Originally Posted by iRUSH
You got that right! Meanwhile the 480's competition released today with reference and AIB. I'm sure that had to have cost AMD some sales.
I bet their employee count has been reduced a little today and the price of body bags has raised. If there is a prize for PC hardware fails AMD deserves it all the way. Their cards are not even selling at MSRP here, they are hiked and no one wants them. Meanwhile Nvidia brings a few 1060s at MSRP, lower price than 480s, higher performance, it's a no brainer really. If nGreedia can keep those cheap 1060s in stock, AMD is not gonna have anyone to sell those 480s to, period. Even from benchmarks with OCed 480 it can't keep up with a less power hungry 1060, it just barely matches it with the OC to a nonOC 1060...
They truly failed with the launch and having 480 voltage up at 1.15V instead of 1.05V and still being clock limited to around 1250MHz. Meanwhile Pascal cards all clock to 2000MHz on boost and some can keep that high clock all the time, where as 480 without aftermarket cooling can't even keep the stock 1266 boost.
I can't wait to hear what the silly Sapphire will pull from their sleeve this Sunday, what excuses they will have for this crap late launch and getting stomped by 1060 across the board in current titles. The Polaris 10 is a good chip but it doesn't clock and is power hungry compared to Pascal on top of that the crappy board and custom card launch execution. Fail upon fail.