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Source: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/7756/amd-radeon-rx-480-video-card-review-starting-rebellion-199/index.html

This card didn't meet my expectations. Sub par performance, bad thermals, loud blower cooler. I let myself hope that AMD was going to turn things around with this card. Guess I'll have to wait and see what the GTX 1060 brings to the table.
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Sub par performance? It falls slightly behind the 980 in most of the benchmarks which is great for the price you pay for it. But like you said, we'll have to wait and see what the 1060 is capable of and how they'll price it then we can compare both cards and see who's the winner.
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Well, considering the thermals, the power consumption, the noise, it's really not that great of a situation. Shader performance hasn't increased either. They just managed to pack more of them on a smaller die (which has apparently really affected thermals)
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Well, considering the thermals, the power consumption, the noise, it's really not that great of a situation. Shader performance hasn't increased either. They just managed to pack more of them on a smaller die (which has apparently really affected thermals)

I think the aftermarket cards are going to be a much better buy. It appears this card can overclock very well from what I have read, it's just you into power/temp issues on the stock cooler. Let's see what MSI and Sapphire put out, I imagine something with a 6+8 pin design and a nice beefy cooler to keep things cool. My Nitro 390X sits in the mid 60s during demanding games, and that card has almost double the TDP.
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The 1080p results are very promising. If the partner cards solve the temp/noise issue and provide some overclocking ability, this thing is going to be the ultimate 1080p 60hz card.

What happened to 100w TDP though? 150w TDP is the same as the 1070 but not nearly as powerful.
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The 1080p results are very promising. If the partner cards solve the temp/noise issue and provide some overclocking ability, this thing is going to be the ultimate 1080p 60hz card.

What happened to 100w TDP though? 150w TDP is the same as the 1070 but not nearly as powerful.

It was always a 150w TDP part, AMD stated this.
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It was always a 150w TDP part, AMD stated this.

Oh, why was i thinking it was a 100 watt tdp, maybe that is the smaller one. So much for the big push on efficiency I guess, maybe the improvements will pay bigger dividends on the larger cards.
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100mhz OC gives a 5-10% gain in performance. I'd love to see a modded cooler with a massive OC.
Edited by SpeedyVT - 6/29/16 at 9:53am
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post #9 of 55
Well this thing seems to not be what I, nor most people that I know, were expecting. Wasn't this suppose to be like a 390X/980 killer? Or at least be on the same level? The GTX 970 is just as fast.

Wow...yeah not impressed at all. My 290X seems to do just as well. Feel bad for everyone that sold off their 290's/390's/970's/980's for cheap expecting the 480 to kick those cards around some.

Yeah, anyone can say "well for the price it's not that bad!" but we all know we were expecting better performance than this.
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Oh, why was i thinking it was a 100 watt tdp, maybe that is the smaller one. So much for the big push on efficiency I guess, maybe the improvements will pay bigger dividends on the larger cards.

Yeah 110 for the 470. wink.gif
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100mhz OC gives a 5-10% gain in performance. I'd love to see a modded cooler with a massive OC.

Overclocking is going to be awesome on these cards, that german website (forget the name) had one basically matching a fury X, and that's a crappy reference card with a 6 pin and 1350 OC.

Reports from AIB's are saying varying silicon going from 1480-1600mhz.


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Yeah, anyone can say "well for the price it's not that bad!" but we all know we were expecting better performance than this.

Agreed but there's some great things about this card, bar power consumption, which I don't care about myself but others might.

A majority are focusing on cons and ignoring the pros right now, just like the 290 series launch.
Edited by Waitng4realGPU - 6/29/16 at 10:30am
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