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Worth selling r9 290 now and wait for rx480?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

When the rx 480 drops im going to change my xfx r9 290 for two rx 480s in crossfire (will change my case too going get a fractal design define s)

 

My question is, is it Worth selling my gpu now and buying one rx 480 at launch or wait for the prices to drop and then buy two rx 480s and selling my 290 after buying them? (Card is currently Worth 200$ give or take a little)


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Well its gonna be worth a lot less the moment the rx480 hits.. Sell it now while you can..

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12 minutes ago, Strando123 said:

When the rx 480 drops im going to change my xfx r9 290 for two rx 480s in crossfire (will change my case too going get a fractal design define s)

 

My question is, is it Worth selling my gpu now and buying one rx 480 at launch or wait for the prices to drop and then buy two rx 480s and selling my 290 after buying them? (Card is currently Worth 200$ give or take a little)

You would be side grading really.  A overclocked R9-290 is going to be right on par with the RX 480.  So, if you're willing to spend the $250 to get essentially the same performance (in non VR games), then you're doing the right thing.


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4 minutes ago, JefferyD90 said:

You would be side grading really.  A overclocked R9-290 is going to be right on par with the RX 480.  So, if you're willing to spend the $250 to get essentially the same performance (in non VR games), then you're doing the right thing.

And I guess you saw the benchmarks.... Why dont u show us your test results :)


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8 minutes ago, JefferyD90 said:

You would be side grading really.  A overclocked R9-290 is going to be right on par with the RX 480.  So, if you're willing to spend the $250 to get essentially the same performance (in non VR games), then you're doing the right thing.

Im buying two and cross firing them in preparation for getting the htc vive in january.

So im upgrading my rig for VR.

And dosent the 480 have 8gb of vram while my 290 has 4gb of vram?


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4 minutes ago, Thony said:

And I guess you saw the benchmarks.... Why dont u show us your test results :)

http://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-rx-480-rx-470-3dmark-performance/


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3 minutes ago, Strando123 said:

Im buying two and cross firing them in preparation for getting the htc vive in january.

So im upgrading my rig for VR.

And dosent the 480 have 8gb of vram while my 290 has 4gb of vram?

If that is the case, just wait till January and buy your card then.  You'll get a cheaper card OR better card.

 

And no the 480 does NOT have 8GB of VRAM.


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2 minutes ago, JefferyD90 said:

U wanna tell me 290 = 390X ? Pls....


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1 minute ago, JefferyD90 said:

If that is the case, just wait till January and buy your card then.  You'll get a cheaper card OR better card.

 

And no the 480 does NOT have 8GB of VRAM.

Wait what? But http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/gpu_displays/xfx_rx_480_pictured_online_with_specifications/1 (i know it is rumors but still, why Are you so sure it does not have eight gigs?


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3 minutes ago, Thony said:

U wanna tell me 290 = 390X ? Pls....

a R9-290 OVERCLOCKED can compete with a 390X, yes.  I frequently get a 25% overclock on my R9-290, not to include even LMG themselves had a 290 that OC'ed so hard that it was on par with a 290X.

2 minutes ago, Strando123 said:

Wait what? But http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/gpu_displays/xfx_rx_480_pictured_online_with_specifications/1 (i know it is rumors but still, why Are you so sure it does not have eight gigs?

Because AMD said it was a 4GB card in their press conference.  I'm sure there will be a 8GB model, but its not going to be $200.


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2 minutes ago, JefferyD90 said:

a R9-290 OVERCLOCKED can compete with a 390X, yes.  I frequently get a 25% overclock on my R9-290, not to include even LMG themselves had a 290 that OC'ed so hard that it was on par with a 290X.

Because AMD said it was a 4GB card in their press conference.  I'm sure there will be a 8GB model, but its not going to be $200.

No one Said that i was expeting the eight gig card at 200$


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1 minute ago, Strando123 said:

No one Said that i was expeting the eight gig card at 200$

Ohh, well if you think its worth the "upgrade" then be my guest.  I'm not selling my R9-290 until I get a better offering from team Red.


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3 minutes ago, JefferyD90 said:

Ohh, well if you think its worth the "upgrade" then be my guest.  I'm not selling my R9-290 until I get a better offering from team Red.

Jesus Christ.... you are more butthurt than a turtle with a semi up it's ass....

