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Reviews AMD Radeon RX 590 Review feat. XFX

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 15 Nov 2018.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Omnislip

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    Given how much more efficient (heat/power/noise) the RX 480 cards were, I wonder if this responds nicely to a gentle downclock/undervolt?
     
  3. Anfield

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    If one cares about the included games then the 590 is actually a pretty good value proposition.
     
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    Yeah it does. I am reaaaaaaally tempted to buy one and replace my Fury X in my secondary PC. Then use the games on my other rig as well.

    Will have to do some saving first, but if they keep the price around that figure it's a no brainer. Really nice looking 56 as well, you would usually get nasty tat at that price.
     
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    Right now it's an offer. But hey, if you had the cash ready waiting on the 590 it's a total and utter no brainer.

    I don't think the price will stay high. Not now that mining has flat lined.

    I reckon the 590 needs to be £30 cheaper, which should only be a matter of time any way. But being so closely priced to the Vega 56 is a bit stupid, considering it will whoop the 590.

    Quite possibly the best bang for buck card out there now. I hear they can be almost as fast as the 64 too, with some gentle persuasion.
     
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    /me remembers when AMD managed small + efficient + high performance. Now it's just turn the power knob up to 11, forget the rest. In a market already saturated with similar (10% slower) cards, most of which are smaller/take less power/available second hand it's a bit meh!
     
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    It's pretty harsh to say it's a pointless card because of an offer on one GPU at one retailer. Vega 56 cards are normally around £350+, right?
     
  11. Spanky

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    £250 is a reasonable price for this card all things considering. That 56 is a very good deal indeed.

    Lets think about the poor folks that have purchased an RTX 2080ti for stupid £££ just so they can play BF5 at 1080p with the DXR enabled .... and get 50fps .
     
  12. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    That's a 'black Friday deal', it's normally £400.
     
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    Good job working all those food/weight references into the article naturally.
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    But am I the only person that sees the name and thinks of nukes(Fat Man/Little Boy)?
     
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    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Makes me think of a giant sandwich, probably of American Italian origin.
     
  15. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 Happy New Ye- MELTDOWN!! Staff Administrator

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    This is the only comment I care about :p
     
  16. Anfield

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    When the card name first leaked my line of thought was more Fatboy Slim than nukes.

    (and now everyone knows I'm about 500 years old)
     
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