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AMD Adds A Seemingly New Polaris ID To Their Linux Driver

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  • #31
    Originally posted by xiando View Post
    Locally AMDs just dead in all dGPU segments, not just VEGA. They have nothing worth buying, zip, they ain't there competing.
    Current Newegg pricing (in stock, sold by Newegg, and not open box or refurb):

    Model Price
    GTX 1060 (3 GB) $220 ($200 after MIR)
    GTX 1060 (6 GB) $270
    GTX 1070 $380 ($360 after MIR)
    GTX 1070 Ti $400
    GTX 1080 $450 ($430 after MIR)
    GTX 1080 Ti $650
    RTX 2080 $790

    Model Price
    RX 580 (4 GB) $225
    RX 580 (8 GB) $238
    RX Vega 56 $400
    RX Vega 64 $500 ($470 after MIR)

    Originally posted by xiando View Post
    What would you rather buy if binary blob or not doesn't matter and you just look at performance numbers,
    [I assume we're talking about gamers...]

    It depends. At the lower end, RX 580 is sort of a no-brainer, since it's competitive and more RAM could be useful.

    Vega 56 vs. GTX 1070 Ti becomes a harder decision, but Vega is still in the running, especially if you've got the PSU for it. On the other hand, it's tempting to stretch another $50 ($30) and go for the GTX 1080.

    Vega 64 vs. GTX 1080 is also a bit tricky, but there are some games that favor Vega 64, and you can always hope that improves as more games take advantage of growing fp16 support (which is essentially lacking from the GTX 1080).

    Then again, if you can stretch to $650, a new GTX 1080 Ti can be yours. The cheapest RTX 2080 is $790, which is quite a gap.
    Last edited by coder; 25 September 2018, 08:35 PM.


    • #32
      Originally posted by coder View Post
      Current Newegg pricing (in stock, sold by Newegg, and not open box or refurb):
      Converted to USD local prices are $363.78 for the RX 580 4GB and $420 for the 8 GB.
      The cheapest Vega 64 is $818 and the cheapest Vega 56 is $908 (yes, that's $90 more than the Vega 64 for the 56).

      See now why I said AMD's got nothing worth buying locally? They don't. It does appear that the situation is a whole lot better other places, $270 for the 1060 6 GB vs $238 for the RX 580 8 GB makes the RX 580 an obvious choice. At $420 it's.. not.


      • #33
        Originally posted by xiando View Post
        Converted to USD local prices
        I understand there are some regional variations, but don't the same conversions roughly apply to Nvidia products, wherever you are?


        • #34
          Originally posted by msotirov View Post
          I'm not so sure. If they move Polaris to 12nm that alone could be a nice performance boost with the old chip design. Vega is a completely different market segment (mid- to high-end), so not really a true Polaris successor.
          I was talking about Vega architecture, not the specific Vega10 GPU. That is not a different market segment, it's just newer tech. Ryzen APU (Raven) have Vega IP, you won't get anything more low-end than that.