Vega 56 Selection.

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  1. Rudlin

    Rudlin Member

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    Good evening,
    I think it is time for me to splash some money for a new GPU, and I think my choice would be Vega 56 (paired with my i5-4690k) hopefully to serve me 3-5 years to come.

    My question would be ... which Vega 56 should I go with? I'm not interested with over clocking. All I want is affordable and reliable card.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Any particular reason why go with vega56? If you can wait little bit more amd is preparing Navi gpus that would offer more performance per watt.

    If you cant wait nvidia gpu lineup is better atm. Rtx2060 or 2070 would be a great gpu to play with.
     
  3. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Asus Rog Strix RX Vega 56 OC 8GB HBM2 Gaming, some gamers swear by it.
     
  4. Rudlin

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    Thanks. I think I'll sit it out then this generation. I don't mind, just hope my old one doesn't croak before then.
     

  5. Rudlin

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    Nice card, slightly pricey though. I will check it out in more detail!
     
  6. GlennB

    GlennB Master Guru

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    All you have to do is steer away from the Gigabyte Vega 56. The Gigabyte edition is know to have tons of problem albeit that they are and a lot of people take the gamble and hope for a good card.
     
  7. Rudlin

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    Thanks, I'll keep it in mind for the future. I usually go with Sapphire cards. 3 years lifespan and then Diablo 1 afterwards maximum.
     
  8. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    For a 180$ you can grab a rx580 8gb, it will play every game maxed out at 1080p but it wont last long you wanted, maybe two years max, still that a steal.
     
  9. Grim_2o0o

    Grim_2o0o Master Guru

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    I've seen the Sapphire Nitro + Vega 56 on Overclockers UK, was £389 but probably the fair few dollars less on US markets. I was nVidia for life but sinc ethey've made the control panel nice to use I switchd to a Sapphire card and it's insanely quiet, my case is well ventilated and it never goes above 40-50 C. :D
     
  10. Rudlin

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    In terms or reliability - which cards last longer under normal usage conditions? I mainly use AMD cards, but it seems three years is tops for these cards in my case. Would I would be able squeeze more out of Nvidia cards? Cheers
     

  11. Undying

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    Not at all. You must have heard about slang "amd fine wine". Their cards are all the same arch, gcn1/5 and their driver support is better. Nvidia tend to leave older generations behind in order you to upgrage.
     

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