Editor's Notes & Price Research
Rebate limit 1 per household and expires on 10/31/16. - brisar
Boost Clock 1316 MHz (OC Mode)
1303 MHz (Gaming Mode)
1266 MHz (Silent Mode)
1 x DL-DVI-D 2 x HDMI 2.0b 2 x DisplayPort 1.4
2304 Stream Processors
PCI Express 3.0 x16
Receive a USD $20 prepaid card by mail from MSI! Offer expires on 10/31/16. Limit 1 per household
$199.99 - $20.00 Rebate [newegg.com] = $179.99 AR + S/H
Limit 1 Per Household
Rebate is valid 10/01/16 to 10/31/16
NOTE: Get Battlefield 1 discount code w/ purchase, limited offer
Again, there is NO game out there that will see a 5%+ performance increase from 8GB.
I should note I tried to return mine that I purchased from Newegg a week ago for $20 more and they said they'd have to charge a 15% restocking fee, they actually advised me to sell it myself. Just a FYI.
Why did I want to return it you ask? AMD just announced improvements to their process that will allow them to make these cards consume 50% less power: http://wccftech.com/amd-polaris/ --------->WRONG, you are quoting a 9month old article comparing polaris to last gen. amd cards.... These ARE the cards they are refferring to in that article...however, they are releasing the mobile variety which will feature more efficiency. Update to the desktop versions is just speculation at this point