Originally Posted by KingUniverse
I'm fairly confident that my 8350 @ 5.1 will have very little impact on the Vega 64. It's hard to stress this CPU at those speeds and with my NB and base OC'd as well, the PCI lanes are even boosted too. Not to mention I have a beast of a board in the 990FX-UD7, and even with a slight bottleneck, an OC'd 64 is still overkill for what I'm shooting for. Looking at the Navi rumors though, I'm wondering if I should just wait for them ..
Confidence is good, but I speak from experience. My 9590 locked at 5ghz and paired with 16gb ddr3 2400mhz cas10 memory and on a CHV-FZ board bottlenecked my stock 290x, let alone when I had it overclocked. My 4790k let that card stretch it's legs quite a bit more.
At 1080p I wouldn't waste the money past a RX580. Or like you said, wait for Navi and see.
I mean even something like this is a better deal than the 590 and can be oc'ed close enough to it.
A bit crazy to pair a > $300 gpu with any FX series cpu at this point unless you are playing at 4k and need all the gpu horsepower you can get. Even then as I've been on 4k since 2014, the 290x I had still performed better at 4k on fairly cpu demanding games with my 4790k over my 9590.
Now I'm not saying using the FX will be unplayable, but we are talking a 7 year old chip at this point that was mediocre at launch as is.
I'm not bashing the FX, I've had three of them and my 8350 is now paired with my 290x in my oculus rig for light VR games. But you have to sometimes step back and look at just how far behind it is these days to spend that kind of money on a gpu that will not see near it's full potential.