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[Canada Computers] GIGABYTE Radeon RX 570 GAMING 8GB 169.99 after mail-in rebate

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[Canada Computers] GIGABYTE Radeon RX 570 GAMING 8GB 169.99 after mail-in rebate

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 570 GAMING 8GB is 169.99 after 30.00 mail in rebate Mail-in Rebate ends on May 31, 2020. I'm no video card expert by any means but i needed to upgrade my current card and this seemed like a half decent price. 7.99 Flat rate shipping. I'm guessing at the expiry date for the sale price. 229.00 on sale for 199.99 - 30.00 mail in rebate = 169.99 plus 7.99 shipping
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The RX 570 is just not good enough for VR, meaning it just misses out on being good enough to play a lot of future releases (both VR and non-VR). Basically you want GTX 970 performance (equivalent or better) to be a little more 'future-proof'.

I'd personally suggest a GTX 1650 super for ~$230 seeing at this general price point. It's the best value money can but right now. Only downside is it's a 4gb card so it can't play Half-Life Alyx. Other than that single game, Idk of any others that require that much memory. The 1660 Super is what I'd suggest in the next price tier (<$300) but that's too far away in price to be comparable in this thread). It'll play anything. For used stuff, a GTX 1060 or GTX 970 are probably your best bet to find under $200 and are at least somewhat future proof.
https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/N ... 4058vs3924

RX 570: 6967
GTX 970: 9587 (minimum I'd personally go for)
1650 Super: 9957
GTX 1060: 10215
1660 Super: 12753
https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

Anyways if you have the extra coin, go for this for $229.99
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=159625
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Be wary of CC's current return policy as well too for Ontario (Final Sale).
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I wouldn't count on the rebate
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Kevin8se7en wrote: The RX 570 is just not good enough for VR, meaning it just misses out on being good enough to play a lot of future releases (both VR and non-VR). Basically you want GTX 970 performance (equivalent or better) to be a little more 'future-proof'.

I'd personally suggest a GTX 1650 super for ~$230 seeing at this general price point. It's the best value money can but right now. Only downside is it's a 4gb card so it can't play Half-Life Alyx. Other than that single game, Idk of any others that require that much memory. The 1660 Super is what I'd suggest in the next price tier (<$300) but that's too far away in price to be comparable in this thread). It'll play anything. For used stuff, a GTX 1060 or GTX 970 are probably your best bet to find under $200 and are at least somewhat future proof.
https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/N ... 4058vs3924

RX 570: 6967
GTX 970: 9587 (minimum I'd personally go for)
1650 Super: 9957
GTX 1060: 10215
1660 Super: 12753
https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

Anyways if you have the extra coin, go for this for $229.99
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=159625
I second Kevin's recommendation for the most part. In addition to his comments on performance the 570 is long in the tooth, runs hot and draws more power than current cards with equivalent performance. It's been on sale for $150 very recently so 169 after MIR is not a stellar price.

On an additional note, I needed a 'bridge' card to get me by until the anticipated Nvidia new launches + the wave of price hikes due to Covid. Initially I was convinced that 1650 Super was the right card for me at around $235. Then I researched further and settled on the plain 1600. It cost $289 and offers a solid 25% improvement on the 1650 super. It's a 6GB OC card with dual fans (none of that mini card bs). The (non-mini) 1660 Super on the other hand starts around $330 and is only 6% better than the plain 1660. Just my 2c.

Kevin's advice is good... if you need performance similar to the 570, pay a little extra and get the 1650 Super instead. In the same world, a plain 1660 buys you 25% better performance than the 1650 Super for $55 more. The 1660 Super 6% more for an additional $40.

PS. My use case was gaming and the percentage improvements I used were based on FPS for specific games (e.g. COD warzone) from gpucheck.com. Generic benchmarks did not matter to me.
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lol @ people still posting "Hot Deal" threads on RX570s and 580s in 2020.

An RX580 is literally an RX480 which was released in 2016.....closing in on 4 years ago. For $170? Terrible product and deal.
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Kevin8se7en wrote: For used stuff, a GTX 1060 or GTX 970 are probably your best bet to find under $200 and are at least somewhat future proof.
Agreed on the VR part. But userbenchmark is kind of a joke for comparisons, gamersnexus has done an excellent video on it.

Also we don't know whether the 1060 or 970 will be more futureproof, as the RX570 runs just as well or sometimes even faster than those cards in some newer titiles (fifa20, COD2019, Apex Legends, etc.) at least at 1080p.

raihak wrote: I second Kevin's recommendation for the most part. In addition to his comments on performance the 570 is long in the tooth, runs hot and draws more power than current cards with equivalent performance. It's been on sale for $150 very recently so 169 after MIR is not a stellar price.
$150 was for the 4GB version, this one is 8GB.

Imo these Polaris cards have aged very well, but if you don't have to upgrade now the next gen Nvidia and AMD stuff look promising.
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Forza Horizon 4, 4k high settings 60 fps on my rx 570. haters gonna hate.
I think Big Navi/RDNA 2 GPUs are gonna be the cards to wait for honestly.
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Damn I wish I jumped on that $130 no mail in rebate deal a few months ago.
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a11420565 wrote: $150 was for the 4GB version, this one is 8GB.

Imo these Polaris cards have aged very well, but if you don't have to upgrade now the next gen Nvidia and AMD stuff look promising.
Point. I didn't notice that.

I do keep hearing from people who know more than myself that the extra 4GB on a 570 is not very useful for the current crop of games. The point is moot and yes if I had a 570 now I wouldn't discard it until the next gen GPU show up, but getting one right now may not be worth it.
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CHINAdeals wrote: Be wary of CC's current return policy as well too for Ontario (Final Sale).
...and their atrocious customer service during the pandemic. Reports on Reddit indicate that people have placed orders for shipment and are waiting weeks IF it ships at all. And getting through to customer service to cancel or complain? Forget about it.

I'm glad Memory Express is expanding to Ontario, maybe another large component retailer in town will force them to get their act together.
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As much as RX 570 is an old card, I got similar 8gb (MSI Armour Variant) and it runs smooth at 1080p for VR for me.
Would be a better deal if the price is lower though.
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Cold deal ... this late in the game ...

This price without rebates for an RX 580 8GB , maybe ... and that would still be a maybe ...
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urbangentleman wrote: As much as RX 570 is an old card, I got similar 8gb (MSI Armour Variant) and it runs smooth at 1080p for VR for me.
Would be a better deal if the price is lower though.
Which games?
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frugal69 wrote: Cold deal ... this late in the game ...

This price without rebates for an RX 580 8GB , maybe ... and that would still be a maybe ...
It’s the only reason why I bought the card. I really did need a card fairly bad. I figured at 169 I wouldn’t get anything comparable at this price. Old card? Yes. Will I have to upgrade in the future? Yep. But hopefully I can enjoy some games for a while without breaking the bank. If I could have spent 250 I would have for sure. Thanks for everyone’s comments. They really do help!
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I have the 4GB RX570. It run the VR games I've played just fine (Beat Saber, Star Trek Bridge Crew, Arizona Sunshine and a bunch of others) as well as pretty much every "normal" game I've tried has run great at 1080p High/Ultra settings (depending on the game). I've played RE2, RE3, Final Fantasy XIV, Gears Tactics, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Monster Hunter World, Frostpunk, Mechwarrior 5, etc.

This is a fine card for a budget build if you're looking to play games at 1080p. The 4GB version runs well, the 8GB would be even better.

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