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No.

I got a loot box with an added buffer stat for a sense of humour for your character. $Only one dollar$. Poviso; 40% change of success.
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I don't see how that makes up for it. If you want to make vital changes to a gpu then put it out under a new name. Don't put out the same gpu under the same name but gimped.

If Nvidia had done this people would be grabbing their pitch forks and torches.

Scummy amd.

I'm not a fan but technically its about the same as having both a 4GB and 8GB version of the same card, or 3GB and 6GB... The big model number might be the same, but the amount of ram (and price) differs. This is just the same model card with less CU and less SP.

I'd definitely say its much worse than the Ram, and a little harder to notice but at the end of the day nothing is being hidden from the consumer...

I agree with others, should just make it a diff model even if they just added a D or LE or something... I don't like it, but I'm not gonna grab my pitchfork on this one either...

But hey, if a stink gets caused and AMD decides its better to make a differentiation on the model number, I'll be a happy chap.
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Stupid move on AMD's part. Call it by a different name or don't change a thing. This is worse than the the 1060 3gb variant for the simple fact that there was a clear spec difference in names which *should* have prompted a buyer to look deeper into the specs.

True, AMD's case is worse, but Nvidia isn't much better as I have shown with product boxes. With the 3 GB moniker you may or may not know to look for more differences. It will sadly depend on how informed or cynical you are. If you're at a physical retail store looking at boxes, you may well be lost on the full scope of differences.
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Wow. Worse than the gtx 970 saga if not on par with it. They have very little market share left after the Vega fiasco and they still pull sonething they championed against Nvidia

They deserve to go under
Edited by SgtDamned - 12/5/17 at 4:28pm
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Why companies do stupid things just for a name. Just name it like skus that you already have (560D). Then AMD you can just avoid bad imaging because of a name.
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post #26 of 128
Should have been RX 555

Also there's some RX 460s that unlock to 1024 shaders, so this RX 560 would be worse than some of the RX 460s.
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I'm actually really annoyed right now. I really thought I just got a good deal on an RX560 4GB. I talked to a rep about returning it and they're going to charge me 15% restocking fee rolleyes.gif

This is a dick move tbh. I'm experienced with pc hardware and really passionate with following tech news and even I missed this what more the average consumer

 
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I wouldn't have bought a RX 560 from powercolor anyway.

A GTX 1050 Ti or even a GTX 1050 is superior in almost every case.
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