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RX 580 8gb or 280x and wait for Navi

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by 2013, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. 2013

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 29, 2012

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    Hi guys im not too sure what to do I need a better graphics card,

    Im not sure what to do get the 580 8gb which is on offer or get a used 280x which was the last card I had and waid for navi. If I buy the 580 likeley I wont be able to get the navi.

    I already order the 580 but having 2nd thoughts.
     
  2. 4K8KW10

    Soldato

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  3. MaXxBoulton

    Hitman

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    Location: Dagobah system

    why not got a used 570. or get a 470/480 there even cheaper

    280x's are a rip of now things have moved on too much
     
  4. Poneros

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 18, 2015

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    Well, what's your budget? Imo if you can stretch to a Vega 56 Pulse do it. It will likely end up very competitive price/performance vs Navi cards & you can enjoy it right now. 570/580s are not bad either, very competitively priced.
     
  5. 2013

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 29, 2012

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    Thanks for the reply
    I did think of that but the price diffrence is over 2 times as much when comparing used,
    the reason i'm having 2nd thoughts is 1. I wont be able to upgrade to navi for a year at least, 2. it likely to be the same cost as what I will spend on a 580 now.

    The 280x would be below £50 the 570 and 480 would be around £80 - £90. so a 580 would work out better between the 480 and 580.
    I can just about afford a new 580 right now.
     
  6. FoxEye

    Capodecina

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    Navi is three quarters away, most likely. It's a lot of waiting. Not saying you shouldn't wait, but be prepared for the long haul :p
     
  7. Poneros

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 18, 2015

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    What you could also do is get a 570 now, enjoy it, then when Navi comes out sell it & upgrade to that, maybe you can save up in the meantime. Tbh, you might even want to go for a cheap 2nd hand card. Lots of miners selling off their cards.

    I see you were going for a 280x on the member's market. That's not a bad card to tide you over until later in the year either.
     
  8. arc@css

    Caporegime

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    I'd go for the most affordable 570.
     
  9. 2013

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 29, 2012

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    Yeah it is a long wait which Im not sure I will be able to last but I dont want to regret my choice later.
    We dont know much about navi yet so I dont know if it would be much better but im assuming from how thinks have changed in AMD cards it will be 10%-15% faster then the 580 on a new platform and may have some extra features but the price maybe a bit more.
    Thats what I was thinking, its something ive had in the past so I know they are good cards and it will cost me less the 1/4 or a new 580 but on the other side I could alway sell the 580 if i did want to upgrade to navi when the time comes .
    Unless I get lucky most used prices dont seam that good compared to some new cards when you consider everything .
     
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  10. 2013

    Mobster

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    The difference in price between the 570 and 580 Is £30 would it still be better to get the 570 ?
     
  11. 4K8KW10

    Soldato

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    You can get the 580 now, enjoy it, and once the time comes for a new upgrade, consider the options again. You can upgrade in February next year, for example, with whatever is the best then.
     
  12. imginy

    Mobster

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    I would get 580 with the 2 free games.
     
  13. arc@css

    Caporegime

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    Depends if you can be bothered with cancelling/sending the 580 back. If money is that tight then the best bang for buck card available right now is the RX570. It'll punch not too far below a 580 for a lower cost. Then, nearer the time, you can sell it on and put the money towards what you're really hoping to get, whatever that may be.

    Check out other deals where free games are factored in as well.
     
  14. d_brennen

    Capodecina

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    I saw some really cheap ex mining 570s the other day. Almost bought one for my second PC but have no real need. That's what I'd be doing in OPs shoes
     
  15. 2013

    Mobster

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    I've chosen to go ahead for the 580 with the games and warranty its worth the difference.
     
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  16. ExoMale

    Mobster

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    how much is the 580? you can get a gigabyte FTW2 1060 6gb for £215, i dont know how good the card is, i paid £25 extra for my misi aero which is very good, they are better than a 570/580.
     
  17. Armageus

    Don

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    A 1060 6gb performs basically identically to a 580 - better than a RX570 yes, but even so not a huge amount in it.