Dual GPU is not equal to single GPU in direct comparison.
Single GPU performance and consistency is much more preferred hence most people like single fastest cards over dual GPUs all day long.
If one prefers playing benchmarks all day then dual GPUs suffice lol.
Game, set and match guys.
This is a white wash I fear. AMD doesn't have the high end, high margin card to fight it out this round. They have conceded it till January and if anything is to go by GloFo's 14nm, it ain't pretty, power consumption wise for Vega.
Will take them a few quarters to...
Not sure why people are being overly defensive about the rx480. Is there a way to know who has vested interests and the ones that don't.
Let AMD bring the card to specifications and the matter can be closed. If there wasn't any hue and cry made on this issue, AMD would have most likely sat upon...
AMD needs to down clock the card ASAP.. Otherwise more casualties will really corrode into AMD's reputation which is already fairly tarnished.
They have a habit of doing last minute clock and voltage adjustments to match the competition, for eg 290/290X bring clocked to the hilt.
Too bad they...
Again, two wrongs don't make a right. And this is a really pathetic defense. People still quote the vram fiasco and so should they do so with 480s power gate issue.
It's either cheating or utter stupidity. Either ways doesn't bode well for AMD. They are going to pay one way or another.
So can it be concluded that AMD was caught cheating.
I think there's definitely a deliberate aspect to this. AMD is not that naive or stupid to get this issue unresolved. The more I read, the more it becomes clear that they thought no one will catch this.
Thank goodness I haven't read people suggesting two 480x - "because they are just as efficient as a single 1080 and perform faster on every single game on the planet".
Tired of reading those kind of comments for the last month or so :/
Two wrongs don't make a right. Both should be equally investigated.
Too bad for AMD but this time they got caught with their pants down. Shit just happens and they seem to be in the middle of the storm. I pity for them but feel they should pay for it so they don't repeat their mistakes again.
At stock speeds the card shouldn't break the ATX spec. For overclocking one can expect this to happen and the onus is on the end user to know the risks of overclocking a reference card. AMD could just have easily added an 8 pin connector to mitigate the issue.
Why does everything come as an...
Disband AMD. Spin off their GPU division. Scrap their CPU division since no one would want that liability. Bring former ATI to glory.
I foresee Zen as a huge flop seeing how AMD has been misleading the general audience. Wouldn't take anything from them seriously.
I love when simple statements can make AMD nut jobs so worked up. Puts a smile on my face every time that they would go many lengths to defend a company that seems to have less and less resources for innovation and QA.
Quite a mediocre launch I must say. Performance was over hyped. Acoustics are below par. If anything one should wait for non-reference 480s to hit the market. But by then the game might already be over for AMD since an impending launch for 1060 GTX is on the cards.
I bet AMD couldn't come up with the performance number to equalize 970 so they had to add some juice to get higher core clocks and hence in the process exceeded 150W. They have pretty much done this time to time. Anyone remember the 290 / 290X fiasco. They were overvolted to the hilt, running a...
So doesn't even come close to the 980 GTX let alone the 1070 :/
Some days I feel AMD fan boys cross the line between staying in reality or outright delusional. Next time they'll talk about comparing an overclocked 480X coming close to a 980 GTX, conveniently forgetting the fact that the 980 GTX...