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Thank your for all the knowledge. I do agree that targetting the gtx 970 market is a bad idea seeing how most people looking for that level of performance already have a 970 or 390. (Myself included on that one) thumb.gif
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I was going to take the day off for this card (just because I've been without a card for a month now) and my air conditioning broke anyways which was good because I was available today for the repairman to come. Unfortunately that meant I could not be there at the opening of Fry's or Microcenter. They sold out of the MSI and XFX cards I wanted but a shipment of Sapphire 8gb 480's came in which I quickly bought.

I game at 1440p and for the foreseeble future (until 1440p ultrawides with 100+hz are commonly available so maybe 1+ year).

At stock, I got about 5000 on Firemark Extreme (~5200 graphics score). Somewhat disappointing. My 290 overclocked to a 390x under water got 5300.

I overclocked using guru3d's settings and got about 5750. There was some artifacting so I need to go down a bit or adjust my cooling settings. Also the cooler sucks donkeyballs and sounds like a jet turbine. The normal cards are both throttled by power (only so much juice out of a 6-pin) and thermally I think.

Basically my results were right in line with the guru 3d review. With an overclock of about 9% above stock for the GPU core, I got 390x performance. My firemark score scaled more than 10% so I'm assuming some of that memory overclocking is in there too.

I am pretty sure the custom coolers will be able to achieve 390x performance with a 480 pcb.

The real question is what is the ceiling on this card with water and more power-pin connectors. Maybe we won't get fury levels, but a nice 10-15% boost on top of a normal 390x at a $260 pricepoint is fully reasonable given my initial testing (and maybe even more under water). It'll be interesting to see when the limiting factor is the silicon itself and not heat and voltage as we see in the reference cards.

Assuming linear scaling, if this thing can hit above 1.5; it will fill a niche in the market at the $300 pricepoint and still beat out the 1070 in terms of perf/$ I believe. But again, it's all wait and see at this point.
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It seems everyone in here is disappointed in the 480 mainly because it's on par with the 970 but the same people were praising and recommending the 960 when it was release and it couldn't even beat the HD7950 which was released in 2011.
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It seems everyone in here is disappointed in the 480 mainly because it's on par with the 970 but the same people were praising and recommending the 960 when it was release and it couldn't even beat the HD7950 which was released in 2011.

LOL AND YOU REMEMBER EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE PERSONS AND YOU KNEW HAHAHA? biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
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LOL AND YOU REMEMBER EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE PERSONS AND YOU KNEW HAHAHA? biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

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This card is Tonga, with slightly better specs, ported to 14nm, and then jacked up clocks to the point where the power efficiency is getting back to crap because they wanted more performance.
Edited by Ultracarpet - 6/29/16 at 1:22pm
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I never said AMD hyped this card wink.gif

I said they used the momentum and hype to market it well. thumb.gif
I see what you're saying, but I don't see how AMD had any control over that. Because they didn't step in and to say "guys it's not that good"? Lol
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I was going to take the day off for this card (just because I've been without a card for a month now) and my air conditioning broke anyways which was good because I was available today for the repairman to come.

It's like you and me are the same. My A/C broke as well and took off for the repair guy... Fortunately my 290x is good enough not to warrant a purchase of the 480 though.
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I see what you're saying, but I don't see how AMD had any control over that. Because they didn't step in and break their own nda to say "guys it's not that good"? Lol

the hype went well for them. People were eagerly expecting this card and its going to sell well.

sadly the construction, design and engineering wasn't that good.
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the hype went well for them. People were eagerly expecting this card and its going to sell well.

sadly the construction, design and engineering wasn't that good.

Well we'll just have to hope they get some market share back and build off of this with better products in the future...redface.gif

or not
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