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Old May 30, 2016, 02:50 PM
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Does anybody think the AMD Polaris RX 480 will come close to the GTX 1070? I know no one really knows. But I just love speculation lol
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From their last earnings call:

AMD demonstrated its “Polaris” 10 and 11 next-generation GPUs, with Polaris 11 targeting the notebook market and “Polaris” 10 aimed at the mainstream desktop and high-end gaming notebook segment.

More here: Event Details | Investor Relations | AMD

Maybe they have a different thought about what "mainstream" means than I do but I'm under the impression they're going for GTX 1060 territory. The problem is where the GTX 1070 lies in the pricing stack. If its at $379 then the GP106 could conceivably hit $250-$275 while offering GTX 980 levels of performance. If AMD didn't predict NVIDIA's segmentation properly, they're in for a world of hurt. If they did, they will deliver a GTX 970 / GTX 980 beater at that same $250 to $275 price point.
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Old May 30, 2016, 02:52 PM
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So when do we expect to actually see wide availability for these cards? And when do the partner cards become available? I feel like this launch is such a paper slip up that we are likely to see delays...
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Just putting this out.

AMD's Flagship GPU "Greenland" Is Vega 10 - All Future AMD GPU Architectures To Be Named After Stars And Galaxies
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Old May 30, 2016, 03:03 PM
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Going to put this out there too, directly from AMD: Investor Relations | Investor Relations | AMD

Download the Product Roadmap. Vega is due in 2017 so not soon.
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Old May 30, 2016, 04:16 PM
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Looks like a may have to get a GTX 1070 Non FE board to replace mt HD7950 with. I just don't think AMD will have anything to answer with anytime soon. Hope I am wrong though.
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Looks like a may have to get a GTX 1070 Non FE board to replace mt HD7950 with. I just don't think AMD will have anything to answer with anytime soon. Hope I am wrong though.
Although you obviously have been pleased with the HD7950, and rightly so, I don't think you would be disappointed with the 1070.
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What bits and pieces of info I have found on polaris 10/11, is that performance is likely to top around what a Gtx 980 offers (maybe a bit more ), so below a Gtx 1070. That said if they can pull Gtx 980 performance way down in price and lower power, then it could be a great upgrade for anyone not pushing 4K. As much as I love the "value" proposition of the Gtx 1070 compared to last gen and the Gtx 1080, it is still too expensive for my gaming.
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To upgrade or not to upgrade-that is the question.

After skimming a few reviews, given the higher price tag, the GTX 1070 doesn't seem that compelling an upgrade over a GTX 970; minimum/average frame rates at 1440 are still (well) under 60 fps. A GTX 1080, on the other hand... wonder how much I could get for my Asus GTX 970? No, be strong, remember the mantra: Upgrade every three (or more) generations.
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That's always the dilemma. When to buy, when to wait.

I generally go by 1 of 2 options..
If I will SEE a significant difference in frame-rate, smoothness or quality over what I have now
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If I can sell my current card(s) and get enough to buy a single card that will beat / match them. Then I'm saving money on power, don't have to deal with sli issues and have less heat.

If one or both of these aren't met, I don't upgrade.
I also wait until there are no major launches in the next few months unless, as is currently the case with AMD, they are many months away from higher end releases. But time will also be telling with gp100 in the nearer future and then waiting for its product lines to flesh out.. though, I can't see myself upgrading my monitor soon, so a 1070 would be spot on, if I can cover the costs.
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Hey all.

I had to contact ASUS support for a mobo issue (disabling ErP). While at it, I also asked for the 1070, the STRIX version and the price. I dunno if the reference card price was officially announced but here it is:

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The GTX 1070s will be on the market June 10, the price is expected to start at $379.

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that's USD or CAD?

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One price.

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To rule them all! bahaha sorry couldn't help it. Well that's nice to hear. That's for the reference 1070 right? Not the STRIX one?

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Yes, that's for the reference card.
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