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Wow, that HIS card is ugly as ****.
 
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That's some dumb design. Why so wide with the frame? It's ridiculous. It's as wide as my Strix and mine has massive stacks of fins and heatpipes sticking out of it, that's why it has to be so wide. This is just silly.
 
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It looks like some craptastic cardboard cut out attached to a card.
 
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RX480, such a super hyped product here on the forum (36 pages!), now it's out and in the end it seems no one actually bought one yet :p
 
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RX480, such a super hyped product here on the forum (36 pages!), now it's out and in the end it seems no one actually bought one yet :p
I'm waiting on the sapphire custom cards, maybe the nitro+ or the toxic :D
 
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RX480, such a super hyped product here on the forum (36 pages!), now it's out and in the end it seems no one actually bought one yet :p
I actually own two PowerColor reference cards 4GB model since last week. 420€ :D
Running games faster than my friend with the 1070... and some games really scale so good that it beats the 1080...
Can't complain. Best deal in the last 5 years ... My 4790K was a not so good deal... should have sticked with a cheaper CPU seeing the massive gains in DX12 and Vulkan with lower CPU util.

4GB is no problem for me as well. All games, even VRAM hungry ones like GTA V and Fallout 4 run very smooth with Textures on Ultra.
And the moment DX12 and Vulkan will do memory pooling ... my 2 x 4GB cards are 1x 8GB usable VRAM

edit: oh yeah i upgraded from a 270X ... it was a very good card up until now but the jump coming from 270X performance to ~1080 performance for that price is just really insane
 
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I'm waiting for the Sapphire Nitro as well.
Hopefully, with luck I can get a sweet overclock if the silicon is good and see GTX 980 performance as was shown in some benchmarks.
There has never been a card historically that has delivered so much performance gains for this price.

EDIT; I don't think this card was hyped. As more driver optimizations develop, I think we will see even better performance in some games, and not just DX12 and Vulkan where AMD has it's strong architecture.
 
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I actually own two PowerColor reference cards 4GB model since last week. 420€
2@ 420€, not bad, why didn't you go with the 8GB model?
 

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2@ 420€, not bad, why didn't you go with the 8GB model?
I went from 2GB VRAM with my 270X and when I am honest I hope I can do the BIOS flash to 8GB but I didn't try it out yet, have to read the tutorials still.
Now I am just enjoying the card as it is. For someone like me playing many games in high Texture quality without MSAA but 1440p on my old 270X with 2GB even if they in the meantime produce pure 4GB cards...it wouldnt be a big problem (especially with memory pooling around the corner...)
I mean 8GB on both cards would have meant 80€ more... I just didn't feel it's worth it if I may get a 8 GB card anyway. Didn't remove anything tho' to check but I believe after flashing I will see.
 
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I mean 8GB on both cards would have meant 80€ more... I just didn't feel it's worth it if I may get a 8 GB card anyway. Didn't remove anything tho' to check but I believe after flashing I will see.
I hope you get the free VRAM upgrade. If you do, you will look like a genius saving the 80 euros!
 
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RX480, such a super hyped product here on the forum (36 pages!), now it's out and in the end it seems no one actually bought one yet :p
Mine had to be back-orderer even though I orderer on launch date, looks like it sold out pretty much everywhere, at least the first batches.
 
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Mine had to be back-orderer even though I orderer on launch date, looks like it sold out pretty much everywhere, at least the first batches.
Undoubtedly this was why the GTX 1060 was moved up for early release.
 
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Getting a Rx480 8GB AIB Sapphire or MSI one as soon as they are available.

You can of course wait to see what the 1060GTX actually brings; wait on a AIB 1060GTX or even wait on the logical drop in pricing after a few months. For the real waiters you can wait on the Vulcan and Ti version, also first waiting on the reference models; AIB´s and finally wait on the real sweetspot cake cherry on top; few months after the release, the price-drop.

But I reckon that will take another year of waiting, and I have been waiting a long time now with my 6850( on a I7-6700 machine). And that 1060 isn´t going to be much different from the Rx480 (I´d even wager in the advantage of the Rx480)
 
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Getting a Rx480 8GB AIB Sapphire or MSI one as soon as they are available.

You can of course wait to see what the 1060GTX actually brings; wait on a AIB 1060GTX or even wait on the logical drop in pricing after a few months. For the real waiters you can wait on the Vulcan and Ti version, also first waiting on the reference models; AIB´s and finally wait on the real sweetspot cake cherry on top; few months after the release, the price-drop.

But I reckon that will take another year of waiting, and I have been waiting a long time now with my 6850( on a I7-6700 machine). And that 1060 isn´t going to be much different from the Rx480 (I´d even wager in the advantage of the Rx480)
Yep. I think it's about time you upgraded.

Me, I got rid of my R9 290 while it still had value back in May. I'm also waiting for AIB RX480 availability so I can have a proper card again :)
 
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RX480, such a super hyped product here on the forum (36 pages!), now it's out and in the end it seems no one actually bought one yet :p
Almost everybody is waiting for a custom card and those 8-pin :D

As HIS goes, I had an X1600XT IceQ and it was an amazing card with a solid cooler. But this just looks fugly. The wide frame is not that concerning to me, but that golden lion pic on it is hideous.
I wonder if the backplate is also "Roaring".
Def liking the Nitro and XFX DD ones more. IF only the DD card wasn't so long.
 
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With all the fiasco of time spy async problem I went on to educate myself what the hell is async compute. After reading through Microsoft DX12 documents and watching some Youtube videos, I started to feel really good about the future of GCN based Fiji and RX480. DOOM Vulkan is just a taste how AMD's architecture truly shines. From the looks of it Maxwell or even Pascal are inferior construction comparing to Fiji or Polaris. Nvidia cards focus heavily on current gen graphics API and use brute force(Good old MHz) to gain the upper hand in battle against AMD.

