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with aftermarket GTX1060s being cheaper than ASUS & MSI branded RX480s, especially Zotac's new lineup of the mid-range Pascal card, I think AMD has lost the fight yet again. Hopefully upcoming driver releases will fix this or Polaris can bid it's silicon ass goodbye as it fails AMD & made some Red campers rather angry on what should have been a potent new chip. Guess AMD didn't see this coming especially after all that hype they've been building...
 
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We need more DX12/Vulkan Benchmarks pleasem. RotTR seems the only Benchmark with DX12... there`s Quantum Break, AotS, Hitman, Doom, Total War Warhammer, Etc. the list will grow fast.
 
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won't be seeing a large library of DX12 ready games by summer next year as recently launched games comes with DX12/Vulkan as optional APIs, not shipped as standard or pre-sewned into the game's engine.
 
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It's Asuck again with their failed DirectCU design. We can see 2 of the heatpipes don't touch the GPU, 1 of them barely touches. What the point of a 5 heatpipes design then?
 
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It's Asuck again with their failed DirectCU design. We can see 2 of the heatpipes don't touch the GPU, 1 of them barely touches. What the point of a 5 heatpipes design then?
Same cooler for all cards, cheaper than developing exclusive models...
 
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Thanks for the review W1zzard. Shame for the Asus fan profiles.

A minor UX suggestion for the graphs, if I may:
- when reviewing a NV card, mark it in green
- when reviewing an AMD card, mark it in red
- have the main competing card from the opposite camp also using its colour instead of grey, for ease of comparison
- when an AIB card, the reference card stays blue as you have it now, that's excellent
 

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Am i the only one who asking why the heck the actual Crimson 16.7.2 isn't used?
Mantle anyone?! Honestly, what is this kind of advertorial?! Do you got paid for this?
Something is clearly wrong on this for sure …


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Am i the only one who asking why the heck the actual Crimson 16.7.2 isn't used?
Mantle anyone?! Honestly, what is this kind of advertorial?! Do you got paid for this?
Something is clearly wrong on this for sure …


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You dont have to believe what you see. Just buy one and test it for yourself. Then go back here and prove Wizard is wrong.
 
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You dont have to believe what you see. Just buy one and test it for yourself. Then go back here and prove Wizard is wrong.
Honestly? Why is the 16.7.1 Beta used instead of the rather actual Crimson 16.7.2?
Everyone uses 16.7.2 and we all know, what benefit AMD is getting from this.
Give me a single reason except trying to make look AMD look bad on this! A single one. This review seems like a bad joke for me …


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Honestly? Why is the 16.7.1 Beta used instead of the rather actual Crimson 16.7.2?
Everyone uses 16.7.2 and we all know, what benefit AMD is getting from this.
Give me a single reason except trying to make look AMD look bad on this! A single one. This review seems like a bad joke for me …


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It has nothing to do with the driver version used. AMD's DX11 drivers are causing performance issues for their cards. You can see that when you compare performance between DX11 and DX12 in AOS, Hitman, Total War Warhammer, Doom, etc.
 

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letting asus in charge of releasing a good custom graphics card

oh cmon...
Its like this because they are using the same cooler for various cards. Its not like the 2 extra heat pipes make cooling any worse. What do you guys want ASUS to do? Decrease heatpipe radius? Increase the die area (lol)? Cant use a base plate, because of the name (DIRECT CU III).

Its a smaller chip than the GTX 1080/1070 with bigger power draw. It will always be noisier when the same cooling capacity is applied, there's no way around it. I doubt other manufactures will do much better.
 
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Whelp, so much for the extra power providing much results. Guess those leaks were false...Unless the voltage mods really do make that much of a difference.


Good design on the STRIX cooler and such, but the rest of the GPU leaves something to be desired.
 
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Theres no way this cooler should be noisy unless there is something wrong. This cooler should be silent on card with 100 more watts and 2x 8 pin power connectors.
How can the same cooler be quiet on one card, and noisy on another, particularly when the card uses only 170Watts and a single 8 pin? Its not normal.

Maybe Asus screwed up with the fan profile which is common for many new graphics cards, Wizzard why dont you ask Asus about it?? Its a shame this card will forever be branded "noisy" when its not.

I see people are already saying this card is a failure, its not awesome, but it does offer best price to performance, and provides good long term value with DX12 games in the near future.
 
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Noone knows the future. What if all upcoming dx12 games will be exactly like Tomb Rider? Vulkan will end up like Mantle in bf4?
 
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Theres no way this cooler should be noisy unless there is something wrong. This cooler should be silent on card with 100 more watts and 2x 8 pin power connectors.
How can the same cooler be quiet on one card, and noisy on another, particularly when the card uses only 170Watts and a single 8 pin? Its not normal.

Maybe Asus screwed up with the fan profile which is common for many new graphics cards, Wizzard why dont you ask Asus about it?? Its a shame this card will forever be branded "noisy" when its not.

I see people are already saying this card is a failure, its not awesome, but it does offer best price to performance, and provides good long term value with DX12 games in the near future.
Maybe it should not be THIS bad, but if you are comparing it to the 1080, keep in mind that the die area is smaller (314 vs 232 mm²), so given similar power, heat transfer will be proportionally (~25%) lower.
 
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… You can see that when you compare performance between DX11 and DX12 in AOS, Hitman, Total War Warhammer, Doom, etc.
… and you've forgotten the new 16.7.2 release made some improvements on this, don't you? ;)


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It's interesting how much AMD fanboys are loud and noisy. anybody noticed if there is something slightly negative about AMD in a review every body SCREAMS how unfair the review is but nobody cares about Nvidia. for example performance per dollar is calculated based on 300$ GTX 1060 despite most 1060s are selling under 300$(most around 250$-) but nobody complained about that.
 
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mmmh....If the RX 470 will be like the HD7950 of the HD7970, at 149 €, then it will actually be the real success.

I'm feeling like GCN is reaching it's limits. The 7870 could get a 20% overclock easy, (who even become factory setting with the R9 270x), meanwhile polaris seems to have so little room for improvement.

I wish they could have just suck with the "199€ VR gpu" even with the 8GB version. 199$ is what got ppl hyped, but instead we got a 249€ card a little too close from the 279€ of the 1060.

DX12/Vulkan is the only point were AMD is clearly winning, but those games are so few right now (Not counting DX12 tomb raider -_-).
 
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Am i the only one who asking why the heck the actual Crimson 16.7.2 isn't used?
Mantle anyone?! Honestly, what is this kind of advertorial?! Do you got paid for this?
Something is clearly wrong on this for sure …


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Because it wouldn't have the same base as the reference review if he changed drivers. He's due for a big rebench, but that is lots of work and he has lots of cards on the review pile.
 
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Not happy AMD, I want this level of performance, using half the Watts.
 
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Also I find it strange that the reference, as we know it, was throttling and never ran at the given boost speed. So this card which should be stable at 1300+ should be a bit faster than reference. Unless this card is throttling as well?
Check this video out I think it may answer the question
 
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put it simple, there's like 90% of current games running DX11 APIs while there's barely 5% of new games came out recently, has DX12 as optional while remaining has additional support for Vulkan. While 2 of these new APIs are still in their infancy stage, I wouldn't put my hopes up for them until there are 50% of upcoming games shipped with DX12 sewn into them as standard.

wouldn't spend more cash over an aftermarket variant if this is where AIB vendors are going... I rather pick a reference card that they're selling, remove the shroud cooler & slap on either a GPU Bracket with compatible AIO fittings or go full custom water-cooling block via EKWB as those options has better cooling power over air.
 
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