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  1. xEx

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    But that statement seems wrong since you are suggesting that Vega will provide slightly better performance than Polaris but much less power consumption? I think is more plausible to have a customize version of polaris, maybe 40CUs with a excavator mk2(?) cores.

    thinking about it would it be viable to make a polaris chip with HBM for ultimate perf/watt? I think that would consume much less than a vega chip but i really have no idea if it is viable to do such a huge change.
     
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    The new cards:

    [​IMG]

    EDIT: RX470 to the left, RX460 to the right.

    RX460 is probably Polaris 11 (Pitcairn sucessor) consuming less than 75W, while RX470 with a 6-pin connector is probably a Polaris 10, since it looks like a RX 480 without the reference cooler.

    The RX470 will cost less than $199, obviously.

    This may put to rest the hypothesis that RX 480 was Polaris 10 "Pro" with disabled CUs. RX 480 is probably the whole thing activated.
     
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    nooooo i missed it :(
     
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    Didn't miss much, 460 and 470.
    Although when Lisa said 460 was perfect for esports, did she mean watching it?
    Although Zen for Gamers, 8 cores and 16 threads :)
     
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    STILL no 490? When is it safe to buy a 1070 guys?
     
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    There won't be a 490 till Vega is out.
     
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    To be honest, they would've made a much better impression if RX 460 had a fanless cooler.
     
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    If Vega results in 4-6 cards from 2 chips, then I'd say it's very likely to be the 5xx series.
     
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    So if 480 is Polaris 10 what are the other 2? both Polaris 11, is one a cut down 10 or something old rebranded?
     
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    470 is probably polaris 10 as well and 460 is polaris 11
     
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    Yeah but you have RX 470 that doesn't even need a heatsink :mrgreen:
     
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    According to AMD's slides, Vega has much higher perf/watt than Polaris.

    Regards,
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    Isn't Vega just polaris with HBM2?
     
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    I don't think so. And HBM wouldn't bring enough power savings to bring that large of a bump in perf/watt compared to Polaris.

    Just something I did in the console forum since it seemed oddly convenient.

    That's going with an estimate on relative positioning on the AMD slide.

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    If you think that's bad, 1070 is 580 EUR here 1080 is 870 EUR.
     
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