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    AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB listed by UK retailer

    It's Gigabyte's reference model, priced at £399.99, and is "coming soon".
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    Re: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB listed by UK retailer

    It's a shame how warped the pricing has become since release

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    Re: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB listed by UK retailer

    I'd be seriously considering this at £350 but £400 isn't quite there for me. GTX 780 will have to chug along for some time more. I have a specific calculation when upgrading based on cost, length of service of previous and current card and how much performance increase I need to justify the cost over time. Unfortunately I screwed up on my current card (Ti came out just afterwards at a similar cost to what I paid plus the 780 then dropped in price significantly) and it has done 4 years and may well have to do another before upgrading at this rate.

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    Re: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB listed by UK retailer

    Waiting on non-reference RX Vega 56 models to appear or my pre-ordered Sapphire RX 580 8GiB Pulse (pre-ordered at ~£222) to come in stock. Either way, £400 for a noisy, inefficient reference model without even a DVI port is just not going to happen.

    I have a sneaking suspicion that prices will quickly rise to £450 for reference models, where AMD (specifically RTG) has actually misled everyone about the MSRP/RRP. Very much hoping that pricing will settle down, so that reference models will sink back to £350-375 and non-reference models can occupy the higher-end at £375-£450.

    It honestly sounds irritate me how many people defend that awful reference cooler. It was bad when Nvidia stuck it on cards, it was bad on the Vega Frontier Edition and it's bad on the RX Vega series. Did AMD learn nothing from the RX 480 or the earlier R9 290X? Given the issues back in the day with the FX-5800 Ultra "dustbuster" cooler, I cannot believe these kind of coolers still exist.

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    Re: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB listed by UK retailer

    Quote Originally Posted by anselhelm View Post
    It honestly sounds irritate me how many people defend that awful reference cooler.
    Looking at the Hexus review, the cooler was fine on the Vega 56. The 64 on the other hand would have benefited from being water cooled only. But venting out of a case isn't that bad an idea...

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    Re: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB listed by UK retailer

    This is a Gigabyte card and they tend to be more expensive due to the UK based RMA.


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    Re: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB listed by UK retailer

    'Early sales' prices limited to a few hundred cards, and that's the RRP sent to reviewers? You might as well argue that the reviews should assume the card is free, as most launch reviews have the card supplied by the manufacturer so there are a non-zero number of cards available for free

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    Re: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB listed by UK retailer

    Will Just wait on my 580x Nitro+ 8GB pre order at £240.

    Won't be a massive upgrade on my 290x but will use less power and give me 2 display ports which I currently need.

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    Re: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB listed by UK retailer

    I think it's mildly amusing that the same website now states that this product (the Gigabyte RX Vega 56) has been discontinued!!

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    Re: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB listed by UK retailer

    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
    I think it's mildly amusing that the same website now states that this product (the Gigabyte RX Vega 56) has been discontinued!!
    Its so popular it went out of stock before it even was in stock.


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