Plus, it says Theres a 4gb version of the card that will cost 200$ it does not say theres only a 4gb version.

"The Radeon RX 480 delivers premium VR capability at a stunning price of starting at just $199 for the 4GB edition. "

http://www.amd.com/en-us/press-releases/Pages/radeon-rx-480-2016may31.aspx


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4 minutes ago, Strando123 said:

Jesus Christ.... you are more butthurt than a turtle with a semi up it's ass....

Plus, it says Theres a 4gb version of the card that will cost 200$ it does not say theres only a 4gb version.

"The Radeon RX 480 delivers premium VR capability at a stunning price of starting at just $199 for the 4GB edition. "

http://www.amd.com/en-us/press-releases/Pages/radeon-rx-480-2016may31.aspx

I'm not butt hurt at all.  I want everyone in the world to buy AMD products as I own AMD stock...  I'm just trying to save someone $250+ on a "upgrade" that isn't going to give them more than a 10% performance difference.

 

ESPECIALLY when they don't plan on stretching the video cards legs until January, when they could just save their money for 3-6 months and catch the video card (or a step up) on a black Friday sale or something.


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23 minutes ago, Strando123 said:

Im buying two and cross firing them in preparation for getting the htc vive in january.

So im upgrading my rig for VR.

And dosent the 480 have 8gb of vram while my 290 has 4gb of vram?

This is the age old case of: Buy all your parts at once. I don't think the 290s will drop much in value between now and Q1 2017 when Vega is released because the 290 will be just behind the 480 4gb. 480 8Gb cards will be $250-300 so you'd be better off just buying a $500-600 single GPU Vega card or a 1080/1080Ti that will be out by then. 


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6 minutes ago, winningsince1337 said:

This is the age old case of: Buy all your parts at once. I don't think the 290s will drop much in value between now and Q1 2017 when Vega is released because the 290 will be just behind the 480 4gb. 480 8Gb cards will be $250-300 so you'd be better off just buying a $500-600 single GPU Vega card or a 1080/1080Ti that will be out by then. 

Since the announcement of the RX480, 290 and 290X prices (on ebay, UK) have skyrocketed from 200+ pounds to 100-150...


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if you have to pay extra for then probably not

I'd still wait for the benchmarks,

but so far we know that the RX480 has the the same amount of SPs as 290 of newer generation that are also clocked considerably higher

so maybe it is after all...


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1 minute ago, Mr.Meerkat said:

Since the announcement of the RX480, 290 and 290X prices (on ebay, UK) have skyrocketed from 200+ pounds to 100-150...

Because people are stupid and think if they don't sell now it'll be worth nothing. Same thing happened with 7970's before 290s came out. They dipped in price and became stupid cheap. Then after launch prices came back up. Mind you all that happened before the mining craze.

 

That being said, if you want to sell your 209 for 100 pounds, do it. Or buy another for 100 pounds and have more GPU power.


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id honestly wait out getting a RX480 going from a R9 290 unless of course you end up getting 2 and specifically the 8gb models. You'd use the same power as your 290 and have twice the Vram and twice the performance. if power draw isnt a concern whatsoever consider getting a 390X or 2 390's on the cheap. 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, SteveGrabowski0 said:

If you're getting the Vive in January just wait for October to see what Vega has to offer.

From what i heard Vega is more workstation/compute oriented.

But it is still a rumor, ill waitvand see, for now im planning on temporarily using a quadro 295nvs if i sell my 290. (Will wait for 480 to release before i make a move on selling)


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1 minute ago, Strando123 said:

From what i heard Vega is more workstation/compute oriented.

Sorry, I deleted that advice since on second thought it's probably pretty bad, as your 290 would have no resale value by the time Vega rolled around. But at least Vega 10 should be a gaming card meant to compete with the 1080. Vega 11 is going to be the heavy hitter to challenge GP100/GP102.


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1 minute ago, SteveGrabowski0 said:

Sorry, I deleted that advice since on second thought it's probably pretty bad, as your 290 would have no resale value by the time Vega rolled around. But at least Vega 10 should be a gaming card meant to compete with the 1080. Vega 11 is going to be the heavy hitter to challenge GP100/GP102.

Og ok, brb going to swap out my 290 with an ainchent 295nvs to limp along untill 480. (290 will be cleaned and sold)


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