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While the performance per watt compared to my current GTX 970 leaves a lot to be desired, the open source Linux driver performs admirably and should continue to get better over time so I still have reason to wait and see how the RX 490 performs. Not too long ago the open source and proprietary driver were terrible. Now they're both fairly good. It's still a good upgrade for my friend on a 270x.
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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.

Well, Apple does not make 6bn transistor chips either.
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the 490 will need to be the 4096 Vega (idk if that is vega 10 or 11) to compete with 1080 (just 1080, not 1080Ti)

 

Doubtful, IMO. 3584 shaders Fury (non X) beat the 980. I don't see why a similarly cut Vega chip couldn't do the same to the 1080.

     
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crap now im torn, the MSI GAMING 390 8GB just dropped to 269.00 with amazon prime. Now I dont know if I should wait for 480's to get back instock frown.gif
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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).
what a die shrink should achieve.
selling like hotcakes atm.
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Newegg doesn't tell me how much sold out? where can i find ?

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Newegg doesn't tell me how much sold out? where can i find ?

well the the 4GB is $199 just like AMD confirmed so I would assume the 8GB is $229 since they confirmed that as well.
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People like to play at the highest settings and a 8gb one will let you do that . Think it's best to wait to see what AMD's partners come up , we will get a Tri-X one from Sapphire , that is what my 290x is and it's pretty awesome never goes above 80c in a tiny case and it's really quiet.

Wait... why would more VRAM let you play at a higher setting...?
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1U rack-mount chassis. It will take full height cards, but the cooler HAS to be no more than single slot width.

thumb.gif Shouldn't be too hard to do then. Let's see:




Looking at some product images, it's 1 1/4" exactly on my monitor between screw holes. The PCIe connector is 1 15/16". Compared to my 750Ti that I just have lying on my desk, that has a 3 5/16" PCIe connector. Do the math and we get actual measurements that are 71.0% larger than the image. That's 2.138" between screw holes or 54.3mm. Now, if we look at universal waterblock measurements, we see some very similar spacings in existing GPUs. It's pretty typical for a "medium" GPU in any case.

And on a somewhat related note, it looks like the PCB is 7" give or take a bit. Looks good for small, watercooled systems, particularly since the reference board is single slot.
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Well, Apple does not make 6bn transistor chips either.

Regardless, I don't think node differences are the sole reason for the power issues.

Kepler to Maxwell on the same node was a huge move in efficiency, Maxwell to Pascal there were very few arch changes and the efficiency gains came completely from the node shrink.

Hawaii to Tonga/Fiji on the same node was a very very small efficiency increase, Hawaii/Fiji to Polaris have far more arch changes in comparison to nvidia and the efficiency gains come from both the node change and minor arch changes. My guess remains that due to the additional hardware (possibly more complex arch) is the main reason Polaris is sucking down more power than expected.
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