Build Advice i5-6500 with Vega56 in 2560x1080

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Hey! I just got myself a new LG 2560x1080 75Hz monitor with Freesync (40-75Hz) and I am looking for a new GPU to play FPS and RPG games on Ultra in UWHD.

My current build: i5-6500, 8GB DDR4 2133Mhz RAM, ASUS Z170K mobo, R9 Sapphire Nitro 380X 4GB.

I was thinking about Vega 56 Pulse. Would my setup (Im talking about i5 6500 here) bottleneck that card in 75FPS range? Or maybe would 580 8GB be better (Ive seen opinions thats its too weak for UWHD tho)

Thanks!
 

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a Vega 56 would be fine for 2560x1080, it's still a lower resolution than standard 1440P. As Screwy said though, if you don't mind the wait, Navi is coming out soon.

Honestly even a RX 590 would be fine for 2560x1080 at 75fps, just have to turn down some settings.
 

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Hey! I just got myself a new LG 2560x1080 75Hz monitor with Freesync (40-75Hz) and I am looking for a new GPU to play FPS and RPG games on Ultra in UWHD.

My current build: i5-6500, 8GB DDR4 2133Mhz RAM, ASUS Z170K mobo, R9 Sapphire Nitro 380X 4GB.

I was thinking about Vega 56 Pulse. Would my setup (Im talking about i5 6500 here) bottleneck that card in 75FPS range? Or maybe would 580 8GB be better (Ive seen opinions thats its too weak for UWHD tho)

Thanks!
I think they will work well together....and I think that Vega is about as high as I would go with the GPU.

I wouldn't go with the 580. The Vega 56 is what I would go with OR a GTX 1070.
 

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a Vega 56 would be fine for 2560x1080, it's still a lower resolution than standard 1440P. As Screwy said though, if you don't mind the wait, Navi is coming out soon.

Honestly even a RX 590 would be fine for 2560x1080 at 75fps, just have to turn down some settings.
590 8GB is only like 7% cheaper than Vega56 where I live :p And many people complain that it's basically 580, just slightly tuned up. I guess I will choose Vega :)
 
Hey! I just got myself a new LG 2560x1080 75Hz monitor with Freesync (40-75Hz) and I am looking for a new GPU to play FPS and RPG games on Ultra in UWHD.

My current build: i5-6500, 8GB DDR4 2133Mhz RAM, ASUS Z170K mobo, R9 Sapphire Nitro 380X 4GB.

I was thinking about Vega 56 Pulse. Would my setup (Im talking about i5 6500 here) bottleneck that card in 75FPS range? Or maybe would 580 8GB be better (Ive seen opinions thats its too weak for UWHD tho)

Thanks!
With my son's personal experience, FreeSync makes it better, but also, my son's monitor (2560x1080, FreeSync 50-144Hz) has LFC, where it can go below 50Hz by doubling the frame rate and showing the same frame twice. We set Chill to the 30-60 range.

The RX 580 8GB struggles a little, unable to maintain 60fps, in some of the more modern games. But, FreeSync keeps things smooth.

The Vega56 should handle this nicely, and sounds like a good idea if your power supply is up to the task.
 

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With my son's personal experience, FreeSync makes it better, but also, my son's monitor (2560x1080, FreeSync 50-144Hz) has LFC, where it can go below 50Hz by doubling the frame rate and showing the same frame twice. We set Chill to the 30-60 range.

The RX 580 8GB struggles a little, unable to maintain 60fps, in some of the more modern games. But, FreeSync keeps things smooth.

The Vega56 should handle this nicely, and sounds like a good idea if your power supply is up to the task.
I have EVGA 650W, I guess it'll be enough. Thank you for your answer!
 

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Ok, a quick search seems to indicate that's a good one.
I just bought my card but I have a question, should I use one cable to power 2x8 pin? Or two separate cables running from both VGA1 and VGA2 slots on PSU? PSU is single rail (from what Ive seen?) but idk if it's any difference?
 

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DAMN, another thing! I swapped GPU, uninstalled drivers and when I want to install new one, after Windows loads, screen turns black (no signal) and fans on Vega56 go 100%. WTF :(
 
I'm told it's safer to use the two separate ones, though I'm no expert in that regard.

My normal process for swapping cards is:
  1. Download latest drivers for new card directly from AMD, but do not install
  2. Download DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller)
  3. Run DDU in safe mode, and choose the option to remove the drivers and shut down
  4. When complete and the system shuts down, remove the old card and install the new one
  5. Power up system
  6. Install the drivers you downloaded in step 1. The screen will go blank at least once or twice, if I recall correctly.
That should do it. Installing the card before installing the new drivers might cause some issues, or might be fine, I don't really know. To try to get back to the beginning, you might put your old card back in, boot up, then start at step 1 above.
 
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