[SOLVED] RX 580 still worth it? (RX 590 Now)

Megane67

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Hi, I was originally planning on getting a Sapphire Radeon Nitro+ RX 580 8GB GPU for my new computer and I initially rejected the RX 590 8GB model because it used more wattage and the performance increase wasn't worth the extra money for me.

However, when I checked Amazon.ca and similar sites now, the price of the RX 590 is actually cheaper than the RX 580 by over a hundred dollars or more so I'm asking myself if I should go with the RX 590 after all or if there's a RX 580 GPU or the like that matches the performance of the Sapphire Nitro+ with the cheaper price? Here is my planned computer setup:

Monitor - LG 24MK600M-B Monitor (1080p, IPS Panel, 75Hz Refresh Rate, 5 ms (gtg) Response Time)
[Already Bought, just to be clear, this is why I'm looking into getting an AMD GPU over a NVIDA GPU so it'll work with Free-Sync if I need it.]

CPU - Core i7-9700K (8 Cores, 8 Threads. @3.6GHz, 4.9GHz w/Turbo.)
[Not planning to ever Overclock this.]

? GPU - Sapphire Radeon Nitro+ RX 580 8GB GDDR5
[No Overclocking, same as CPU]

Motherboard - Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro

RAM - Patriot Viper Gaming RGB Series DDR4 Dram 3200MHz 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB)

PSU - XFX TS 550w 80 Plus Gold
[Already Have]

HDD: 2TB Drive
[Already Have, just need to format it. I might look into getting a 256 GB SSD just for Windows 10 and applications. Need to research it more.]

CD/DVD RW Drive
[Already Have]

OS: Windows 10 64 bit Home

Any help/advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated as always. Thank you.
 
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Pretty sure the new Nvidia cards work with freeSync now. Looking at your hardware seems strange to pair a $~350 cpu with a $~150 gpu. For gaming that $500 would be better split $200 cpu (3600) and $300 gpu (maybe 2060 or 5700?)
 
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OK, I was ready to go with the RX 590 then but then I talked to my computer guy and he seems to think the RX 590 is obsolete and for my high end CPU, I should get a better GPU. Now I would have no problem getting an Nvidia GPU (I'm using a GTX 960 right now) except for the Free-Sync problem. I know the newer Nvidia cards claim to support Free-Sync now but I researched it and apparently it can be very picky, is not optimized for FreeSync and it can be different for each game played.

So my question now is: Should I get the RX 590 and be done with it or is there an Nvidia card that works well with FreeSync (assuming FreeSync is even worth using in the first place) and would be ideal for my new setup and 1080p gaming? As always, any advice or help you can give me is appreciated. I'll post my updated planned setup below:

Monitor - LG 24MK600M-B Monitor (1080p, IPS Panel, 75Hz Refresh Rate, 5 ms (gtg) Response Time)
[Already Bought]

CPU - Core i7-9700K (8 Cores, 8 Threads. @3.6GHz, 4.9GHz w/Turbo.)
[Not planning to ever Overclock this.]

? GPU - Sapphire Radeon Nitro+ RX 590 8GB GDDR5
[No Overclocking, same as CPU]

Motherboard - Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro

RAM - Patriot Viper Gaming RGB Series DDR4 Dram 3200MHz 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB)

PSU - XFX TS 550w 80 Plus Gold

SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SATA 2.5" Internal SSD

HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 2TB Internal Hard Drive HDD - 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache

CD/DVD RW Drive
[Already Have]

OS: Windows 10 64 bit Home
 

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