Async compute will greatly boost AMD's design which usually features gigantic amount of stream processors. On the other hand both Maxwell and Pascal won't see much improvement by enabling Async since they are not designed that way.

 

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With all the fiasco of time spy async problem I went on to educate myself what the hell is async compute. After reading through Microsoft DX12 documents and watching some Youtube videos, I started to feel really good about the future of GCN based Fiji and RX480. DOOM Vulkan is just a taste how AMD's architecture truly shines. From the looks of it Maxwell or even Pascal are inferior construction comparing to Fiji or Polaris. Nvidia cards focus heavily on current gen graphics API and use brute force(Good old MHz) to gain the upper hand in battle against AMD.

Async compute will greatly boost AMD's design which usually features gigantic amount of stream processors. On the other hand both Maxwell and Pascal won't see much improvement by enabling Async since they are not designed that way.
There is a problem with educating oneself when there is a bias present (we all suffer from it - it's not as jab at you). The inherent problems of a compute heavy architecture are a far higher power draw than the simplified architecture of Pascal. While you say Nvidia brutes it with MHz, effectively AMD brutes it with hardware. Neither is right or wrong. Again, given the slow (but steady) uptake of DX12 it was a wise gamble by Nvidia to NOT go back to compute heavy design. Again, Given how low 1080 is on transistors and shaders, it still (due to ridiculous clock speeds) beats EVERYTHING.

Power efficient designs are favoured by the industry and OEM's - mobile especially. Pascal has that won.

Again, DX11 is still an option so even with DX12 giving AMD a good boost the gfx effects of DX11 aren't secondary. Everything GCN is good for AMD going forward - no doubt - no argument. Again, I should state I WANT Vega to be great - we all need it to be. I will buy a Vega card happily if it's better than big Pascal - I'll buy whatever is better basically, no colour bias.


This isn't as simple as AMD 'outsmarting' Nvidia. Nvidia left compute behind to go fast for DX11 (and some of DX12). If they have read things properly, they will probably make that call for Volta. Meanwhile, GP102/100 with twice as many cores as GP104 (I think I read that) will have blistering performance, Async or not.

Interesting times ahead with Vega versus Pascal proper.

PS - I really do want Vega to shine. I do. I refuse to buy a card like the 1080 because IMO it's stupidly priced.
 
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almost everybody is waiting for a custom card and those 8-pin
For myself, it's not about the 8-pin as the two extra pins are just a ground and a sensor. We have already seen how 8-pins in Pascal have had no real advantage in OC over the FE reference 6-pin design.
I have a Black Corsair CLC with White LED, and 3 NZXT White LED case fans in a Black chassis.
I am waiting for the Sapphire Nitro because of the better cooling, the Backplate, and because the Black & White color scheme with White LED will perfectly match my theme.
The 8-pin might be rated for more wattage, but it's the new drivers that will redistribute the load, not the existence of an 8-pin connector.
 
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Power efficient designs are favoured by the industry and OEM's - mobile especially. Pascal has that won.
The emphasis on power efficiency is nothing more than compliance with UN Agenda 21 Sustainable Development where all energy expenditures will be subject to a Global Tax.
Suffice it to say that Nvidia is more Politically Correct than Team Red, and that is all.
 

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The emphasis on power efficiency is nothing more than compliance with UN Agenda 21 Sustainable Development where all energy expenditures will be subject to a Global Tax.
Suffice it to say that Nvidia is more Politically Correct than Team Red, and that is all.
No. Its more than that. With a planet in rather poor nick and countries scrambling to be greener, the populace is being trended to greener things as well. It's far more ethically marketable to sell a product that produces 'X' kaboom for less energy. It's far beyond an EU directive. And if you recall, it was one of the RX480's selling points - it's performance/watt increase on the last gen of AMD products.
 
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No. Its more than that. With a planet in rather poor nick and countries scrambling to be greener, the populace is being trended to greener things as well. It's far more ethically marketable to sell a product that produces 'X' kaboom for less energy. It's far beyond an EU directive. And if you recall, it was one of the RX480's selling points - it's performance/watt increase on the last gen of AMD products.
That was for Polaris in general, not for 480. 470 will be much more efficient as well as 460 in RX line.
 
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No. Its more than that. With a planet in rather poor nick and countries scrambling to be greener, the populace is being trended to greener things as well. It's far more ethically marketable to sell a product that produces 'X' kaboom for less energy. It's far beyond an EU directive. And if you recall, it was one of the RX480's selling points - it's performance/watt increase on the last gen of AMD products.
Well compared to 380X, they did increase the ratio.
 
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Storage Samsung 850 EVO 250GB / Crucial MX300 275GB
Display(s) AOC 2752H 27" 1080p
Case NZXT Source 220 Windowed
Power Supply Antec Earthworks 650W
Mouse Logitech M510/ AGPTEK T-90 Zelotes
Keyboard Logitech K360/ iBUYPOWER TTC RED Switch Mechanical
Software Windows 8.1 64 Bit
No. Its more than that. With a planet in rather poor nick and countries scrambling to be greener, the populace is being trended to greener things as well. It's far more ethically marketable to sell a product that produces 'X' kaboom for less energy. It's far beyond an EU directive. And if you recall, it was one of the RX480's selling points - it's performance/watt increase on the last gen of AMD products.
The only people that are really sold on low power consumption are those being gouged by their utility companies. There are some exceptions with people who buy into the whole "green" movement not realizing that this is a plan to economically wreck them financially, and even physically, as reducing the world population is behind this.
 
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