Originally Posted by bigjdubb
No reason to make such a silly statement, people were expecting better than 980 performance not Titan X performance.
I was mistaken about the TDP but if this thing was touted as a 150w TDP card it isn't unreasonable for people think it would perform a little better given what nvidia has done with 16nm and 150w TDP.
Exactly. The point I was trying to make was that given the amount of power the card draws (which has been shown to be more than both the 1070 and the 1080) the performance is extremely sedated. I'd imagine that when overclocked, this card will be drawing insane amounts of power (and generating a good bit of heat as a result) and that is my issue.
In terms of its price, if retailers keep the reference boards at MSRP and continue to do so with AIB boards, I think it's a decent card. I'm just a bit disappointed with the somewhat stagnant improvement in terms of the performance/watt (At least when I compare this card to equivalent TDP cards from NVidia)
Additionally, when I compare this card to an R9 380X (Which launched at the same price point as the 8 GB version) the performance jump is nothing to write home about. Though comparing it to a 380 yields better results, I'm just not entirely sure that the 380 is the card the RX 480 is replacing (Given the fact that no 480X has been announced)Edited by Exeed Orbit - 6/29/16 at 11:29am