last year, about 1 month before the release date of fury, there were loads and loads of sales on 290 and the entire 200 series. you might get lucky.So I guess my tentative plan is to wait for the new GPU, if not, snag the first mind blowing deal on a 290 or 380 that pops up in the meanwhile.
Yes. Anyone who buys a new card right now will be like the people who bought a C2D e8400 right before Nehalem dropped. Sure it was quick in its time, but it hasn't shown anywhere near the legs Nehalem has.Are you saying the OP, running an HD 7770 released over four years ago, should wait another six months longer to play "WoW/Witcher/Inquisition/Battlefront etc." on a $250 Polaris card?
"We" already asked him to wait once.:colbert:Wait for comparisons of 1060 v 480. I'm waiting to purchase a card in this range as well, I would like all the cards on the table before I purchase.
Buy the 8GB model if you wanna go CF anytime in the future, otherwise 4GB version is fine, also make sure you have a decent PSU.Alright I played your game and waited for the new GPU's. 480x nay or yay? Should I hold out for the 1060 or what?
Running an i5 2500 on h77m mobo.
Blah! Should have bought one on launch day. They all have 8gb of ram so to score one for $200 would have been a bargain. My 7770 looks upon me with big sad puppy dog eyes at how long I'm keeping this thing chugging along. :'(Buy the 8GB model if you wanna go CF anytime in the future, otherwise 4GB version is fine, also make sure you have a decent PSU.
The only other (possibly better) VFM GPU coming from either camp is going to be the Rx470 but perhaps that isn't the performance level you're looking for.
No dude. Raja just went on record giving a pretty good idea of what prices will be if you're willing to read in between the lines a little bit.
"no idea of what prices will be" is outright wrong. We don't have a definitive number, but we know quite a bit about it what it WONT be and therefore a narrowed range.
Reasonable Inference. Using basic understanding of product lifecycles we know that a new product which does not perform much better than an old product will not be much higher in price (much being roughly 25%). Using AMD's public demonstrations that small Polaris matches GTX 950 in SW:BF at lower Watts (= most likely somewhat higher performance with a FPS cap to 60). We already know one of the products is positioned against the GTX 950, so we already know it will be in the same price range (e.g.roughly between $150 and $250), again using basic and reasonable inference. Using the Hitman demo (http://techfrag.com/2016/03/15/amd-polaris-manages-hitman-2016-at-1440p60fps-warhammer-to-utilize-directx-12/) we know big Polaris can run Hitman DX12 @ 1440p @ 60fps on Ultra. Using publicly available benchmark datawe can conclude that big Polaris therefore performs in the ballpark of 390x to Fury range in DX12 at least. Therefore, using our knowledge of product lifecycles, it will be priced similarly to the 390 to Fury range or $300 to $550.
So with a few small inferences we can conclude the new cards will fall between $150 to $250 and $300 to $550 based on what we know now, and assuming no major changes in product positioning strategy since the R300 and Fury series.
With additional, larger inferences, we know that the $200 and $250 marks are very important to consumers and that AMD will try and target them. Thus, it is reasonable if less certain to conclude there will be a SKU near $200 and near $250 (within $20).
Definitely "no idea" of what prices will be indeed.
And the RX 480 4GB is $200 and the RX 480 8GB is $240. Looks like my predictions above (bolded) were correct. My first was exactly correct. My second was within my stated $20 + or - range. And here we are in July, and you can purchase these cards. And they are less expensive than the competing cards were in February. Waiting was definitely a good choice.This is a heck of a lot of inference for cards that are guaranteed not to actually hit store shelves until August. And as you've stated, the card you're referring to actually won't be that much faster than what's available, and will likely cost more.
Are you saying the OP, running an HD 7770 released over four years ago, should wait another six months longer to play "WoW/Witcher/Inquisition/Battlefront etc." on a $250 Polaris card?
Lots of prognostication in this thread, but I'll stand by my original recommendation. The OP should buy an R9 380 right now.
Does my running a Sandy Bridge instead of an Ivy have any impact at all on the PCI Express slot?Specs on your mobo say it has a 3.0 slot, so no.
Plus, read this:
It might not be too late on sites that allow you to "preorder" the reference model while its out of stock, check around.Blah! Should have bought one on launch day. They all have 8gb of ram so to score one for $200 would have been a bargain. My 7770 looks upon me with big sad puppy dog eyes at how long I'm keeping this thing chugging along. :'(
Question. Can my H77M motherboard with i5 2500 run the 480x without bottleneck or could the Pci Express socket hold it back?