Originally Posted by TinyRichard
Not my place to tell you folks what to do with your hard earned cash, but speaking as a reformed Team Red supporter (13 months free this week), I seriously don't understand the unbending devotion towards this company. Just... good grief...
This particular card serves no purpose whatsoever beyond conning people out of more money.
There are no teams. Why do people keep thinking there are teams?
They're two companies competing for your money.
These cards are horrible value for money as well as power efficiency at launch, that's all there is to it. Consumers shouldn't need to undervolt to 1.0 or 1.1V just to have sane power use for a midrange card ; it's a shame since the coolers appear to be improved across all manufacturers.
The RX 580 8GB should have been at most $220 for the 8GB aftermarket version going off the RX 480 sale prices before this launch.
All you get for $230-250 is this https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1332124-REG/msi_radeon_rx_580_armor.html
The RX 570 did get an ITX card which appears to be selling for $170 so there's that. You would likely want to have a freesync monitor to buy it over MSI GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 AERO ITX.
Originally Posted by cjc75
I only wanna know one thing...
I'm currently sitting on $400 cash for a GPU upgrade, with the possibility that I'll have another $150 - $200 to add to that, by the end of May...
Is it worth upgrading my eVGA GTX 770 4GB FTW and my budget Acer 27" 1440p monitor with no freesync...
To an RX 580; with a slightly better 27" - 28" 1440p with Freesync?Or should I keep waiting for VEGA?
Waiting for VEGA would likely mean I'll only be able to afford the new GPU (presuming Vega launches at the $400 - $500 range) and no new monitor until sometime next year...
I'd get a ~$350-380 GTX 1070 8GB with Gsync and keep your monitor, because even if you don't have Gsync monitor it will push more frames than any RX 580. It would be wise to cap the framerate to avoid tearing and such.
It makes sense to wait for VEGA in either case because it would put price pressure on GTX 1070 / GTX 1080. Projections suggest GTX1080 to GTX 1080 Ti performance.Edited by AlphaC - 4/18/17 at 3:47pm