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AMD Radeon RX 480 CrossFire

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In their marketing leading up to the Polaris launch today, AMD showed two Radeon RX 480 cards running in CrossFire, beating NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 - at a much lower price point. We have a review of two of these cards running 16 games at 4 resolutions in CrossFire.

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so it's actually still slower then a gtx 1080...
 
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Is this tested with a 4GB and an 8GB card? Or are both cards being used the 8GB variant? Im not sure if that was clarified or not in the article, i may have missed it
 
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A great scaling when there is a CF profile! Much better than SLI at least...
 
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Decent scaling, but still not the best solution. This card is great as a stand alone card for a low price and while adding two gives you performance of cards costing almost as much as 3 of them, I still believe in single card performance. Can't wait to see what aftermarket solutions do for this card.
 
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Looks like a nice deal, GTX1080 4K performance for GTX1070 money.
In 6 out of 16 tested games. That's not good value. More and more times now we see poor dual gpu scaling for AMD and Nvidia.
 
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Is this tested with a 4GB and an 8GB card? Or are both cards being used the 8GB variant? Im not sure if that was clarified or not in the article, i may have missed it
I'm pretty sure that both are the 8GB version, 'cause the 4GB isn't available yet.
 
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so it's actually still slower then a gtx 1080...
I think that was a given when AMD used AOTS for performance claims on the paper launch it was gonna be.
A great scaling when there is a CF profile! Much better than SLI at least...
better to go with 1 faster card that will give the performance then 2 cards and hoping CF/SLI works like it should. Price wise it ends up around the same. 1 card you are fine but if you are gonna get a 2nd might well just find a gtx1070(since there is no amd option) and avoid the CF/SLI scaling question's.
 
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I think that was a given when AMD used AOTS for performance claims on the paper launch it was gonna be.

better to go with 1 faster card that will give the performance then 2 cards and hoping CF/SLI works like it should. Price wise it ends up around the same. 1 card you are fine but if you are gonna get a 2nd might well just find a gtx1070(since there is no amd option) and avoid the CF/SLI scaling question's.
Except that 2 X RX480s are 1080 lvl of performance in games having a CF profile for 1070 price :toast:
 
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Except that 2 X RX480s are 1080 lvl of performance in games having a CF profile for 1070 price :toast:
The problem with this logic is that less than 1/2 of the games in the test bench support CF/SLI.
 
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The problem with this logic is that less than 1/2 of the games in the test bench support CF/SLI.
Hopefully a driver update will bring that list to over 50% in the near future.
 
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The problem with this logic is that less than 1/2 of the games in the test bench support CF/SLI.
So, it will be just the preference of a gamer to which games he likes to play that will judge if he will go for the bargain or the 1080 :toast:
 
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I'm pretty sure that both are the 8GB version, 'cause the 4GB isn't available yet.
Yeahhh i found out after i made the post that the 4GB results i saw on other sites was simply a modified bios altering the memory to emulate the 4gb model. I was curious because of the negative scaling in Hitman and some other games, thought perhaps one card had less ram and that forcing the other to only use 4 which was creating a negative impact or something.

I didn't know the 4 gig models weren't available yet though? I ordered one from Overclockers UK earlier today and is due for tomorrow!
 
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The problem with this logic is that less than 1/2 of the games in the test bench support CF/SLI.
Hopefully a driver update will bring that list to over 50% in the near future.
Other side of that is DX12 and dev's being ones that have to support CF/SLI. Which is a whole new can of worms on how well that will work early on.
 
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any results on tomb raider in dx11 since dx12 has no multi gpu support
 
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What about Ashes of Singularity why not.?

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And I've seen videos that differ greatly from TechPowerUp in some games, I do not understand what the cause, as I understand benchmarks of the games themselves are used or I'm wrong if wizzard we could clarify some possible causes or as measuring fps is done in TechPowerUp . please.

CF RX 480 > 1080
Witcher 3
far cry primal

CF RX 480 > 1070
Rise tomb raider
Grand theft Auto 5
Fallout 4
ARMA 3

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the bang for buck is good, the price here in Australia starts at $320 for the 4GB & $379 for the 8GB, the gtx 1070 are going for $780 & the 1080's are $1200
 
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So basically a GTX 1070 faires better in all metrics - cherry picked situations aside. Still have some hope left for custom aftermarket solutions being good single card choices.
 
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