what are some popular AMD Video cards?

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by negatron, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. negatron

    negatron Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,295
    Hi Team,

    A friend of mine is in Taiwan and met a whole seller of AMD Video Cards (didn't mention a brand to me).

    They got talking and thought it might be possible to bring cards cheaper to Aust than what we get here in small / medium batches.

    They asked me what are the popular AMD models in Aust and i have no idea as I haven't bought a nonlaptop vid card in years.

    So I turn to you the brains trust, what models of AMD cards would you want to see more of (or cheaper) in Aust?
     
  2. Jazper

    Jazper Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2001
    Messages:
    2,668
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    RX56 is the current card to get
     
  3. AERO

    AERO Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2001
    Messages:
    3,901
    Location:
    albury 2640 nsw
    i was totally going to go amd with the gpu as ive always been a amd fanboy, but just couldnt justify getting one of the current ones. was seriously close but ended up getting a normal 1080 instead, the performance to price and the power consumption all makes it worth while. i only recently upgraded from a r9 290 to a 1060 then to the 1080 and its been quiet a big step up that last step.

    if your not worried about the power draw then might change things. its just got got 5 hdd's to think of and not the most overly powerful psu atm. (next build might just go the 1000 watt one.
     
  4. Kurosaki

    Kurosaki Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2005
    Messages:
    4,852
    Location:
    Australia
    Not to hang shit, but have you thought it all out?

    How are you factored in import duties and other taxes?
    Exchange rates?
    Buffer stock holdings to handle Consumer Rights obligations or any other RA related processes?
     
  5. OP
    OP
    negatron

    negatron Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,295
    I've mentioned some of those concerns to my mate, but end of the day my involvement is purely as his "techy" friend answering his question, business viability is up to him to consider.

    Personally after reading a few articles on the current state of Nvidia vs Amd chipset, it looks like my type of thing would be the 1080 rather than the level the current amd gear is pitched at.
     
  6. ChickenSausage

    ChickenSausage Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    210
    Well the 1080 is a great card (I have one) but if you really want AMD i would wait for the custom Vega 56 cards...whenever they arrive.
     
  7. SnooP-WiggleS

    SnooP-WiggleS Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    3,156
    Location:
    Ballarat, Victoria
    The current Vega 56 isn't too bad not essential to wait for custom cards, you can get power draws around or even below a 1080 from the stock 210w TDP with undervolting depending on silicon lottery luck. It's only becomes great value if you're willing to tweak it, flash bios to Vega 64 to clock ram higher, undervolt to lower power draw so it runs @ boost clock all the time for higher performance. Once you do all that it's around or close to 1080 performance for cheaper (if not an overpriced game bundle variant), and I'd predict it will overtake a 1080 noticably as time goes on/more DX12 and vulkan etc.

    Vega 64 (300W TDP) though I'd wait for custom AIB, or not bother unless drivers improve and the extra shaders do something more than just drawing more power for no performance gain.
     
  8. Mensuri

    Mensuri Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2004
    Messages:
    749
    Id think you'd be mad to forget the RX570/580. Pretty sure they sell a greater volume of those cards than the Vega56.
     
  9. DarkSnipa

    DarkSnipa Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2017
    Messages:
    825
    Location:
    Perth
    Vega 56 and 470D especially if you can source them into Australia, at 1050Ti price close to 470 performance if you can unlock extra CUs with bios flashing.
     
  10. Nian

    Nian Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    981
    If they can get RX 470D's. Then my bet would be those are the ones to get in.
     
  11. Roscosity

    Roscosity Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2015
    Messages:
    198
    Location:
    Sydney
    A word of warning, it'd be very very difficult to try compete with the massive tech disties like Synnex or Micron... but your friend's choice I suppose

    But like people said here, purely for AMD, you'd want to wait until the custom cards are out, which should be coming relatively soon
     

Share This Page

Advertisement: