Upgrade to Sapphire vega 56 nitro+ ?

I have an i5 8400 and 2x 1920x1080 144hz freesync monitors

My gpu is an asus rx 580 strix 8gb

In denmark where i live a vega 56 costs as much as 576 euro or 667 dollars

But in germany i can get a sapphire vega 56 nitro+ for as little as 472 euros or 546 dollars

http://sapphirenitro.sapphiretech.com/en/Vega56.html

I didn't thought the difference is that big but in some games the difference is more than 50% and notice in most games the diffrence is no less than 25%

I can return my current card and get the vega from mindfactory.de, is it worth upgrading?

How about noise and temps with the sapphire vega 56 nitro+ 8gb?
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  1. Not sure about noise and temps but I would start to concern yourself with bottlenecking from the CPU. While the i5-8400 is a pretty solid CPU, for a Vega 56 it may begin to be bottlenecked from the cpu especially because you're running two 1080P monitors at 144Hz
  2. It won't bottleneck a 1080p 144hz monitor, i only game on one.

    I have no problems playing doom in 1920x1080 high and getting 144fps, cpu uagse around 45-50% or so
  3. Yes but that is with a rx 580. When I went from a gtx 1050 ti to a rx570 on my fx-8350 setup, the cpu began holding back the 570. The CPU would be at almost max and the rx-570 would be around 80-87% going from the rx-580 to a vega 56 may do the same. The GPU can push more frames but the i5 cant keep up
  4. The RX580 will generally handle max details at 60fps on 1920x1080. The Vega 56 Nitro+ should offer a notable improvement over that.

    It is pretty power-hungry, and good airflow is a good idea. There's a review here of the Vega 64 Nitro+, and while it's a power-hungry beast, the cooling solution handles the job well. They're also heavy, and I believe come with an extra support to avoid putting stress of the extra weight on the PCIe slot.

    If the 56 Nitro + has the same cooling solution, the noise shouldn't be an issue - make sure your case has plenty of airflow, though!

    Still, if you can get a 1070Ti or a 1080 for a lower price (I don't know what pricing in Germany is like), they might be worth it. Lower power consumption, and better performance from the 1080 (the 1070Ti is probably about equal, maybe SLIGHTLY lesser performance). The only downside is that you can't use FreeSync with the Nvidia cards, so you'd have to deal with setting the monitor to a fixed refresh rate that the card you choose is capable of.
  5. Yes but that is with a rx 580. When I went from a gtx 1050 ti to a rx570 on my fx-8350 setup, the cpu began holding back the 570. The CPU would be at almost max and the rx-570 would be around 80-87% going from the rx-580 to a vega 56 may do the same. The GPU can push more frames but the i5 cant keep up

    An FX8350 is a slow cpu when gaming, it can't keep up with a gtx 1070 and a i5 8400 vs fx 8350 the i5-8400 is much better

    I can't belive you said that, 8 min and 25 sec in the video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W-MUCqYEJA


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwqLplcgyNU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmnkcP0aopw
  6. Not gonna get an nvidia card when i have a freesync monitor

    i5 6600k vs FX-8350
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ_5p9wd2dk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwqLplcgyNU&t
  7. Why does it have 3x8 pin power when a Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX Vega 56 only have 2x 8pin power (asus strix vega 56 also have 2x8pin for power)
  8. gasolin said:
    Why does it have 3x8 pin power when a Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX Vega 56 only have 2x 8pin power (asus strix vega 56 also have 2x8pin for power)


    I believe it's because the Nitro+ will allow a little higher of a boost. Unfortunately, with the Vega architecture, overclocking consumes a LOT more power per extra MHz than you'd expect.

    I still think it's overkill to have 3x8 pin power, but it's what Sapphire decided to do with the Nitro+ series.
  9. That sounds really implausible. LEDs require very little power.
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