Let me bring completeness in your perspective.
AMD always bets big of Future Tech...AND FAILS HORRIBLY on that bet and also in making that tech successful when that future becomes present.
Like during DX10 era it started supporting DX11, very good, then every single GPU they made had been beatn in performance, price, price to performance, performance per watts when DX11 became mainstream
Like during DX11 era it started better off with Mantle, everybody boarded the hype train, hell even it got a few stations past, then the new gen of Nvidia cards came in and completely derailed it in raw Frames per second even in games like Battlefield 4 where AMD had placed their bet on.
Like during GDDR5 era it promised to bring HBM into the world first, everybody bought their tickets on hype train again, well...this time to get a GPU which is faster than GTX 980ti for less money, what they got is an occassionally slower, similarly priced, hotter and more power hungry card that is Fury X.
And since you buy a GPU for 2-3 years at least, since you dont change once you bought a GPU following the hype, for those 2-3 years you have to justify the company you bought the card from by blatantly supporting their poor market strategies, falling stock, and cratering market penetration and vent your frustration on driver supports and how Evil nvidia is because they have a 699 USD card.
So going with something which performs worse over the year with every new driver realease from their opponent camp is purely a smart decision.
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OMG if it's that much faster than rx480 then no way it's gonna sell for less than 30k :sick2_NF:
My post got deleted, anyway. Rx480 is much faster than 1060 in doom vulcan, aots hitman dx12 and is still slower in tomb raider dx12, all dx11 games. In India 1060 is around 25k and rx480 is around 27k... Very confusing time.. And no i dont hate amd.. I just dont get hyped easily.
No it isn't, where did you read that?
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It was there in OP of that thread so I asked
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IMO RX480 is card to go for 1080p (at same price point) keeping in mind future dx 12 and vulcan titles, in comparison to gtx 1060.....
The major advantage it has over 1060 is Crossfire....
Take note, upon installing the provided NVIDIA drivers Vulkan Libraries 188.8.131.52 are installed by default from the NVIDIA drivers. We went ahead and upgraded to the latest Vulkan libraries utilizing the SDK to version 184.108.40.206, which is the latest stable version. We made sure to apply this SDK to update the libraries on all video cards tested. However, even though we have the libraries installed, it is up to the video card and game to utilize what it wants. In this case, we found on both NVIDIA GPUs DOOM uses Vulkan API libraries 1.0.8 in the game.
However, the AMD drivers install the newest 220.127.116.11 Vulkan API libraries by default. We found that the AMD Radeon RX 480 uses the newest 18.104.22.168 Vulkan API libraries in-game. When we brought up the console (shown above) on RX 480, it showed "22.214.171.124" next to Vulkan API where NVIDIA GPUs show 1.0.8. Just something worth noting.