AMD Polaris GPU - Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Monitors' started by Darren, May 15, 2016.

  1. C4C

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    Yeah I'm looking for an aftermarket model though. Cleaning would be a lot easier.

    MicroCenter doesn't open until 10, and I wake up around 7 every morning to check the web. Tomorrow is the last day I'd expect them to release considering it was this week...

    If I can't get my hands on one, I'll just wait for the ROG. I like the dual boot feature on the Nitro+ too..
     
  2. Darren

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  3. Intel_man

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    Not surprised... every new gen video card is being sold out.
     
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  4. C4C

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    Got the notification for the MSI card last night at 10:51pm MST and it was gone in 5 minutes.. My friend had great luck getting a GTX 1080 in person so I might as well try it with the Nitro+...
     
  5. Intel_man

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    That's nothing... The 1080's on launch were sold out at the speed of the Newegg checkout process. People were getting to the point of checking out within 30 seconds.
     
  6. Darren

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    If I had money for a 1080 I'd have to write a script to order one ASAP. The performance out of those is nuts.
     
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  7. Origin Saint

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    http://www.anandtech.com/show/10530...x-460-specifications-shipping-in-early-august

    Hot damn boys, we've got some specs and news!

    Honestly, I don't think I'd ever personally buy into this bracket of the GPU market, but I know a few friends/family members that would benefit greatly from these kinds of solid cards in this price bracket. Maybe I can convince my cousin to ditch Xbox and join the masterrace this year.

    Pretty stoked to see some benchmarks and official pricing.
     
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  8. Intel_man

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    I can confirm. The performance is indeed nuts. :D
     
  9. Darren

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    Apparently the 470 is knocking on the door of the 480 in performance. Like, really close.

    @C4C , tagging you so you see this and maybe advise against a 480.

     
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  10. C4C

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    I'm actually considering it.... I've decided against holding out for a GTX 1070 just because it'll be more like 2-3 months before I can afford it. I'd rather upgrade down the line.

    The Asus Dual edition 4GB RX 480 is $229 right now, the PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 is $199. The frame differences are just about 5-10% depending on the game, and I really don't mind playing in "high" settings. I already know most of the games I play will run maxed out.

    Might be pulling the plug tonight so that it gets here before I leave for my road trip to my new home! :D

    * The Nitro+ RX 480 came out the one day I didn't call MicroCenter and was gone. They don't have it, or an update for another shipment. EVERY retailer is out of them.... Seems like Sapphire screwed up because I might just buy myself another PowerColor card :cool:
     
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  12. Origin Saint

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    Shh. You keep that up and Intel will die from an anxiety attack because they have entirely forgotten how to deal with that.
     
  13. Intel_man

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    A pretty good detailed Vega FE review.

     
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  15. Darren

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    I feel like it's not possible for AMD to be good at GPU's and CPU's simultaneously.
     
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  16. beers

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    RIP radeon technologies group.

    Where's that Volta at
     
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  17. lucasbytegenius

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    Gotta get with the times man, like who doesn't run dual power supplies these days?
     
  18. Darren

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    Good thing my 8 core 16 thread CPU only sucks 65 watts. :3
     

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