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Hello. I recently bought a 6950XT and I'm sitll within the return period (and will be till February), so I was wondering if returning it and getting a 7900XT (or X) could be worth it.

I bought my current card for about 999€, but I doubt the new cards will be available at MSRP. I'm willing to drop an extra 200€, maybe 300€. 

I play on a 1440p monitor.

 

It's just speculation and opinions at this point since there aren't any benchmarks yet afaik, but I'd like to know yours.

 

Thanks!

GPU AMD Radeon RX 7900XTX CPU AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D RAM 2x8GB DDR4 3000MHz CL15 MOBO Asus TUF B450-PLUS Gaming Case Corsair 4000D Airflow PSU be quiet! Pure Power 11 700W Storage 1TB 860EVO - 2TB HDD Monitors 1440p 27" (H) - 1080p 24" (V) 

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Since you didn't get a good deal on the 6950XT, it's hit or miss.  I'd hold off until the last return day to see.

 

All depends on the price of the 7900xtx.  And what you feel is okay to spend.  Rumors, but may give you some insight....

 

https://www.hardwaretimes.com/amd-radeon-rx-7900-xtx-likely-to-cost-over-1500-at-launch-on-account-of-shortages-450w-vapor-x-model-spotted/#:~:text=The RX 7900 XT has,XTX variant will cost %24999.

 

It's the same conundrum I went thru when I bought the 6900xt.  But I got such a good deal on it, it solved itself.  It's a hard call but I think you have the time to see what the 7900xtx will be before your return period is over.

Onyx - AMD Ryzen 7 7700x - MSI 6900xt Gaming X Trio - Gigabyte B650 Aorus Pro AX - G. Skill Flare X5 DDR5-6000 32GB (EXPO) - Samsung 980 1TB x3 - Super Flower Leadex V Platinum Pro 850 - EK-AIO 360 Basic - Lian Li Lancool II Mesh C - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Corsair Virtuoso SE - Cherry MX Board 3.0, Logitech G502 - THANK YOU, MICROCENTER for the FREE DDR5 and $629 6900xt!!!!

 

Emma : i9 9900K @5.1Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5 - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB (RAID0) - EVGA SuperNova 650 P2 - Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm - Fractal Design Define R6 - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi

 

Plex : Ryzen 5 1600 - Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2400Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - 840 EVO 256GB + Toshiba P300 3TB - TP-Link AC1200 PCIe Wifi - Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 - Antec Nine Hundred - Spectre 24" 

 

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3 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

Since you didn't get a good deal on the 6950XT, it's hit or miss.  I'd hold off until the last return day to see.

 

All depends on the price of the 7900xtx.  And what you feel is okay to spend.  Rumors, but may give you some insight....

 

https://www.hardwaretimes.com/amd-radeon-rx-7900-xtx-likely-to-cost-over-1500-at-launch-on-account-of-shortages-450w-vapor-x-model-spotted/#:~:text=The RX 7900 XT has,XTX variant will cost %24999.

Yeah prices in France are ridiculous atm. Can you believe I actually got the cheapest 6950XT...

The MSRP in the US will be $999 but I'm quite positive it won't be less than 1200€ here. On top of that the selection in any store, even online, is extremely limited, I was lucky to even be able to buy new components. 

GPU AMD Radeon RX 7900XTX CPU AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D RAM 2x8GB DDR4 3000MHz CL15 MOBO Asus TUF B450-PLUS Gaming Case Corsair 4000D Airflow PSU be quiet! Pure Power 11 700W Storage 1TB 860EVO - 2TB HDD Monitors 1440p 27" (H) - 1080p 24" (V) 

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13 minutes ago, Leyf said:

Yeah prices in France are ridiculous atm. Can you believe I actually got the cheapest 6950XT...

The MSRP in the US will be $999 but I'm quite positive it won't be less than 1200€ here. On top of that the selection in any store, even online, is extremely limited, I was lucky to even be able to buy new components. 

Then I would get that 5800x3d and use your 6950xt.  It'll be a fantastically fast machine, regardless of how well the 7900xtx performs.

 

At some point, we need to shut off the waterfall of spending.  I think you have a good combo.  Unless you want to look at the 7700x for instance?

Onyx - AMD Ryzen 7 7700x - MSI 6900xt Gaming X Trio - Gigabyte B650 Aorus Pro AX - G. Skill Flare X5 DDR5-6000 32GB (EXPO) - Samsung 980 1TB x3 - Super Flower Leadex V Platinum Pro 850 - EK-AIO 360 Basic - Lian Li Lancool II Mesh C - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Corsair Virtuoso SE - Cherry MX Board 3.0, Logitech G502 - THANK YOU, MICROCENTER for the FREE DDR5 and $629 6900xt!!!!

