Will we see a price drop on the current RX480 8GB cards I was putting some money a side and selling my 7850 2GB towards one currently there about £210 + DEL just wondering if they would maybe hit around £175
these were never intended to compete with the 1080... see my post, and then dolks with details below it. VEGA is to compete on the higbh end..this is, an increment refresh/rebrand man..And they launched!
And its not much better!
So much for competing with gtx 1080's this round.
And now the wait for RX Vega to see if they do better.
THAT SAID, those who waited out till the release of these cards, the rx580 is better than the rx480 for the same price. If you can nab a deal though, the rx480 is good enough and consumes around....80 less watts to do the same job.
I wonder if it would be better to crossfire my rx480 with the rx580, or to get a cheap rx480 to run instead.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150774 - RX480 8 gig: 189.99 after MIR! (Same card as the one I purchased too! too bad cars are money holes.)
these were never intended to compete with the 1080... see my post, and then dolks with details below it. VEGA is to compete on the higbh end..this is, an increment refresh/rebrand man..
Also, the 5xx uses more power than the 4xx.. in the anand article, it says 30-35w....not sure where you are reading the 480 uses less (it uses more).
The first review. the nitro rx580 uses 214 watts average vs 163 watts of the rx480. That is 51 watts higher, and that isn't even the peak.
rx580 peak usage is 240 watts(gaming) and 250 watts(furmark), for a grand total of 87 watts. I threw the 80 watts out there as a rough difference.
As you can likely infer from the earlier discussion on power consumption and TBPs, in order to reach these higher clockspeeds AMD and their partners had to increase their GPU voltages. Relative to both our RX 480 and RX 470, the differences are quite significant. Overall voltages have increased by around 0.1v when using AMD’s reference clocks, and closer to 0.15v for the full factory overclocks. As a result the highest frequencies on these two cards are very expensive in terms of power, and it explains a great deal about why AMD needed to increase TBPs by 30-35W just to add another 40-80MHz to the boost clock.