AMD Radeon Polaris RX Discussion

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  1. stoker

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    With AMD Computex 2016 Live Stream only hours away, more details of the new Polaris RX480 have been leaked and also the price @ US$199.
    Dam thats cheap. Can it deliver 980 performance? We will soon see

    Polaris @ Computex Announcement Video https://youtu.be/ZwlQvjwYFEM?t=21m58s

    SPECS RX480
    14nm Polaris 10 67DF:C7
    CORES 2304
    CU 36
    Base Clock 1266MHz
    Memory Clock 2000MHz GDDR5 8000MHz Effective
    Memory Size 4GB & 8GB
    Memory Bus 256-bit
    Computing Power 5,000+ GFLOPS
    TDP 150 W
    Release Date 29th June, 2016
    Launch Price $199 USD


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  2. sTeeLzor

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    While its great for everyone not rocking high-end, there is little to excite me personally. I hope AMD gets a lift from this and its a strong chip as its rumoured to be powering the new consoles.
     
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    If it really is $300-350AUD (after the initial gouging settles down) and slightly above GTX970 performance and its shut-up-and-take-my-money
     
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    Would be same for me. 970 performance JUST handles 1440p gaming, would be nice to handle it comfortably for a pretty small changeover cost.
     
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    This from Facebook...

    Looks to strictly be targeting the 1080, or less, 60fps market. As expected. It's release should not and will not have any affect on the 1070 and 1080 pricing. Those are both 1440p and above cards, or 1080 @ 120Hz and above cards. Something the 480 won't be capable of.

    This card will be competing with the 1060, and I wouldn't be surprised to see Nvidia release information on the 1060 to try and steal some of the 480's thunder.

    A cut down GP106 should handle the same target market at an approximate $200 price point. It would leave Nvidia room to release a 1060 Ti on the full GP106 chip in the $279 range to compete with the probable 480X
     
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    Same here but i fear people will stick with nvidia because it's the brand associated with high end even if they're getting a lower end card.
     
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    The Ashes of singularity video was bunk, Different video settings and resolutions from the looks of it, Looked like the 1080 was cranked to at least 1440p and ultra and the 480 xfire was 1080 or 720 on medium :(
     
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    $199 for the RX480 4gb model?

    Assuming the 8gb is ~$250, as the example in the live stream priced it at <$500 for a pair of RX480s.

    Was keen on release date info, the presentation for the RX480 was a bit rough and light on details.
     
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    I'm confused with this image, it's showing the rx480 as having 51% gpu utilization whilst in xfire why would that be so low?
     
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    because its scared of the 1080.
     
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    Under-utilization.
    Raja said the cards have more headroom so when drivers are optimized and api's progress more will be able to be extracted out of the dual gpu's
     
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    Doesn't that make it clear they're skewing the results? Shouldn't that mean a single 480 would be keeping up with a 1080 in that proposed scenario (which is obviously not going to be the case)
     
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    When they played that "I Am Zen" video with the dread-themed music, there was this awkward atmosphere and barely anyone clapped.

    I think that was the sound of AMD dying. Their eternal state of 'zen'?
     
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    Bloody boring to watch. At least last year showed some passion, but now they've even got Raja acting like a drone.

    They wouldn't have the balls to run at different settings for the ashes comparison, they and nvidia have been caught out doing things like that over the years and it will be easier to catch now.

    As far as the utilisation goes, AMDs early drivers are the answer there, they struggle with early.releases since they fired the bulk of the driver team around 2 years ago.
     
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    AMD talking about their DX12 Crossfire performance seems a little pointless as we probably won't have games compatible with it until 2017. My understanding is that even DX12 games don't support it until they specifically support the crossfire part of it.
     
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    Hahahaha, that was hilarious.
    Why was the CEO so proud of that video? It explained nothing and just seemed pointless.


    On a side note, It just annoyed me that they were comparing the APU performance to a 7 year old game saying 'how good it is' and 'never lose frames again'. I dont like that they talked about 'frames' like a Tv remote that fell down the side of the couch.

    Zing words like 'Fastest ever!', 'Faster than our competitors', 'best ever', '40% faster'(than what?) seemed like a desperate ploy to fill time because they didnt have any technical information to reveal.
     
  19. philscomputerlab

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    I like the card and the price :)

    Also, why did it take so long for a Polaris thread to start :Pirate:

    But how bad is AMD at presenting? The crowd was so boring, there was no excitement.

    Not sure what they meant with "480X CF is only utilized 50%".

    Eager to see reviews from the usual sources, I might grab myself one of these cards :thumbup:

    Also not sure why they compared it against the 1080. I would have compared it against other $199 cards instead.
     
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    You can smell the 4870 all over again.

    Good luck Nvidia. :thumbup:

    Above- but that wont give the nvidia guys feel ok about getting shafted because they couldn't wait. 1080 price is going to fall hard just like the 200 series.
     

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