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[Canada Computers] [Updated] RX 5700XT Bundle - $469 after MIR

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[Canada Computers] [Updated] RX 5700XT Bundle - $469 after MIR

Decent price for a 5700XT, cheaper than amazon ($568 right now) and even cheaper than some 5700 non-XT cards. You also get some free bundled items (MHW Iceborne, Resident Evil 3 and Xbox Game Pass).

Edit: Price has dropped further from 479 to 469.
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This is a good deal for a good price/performance card!

I have an MSI Evoke and it runs a bit louder than some other custom 5700XT models but I undervolt and slightly underclock it with AMD's software [AMD's drivers are their Achilles' heel but they generally work fine for me] and it performs very well and it runs much cooler than it does stock.

It is a LOT cheaper than a 2070 Super and only about 10% slower.

I really want to get an Ampere card when they come out or maybe "Big Navi" when it comes out if it is the real deal and if it is affordable and I am hoping to sell my 5700XT for a decent price to help offset the cost.

The 5700XT has been working really well for me at 1440p.
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Crypto mining killed the GPU market even if GPU can't be profitable to mine anymore.
Not so long ago in 2016, AMD where launching RX 480 at $199. Then came the crazy price jump because of crypto mining, where people where willing to pay way more than the MSRP.
3 years later, a card for the same market is launching for $399. Is it faster? Of course, but is it too much to pay for a video card? Obviously.
I guess I will not upgrade my R7 265 and won't play any PC games for a while.
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Dec 3, 2019
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feminazi wrote: This is a good deal for a good price/performance card!

I have an MSI Evoke and it runs a bit louder than some other custom 5700XT models but I undervolt and slightly underclock it with AMD's software [AMD's drivers are their Achilles' heel but they generally work fine for me] and it performs very well and it runs much cooler than it does stock.

It is a LOT cheaper than a 2070 Super and only about 10% slower.

I really want to get an Ampere card when they come out or maybe "Big Navi" when it comes out if it is the real deal and if it is affordable and I am hoping to sell my 5700XT for a decent price to help offset the cost.

The 5700XT has been working really well for me at 1440p.
I am pretty sure the performance of 5700xt is the same as 2070super
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May 22, 2019
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Tempted to upgrade from 1070. Should I do it or wait for Ampere? I'm playing on 1080p144hz
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Sekiro wrote: Tempted to upgrade from 1070. Should I do it or wait for Ampere? I'm playing on 1080p144hz
Wait. These cards are on sale because they have massive driver issues.
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Dec 25, 2019
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This card has driver issues. Lose signal randomly a few times a day. Amd doesn’t seem to patch this issue. But at this price it’s still a good deal
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I've been reading many complaints about driver issues as well. If I was looking for a new GPU, I'd either wait or go for NVIDIA this time around. Completely based on what I am hearing and the headaches some people are going through, especially with 5700s. I don't recall AMD being this bad a few generations ago.
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zentro wrote: I've been reading many complaints about driver issues as well. If I was looking for a new GPU, I'd either wait or go for NVIDIA this time around. Completely based on what I am hearing and the headaches some people are going through, especially with 5700s. I don't recall AMD being this bad a few generations ago.
i had random black screen on my old 290 before.
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No radeon driver headaches here.

I upgraded from a GTX 1070 to a 5700, do not regret it one bit.

I recently bought the XFX 5700 DD Ultra when it was on sale on Amazon for $409.

Flashed it to an XT bios, stripped off the unnecessary plastic bits off the shroud and overclocked the heck out of it.

Daily settings: power set to +50%, ram at 1810, in game boost speed is 2040-2081mhz, average gpu temps during sustained gaming is 62C (max 64C)

See this thread on the shroud and overclocking: amazon-ca-xfx-rx-5700-dd-ultra-video-ca ... #p31960388

Firestrike score seems to be about the same as a 2070 Super and real 5700XT cards.
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Have not had any driver issues, have been very pleased with this setup.
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^that is good
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I recently returned an MSI rx 5700 xt gaming x... Black screen of death all day, everyday... AMD didn't seem to care about the drivers crashing. The performance is great when it works, but you can only do ultra settings for 1440p with 100+ fps but it will fall sharply on 4k to 30 fps on medium settings. Give or take the new navi cards are good if you don't experience any problems, but if you're unlucky like me, you're better with Nvidia and their rtx cards.
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Fyi there was 2 instances of cheaper prices for the 5700 xt on amazon.ca. A triple fan sapphire for $375 and a blower for $325. For that price the blower is better I think. Just swap the cooler if cooling is an issue.
With those prices appearing, I wouldn't touch this card if more than $399.
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I hate the CC site and it is not the only one. What's up with these PC parts sites lately:
- Forces you to make an account, why should I leave all my personal info for a one-off purchase?
- No quick way of having an estimate with shipping and taxes
- No way of doing searches by gpu type
- ...

I'll wait for a decent price on Amazon.
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yannakm wrote: Crypto mining killed the GPU market even if GPU can't be profitable to mine anymore.
Not so long ago in 2016, AMD where launching RX 480 at $199. Then came the crazy price jump because of crypto mining, where people where willing to pay way more than the MSRP.
3 years later, a card for the same market is launching for $399. Is it faster? Of course, but is it too much to pay for a video card? Obviously.
I guess I will not upgrade my R7 265 and won't play any PC games for a while.
Yeah I paid $500 for a RX 580 in 2017. The prices were really out of whack during that time...

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