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Upgrade suggestion from R9 290

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So I was thinking of upgrading my Graphics card after so long and I don't know what to buy. As I stated in my title I have a XFX R9 290 Dual Edition and I finally upgraded my PC. I don't know though what GC to buy. I don't plan on playing on 4K or 144Hz or other such buzz words. My current monitor is a Belinea 5:4 TFT and if I upgrade it in the future I would probably go for a 720 or 1080 monitor at 60 or 75Hz. As for my current build I have a Ryzen 5 2600x with a B450 Aorus PRO, 16GB 3200Hz Ram and 1 SSD and 1 2TB HDD and a Corsair RM750x PSU. I'm leaning towards a Vega 56 since I want to game on Linux and Open Source Drivers and Vulcan Support is a MUST in my case.

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Vega might be your best bet for Linux.

It'll definitely hold its own very easily, and will be one hell of an upgrade from your 290.


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Going from r9 290 to vega 56 isn't much of an improvement. I suggest paying a bit more for vega 64. This nitro+ card is on a really good price right now, so I'd take advantage of it while it's there.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MssmP6/sapphire-radeon-rx-vega-64-8gb-nitro-video-card-11275-03-40g

 

The ideal thing is to wait for Navi though, as that will have much better value than anything AMD and Nvidia currently have to offer at the midrange/high-end.

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1 minute ago, MeatFeastMan said:

Going from r9 290 to vega 56 isn't much of an improvement. I suggest paying a bit more for vega 64. This nitro+ card is on a really good price right now, so I'd take advantage of it while it's there.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MssmP6/sapphire-radeon-rx-vega-64-8gb-nitro-video-card-11275-03-40g

 

The ideal thing is to wait for Navi though, as that will have much better value than anything AMD and Nvidia currently have to offer at the midrange/high-end.

Not much of an improvement?

 

https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-R9-290-vs-AMD-RX-Vega-56/2171vs3938


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I'd probably get the V64, V56 isn't a bad choice but personally I'd prefer a larger performance jump


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vega 64 Nitro+ from sapphire is a really good choice right now. so id lean towards picking that up. 

 

the R9 290 is still a very capable GPU these days. but if you dont need it anymore you can sell it for around 80USD

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3 hours ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

I'd probably get the V64, V56 isn't a bad choice but personally I'd prefer a larger performance jump

 

3 hours ago, MeatFeastMan said:

Going from r9 290 to vega 56 isn't much of an improvement

If you understand relative performance via Nvidia, it's going from a graphics card weaker than a 1060 to stronger than a 1070, pretty big jump.


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