The Best (and Worst) Radeon RX 5600 XT Graphics Cards

neeyik

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I know it's the most ridiculous thing to judge a book by its cover, but I love the box design for the Sapphire Pulse - I'd end up buying it, if I saw it in a store shelf, irrespective of how good the actual card is. Yes, I am that stupid.
 

kimo1

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Where could I find more about differences between model variants? Is there some website?
 

Achaios

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So, regarding Gigafail cards and how could so many users be unhappy with them:

I got burnt with Gigabyte GTX 780Ti Gigahertz Edition.

Gigabyte sold cards which were proven to be unstable in their advertised max boost clocks. One had to underclock Core and Memory to make the cards stable. (You can google it, there are complaints all over the internet).

The problem only showed when you pushed the card to the max. Someone playing at 60 FPS or old games might have never noticed anything.

Gigabyte refused to acccept RMA on the cards.

After this experience, I never bought any Gigafail GPU again.

I don't trust Gigabyte.
 
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Shadowboxer

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If you’re buying a GPU now I would suggest checking Nvidias 20 series. I just got a 2080 for the price of a 2070 super (£500) and the 2070 super is now even cheaper. There are lots of price cuts as the 3xxx series is looming. I keep seeing the standard 2070 going for as low as £350 and it’s a lot faster than this 5600XT.

Also you don’t have to put up with AMDs garbage drivers.
 
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I run a couple of older desk tops, HP mostly, with Q9400 processors (Intel quad core) I use the graphics card to connect large monitors with the HDMI port on the graphics card because the box doesn't have HDMI. I don't game on them much. I use them for word processing and basic graphic design, such as book covers, merging photos and text, etc. If some one could recommend a good used card, 3,4,5 years old, off of Ebay maybe, I would appreciate it. One I am currently using, NVIDIA Geforce 8400gs, freaks out half of the time and sometimes fails to activate the monitor on boot up. Thanks to any all of you gurus.
 

wizardB

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If you’re buying a GPU now I would suggest checking Nvidias 20 series. I just got a 2080 for the price of a 2070 super (£500) and the 2070 super is now even cheaper. There are lots of price cuts as the 3xxx series is looming. I keep seeing the standard 2070 going for as low as £350 and it’s a lot faster than this 5600XT.

Also, you don’t have to put up with AMDs garbage drivers.
Both companies have flakey drivers, not to long ago Nvidia released a driver that literally made their cards catch fire.
 

Aryassen

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If you’re buying a GPU now I would suggest checking Nvidias 20 series. I just got a 2080 for the price of a 2070 super (£500) and the 2070 super is now even cheaper. There are lots of price cuts as the 3xxx series is looming. I keep seeing the standard 2070 going for as low as £350 and it’s a lot faster than this 5600XT.

Also you don’t have to put up with AMDs garbage drivers.
I barely see any 2070 under 400 quid, and none at the 350-ish mark...where did you find those deals? Also, the vanilla 2070 is not "a lot faster": its adventage is about 15-20% on average, which is solid, no questions, but then you pay for it. And the recommended 3-fan Gigabyte version of the 5600xt is 275 on amazon right now...and the 2-slot Powercolor is even less.
 

s3thra

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I bought the Gigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC over the weekend. One of the online stores here in Australia has a very good special on that card at the moment so I couldn't resist upgrading from my weary RX 580.

Now I'm just eagerly waiting for it to come in the post.
 
Msi gives £32 steam vaucher when you buy rx 5600 xt gaming x this card was £269 but now £294, horrible price, OCUK had Rx5700 gaming x for 299 recently, I will wait for new Navi and hope RX model price will go down and AMD will fix drivers.
 
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rrwards

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I run a couple of older desk tops, HP mostly, with Q9400 processors (Intel quad core) I use the graphics card to connect large monitors with the HDMI port on the graphics card because the box doesn't have HDMI. I don't game on them much. I use them for word processing and basic graphic design, such as book covers, merging photos and text, etc. If some one could recommend a good used card, 3,4,5 years old, off of Ebay maybe, I would appreciate it. One I am currently using, NVIDIA Geforce 8400gs, freaks out half of the time and sometimes fails to activate the monitor on boot up. Thanks to any all of you gurus.
I'm sure everyone will have an opinion on this lol. Assuming you're still using the OEM power supply, you'll have to stick with something that uses the PCI slot only. A bit more limiting but not too bad. Depending on how much you want to spend, I'd recommend looking at the GTX 750 on the low end or the GTX 1050 (non TI) model on the higher end if you plan on doing any sort of gaming. If it's mostly office stuff, the GT 710 can be found for about $50 new. Even though the GT 710 is about 6 years old, it's still much newer (and should present less random issues) than the 8400GS which came out in 2006.
 
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I'm sure everyone will have an opinion on this lol. Assuming you're still using the OEM power supply, you'll have to stick with something that uses the PCI slot only. A bit more limiting but not too bad. Depending on how much you want to spend, I'd recommend looking at the GTX 750 on the low end or the GTX 1050 (non TI) model on the higher end if you plan on doing any sort of gaming. If it's mostly office stuff, the GT 710 can be found for about $50 new. Even though the GT 710 is about 6 years old, it's still much newer (and should present less random issues) than the 8400GS which came out in 2006.
Excellent, Thanks
 
If you’re buying a GPU now I would suggest checking Nvidias 20 series. I just got a 2080 for the price of a 2070 super (£500) and the 2070 super is now even cheaper. There are lots of price cuts as the 3xxx series is looming. I keep seeing the standard 2070 going for as low as £350 and it’s a lot faster than this 5600XT.

Also you don’t have to put up with AMDs garbage drivers.
No price changes in europe