mingomango

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So i upgraded my old rig (amd FX-6100) to my current rig (amd R5 2600) a couple of months ago.

Current rig specs:

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six-Core Processor (non-X) running at constant 3,8ghz
Asus ROG STRIX X470-F GAMING
G.Skill Trident Z RGB DDR4-3200MHz CL16-18-18-38 1.35V 16GB (2x8GB)
Sapphire Radeon TRI-X R9 290 4GB "OC"
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C "Dark TG"
Monitor: MSI Optix MAG271C

For storage i use: 1TB HDD, 512GB SDD, and a 256GB M.2 NVME <---OS installed on the M.2 for speed and startup

Did i forget something?


Now here is the deal. I'm up for a new GPU and hyped for the release of Cyberpunk 2077 next year, and so i want a good one for that game.
Now AMD just released their 7nm NAVI/RDNA rx5700 XT.

My question is, should i get that card? Would it be a good match with my current CPU? Bottleneck? Or should i wait for a better, high-end card from AMD(rx5800)? Or should i go RTX maybe?
I'm keeping to AMD because my monitor is FreeSync and because AMD is generally more budget friendly.

Budget is around around 600 USD or 550 EUR (4000 DKK since i live in Denmark)



I hope there is some Veteran/Elite PCMR ppl around willing to share some of the ancient wisdom they got, with us lesser citizens :D
 

mamasan2000

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https://www.tweaktown.com/news/67007/amd-navi-23-rumor-nvidia-killer-gpu-coming-2020/index.html

Could be that both AMD and Nvidia releases something by then. The new consoles (AMD makes the cpu and gpu for them) are getting raytracing so it is not at all impossible that next AMD PC GPUs will have it too. If that matters.

I doubt Cyberpunk will require a monster GPU since it is coming to consoles as well.

The question as I see it is: Enjoy gaming now and get 5700 XT or in 6 months on perhaps some other card.
Either way, it will be a huge step up from Radeon 290.
I replaced my 290X with a Vega 56 a year ago. Love the new card. And went from 1080p to 1440p.
 

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Well you have 1080p 144hz monitor. To go to a higher card like rx5800 when amd release them you will have to change the cpu for sure or you have to go to a higher resolution. Get the 5700 or 5700XT are enough for 1080p 144hz but wait a bit more because soon the custom cards from msi , asus , sapphire will come and replace the bad blower style coolers that founders cards have right now.
 

mingomango

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Well you have 1080p 144hz monitor. To go to a higher card like rx5800 when amd release them you will have to change the cpu for sure or you have to go to a higher resolution. Get the 5700 or 5700XT are enough for 1080p 144hz but wait a bit more because soon the custom cards from msi , asus , sapphire will come and replace the bad blower style coolers that founders cards have right now.

Oh yeah. I forgot to mention, I will be mainly playing AAA games on 1080p.
Regarding the rx 5700 xt I wanted to wait for custum cards, before desiding anything.

Anyway what you saying is that an rx 5700 xt custom is more than enough for 1080p with my setup?

What if say, I planned to upgrade to a 1440p monitor in, say 1-2 years? Would it still be good?
 

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If you are not in a rush to get a new GPU, I would wait 6-12 months. When is Cyberpunk release date?
AMD are probably coming out with a bunch of new Navi-cards, lower and higher spec than 5700-series.
Nvidia will probably also release something within a year.

AIB partners should release custom 5700-series cards within days. 13th august I think.

5700 xt is better than Vega 56. I have a vega 56, it works just fine in 1440p high settings.
60-75 fps on a freesync monitor. Monitor can only go to max 75 Hz.
 

mingomango

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If you are not in a rush to get a new GPU, I would wait 6-12 months. When is Cyberpunk release date?
AMD are probably coming out with a bunch of new Navi-cards, lower and higher spec than 5700-series.
Nvidia will probably also release something within a year.

AIB partners should release custom 5700-series cards within days. 13th august I think.

5700 xt is better than Vega 56. I have a vega 56, it works just fine in 1440p high settings.
60-75 fps on a freesync monitor. Monitor can only go to max 75 Hz.
I'm not really in a rush. But I just feel it's time to change that brick of a gpu I have. I'm just not sure what gpu is best for my setup. I don't want to waste money on a rtx 2080 ti, since that would be useless for me.

Cyberpunk is releasing April next year.
 

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https://www.tweaktown.com/news/67007/amd-navi-23-rumor-nvidia-killer-gpu-coming-2020/index.html

Could be that both AMD and Nvidia releases something by then. The new consoles (AMD makes the cpu and gpu for them) are getting raytracing so it is not at all impossible that next AMD PC GPUs will have it too. If that matters.

I doubt Cyberpunk will require a monster GPU since it is coming to consoles as well.

The question as I see it is: Enjoy gaming now and get 5700 XT or in 6 months on perhaps some other card.
Either way, it will be a huge step up from Radeon 290.
I replaced my 290X with a Vega 56 a year ago. Love the new card. And went from 1080p to 1440p.
 

mingomango

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https://www.tweaktown.com/news/67007/amd-navi-23-rumor-nvidia-killer-gpu-coming-2020/index.html

Could be that both AMD and Nvidia releases something by then. The new consoles (AMD makes the cpu and gpu for them) are getting raytracing so it is not at all impossible that next AMD PC GPUs will have it too. If that matters.

I doubt Cyberpunk will require a monster GPU since it is coming to consoles as well.

The question as I see it is: Enjoy gaming now and get 5700 XT or in 6 months on perhaps some other card.
Either way, it will be a huge step up from Radeon 290.
I replaced my 290X with a Vega 56 a year ago. Love the new card. And went from 1080p to 1440p.
Yeah maybe I will go with a rx 5700 xt custom when they get out.
 

mingomango

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By the way. What if I got a rtx card, I have read somewhere that it's possible to run FreeSync on nVidia cards. I'm thinking rtx2070. Tho I feel like they cost a little too much.
 

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