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post #21 of 26
Just wait for Vega. An R9 290 is a solid card. It'll play everything at high, max or ultra.

Vega is approximately 6mos.away or less. At least you can ride it out. I had to do something cause I am on 5770 atm(my 6870s are landlocked watercooling cards tongue.gif) and am upgrading to Ryzen 7 1800x. No way I am putting what I already had on the new platform. At least for any purpose other than benching with a Threaded CPU. So I picked up XFX 8gb RX 480 OC card while I wait. thumb.gif

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post #22 of 26
I've decided to join in the wait for Vega. I was very close to buying a used 1070 or 980 Ti but I was gifted with a 4k monitor recently and once I realized it had freesync, meh, I want AMD.. I just hope AMD drops something in the 980 Ti - 1070 range of performance for a reasonable price (once the market settles)... I know I won't be buying day 1. So I may be waiting until 2018 sad-smiley-002.gif

Surprisingly, 280x does well at 4k.. at least on the games I play. Haven't tried GTA 5 yet but I'm sure that would be laughable.
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post #23 of 26
If you have extra deep pockets, obviously 1080 Ti. 88 ROP is epic, nothing has that except TITAN X Pascal. That's 88GPixel/s @ 1Ghz. Though they could see 2Ghz, 176GPixel/s. Epic.

If you just want to kind of feel out what Vega could be like in general minus a whole bunch, go RX 480 8GB for $169.99. You won't regret it until you wish to upgrade.

https://www.visiontek.com/refurbished/performance-graphics/radeon-rx-480-overclocked-8gb-gddr5-rear-blower-4m-3x-dp,-hdmi-402-detail.html
post #24 of 26
Pick up an RX 480 now if you can't wait. They are going for as low as $170 now. Then sell when Vega drops. You won't take a huge hit as I see the RX 480 having good resale value. I just picked up the Strix OC 8GB 480 with a free copy of Dawn of War III from newegg for $199 after rebate. Perfect card for my backup rig. biggrin.gif
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post #25 of 26
At this point if you still haven't purchased just wait for Vega as it's probably just a month or 2 away at most.
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post #26 of 26
I agree. You could go RX 480 like it matters haha it's just a few bucks and to get the full Polaris 10 experience is well worth it. Then you can figure what you have and what not vega but the next cards are like. Like supercharged RX 480 or something haha with a shot of nitrous on the big end. These cards are awesome, the RX 480 Reference.

It might be small, but it's real powerful and highly complex.
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