 

Emma : i9 9900K @5.1Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5 - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB (RAID0) - EVGA SuperNova 650 P2 - Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm - Fractal Design Define R6 - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi

 

Plex : Ryzen 5 1600 - Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2400Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - 840 EVO 256GB + Toshiba P300 3TB - TP-Link AC1200 PCIe Wifi - Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 - Antec Nine Hundred - Spectre 24" 

 

Raven:  Intel i3 10100F - ASRock H410M-HDV - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2666Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - Inland 256GB SSD + Crucial MX500 1TB - TP-Link AC600 USB Wifi - Gigabyte GP-P450B PSU -  Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L -  Samsung 27"

 

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- 2021 Volvo S60 Recharge T8 Polestar Engineered - 415hp/495tq 2.0L 4cyl. turbocharged, supercharged and electrified.

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Well i'm still holding my purchase but at the same price i don't see how the 7900XTX can be a bad deal. I would return the GPU now and get those money back, so even if RDNA 3 turns out to not be such a great option, the prices of RDNA 2 would get even lower.

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15 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

Then I would get that 5800x3d and use your 6950xt.  It'll be a fantastically fast machine, regardless of how well the 7900xtx performs.

 

At some point, we need to shut off the waterfall of spending.  I think you have a good combo.  Unless you want to look at the 7700x for instance?

 Sounds great! How does the 7700X compare to the X3D? The price difference is negligeable, so if I keep my 6950XT I'll return my current CPU and get either one of those.

8 minutes ago, QuantumSingularity said:

Well i'm still holding my purchase but at the same price i don't see how the 7900XTX can be a bad deal. I would return the GPU now and get those money back, so even if RDNA 3 turns out to not be such a great option, the prices of RDNA 2 would get even lower.

I'll definitely return my 6950XT if the 7900s aren't crazy expensive, but there's no point in doing it now since I still have 2 months to return it. We'll see!

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7 minutes ago, Leyf said:

 Sounds great! How does the 7700X compare to the X3D? The price difference is negligeable, so if I keep my 6950XT I'll return my current CPU and get either one of those.

I'll definitely return my 6950XT if the 7900s aren't crazy expensive, but there's no point in doing it now since I still have 2 months to return it. We'll see!

I think the difference is in the RAM and motherboard,  DDR5-6000 prices near you?  And B650 boards?

 

It really depends if you want to embark on the new AM5 stuff or rock out the best of the AM4.  DDR4 RAM is cheap as hell right now so that may make all the difference.

Onyx - AMD Ryzen 7 7700x - MSI 6900xt Gaming X Trio - Gigabyte B650 Aorus Pro AX - G. Skill Flare X5 DDR5-6000 32GB (EXPO) - Samsung 980 1TB x3 - Super Flower Leadex V Platinum Pro 850 - EK-AIO 360 Basic - Lian Li Lancool II Mesh C - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Corsair Virtuoso SE - Cherry MX Board 3.0, Logitech G502 - THANK YOU, MICROCENTER for the FREE DDR5 and $629 6900xt!!!!

 

Emma : i9 9900K @5.1Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5 - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB (RAID0) - EVGA SuperNova 650 P2 - Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm - Fractal Design Define R6 - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi

 

Plex : Ryzen 5 1600 - Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2400Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - 840 EVO 256GB + Toshiba P300 3TB - TP-Link AC1200 PCIe Wifi - Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 - Antec Nine Hundred - Spectre 24" 

 

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2 hours ago, Dedayog said:

I think the difference is in the RAM and motherboard,  DDR5-6000 prices near you?  And B650 boards?

 

It really depends if you want to embark on the new AM5 stuff or rock out the best of the AM4.  DDR4 RAM is cheap as hell right now so that may make all the difference.

It'll be 400€ extra for DDR5-6000 and a B650 board, not including the 7700X, which makes it approximately 850€ total. I'd rather stick to AM4 for now, so 5800X3D right?

And I'm still on DDR4-3000 RAM, I don't know if an upgrade is needed...

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3 hours ago, Leyf said:

Hello. I recently bought a 6950XT and I'm sitll within the return period (and will be till February), so I was wondering if returning it and getting a 7900XT (or X) could be worth it.

yeah because you got a pretty shit deal on the 6950xt in terms of US prices at least, I realize that GPUs cost more there but I wouldn’t pay a grand for that GPU at all (except if we were still in the GPU shortage lmfao)

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52 minutes ago, Leyf said:

It'll be 400€ extra for DDR5-6000 and a B650 board, not including the 7700X, which makes it approximately 850€ total. I'd rather stick to AM4 for now, so 5800X3D right?

