Deal DetailsLast Edited by jersharocks June 29, 2016 at 09:15 AM
This is not a special deal, but rather a deal on a place that has them in stock, Newegg and others are sold out already.
Microcenter has a lot in stock, most stores got 25x more than the new Nvidia cards. Price starts at 199.99, in store buy only.
This is the rule, not an abberation.
Without fueling the flames, here's some basic faq:
1. "RX480 fails PCI-E specification " ,however AMD has already replied:
Quote :1) The RX 480 has passed PCIe compliance testing with PCI-SIG. This is not just our internal testing. I think that should be made very clear. Obviously there are a few GPUs exhibiting anomalous behavior, and we've been in touch with these reviewers for a few days to better understand their test configurations to see how this could be possible.
2) Update #2 made by the OP is confused. There is a difference between ASIC power, which is what ONLY THE GPU CONSUMES (110W), and total graphics power (TGP), which is what the entire graphics card uses (150W). There has been no change in the spec, so I would ask that incorrect information stop being disseminated as "fact."
We will have more on this topic soon as we investigate, but it's worth reminding people that only a very small number of hundreds of RX 480 reviews worldwide encountered this issue. Clearly that makes it aberrant, rather than the rule, and we're working to get that number down to zero.
Quote :We have extensive testing internally on our PCIE compliance and RX480 passed our testing. However we have received feedback from some of the reviewers on high current observed on PCIE in some cases. We are looking into these scenarios as we speak and reproduce these scenarios internally. Our engineering team is fully engaged.
3. This card is DX12, not that it matters to most.
4. Lastly this deal is based on rarity, not price, just as people were posting 1070/1080 "in stock" deals. TD if you want, I'm just defending the OP.