Polaris GPU Revisions with 50% Better Perf/Watt [WCC]

Is it Glofo fab chipset revision or something from AMD??

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That is a good point, however, there are important software components we saw with DX12 and Vulkan performance.

One this in for sure though, CANT WAIT FOR VEGA!!!

I guess the pipes are clean...
 
In Jayz's video, I pick up RX480P8D as a part number from XFX.

Can someone screen grap the sticket in a better resolution and suggest the part #?

The sticker is at 3:58

Thanks :D
 
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This means that AMD has simply shipped the second revision of Polaris quietly.
It also explains why the 480's were so sparse, manufacturers knew something else was coming...

Lets see what Sapphire can do with that new revision :drool:

Wow! This is incredible news but more important a real test showing the results . The OC of 1475mhz and the low temperature confirms the power being shown.

Hmmm I may shift from a 1060 to a Rx480 for my Daughters build if the 290 does not work in the Node 202 SFF case. Just need to make sure it is the low power version and not the initial batch of higher power lower capable clocked chips.

So can Polaris with the improved power characteristics make it to a 490 version with DDR5(x)? $349 MSRP?
 
Going by the info from wccftech.com the card reviewed by JayzTwoCents is not a revised Polaris GPU, no extra metal layer etc. Instead it is benefiting from binning, incremental process refinement or both.
 
Jayz2C probably got a very good binned RX 480, it's no huge surprise, and his Gigabyte cards perhaps is the flop ones. Silicon lottery.

If you look at current Polaris the voltage supplied to the core is too much. My RX 470 for example, stock voltage is 1143mV for stock 1260MHz, with my testing it's stable at 1037mV at 1300MHz For 1143mV it can be clocked at 1360MHz, 100MHz higher than stock. I'm not surprised if the binning done properly it could reduce the power usage by that much, since I already achieve that by my one testing.
 
Well, this finally proves that WCCF Tech has *no* idea what they're talking about.

They're speculating that AMD will release new desktop graphics card SKUs based on new revisions of Polaris because due to an extrapolation they've deducted based on the reduced power consumption of embedded parts.

Now, this may be a huge shock, but embedded parts lack several components that discrete parts require. Namely, a PCB and all surface mounted components (aside from RAM). Due to this fact, THEY REQUIRE LESS POWER! Now, unless you think AMD is going to release PCB-less graphics cards to consumers any time soon, we won't be seeing lower power Polaris parts any time soon. There hasn't been enough time since launch for AMD to go back and respin Polaris for lower power.

Sorry, it's just not happening right now.
 
Jayz2C probably got a very good binned RX 480, it's no huge surprise, and his Gigabyte cards perhaps is the flop ones. Silicon lottery.

If you look at current Polaris the voltage supplied to the core is too much. My RX 470 for example, stock voltage is 1143mV for stock 1260MHz, with my testing it's stable at 1037mV at 1300MHz For 1143mV it can be clocked at 1360MHz, 100MHz higher than stock. I'm not surprised if the binning done properly it could reduce the power usage by that much, since I already achieve that by my one testing.

If all it is is binning if they can get enough of those parts they could sell them for quite a bit more under a new name. Like RX 485 or RX480 XT.

Jayz's card is amazing and I hope he puts it under water.
 
That is huge... 150w down to 95w. I bet we will see a RX 485 with slight clock speed increase at 120w. They could roll out a full lineup with vega this winter.

This all is good news, and VEGA will be announced at the end of the year (thats what they say..), with volume in Q1/17. Hopefully Vega comes at $550/$650 price points and both with Fan cooling, I don't want water cooling.
 
If all it is is binning if they can get enough of those parts they could sell them for quite a bit more under a new name. Like RX 485 or RX480 XT.

Jayz's card is amazing and I hope he puts it under water.

Yeah the difference seems so large, that unless this is just a miraculous card, it seems like they should be binning for a higher end card. It also suggests that any sort of process improvement could push more chips toward this end of the range.
 
This all is good news, and VEGA will be announced at the end of the year (thats what they say..), with volume in Q1/17. Hopefully Vega comes at $550/$650 price points and both with Fan cooling, I don't want water cooling.

they should just do what they did last time. vega x watercolled vega air cooled
 
I think AMD should have Vega X water, Vega X air and Vega air. Not everyone wants or needs water cooling but it's great to have the option.
 
I think AMD should have Vega X water, Vega X air and Vega air. Not everyone wants or needs water cooling but it's great to have the option.

I would definitely prefer water cooled if I am to purchase a Vega card. It has been nice having near silence in my little Air240 case with the FuryX and CPU under water.
 
Will this mean that AMD will finally have a worthy competitor to NVidia products? :bleh:
 
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