Originally Posted by Agent Smith1984
This is such a joke..... GTX 960 breaks PICE specs, nobody cares...... RX 480 breaks PCIE specs, and everybody flips the heck out!!
Then AMD fixes the issue within a week's time without impacting performance, even going as far as to improve performance for those who do not mind the slight out of spec power draw, and they still get bagged. Then there are a million write ups stating how when someone runs multiple cards in SLI/CF that they are essentially sending 75w per through the PCIE per card, for a total of 300w (which all motherboard manufacturers have stated their boards are capable of), and everybody is STILL BAGGING this $240 8GB that gives us 390X performance for almost $200 less than what that card costed last year, with better temps even on a blower, and half the power draw.... am I friggin missing something?
Missing something yes, that it's still behind NV in performance/power ratio. Good card/chip but it's that 1 step and a lot of $ in R&D behind, it's on par with Maxwell but not with Paxwell in perf/power. They need to bring the voltage down to 1.0V to be able to bring the power draw down and match nGreedia.
AMD made nice progress in this 1 step over Fury unfortunately Fury wasn't that big of a leap in perf/power and overall the $ invested into R&D is I bet much lower than what NV is pumping in to get these newer cards.