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    AMD Radeon VII - thoughts?

    I'm considering Team Red for my next card for FreeSync compatibility (I can't find any 1440p HDR monitors w/ G-sync on the market + Freesync screens are generally cheaper.). Radeon VII is out this week and it's supposed to be slightly below the Geforce RTX 2080 in performance. RRP is $699 USD, so we're look at probably $1100-1200 here, if I were to guess.

    What are your thoughts?

    The monitor I'm looking at is BenQ EX3203R. I'll probably need a new AV Receiver with 4K60 + HDR pass-through as well. I have an old ass Onkyo 7.1 1080p one ATM.

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    I think it will be more like $1400 here

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    Now I'm reading that AV receivers generally only support TV resolutions and refresh rates. So now thinking to maybe have a "faux" dual screen set-up. HDMI out 1 direct to display + HDMI out 2 strictly to AV receiver for audio. Would probably need a 2nd monitor strictly for consoles.

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    Im gonna wait till the new tech (Navi?) comes to the RX cards. I just hope my 1080 lasts till then I think its on its way out.

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    If your reasoning is just for freesync then that point is invalid as in Jan Nvidia released drivers where you can use freesync monitors on Geforce cards.
    Working sweet on my 1070

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    Make sure you get FreeSync2 and not FreeSync

    https://www.amd.com/en/products/freesync-monitors

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    Better get in quick if your set on getting one and being one of 5 or 10 people in NZ that has one

    https://www.techpowerup.com/252269/u...l-of-100-cards
    Last edited by SirGrim; 7th February 2019 at 8:55 am.

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    Valeyard wrote:
    Im gonna wait till the new tech (Navi?) comes to the RX cards. I just hope my 1080 lasts till then I think its on its way out.
    Navi still not "new" tech. Same architecture (GCN) as current cards.

    The real new tech isn't until after Navi. Arcturus I think it's called.

    I don't see Navi being a worthwile upgrade to a 1080

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    Looks like its a good time to pickup a Vega 64 or GTX 1080

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    Valeyard wrote:
    Im gonna wait till the new tech (Navi?) comes to the RX cards. I just hope my 1080 lasts till then I think its on its way out.
    mejobloggs wrote:
    Navi still not "new" tech. Same architecture (GCN) as current cards.

    The real new tech isn't until after Navi. Arcturus I think it's called.
    Rumour says Arcturus, but not sure if anything confirms it being GCN's successor yet - all we know for sure directly from AMD road maps is that Arcturus is "NEXT-GEN" and "7NM+"), and in another slide that it will use "NEXT-GEN MEMORY".

    My take from that is Arcturus is more likely to be seventh-gen GCN i.e. Navi but on 7NM+ process node.

    And as far as Navi/sixth-gen GCN goes - we obviously won't know for sure until it's released - but all leaks indicate it's just a new iteration of Polaris(fourth-gen GCN) with DDR6 memory and manufactured @ 7nm - super efficient for midrange but not trying to decrown the Radeon VII.

    It doesn't really look like Navi is meant to be an upgrade for your 1080 - the best Navi card will probably be a slightly cheaper 1080 competitor at best.
    Last edited by iRoN; 7th February 2019 at 6:40 pm.

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    Oh that's interesting iRoN.

    I'm on an RX 470 4GB which I bought for $330nzd on release, and I've considered that extremely good value for performance.

    I'm even running 1440p 144hz with it. I don't play many demanding games though so it's been perfect. Titanfall 2 is my most regular 'serious graphics' game and that runs pretty decent with freesync. I was mainly playing Dota 2 which it handled easily at high fps.

    I played a bit of The Witcher 3 and that ran at about 50-60 fps on high graphics (damn that game looked beautiful)

    So if AMD can pull off another awesome budget performer with Arcturus, then I'm definitely buying.

    Since I have 1440p 144hz it'd be nice for my next card to handle that better with more demanding games. Hasn't bothered me so far but there's a few upcoming games that look awesome that I'm finally going to need some more grunt for.

    Super looking forward to a new budget-performance king by AMD.

    They're seeming pretty stagnant though, and now that NVIDIA supports freesync I'm tempted to switch. I'm hearing good things about the 2060 but that's still double the price of my AMD 470