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R9 390 Upgrade

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by Irrelevant, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. Irrelevant

    Irrelevant New Member

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    So im using my onboard graphics drivers the now, my old r390 has packed in and wondering if i should upgrade to rx vega 56 or just wait. Im not playing many games, the only real one im looking forward to is cyberpunk 2077 but i don't like not having a gpu. Should i wait until a price drop or buy one just now? i game at 1080p and would like it to last me a few years.
     
  2. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Believe it or not 390 is still a capable card. Playing a few new titles at 1080p should not be a problem. As for Cyberpunk 2077 game is TBA 2020 so by then you can safely wait for Navi.
     
  3. warlord

    warlord Ancient Guru

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    Wait for RTX 2060 ti or GTX 2060. Or the lower specked Navi. You won't need more power than this for 1080p. Perhaps you should consider upgrading your resolution for CB 2077 by then. 2560x1080 (21:9) is the minimum gaming resolution for quality nowadays. For 16:9 you go 2560x1440 min.
     
  4. Chastity

    Chastity Maha Guru

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    I'd check out that deal TODAY AND FAST
     

  5. MaCk0y

    MaCk0y Master Guru

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    What happened to the R9 390?
     
  6. MaCk0y

    MaCk0y Master Guru

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    So my R9 390 also died....yesterday. I bought a second hand Red Devil 580 for €150 to hold me until Navi comes. Hopefully it works.
     
  7. HARDRESET

    HARDRESET Member Guru

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    My 290x CFX was still going strong, I couldn't pass up a great deal on a new 1080Ti.
     
  8. WareTernal

    WareTernal Master Guru

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    That seems very subjective, a bit nonsensical, and massively oversimplified to me.
     
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  9. MaCk0y

    MaCk0y Master Guru

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    So Plot twist. :p The R9 390 lives on. Looks like the problems I had been having for the last 2 months might have been because of a... dying PSU PCIE cable. I changed the cable with another one and now it works. With the old one, it was lighting up but not the fans. These couple of months I was having black screen problems and system freezes only when watching Youtube videos or idling but no problems with games. :confused: Sometimes after hard reset, POST gets stuck or the system posts but the card would not be detected, until Wednesday where it stopped being detected altogether. The cable doesn't have any visible damage from the outside. It had been powering the graphics card for 3+ years.
     
  10. BlackZero

    BlackZero Ancient Guru

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    Absolutely subjective, but running games at less than 1440p doesn't look right on a 40" screen.

    Reminds me of the 1280x1024 days.
     

  11. Exodite

    Exodite Ancient Guru

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    Oh man, 5:4 - those were the days! :D

    I actually used a 19" 1280*1024 display up until... hmm, 2015 I think? At which point it died and I relied on a borrowed 24" 1080p until I got my current display. I honestly never felt that 1080p was an upgrade, as it was never horizontal pixels I found myself wanting more of.
     
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  12. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    True office rats rotated them by 90 degrees for 1024x1280.
     
  13. shredderman

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    I have the same card, MSI Radeon R9 390.

    I undervolted it by -81mV and set a custom fan profile in MSI Afterburner (72.8% ASIC Quality). Overclock is stable at 1070MHz and 1525MHz on the Memory. Certain games don't like the OC but that's all good.

    Still an awesome card and plays so many games on Ultra :D
     
  14. Irrelevant

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    So when is navi to be released? like i said im sitting without a gpu right now as my 390 is broken, keep getting a thread error pop up, tried clean install of new drivers, different pcie cables etc can't be any problem with the psu as it's brand new. Im really leaning towards the rx vega 56. I will probably update my monitor as well when cyberpunk is released, do you think the rx vega 56 will be able to handle it at 2560x1440? There is a great deal on overclockers £320 for vega 56.
     
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  15. HARDRESET

    HARDRESET Member Guru

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    My 290x CFX used to get that error , refresh usually fix that for me , as a last resort .
     

  16. shredderman

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    I need to fix up my fans, a friend of mine is sending some case fans I can cable tie onto my R9 390 because the main fan is failing.
     

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