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Kobay 4 months ago

Alright 2 options, $165 Sapphire RX 580 8GB with 2 year warranty, or Asus ROG RX Vega 56 for $305 with 3 year warranty? Games I'm playing: GTA V, CS:GO, Rainbow 6, F1 2017, Cities:Skylines, Mortal Kombat 11?, Minecraft with shaders mod enabled, Doom 2016, PUBG

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Enrico411 3 points 4 months ago

vega 56 is the faster card. 144hz even if it is 1080p could use all the power it can get.

BetrayedPredator 0 points 4 months ago

It’s not a 50% more worth it

A RX590 is a also a good choice

Gilroar 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

A RX590 is a also a good choice

It's an extra $115 for maybe a 10% at best performance bump over the 580 8gb, and only $25 short of the Vega 56 price.

It isn't a good choice it is a terrible choice.

BetrayedPredator 1 point 4 months ago

At $300 for a Vega 56, yes

At the $400+ that is normal for Vega 56, it's not bad

macetotheface 1 point 4 months ago

Even if the Vega 56 was it's normal $400+ price, the 590 would still be a terrible value. As Gilroar had stated, you're paying $110 more for a 10% increase.

eesti 2 points 4 months ago

for $305 the Vega 56 is a good deal

esotken 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

when do you need the parts by? If you can wait lets say a month or so for the Navi announcements, IF the rumors are true we are gonna get some impressive cards at competitive prices.

Ryzin 0 points 4 months ago

The pricing rumors most likely aren't. Prices aren't decided until 1-3 weeks before a product is launched. Plus AMD wants to make money too. They are a company after all and will price it competitively according to the market's state. They won't charge you $250 for the sake of "destroying nVidia". The RX 3080 (Navi 10's RTX 2070 competitor) will probably be priced at about $400. The TDP is most likely correct because AMD stated 7nm allows them to make the chips just as powerful at half the power draw. The 12% IPC boost is probably true since on a slide in AMD's presentation states that 7nm allows them to have a 1.25x performance boost. Making the clocks higher and instructions per clock being 12% higher means it probably will be 1.25x better in performance. Yeah, you should DEFINITELY wait.

Ryzin -1 points 4 months ago

Go for the Sapphire RX 590 Special edition. It has 10-15% more performance and is only $280 for 8GB.