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AMD is now focused on competing with products from 2+ years ago... Zen is targeting Haswell IPC and Polaris/Vega will be attempting to match the performance and power consumption of 28 nm Maxwell... rolleyes.gif

It's AMD's marketing, they know majority of gamers on Steam don't buy the $500+ GPU's or CPU's so that's who there aiming at and I think with the 480 (although it has the power issue atm) it's a damn good card for the market.

Also works well for country's whose dollar is up the creek like Australia, just look at the prices of the 480 compared to the 1080, 1070 hell even the 980 & 970. AMD has done the right thing business wise targeting the lower end of the market seeing we all know Nvidia owns the top end hence why they can charge whatever they want.

Another thing to add is AMD's drivers have improved ten fold over what they were even this time last year. They also haven't bricked cards with driver "upgrades". biggrin.gif
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So it performs about where it should. I expect performance to increase as the drivers mature. I also expect the custom AIB cards to perform better.
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It's AMD's marketing, they know majority of gamers on Steam don't buy the $500+ GPU's or CPU's so that's who there aiming at and I think with the 480 (although it has the power issue atm) it's a damn good card for the market.

Also works well for country's whose dollar is up the creek like Australia, just look at the prices of the 480 compared to the 1080, 1070 hell even the 980 & 970. AMD has done the right thing business wise targeting the lower end of the market seeing we all know Nvidia owns the top end hence why they can charge whatever they want.

Another thing to add is AMD's drivers have improved ten fold over what they were even this time last year.

I agree 100%

They are not worried about the top tier enthusiast crowd. They are gonna gobble up the mainstream mid-high tier market and I hope they gain some market share back, although I still have my doubts.
 
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The two nvidia cards ive owned from last gen 960 and 980 were both overclocking powerhouses

My 390 and fury x are the worst overclockers I can remember ( from my own benchmarks my 980 was very close to my fury x both at max oc )

That being said I am highly skeptical about how much benefit the aftermarket cards will bring to overclocking after seeing initial Temps and power draw. This card could draw 300-400 w with extra voltage ?
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$340 in Canada [8gb only available] =262.73 US Dollar @ NCIX/Memory Express
However the king of pc components NEWEGG has 4gb for $259.99 and 8gb for $309.99
Still rather get a used 970

So you would willingly get a slower card, with less memory, that will no longer see major driver support, that uses more power, that sees negative performance increases in DX12.. to me, it just makes no sense.
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I wonder if XFX's 480 will use those swapable fans they revealed a month back
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$340 in Canada [8gb only available] =262.73 US Dollar @ NCIX/Memory Express
However the king of pc components NEWEGG has 4gb for $259.99 and 8gb for $309.99
Still rather get a used 970

Why used GTX970? You are Canadian? GTX970 still sell a lot even used $300+.

Also has it seem 4Gb cards are just 8GB cards with the chips disabled. Maybe a Bios flash? Easy save $40?
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Well i guess the WCCF thread on here with all of the people gloating about how the 480 overclocked was gonna match a fury-x or 980TI/Titan X were sorely mistaken. rolleyes.gif

But I guess thats cool that it matchs performance of midrange cards released in Sep 2014, and june 2015 respectively. (970/390) For the $200 dollar price point 7 months into 2016. specool.gif
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Performance is where i expected and price is alright. But I am really disappointed that Polaris hasn't done anything on efficiency front compared to previous architecture, only benefitting from node shrink. AMD had opportunity to close the gap since Nvidia only released Maxwell 2.0 on smaller node but failed to do so.

This is basically a repeat of 28nm generation.

I've already gone over this, they are two entirely different architectures, all of hawaii tonga and fiji draw more power than their nvidia counterparts. Why does anyone expect polaris/vega to be any different from when at it's core it is simply a tweaked GCN with components within the arch that nvidia does not have?

The important thing to realize here is in comparison to their previous GCN cards. In a worse case scenario (furmark) a RX 480 is 1.77x more efficient than Hawaii/Grenada, it only increases in DX12 scenarios.

Everyone needs to stop and actually think about this card. Everyone hyped it up to be something it clearly wasn't going to be, and all of the sudden it's a failure when it has introduced previous high-midranged performance @ a $199 to $249 price range. This card is a significant ways ahead of the 380x and 960 which it replaces based on price range, don't get me started on the 970 as that will soon be EOL.

Seriously, come on...
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the real test wil be against the 1060
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