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Used reference Vega 56 or new gtx 1660

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So i was looking graphic cards listing for my first pc and i found used reference vega 56. Both cards are similarly priced, the vega one are a bit cheaper. Should i get used vega or new gtx 1660? And what psu should i pair with it? Im thinking about pairing it with seasonic focus plus gold 650w

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The Vega 56 is faster, but the 1660 comes with a warranty. Your call. V56 draws 210W, 1660 120W. A good 650W PSU, and that one is good, should be more than capable for either.

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Just now, aisle9 said:

The Vega 56 is faster, but the 1660 comes with a warranty. Your call. V56 draws 210W, 1660 120W. A good 650W PSU, and that one is good, should be more than capable for either.

550 is enough.

Friend ran 3 v56 on a single 850w psu, with a oc at stock voltage.

 

if you are playing 1080p, 1660. 1440p+ I'd get a used 1070 ti. You can get nice ones for 250$.

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It's more of a matter of you having appropriated PSU for the V56 and being okay with the high temperatures and very loud noise.

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On 3/17/2019 at 9:39 AM, aisle9 said:

The Vega 56 is faster, but the 1660 comes with a warranty. Your call. V56 draws 210W, 1660 120W. A good 650W PSU, and that one is good, should be more than capable for either.

 

On 3/17/2019 at 9:42 AM, Princess Cadence said:

It's more of a matter of you having appropriated PSU for the V56 and being okay with the high temperatures and very loud noise.

Ok i will buy vega 56. Thanks

 

On 3/17/2019 at 9:42 AM, Firewrath9 said:

550 is enough.

Friend ran 3 v56 on a single 850w psu, with a oc at stock voltage.

 

if you are playing 1080p, 1660. 1440p+ I'd get a used 1070 ti. You can get nice ones for 250$.

So 550w is enough for 56? I'm worried about 56 tripping ocp on 550w version.

 

I couldn't find any good deals for 1070ti in my area.

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On 3/18/2019 at 4:45 AM, Notverygoodatthings said:

 

Ok i will buy vega 56. Thanks

 

So 550w is enough for 56? I'm worried about 56 tripping ocp on 550w version.

 

I couldn't find any good deals for 1070ti in my area.

450 is prob enough, 550 is more than enough.

The only vega that will trip OCP is prob vega LC.

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On 3/16/2019 at 7:35 PM, Notverygoodatthings said:

So i was looking graphic cards listing for my first pc and i found used reference vega 56. Both cards are similarly priced, the vega one are a bit cheaper. Should i get used vega or new gtx 1660? And what psu should i pair with it? Im thinking about pairing it with seasonic focus plus gold 650w

Vega 56 all day every day. It's like 20% faster. It sits between 1660ti and 2060. It's a lot faster than 1660. And yeah 550 watts is enough if it's a high quality PSU


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