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Originally Posted by Defoler View Post

That is a huge IF.
Mainly because if the card is already seeing artifacts at a somewhat low OC room, the chip itself is already hitting its pretty top performance.
AIBs might change VRMs or memory chips which might give it a bit of extra room. But all those big promises, I'm very skeptic about them.

Yea actually I think you are right considering it is already artifacting... I was thinking maybe the first thing to get dropped was voltage when the board power limit gets hit, but that would be really easy to see with monitoring software....
Sorry AMD
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Well, it's GCN. I don't expect things to logically go *backwards*
post #913 of 3674
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I mean, it lacks a certain zantastic quality but this is a good summary. +1 for public service!

So, A+ for effort, but B+ for quality? frown.gif
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Do I buy a ticket for the custom card train? Or is already left the station?

It just pulled into station, and no tickets are required. Feel free to check yourself any one of the three compartments depending on how excited you're feeling.
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Sorry guys I had to hit the bathroom. Where are we at in the cycle?

1. AMD is doomed
2. GTX 970 is better
3. I'm definitely keeping my old card
4. OMG the power efficiency!!
5. The cooler sucks
6. Everything sucks

Thanks thumb.gif

it's "it's slower than 390x, thus end of the world."
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Sorry guys I had to hit the bathroom. Where are we at in the cycle?

1. AMD is doomed
2. GTX 970 is better
3. I'm definitely keeping my old card
4. OMG the power efficiency!!
5. The cooler sucks
6. Everything sucks

Thanks thumb.gif

7. BRB committing seppuku.

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It just pulled into station, and no tickets are required. Feel free to check yourself any one of the three compartments depending on how excited you're feeling.

Why there? The best spot is in front of the train laying on the tracks!
 
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7. BRB committing seppuku.

I'll confess I had to look up the term but well played sir.
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Almost feel like RX 470 is the better card if it has 32 CPUs.
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i guess AMD should put more money in the R&D departement than in the W&S one biggrin.gif
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Even IF the RX 480 can overclock to the 1500mhz range, and by doing so it pulls ahead of the 390/290, from the benchmarks of it I've seen it will still be less powerful than the 390 at the same clocks. E.g. it may take a RX 480 at 1500mhz to equal a 390/290 at 1200mhz. In which case, the card is basically a failure imo. It needed to be faster than the 390/290, but it isn't, probably because it has less ROPs and TMUs.

From the OC results it seems at least this card has excellent scaling, approaching 1:1 basically. So assuming 1:1 scaling, at 1500 it would be 18.5% faster than stock, and it would unambiguously edge out a stock 980 at that speed.

Also surprised nobody picked up on this, but the memory overclocks to over 9000!!! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by MNiceGuy View Post

Sorry guys I had to hit the bathroom. Where are we at in the cycle?

1. AMD is doomed
2. GTX 970 is better
3. I'm definitely keeping my old card
4. OMG the power efficiency!!
5. The cooler sucks
6. Everything sucks

Thanks thumb.gif

7. Wait for AIB
8. Wait for drivers
9. 480 @ 1500 will wreck 980, @ 1700 will match 980 Ti, and under LN2 will match 1080.

I may have embellished the last one a bit, just a tiny bit.
post #920 of 3674
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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.

Be analytical here.

First off, a gtx 980 has 2048 shaders vs 2560 shaders 1080. That alone makes that comparison inappropriate.

In addition 3584 shaders is only 55% more shaders than 2304 which means you can only expect 55% more performance at best. Considering scaling goes down as an architecture goes up, expect performance to increase maybe 45%. And considering the 70-80% gap between the 1080 and rx 480, a 4096 shader would struggle.
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