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So you may be able to flash an RX480 to an RX580

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1 hour ago, SFLUFAN said:

There really is no reason for these cards to exist is there?

 

So people don't think AMD's gpu division went out of business.

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13 hours ago, SFLUFAN said:

There really is no reason for these cards to exist is there?

 

It doesn't even consistently beat the GTX 1060. Most of the time, yes, but not always.

 

It harkens back to the X850 cards. Aside from being much more appropriately named, they were extremely minor clockspeed bumps (20-40MHz), so added nothing of substance to the product stack. But they were much more widely available than top-of-the-line X800XT cards due to better yields, so for consumers it was a small win.

 

This though. This is basically a rebranding, with a slight bump in core voltage. It's the same thing NVIDIA did with the 8800 (G92) series going to 9800, and then GTS 250.

 

I own a 480 and I see absolutely no point in doing this.

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13 hours ago, Massdriver said:

It still makes more sense to recommend to a new buyer a 580 over a 480.  

not when 480's will be selling for pennies on the dollar.

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