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As a Nitro Fury owner, I have to say I'm disappointed in the new cheese grater design. I was expecting something more along the lines of current Nitro designs, which were quite handsome IMO. Also, forget ASUS for AMD cards, they don't even try. The Strix Fury is the best example for this.
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As a Nitro Fury owner, I have to say I'm disappointed in the new cheese grater design. I was expecting something more along the lines of current Nitro designs, which were quite handsome IMO. Also, forget ASUS for AMD cards, they don't even try. The Strix Fury is the best example for this.

 

Agreed. I can only speak empirically but I've had nothing but trouble with ASUS AMD cards, which is funny because I adore their AMD motherboards. Sapphire, Gigabyte, and Powercolor have all been 100% solid experiences for me. I've only owned MSI's Nvidia cards but never had a problem with them either though I don't know if they also suffer from the ASUS lack-of-effort bug when it comes to AMD GPU's.

     
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The most problem free cards I've owned so far have been from EVGA and Sapphire. I had an MSI 980Ti that ran super hot and had insane coil whine. ASIC was 58% too. I returned that card and got two ASUS Titan X's, which have been smooth sailing from the start. After that came two Nitro Furys which I love, as they give me roughly the same performance as my Titans at a fraction of the noise and heat. Even better, I sold my Titans for a priofit and got to keep a huge chunk of cash after buying the Furys. I've had to RMA one, as it was DOA but ever since, I've been very pleased.

Also, I cannot even begin to tell you how superior Crossfire and Eyefinity are to SLI and Surround.
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Having experienced both SLI and Crossfire in their most recent (excepting Pascal, ofc) implementations I must agree. I rarely play anything immediately upon launch and most AAA games get a profile within a couple of weeks, which suits me perfectly. Besides that, most of the 'regular' games I play have profiles, and the few that don't took about ten minutes of tweaking to get sorted. If you don't need that Day Zero 00:00:00 Launch Moment experience, CF scaling is great and it's clear from the improvements they've made this past year and in comments he's repeatedly made that Raja and RTG are committed to the idea of multi-GPU, which is great for me because I can't run just one card in my main gamer! :2coolsmil

     
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Having experienced both SLI and Crossfire in their most recent (excepting Pascal, ofc) implementations I must agree. I rarely play anything immediately upon launch and most AAA games get a profile within a couple of weeks, which suits me perfectly. Besides that, most of the 'regular' games I play have profiles, and the few that don't took about ten minutes of tweaking to get sorted. If you don't need that Day Zero 00:00:00 Launch Moment experience, CF scaling is great and it's clear from the improvements they've made this past year and in comments he's repeatedly made that Raja and RTG are committed to the idea of multi-GPU, which is great for me because I can't run just one card in my main gamer! coolsmiley03.png
I've become so used to seeing two cards in my system, my case just looks so empty with one card. I think I will also get 2 cards once big Vega drops. As to the launch experience, I have played some games right at launch and I have to give Nvidia the edge here with the day one game ready drivers. One recent example is The Division, where it actually took MONTHS for AMD to fix crossfire, the game dropped into single digit frame rates with CF enabled. Other than that, Crossfire is the way to go for multi-GPU. Performance gains also seem a lot bigger in my opinion. In some games, it's not unusual to see 80+% scaling with two AMD cards, where my second Titan provided just a few extra FPS for an extra $1000.
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Having experienced both SLI and Crossfire in their most recent (excepting Pascal, ofc) implementations I must agree. I rarely play anything immediately upon launch and most AAA games get a profile within a couple of weeks, which suits me perfectly. Besides that, most of the 'regular' games I play have profiles, and the few that don't took about ten minutes of tweaking to get sorted. If you don't need that Day Zero 00:00:00 Launch Moment experience, CF scaling is great and it's clear from the improvements they've made this past year and in comments he's repeatedly made that Raja and RTG are committed to the idea of multi-GPU, which is great for me because I can't run just one card in my main gamer! coolsmiley03.png

Face it, it's only because you want to say "muh Crossfire Furries". biggrin.gif
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You are... not wrong. :2coolsmil

     
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I would like to see a Sapphire RX 480 8GB Vapor-x.
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I'd like a 485 already biggrin.gif
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I would like to see a Sapphire RX 480 8GB Vapor-x.
It's coming. Or rather... Either a Vapor-X or a Toxic is coming, which one is unknown. BUT, it has been pretty much confirmed that one of those is coming. There is still no indication as to when though...
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