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    QOTW: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070?

    There's competition in high-end graphics, but which GPU would you choose at £400?
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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070?

    If I didn't already own a 1070 then I would still be looking at a 1070 due to the crazy pricing right now, there are some editions of the 1070 going for around the £350 mark at present.

    If the pricing wasn't all messed up then I would recommend the Vega. Bring it down to £300 and I might even buy one for my son.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070?

    I am not in the market for a £400 GPU, but if I was, I would definately go for AMD because of their linux support.

    As the article over on Phoronix makes clear, AMD written full open source Linux drivers with similar performance to the windows ones and made them available at launch.

    The drivers have not been mainlined yet, so you would have to wait a couple of months before you can just install your favourite Linux distro, and expect everything to work out of the box, but that will come soon enough and I am very impressed with AMD's approach.

    Compare that with nVidia, that now use signed binary blobs on their drivers, so none of their recent cards work at all with the open drivers, and you can only use closed drivers for an nVidia card if you are running a "professional" distro such as RedHat or Ubuntu LTS.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070?

    Unfortunately, due to prices VS performance, I think Nvidia is the route I will choose

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070?

    Given that the 1070 can be had for around £350, it would have to be the 1070.
    Yes, i know the Vega has the performance edge, but it costs £50 more - it also consumes a little more power, which over the course of a couple of years adds significantly to the overall cost. There is also the question of the $399 figure given by AMD - which apparently only applies to launch-day discount. (See the Vega 64 furore)

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070?

    Given current prices I would go with 1070 that and the fact the vega is so darn ugly too.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070?

    Neither, GPU prices are wildly overinflated at the moment and Volta is not too far away.

    If the secondhand R9 390 I got back in February breaks (that I bought once Vega's inadequate gaming performance and release timeframe was becoming apparent) I would rather go back to my HD7950 and wait a few more months than put up all that money now.
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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAPTAIN_ALLCAPS View Post
    Neither, GPU prices are wildly overinflated at the moment and Volta is not too far away.

    If the secondhand R9 390 I got back in February breaks (that I bought once Vega's inadequate gaming performance and release timeframe was becoming apparent) I would rather go back to my HD7950 and wait a few more months than put up all that money now.
    This. GPU prices are wildly inflated. There is no justification for the Vega 64 bundle price, nor the 1080 or 1080ti prices. Especially with Volta effectively ready.
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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAPTAIN_ALLCAPS View Post
    Neither, GPU prices are wildly overinflated at the moment and Volta is not too far away.

    If the secondhand R9 390 I got back in February breaks (that I bought once Vega's inadequate gaming performance and release timeframe was becoming apparent) I would rather go back to my HD7950 and wait a few more months than put up all that money now.
    R9 390 still an awesome card, often forgotten. Mine chugs along quite nicely at 1440p. Of course it can't run the full 144Hz and max settings but tbh its fine for me.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wozza365 View Post
    R9 390 still an awesome card, often forgotten. Mine chugs along quite nicely at 1440p. Of course it can't run the full 144Hz and max settings but tbh its fine for me.

    Always looked like the best buy of the last generation. Solid forward-looking GPU with great VRAM capacity and bandwidth.

    The only thing I regret is not buying it new first time round, thinking at the time that it was better to wait for the full node improvement on the 14/16nm cards. In the end I'd say this generation has been pretty disappointing.
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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070?

    A bit too rich for my liking at well over £300 for both. If I was pushed a Vega56,as once Volta is out,the GTX1070 is going to look comparatively worse off than Vega56,and I would expect at least two to three years out of my card if I was spending that much money,although a GTX1070 would be more preferable for my rig.

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    TBH,I might just hold off and see what Volta brings to the table too.
    Last edited by CAT-THE-FIFTH; 18-08-2017 at 07:40 PM.


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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070?

    neither is on my radar.
    If i would be looking at this price / performance i would consider Vega, but only with custom cooling. I didnt see any custom Vega56 review just yet.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070?

    Vega is better for Freesync but if like me you bought a 1070 last year because nothing from AMD could compete you won't want to sidegrade just for Freesync, next monitor I buy will include G Sync.
    Last edited by Fury559; 18-08-2017 at 07:40 PM. Reason: Typo's from phone.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070?

    Neither. As said above, prices are inflated, and I don't really need a high-end GPU.

    But if I did, and since I use Linux, I'd choose AMD over NVIDIA. I hope someone figures out how to flash a modified BIOS in RX Vega, because it has huge potential for underclocking/undervolting, and I never enjoyed doing this through software.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070?

    V56 with custom cooler. Only Vega has full DX12, only Vega is future proof.

    Not to mention AMD+Freesync is far better value than Nvidia+Gsync mugging.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070?

    actually wonder which of them is most stable... not so interested in what peak performance is but overall performance.. but in general many of these benchmarks and whichever one way or another is a joke... or was they done over several days of stressing and testing per test...

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