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This was an FP day last week. Looks to be back in stock now at the same price. No game bundle, but brand new. From what I've read on Reddit, it looks like people have had decent luck overclocking this one and getting pretty close to a 64.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BGZNTQJ/
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I'm usually wrong about these things, but I feel like we're a generation or two away from RT really mattering. I'm not a fan of paying a premium today. I'd rather get a Vega (or 10 series GTX at a big discount) and then upgrade to something with ray tracing when the cards are abundant and it matters.
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Don't get me wrong, it's cool when it's supported. A million years ago when I got a 3dfx card, I used to just run around Quake and look at how smooth everything was, so I get it.

But for me at least, seeing more realistic puddle reflections in Minecraft doesn't move the needle.
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Yeah I don't know. The next AMD card will properly support ray tracing which seems to be the way everything is going.
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Yeah I don't know. The next AMD card will properly support ray tracing which seems to be the way everything is going.
I'm usually wrong about these things, but I feel like we're a generation or two away from RT really mattering. I'm not a fan of paying a premium today. I'd rather get a Vega (or 10 series GTX at a big discount) and then upgrade to something with ray tracing when the cards are abundant and it matters.
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Yeah I don't know. The next AMD card will properly support ray tracing which seems to be the way everything is going.
some website says nvida might remove it as people are not buying the cards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEggCmzUiNA
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For some reason I set my internal snap-purchase deal threshold for this (preferred) Vega 56 card at $280. But a cursory check here confirms this is indeed the Best-lowest (usual) deal.
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For some reason a set my internal snap-purchase deal threshold for this (preferred) Vega 56 card at $280. But a cursory check here confirms this is indeed the Best-lowest (usual) deal.
$280 might happen soon. Rumors are the next round of AMD cards are coming in 2-3 months, so everything is going to need to find a new price bracket.
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fyi macOS:
This is one of (three) Andrew's @macrumors 'Higher-end' cMP (classic, pre-2013 mac pro desktop) Graphics Card Recommendations [macrumors.com]
& meets 'RX Vega BIOS Compatibility' w/ the 'Vega High Fan Speed Issue' - Not (Present) At an Issue
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Sapphire Pulse RX Vega 56 [11276-02-40G]
Pros: Powerful, very efficient for Vega (180W), quiet (zero RPM 'fan stop' at idle feature), low temperatures, readily accepts BIOS flashes
Cons: 2.5 slot width blocks PCIe slot 2
Other considerations: Dual 8-pin power connectors require Pixlas mod or separate PS.
LuxMark luxball score (Mojave): ~28,000
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With Memorial Day around the corner I'm really hoping to get better pricing on a card. Maybe a Sapphire RX580. Be nice if they threw in a game or two also...
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I'm usually wrong about these things, but I feel like we're a generation or two away from RT really mattering. I'm not a fan of paying a premium today. I'd rather get a Vega (or 10 series GTX at a big discount) and then upgrade to something with ray tracing when the cards are abundant and it matters.
Thank you! I've used RT and I'm not impressed for the price and FPS hit. I'd much rather grab a V64 or 1080 and get great FPS than spend double and get less frames and some nice lights haha
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I'm usually wrong about these things, but I feel like we're a generation or two away from RT really mattering. I'm not a fan of paying a premium today. I'd rather get a Vega (or 10 series GTX at a big discount) and then upgrade to something with ray tracing when the cards are abundant and it matters.
Minecraft ultra 4k ray tracing looks really nice. Apparently 11 games support ray tracing in some form.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekG2q_eYCAM
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Minecraft ultra 4k ray tracing looks really nice. Apparently 11 games support ray tracing in some form.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekG2q_eYCAM
Don't get me wrong, it's cool when it's supported. A million years ago when I got a 3dfx card, I used to just run around Quake and look at how smooth everything was, so I get it.

But for me at least, seeing more realistic puddle reflections in Minecraft doesn't move the needle.
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Yeah I don't know. The next AMD card will properly support ray tracing which seems to be the way everything is going.
Rendered on Vega 56: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nqhkDm2_Tw

I think Thelnel52 is right in that we won't see ray tracing really matter for at least another generation while all these competing engines battle for the most efficient/best/whatever.
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Rendered on Vega 56: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nqhkDm2_Tw

I think Thelnel52 is right in that we won't see ray tracing really matter for at least another generation while all these competing engines battle for the most efficient/best/whatever.
And Microsoft's implementation will win because of DirectX. I just hope MS evolves their standard over time with what Nvidia and AMD are putting out.
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This is PCI x8 not PCI x16. What is the difference? They PCI x16 version shows about $570.
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