AMD Vega is here...

Discussion in 'Desktop Hardware' started by HTWingNut, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    The 580 vs 6970 yes, the 580 was in a different class. The 480, however, was barely 5-10% faster than a 5870 and used a LOT more power. We're talking as much power as the 5970 dual-GPU. The original 480s had horrible silicon and horrible binning because of the size. Fermi 1 was a failure, a colossal one at that. Yet people still bought it. Why? Because branding is far and away more important than the product you are selling
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    But my point still stands. If you take away the outlier that was 480 (580 was much better despite being a fully enabled chip) and compare 5870 vs. 470 and 6970 vs. 570, the difference wasn't as big compared to now. V64 could be that outlier if it was actually faster than Nvidia's best--as 480 was--but it's only as good as Nvidia's 3rd/4th best.
     
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    I remember buying my GTX 470's hella cheap after 5XX launched. Though that was back when mGPU setups were actually worth it, unlike today
     
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  4. Tanner@XoticPC

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    Probably before they got in short supply, I remember the last few cards from each of those series selling for disgustingly large amounts of money.
     
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    I bought them used :), I tend to never buy new. Its hard for me to justify it.
     
  6. Tanner@XoticPC

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    A good plan, it got ridiculous there at the end.
     
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