Please help me build a new PC

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by GameSystem, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. ThoD

    ThoD GBATemp Addict (apparently), but more like "bored"

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    If locked to AMD, tough luck. Just in case, check the prices you can get either Vega 56 (considerably better at everything EXCEPT Minecraft:rofl2:) or RX5700 at as they are supposedly still under the 300$ price normally and generally much better than RX590 in general gaming. Do note Vega cards have high TDP though so if you decide to change to that sometime, you might need different PSU. That's only for reference though, cheap RX590 with game pass and a free game on top is too good a deal to pass up:P But if for example you can find the 5700 at a decent price, it will allow you to play literally any game you want at full HD stable 60FPS or higher for the next 6 or so years...
     
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    Vega 56 runs at $299.99 for me and 5700 runs at $349.99. What surprised me was that the Vega is a 2 year old card and the price is still pretty ridiculous. Then I read more into it and found out it's because of crypto miners. The 5700 is apparently pretty new, so that I can understand. If anything, I'll probably watch out for that one more but I doubt it'll reach a budget price any time soon.
     
  3. ThoD

    ThoD GBATemp Addict (apparently), but more like "bored"

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    Vega is half a year older than the 590, so despite being more powerful it uses older technology and draws more power, so higher TDP. The 5700 is the most recent that's at a reasonable price out of the AMD cards, so keep an eye on it if interested, may go down in price until Iceborne comes out and all considering we got like 4-5 months to go until then...
     
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  4. Joe88

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    The launch price was even more ridiculous for vega. 590 is just a slight upgrade on the 580 which were rebrands of the 480 with some tweeks. Technically the 500 series is much older.
    Vega was a complete flop, it was too expensive, ran alot hotter, and drew alot more power, and just wasnt as powerful than the competing cards.

    I myself have a r9 390 right now and will be buying a 5700xt when ever third party aib cards actually show up.
     
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  5. Armadillo

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    Turing and Pascal have supported freesync for a while now. Nvidia added the option a few months back.

    Only over display port (no hdmi option like amd) and apparently some monitors don't play nice, but most are fine. So depending on monitor, might be free to go nvidia without losing anything if it's the better deal/option.
     
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  6. subcon959

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    Are you sure? Nvidia supports freesync too these days.
     
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    Wow! Great to know. I'm glad this thread exists and I'm glad I cheaped out on the monitor all those months ago. The G-Sync version of the monitor had same exact specs but costs $20-30 more. Since 1660 ti also works on Freesync, I guess it's back on the table.

    I checked the compatibility with my monitor and it was said to work.

    "Yes, user feedback seems to show that the variable refresh rate on the monitor works as well with an Nvidia GPU as an AMD GPU. Just make sure to turn freesync on and set overdrive to medium in the monitors OSD and turn 'g-sync compatible' on for the monitor in Nvidia control panel."
     
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