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There's so much wrong with this comment.

For one where are you getting $500 from? I paid $250 for this 290X like two years ago.

Also, yes, the 290X was an enthusiast card but it's also old at this point. So, no, for $200-$230 the 480 should be as fast at this point. To think this is in no way ridiculous or unrealistic.

Also driver improvements may make some difference but I doubt it'll make major differences. The fact that the 480 seems to be getting beat by the 970 (really, lol) it, at best, might match it 6 months from now. That's sad.

What the rumors were saying made this card end up being a disappointment. I certainly don't think $200 is a good price for it.

DX12 performance makes it better but it's still slower than a 290X/390X and AMD has always been better anyways. Even a 290 beats a 980 in DX12 so saying that the 480 is faster isn't some selling point...all of AMD has been faster.

This is what you said:
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I was looking to replacing my 290X's with a couple of these and it looks like I would have made a bad choice.

The 8GB cards are around $230-250, with tax and shipping I rounded to $500 for two.
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Also driver improvements may make some difference but I doubt it'll make major differences.

You do own AMD cards right? A couple pages back someone posted the differences in performance with driver improvements, AMD makes substantial gains. It takes them longer to optimize their drivers, essentially the tortoise vs. the hare...

The 290X was a fantastic card, the reference cooler was poor, but amazing OC potential and it's really lasted quite a while. I suspect with some better optimization and higher OC potential via AIB cards, the 480 will pull ahead. AMD isn't quick off the gun, but they generally finish strong.
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post #32 of 55
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This. According to HardOCP this card pulls nearly 300 watts with a less than 100Mhz overclock.
I'm pretty sure that's full system consumption, not just the card.
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Fine ill put into the perspective of a car.


Everyone wants the quietness and green fuel of a Prius but they want the performance of a 1000hp twin turbo Skyline. But AMD gave them a Charger and people still complain.

What you're forgetting is, that for around the same power consumption, the 1070 is running circles around this card. And I know, the 480 isn't supposed to compete with the 1070. The point is, though, that at roughly the same watts, this card performs far lower when compared to a 1070.

Your analogy is incorrect. You've got the sound of a charger (Loud), the gas mileage of a charger (Not efficient), but the performance of a Prius (Mainstream)
post #34 of 55
This card did what it was supposed to do, set the new bar for the next gen mainstream 14nm/16nm cards ($200 range).

The last $200 cards (launch MSRP) were weaker than the high end cards of 2012, this is the first time that a $200 (Launch MSRP) beats out the GTX 680/7970 of yesteryear...

That alone is a great feat, and I am excited to see what nvidia brings to the table now that the cat is out of the bag (RX 480)

I wonder if this will heavily influence the GTX 1060 (I saw they leaked an image and said it was going to come out sooner now and cheaper)
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Fantastic budget card. AMD has hit a home run with this one. The fact it can even push 1440p and highest settings with above average fps. Incredible. So, much Hatorade going on with the green team. I can see the 1060 directly competing with this thing. Problem is price. Nvidia is premium. AMD is budget. And the big thing with VR. Its so expensive as it is. People would love this budget card and save some bucks while running VR.
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What you're forgetting is, that for around the same power consumption, the 1070 is running circles around this card. And I know, the 480 isn't supposed to compete with the 1070. The point is, though, that at roughly the same watts, this card performs far lower when compared to a 1070.

Your analogy is incorrect. You've got the sound of a charger (Loud), the gas mileage of a charger (Not efficient), but the performance of a Prius (Mainstream)

same thing with AMD cards last gen and people complain about that. Now AMD managed to lower power consumption and still increased or kept performance the same and people still complain about power usage.


its like saying AMD offered better performance at the same amount of MPG on their standard car and people still complain about it because the other brand (NVidia) offered better MPG on their premium car. Sacrifices had to be made neither you get MPG and performance or MPG and price or price and performance but no MPG you cant just pick all 3 and say I want that like that cuz I want it like that
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same thing with AMD cards last gen and people complain about that. Now AMD managed to lower power consumption and still increased or kept performance the same and people still complain about power usage.


its like saying AMD offered better performance at the same amount of MPG on their standard car and people still complain about it because the other brand (NVidia) offered better MPG on their premium car. Sacrifices had to be made neither you get MPG and performance or MPG and price or price and performance but no MPG you cant just pick all 3 and say I want that like that cuz I want it like that

I agree they've made progress. But what you need to remember is that they're not competing just with their own products. The rival's products are showing much better performance at the same power consumption. At the end of the day, it's not just perf/$ that matters (not to me at least). OC, noise, heat, power also come into play. And it seems like AMD is struggling in all 4 of those categories (Maybe OC less so, since scaling is pretty good, but headroom is so so)
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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)

Actually basing it off a benchmark from the owners thread on OCN vs a 390x @ 1266 (scaled up using 50mhz point increases in FS), per shader performance appears to have increased by ~5.8%, not much but it is something.
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post #39 of 55
Good thing I didn't wait a month for this card to release.
I'm glad I bought my 970 for $180 early this month biggrin.gif
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Actually basing it off a benchmark from the owners thread on OCN vs a 390x @ 1266 (scaled up using 50mhz point increases in FS), per shader performance appears to have increased by ~5.8%, not much but it is something.
5.8% in a new architecture that they claimed to be completely new (not like Pascal basically being Maxwell) is stupidly low. No way around it.
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