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After seeing the 470 release, they really missed it; the whole marketing team and those that set MAP should be fired; it seems that they didn't account for AIB sale numbers and retailer sale prices.

Too much overlap between the 470 and the 480. AIB 470 vs Reference 480, or not, it's too close in pricing. The 4GB 480 should've never existed. It Should've been the 8GB 480 Reference for $229, then AIBs will make it $259. The 4GB 470 reference would've sat perfectly at $169, with AIBs, making it $199. Then you have your niche 470 8GB that would be a free for all for AIBs, but odds are that they wouldn't make it because the 8GB 480 exists for a little more.

AMD has their pricing structure plan all wacked out. Either they didn't plan for distribution and sale prices, or they're not stepping on the throats of AIBs and etailers to control pricing to make a more attractive market. Nvidia on the other hand, has a great pricing structure (although over priced, because they can right now) for every model, and even leaving gaps for ti models (A 1060 ti will exist, the price gap and performance between the 1070 and 1060 is too much to not release another card there).

From the looks of it, the PowerColor RX 470 4 GB is the winner for this family of cards.

DAMN that mining farm. So it's that bastard that's buying up all of the cards lol. Damn miners.
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Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

I am not sure you can either. The Powercolor is the closest to msrp.

1 card isn't exactly a stellar sample size... Also, considering that a fair number of 4GB reference 480s at $199 can be flashed to 8GB...
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Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

BUT, how much do you really want it to be priced? $140?lol

Far enough apart where the two products are not within the same price point.
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Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

Get the 960.lol

Who said I was planning on buying a RX 470 or RX 480?
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Originally Posted by SoCalMX70 View Post

Meanwhile 480s are going in and out of stock daily.

You can thank Ethereum mining for that...
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Meanwhile 480s are going in and out of stock daily. The negative "reactions" don't mean ****.

most of them going into miner's hands....
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Meanwhile 480s are going in and out of stock daily. The negative "reactions" don't mean ****.
Good thing mining never hurt AMD during the Hawaii launch.





Oh wait.....
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Originally Posted by bucdan View Post

After seeing the 470 release, they really missed it; the whole marketing team and those that set MAP should be fired; it seems that they didn't account for AIB sale numbers and retailer sale prices.

Too much overlap between the 470 and the 480. AIB 470 vs Reference 480, or not, it's too close in pricing. The 4GB 480 should've never existed. It Should've been the 8GB 480 Reference for $229, then AIBs will make it $259. The 4GB 470 reference would've sat perfectly at $169, with AIBs, making it $199. Then you have your niche 470 8GB that would be a free for all for AIBs, but odds are that they wouldn't make it because the 8GB 480 exists for a little more.

AMD has their pricing structure plan all wacked out. Either they didn't plan for distribution and sale prices, or they're not stepping on the throats of AIBs and etailers to control pricing to make a more attractive market. Nvidia on the other hand, has a great pricing structure (although over priced, because they can right now) for every model, and even leaving gaps for ti models (A 1060 ti will exist, the price gap and performance between the 1070 and 1060 is too much to not release another card there).

From the looks of it, the PowerColor RX 470 4 GB is the winner for this family of cards.

DAMN that mining farm. So it's that bastard that's buying up all of the cards lol. Damn miners.

You just won the thread imo. GG +1 thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Shogon View Post

Good thing mining never hurt AMD during the Hawaii launch.





Oh wait.....

Not hard to get your hands on a 480. Nowinstock works quite well. 3 texts for in stock 480s so far today, 7 yesterday, 4 on the 2nd, 11 on the 1st...

Anyone who really wants one can get one. For those with no interest and just randomly checking stock to provide commentary in hardware forums, meh....
     
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Not hard to get your hands on a 480. Nowinstock works quite well. 3 texts for in stock 480s so far today, 7 yesterday, 4 on the 2nd, 11 on the 1st...
Good thing miners are incapable of using websites as well. $250 for a XFX reference model from BestBuy is a steal.
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Originally Posted by Shogon View Post

Good thing miners are incapable of using websites as well. $250 for a XFX reference model from BestBuy is a steal.

$250 is actually reasonable. Edit: and it's the backplate version, for what it's worth.

No point in arguing it further.
     
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You just won the thread imo. GG +1 thumb.gif

Hell, it would've been better if Reference never existed at all! I think AMD is regretting that, but they knew that everyone loved the look of the reference cooler a lot and they wanted to appeal to it, but down the road, I guess it backfired; but that's something that you can't really plan for, I guess.

Heck a perfect world, AIB RX 470 4GB for $179, AIB RX 480 8GB for $239 would've probably made some decent waves. I don't think AMD is going back to letting AIBs make reference card models anymore since aftermarket coolers gave them an excuse to raise prices higher than Reference models that were for sale.
Edited by bucdan - 8/4/16 at 1:11pm
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