- Aug 13, 2013
Eh, depends on what your perspective is. From a purely technical perspective, yeah, AMD's offering is much less impressive than what NVidia has. But from a consumer point of view, you get 1080 performance at a lower price, in return for crazy high power consumption. It's a tradeoff, albeit not one I personally would make.
If you're the kind of person who could put up with Fermi back in the day, this might be the card for you.
Not sure that this holds true. 1080 performance at a lower price?
RX Vega 64 Air Cooled (at $600):
GTX 1080 (at $500):
$100 more, much more power consumption, and no crossfire support at launch. Looks to me like you pay more for less with the Vega 64. The Vega 56 looks a lot better in that it beats the 1070 in performance by a few percent, consumes much less power than the 64, and is reasonably priced compared to the 1070.