And I'm still on DDR4-3000 RAM, I don't know if an upgrade is needed...

You can overclock that 3000mhz RAM, so yes ... Stay with the 5800x3d and AM4.

 

You're good to go 

Onyx - AMD Ryzen 7 7700x - MSI 6900xt Gaming X Trio - Gigabyte B650 Aorus Pro AX - G. Skill Flare X5 DDR5-6000 32GB (EXPO) - Samsung 980 1TB x3 - Super Flower Leadex V Platinum Pro 850 - EK-AIO 360 Basic - Lian Li Lancool II Mesh C - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Corsair Virtuoso SE - Cherry MX Board 3.0, Logitech G502 - THANK YOU, MICROCENTER for the FREE DDR5 and $629 6900xt!!!!

 

Emma : i9 9900K @5.1Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5 - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB (RAID0) - EVGA SuperNova 650 P2 - Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm - Fractal Design Define R6 - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi

 

Plex : Ryzen 5 1600 - Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2400Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - 840 EVO 256GB + Toshiba P300 3TB - TP-Link AC1200 PCIe Wifi - Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 - Antec Nine Hundred - Spectre 24" 

 

Raven:  Intel i3 10100F - ASRock H410M-HDV - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2666Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - Inland 256GB SSD + Crucial MX500 1TB - TP-Link AC600 USB Wifi - Gigabyte GP-P450B PSU -  Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L -  Samsung 27"

 

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I'm in a similar boat. Just put in an order at Micro Center for the PowerColor 6950 XT Red Devil for $USD 785 and I'm hoping that either prices will drop and I can get MC to reimburse me through a price match, or, I can snag a 7900 XT/X and return the 6950.

/r/buildapcsales seems to generally fall on the side of 6950's only being worth it at $USD 750 or less and to just wait for prices on all cards to fall after the 7900XT/X launch before getting any new card, regardless of team, manufacturer, or model.

 

Curious to see if you all have any thoughts about that.

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1 hour ago, Z3R0faith said:

I'm in a similar boat. Just put in an order at Micro Center for the PowerColor 6950 XT Red Devil for $USD 785 and I'm hoping that either prices will drop and I can get MC to reimburse me through a price match, or, I can snag a 7900 XT/X and return the 6950.

/r/buildapcsales seems to generally fall on the side of 6950's only being worth it at $USD 750 or less and to just wait for prices on all cards to fall after the 7900XT/X launch before getting any new card, regardless of team, manufacturer, or model.

 

Curious to see if you all have any thoughts about that.

MC will price match no issue.  I just did it with the 7700x w/ Free DDR5 when they lowered to $348 and from 5600 to 6000MHz.

 

If you pay with AMex, you don't even have to bring a receipt or the items.  

 

Trust is strong with the MC.  

Onyx - AMD Ryzen 7 7700x - MSI 6900xt Gaming X Trio - Gigabyte B650 Aorus Pro AX - G. Skill Flare X5 DDR5-6000 32GB (EXPO) - Samsung 980 1TB x3 - Super Flower Leadex V Platinum Pro 850 - EK-AIO 360 Basic - Lian Li Lancool II Mesh C - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Corsair Virtuoso SE - Cherry MX Board 3.0, Logitech G502 - THANK YOU, MICROCENTER for the FREE DDR5 and $629 6900xt!!!!

 

Emma : i9 9900K @5.1Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5 - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB (RAID0) - EVGA SuperNova 650 P2 - Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm - Fractal Design Define R6 - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi

 

Plex : Ryzen 5 1600 - Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2400Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - 840 EVO 256GB + Toshiba P300 3TB - TP-Link AC1200 PCIe Wifi - Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 - Antec Nine Hundred - Spectre 24" 

 

Raven:  Intel i3 10100F - ASRock H410M-HDV - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2666Mhz - MSI 1050Ti 4GB - Inland 256GB SSD + Crucial MX500 1TB - TP-Link AC600 USB Wifi - Gigabyte GP-P450B PSU -  Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L -  Samsung 27"

 

Other Tech:

- 2021 Volvo S60 Recharge T8 Polestar Engineered - 415hp/495tq 2.0L 4cyl. turbocharged, supercharged and electrified.

Lenovo 720S Touch 15.6" - i7 7700HQ, 16GB RAM 2400MHz, 512GB NVMe SSD, 1050Ti, 4K touchscreen

MSI GF62 15.6" - i7 7700HQ, 16GB RAM 2400 MHz, 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD, 1050Ti

- Ubiquiti Amplifi HD mesh wifi

 

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Yeah, I'm not so much worried about the price match piece, so much as I'm worried that I'll have overpaid for the 6950 when prices could seriously tank a little after the start of the year.

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