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post #301 of 860
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Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB View Post

For the people arguing about the price difference between GTX 1060 and RX 480...

Fun fact: In China, the reference RX 480 cost 1999-2199 RMB while a custom GTX 1060 cost 1899-1999 RMB.

GG AMD China.
I would still buy the RX 480 due to its Vulkan performance.
post #302 of 860
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Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB View Post

For the people arguing about the price difference between GTX 1060 and RX 480...

Fun fact: In China, the reference RX 480 cost 1999-2199 RMB while a custom GTX 1060 cost 1899-1999 RMB.

GG AMD China.
Problem is it's not only in China, it's in Europe too due to distributors not wanting to carry/sell AMD cards so they or retailers price them higher which means hell no one buys them overpriced at that point. They need to stomp on this price hiking that is affecting selected markets, Nvidia seems to have done it with 1060 to ensure better price than 480 offers.
post #303 of 860
A few benchmarks of the RX 480 Nitro incoming this Firday

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A few benchmarks of the RX 480 Nitro incoming this Firday


If it can perform within 10% of the 1060. I'm sold.
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A few benchmarks of the RX 480 Nitro incoming this Firday


If it can perform within 10% of the 1060. I'm sold.

The reference is already within 10%. It's not like a custom card will do worse than reference.
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So that's what the previously mentioned countdown is for. Ok.
post #307 of 860
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The reference is already within 10%. It's not like a custom card will do worse than reference.

Only thing i'm concerned about is the fact that games like Overwatch and battlefield DX11 (both of which I play), the 1060 jumps ahead by quite a bit
post #308 of 860
The fact that there is so many arguments about the 480 vs 1060 is good news for the industry imo. They are more or less competing with each other, the high-end segment is a different story though.. rolleyes.gif

If i was looking for this tier of GPU's i would avoid the reference 480's and wait for the AIB cards or go for a 1060, unless we're talking about the $199 4GB version, it's a really good price for the performance you get, throttling or not.

The only real comparison that can be made is going to be the $249 custom 8GB 480's vs the $249 custom 6GB 1060's. The 1060 is 6% ahead of the throttling reference 480 under DX11, and loses to the 480 by around the same amount under DX12, and with Vulkan in Doom the two aren't even close.

The 480's clock speeds average around 1190 Mhz, but goes down to 1150 in some titles with the reference cooling/power.. Compared to the 1060's average boost of around 1850 MHz in the same titles.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



That means we aren't even seeing what the 480 performs like at 1266.. A custom 480 at 1400 will exceed a 1060 at 2050 - 2100 under DX11, anything further than 1400 will just be gravy..

Not to mention you have an upgrade path with the 480, the 1060 offers no SLI support. DX12 and Vulkan performance has been discussed enough already i think, but that's a plus too.. tongue.gif

TL;DR

Need something right now and don't mind spending more than $199? Go for a custom 1060, avoid the FE nonsense.

But i'd wait for the custom 480's, history has shown that it will be the better choice in the long term, and might even show that on the day they drop in this case.

Can't really go wrong with either, the performance they offer would of cost you $449 - $499 a few months ago. thumb.gif
Edited by GorillaSceptre - 7/20/16 at 12:45pm
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What a poor comment on so many levels. All partners both nvidia and amd release reference based boards with custom coolers and custom pcbs.

The nitro is a custom pcb, last details I heard it is still 6+1 but theyre using their black diamond chokes. Gaming X is apparently 4+2 and no news on the asus, pc, and xfx cards in trrms of the vrm design.

A poor comment? Do i need to remember you that most sapphire stuff has vrm in the 100c

Fury for example.

Anyways if the rx 480 really overclock we need minimum 6 phase and a 8 would be perfect.

Diamond choke.. that marketing. A choke is a choke.

Asus use high quality cap choke vrm in most of their product. Not sapphire
as a Sapphire Fury owner. I can safely say. You are clueless.
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I would never buy a gX106 chip. Call me a fanboy or anything but the last 4 years every single gpu from nvidia on this segment was bad.

660 - GK106 Mediocre compared to AMD offers
660ti (yes i know it is GK104) - It aged like milk. I cant understand why people bought 660ti instead of 7950 back then
760- Mediocre
960- So bad compared to competition. And probably it's the gpu that sold the most.

I expect the same tbh. I am hoping that i am wrong because i dont want people that spent money on a product to not get the absolute best performance out of their money.

Please 1060 age a bit better than the last x60 gpus. tongue.gif
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