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What do you guys think about this guy? Two of them costs $500 where one 1080 costs $700
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Yeah they have not compared yet but for performance that good it is really a bargain, looks like the true prices of gpu's are finally shining thru :)
Yep.also they released it at the right time to put up a competition against nvidia.
 
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More specs have been released yet? Don't have good expericence with AMD either, however I haven't had a GPU of them yet (CPU only and it wasn't good)
 
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2 of them are gonna be twice as cheap, and probably 4 times as bad. Trust me I've been using AMD cards since they were ATI. Something is bound to go wrong with them sooner or later :p But hey I'd love to see them beat Nvidia finally. Or beat anyone for that matter xD
Also, you shouldn't take much of a note about what AMD sales man says about the AMD product, ofc he is gonna say its the best thing ever, he's paid to say that.
And these "specs" that @Z3nTuRu$ posted, don't mean absolutely anything in every day use for you and me, the average user. Like how many of you people here use a Mini Display port on your GPU let alone Mini Display port 1.4 or whatever? I have like 3-4 of them, never used any, to be honest I'd more prefer if they were DVI or HDMI ports instead.
Full HEVC support? Tell me do you know what this is without using google? Do you even know what h.264 or h.265 are? Cause this HEVC is supposed to "replace" them.
HDR Ready? What? lol
DX 12 with Async Compute? My HD7870 from 2012 has support for DX 12 with Async Compute. It really doesn't mean much, it gets me better FPS in Ashes of the Singularity? Anybody playing that? Is it a thing?
Uses less power? Thats something new, since my card uses 2x 6pin plugs and draws like 200Watts when its at full load or overclocked. :D I'd love to see that. But i don't believe it until i see it.
 

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But hey I'd love to see them beat Nvidia finally.
I'm waiting for this day :D
I loved nvidia cards and do have one but their support driver wise is sh*t. Most of their drivers downgrades performance when ever a new card is being released. For example when the maxwell was released they dumped kepler and now that pascal is released they're gonna dump maxwell pretty soon.
 
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I'm waiting for this day :D
I loved nvidia cards and do have one but their support driver wise is sh*t. Most of their drivers downgrades performance when ever a new card is being released. For example when the maxwell was released they dumped kepler and now that pascal is released they're gonna dump maxwell pretty soon.

AMD used to have bad drivers for their cards and people were praising Nvidia for having superior drivers. I dont know when the tables flipped around xD I must say the new Crimson drivers for AMD are pretty good. My card had issues with power delivery, and i thought i had to say goodbye to it cause it was impossible to play anything since the card would just shut itself down. For example i could run 3D Mark benchmarks for hours and days it wouldnt crash, but if i start a game for example League of Legends it would just crash after 2-5mins of gameplay. Sometimes i could play for hours and sometimes i couln't even load the the game without having to restart my PC. It was really frustrating, and i really thought it was the hardware fault. But since i updated to the latest Crimson drivers i haven't had that issue. It did happen when i overclock the card, but thats cause my Power supply is really weak and cant handle the overclock. So i must say kudos to AMD for listening to their customers.
 

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AMD used to have bad drivers for their cards and people were praising Nvidia for having superior drivers. I dont know when the tables flipped around xD I must say the new Crimson drivers for AMD are pretty good. My card had issues with power delivery, and i thought i had to say goodbye to it cause it was impossible to play anything since the card would just shut itself down. For example i could run 3D Mark benchmarks for hours and days it wouldnt crash, but if i start a game for example League of Legends it would just crash after 2-5mins of gameplay. Sometimes i could play for hours and sometimes i couln't even load the the game without having to restart my PC. It was really frustrating, and i really thought it was the hardware fault. But since i updated to the latest Crimson drivers i haven't had that issue. It did happen when i overclock the card, but thats cause my Power supply is really weak and cant handle the overclock. So i must say kudos to AMD for listening to their customers.
Also to add NVidia did a great job with their marketing BS by restricting DSR for only GTX gpus. DSR(Dynamic Super Resolution) allows you to play games at 4k even if you have a 1080p screen. For eg, take dishonoured, its a low end demanding game and any GT gpu can run it easily, if they had given DSR for the GT gpu's it easily could have ran in 4k...but they marketed it only for the GTX gpus and not to talk about shadow play..only GTX 680 and higher can use that feature..i heard AMD giving some higher resolution like DSR for all their gpus..also that big lie which NVidia said about the DX12 release for Fermi...and until now that promise hasn't been fulfilled.
 
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Also to add NVidia did a great job with their marketing BS by restricting DSR for only GTX gpus. DSR(Dynamic Super Resolution) allows you to play games at 4k even if you have a 1080p screen. For eg, take dishonoured, its a low end demanding game and any GT gpu can run it easily, if they had given DSR for the GT gpu's it easily could have ran in 4k...but they marketed it only for the GTX gpus and not to talk about shadow play..only GTX 680 and higher can use that feature..i heard AMD giving some higher resolution like DSR for all their gpus..also that big lie which NVidia said about the DX12 release for Fermi...and until now that promise hasn't been fulfilled.

Well i guess that sucks xD I can enable DSR i didn't even think its something special, since it came with new Crimson update for AMD.
 
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I can enable DSR i didn't even think its something special, since it came with new Crimson update for AMD.
yep :D
But either ways if amd's new gpu becomes a success then nvidia is in trouble :D
 
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there is one big thing that people miss here
the fact that amd can still roll out the high power 490x at any moment and be really competitve with a GTX 1080Ti or a 1080 really easily while keeping it's place for the low/mid cost gpu as the rx 480 is seemingly going to be a huge bang for the buck

and on some experiences from both sides by myself i'd say that nvidia is trying to dominate the enthusiasts portion of the market while amd is mainly going for the lower segment where the majority of the people are as if the 480 is able to game at 1440p or 1080 it'll be really sufficient for most people (me included) spending the 200$ for that over a 700$ gpu that is supposed to be really powerful that it manhandles 4k which i have no interest in at all
 
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there is one big thing that people miss here
the fact that amd can still roll out the high power 490x at any moment and be really competitve with a GTX 1080Ti or a 1080 really easily while keeping it's place for the low/mid cost gpu as the rx 480 is seemingly going to be a huge bang for the buck

and on some experiences from both sides by myself i'd say that nvidia is trying to dominate the enthusiasts portion of the market while amd is mainly going for the lower segment where the majority of the people are as if the 480 is able to game at 1440p or 1080 it'll be really sufficient for most people (me included) spending the 200$ for that over a 700$ gpu that is supposed to be really powerful that it manhandles 4k which i have no interest in at all
yeah. agreed.
I wonder if NVidia's titan x is still getting sold...
 
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I guess we have to wait for AMD to release the card or cards and then see how they perform. Cause right now we have nothing other than AMD's words that its gonna be Titan Killer for 200$. Which i kinda find hard to believe personally.
 
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Which i kinda find hard to believe personally.
nvidia's gtx1080 gives higher performance for a cheaper price so it isnt much of a surprise that amd is going even lower with their gpu.
 
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