll leave it at that.

got some stuff to do and DOOM is calling me again.

thanks for the chat and take care til next time. thumb.gif
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No, it probably was true. According to Robert from AMD on reddit (in a post I can't find easily - it was a massive thread with >30k comments) GPUs priced between $100 and $300 sell 85% of all units. The 1080, at more than double that upper bound and triple the 480's price for the reference version, probably would have sold out in around the same time with 4% the units available.
What kind of form factor? It looks like the reference PCB is pretty small. I'd guesstimate 8" if you can get a smaller cooler installed. It's not R9 Nano tier small, sadly. sad-smiley-002.gif

1U rack-mount chassis. It will take full height cards, but the cooler HAS to be no more than single slot width.
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This card did what it was supposed to do, set the new bar for the next gen mainstream 14nm/16nm cards ($200 range).

The last $200 cards (launch MSRP) were weaker than the high end cards of 2012, this is the first time that a $200 (Launch MSRP) beats out the GTX 680/7970 of yesteryear...

That alone is a great feat, and I am excited to see what nvidia brings to the table now that the cat is out of the bag (RX 480)

I wonder if this will heavily influence the GTX 1060 (I saw they leaked an image and said it was going to come out sooner now and cheaper)
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Polaris is a disaster in terms of perf/watt. GP106 will murder it in terms of perf/watt. Rx 480 is drawing as much power as GTX 1070 but the GTX 1070 is 40-50% faster. GF 14LPP seems to be one of the major reasons for this debacle. TSMC 16FF+ is a vastly superior process in terms of electrical characteristics and yields. Anyway another AMD product release follows the pattern of overpromise and underdeliver. The pre release hype and perf/watt gains were all useless given that AMD is not competing against their old gen products but Nvidia's Pascal. I don't think there is any hope left for AMD's GPU business to gain market share and turn profitable.

I thought the latest Apple comparison of the iphones on TSMC v Samsung (same as Glofo afaik for 14nm) showed single digit clock/power differences between 16nm ff and 14 lpp?

My guess would be the power usage is more from the architecture differences, specifically compute engines and new hardware schedulers.
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