Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Cali Native in AZ
Awesome Red Dragon price on Newegg ATM ($332) Pull Trigger?
Yo Gang ... so been thinking of upgrading to Vega for awhile (my current 1060 I bought for my old 1200p monitor is NOT cuttin' it for new Tomb Raider on my new Ultra Wide monitor ...) but only have about $350 to throw around unless I really stretch ... the V64LC on NE atm at $499 looks real nice, but much more in budget is the Red Dragon that's at $369 with 10% off promo (plus the 3 free games ... are those really Div2, DMC5, and RE2 Reboot? If so, that's pretty sick!) comes in at $332 which seems like a wicked good price.
So ... anyone with a Dragon 56? Any issues with that Nano board being crappier than regular boards? Seems like it's shortcomings are likely outweighed by the extra cooling ability since it has that blow-through design, but ... I dunno?
How's temps/noise/OC potential on this one? Anyone get one with Samsung memory? Is it really worth another $167 (another 50% dough, basically) to get the 64WC ya think?
Playing on a LG Freesync Ultra Wide (whatever it is, 3440x1440?), it's IPS with 75 refresh rate. I'm using DisplayPort.
Does Freesync help much at 75fps? I usually adjust game settings as high as I can to maintain around that FPS. Don't know much about how it works, never had it. Not a big twitch gamer so 'lag' not that big a deal but I hate screen tearing and love smoothness overall.
Also, what's the advantage(s) to zapping 56 to a 64 bios, exactly? Higher Mem Clocks? How much? Do 56's mem's OC as high as 64's after the mod, generally? What are downsides, if any?
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Powercolor Red Dragon Vega 56 (Samsung) Stock Bios For Now!
hynix 250gb ssd (boot), 2tb deskstar (apps),1tb spinpoint (bu)
plextor px-712sa - still the best optical drive ever
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LG Ultrawide QHD 21:9 Curved IPS Monitor 3440 x 1440 AMD FreeSync
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