[Memory Express] MSI RX 5700 MECH OC $460 ($440 AR) also Evoke (ltd qty) @ $410 AR
- Deal Link:
- April 30, 2020
- Memory Express
5700 MECH OC:
$459.99 - $20 rebate meaning "$439.99" AR.
Looks like there is healthy stock on this one at ME.
5700 Evoke OC:
$439.99 - $30 rebate = $409.99 AR
This one is quite limited stock, none online and only some locations are showing stock and only a few at that. Note the Evoke gets a $30 rebate, I'll explain why the Evoke is cheaper and the caveats with these cards in post# 2...
Also they come with scAMD's Raise the Game Promo (RE3 + MHW: Iceborn + 3 mos Xbox GamePass) which is some nice added-value
These are pretty good prices right now and GPU prices only seem to be slowly climbing at the moment. RX 5700 is the cut down Navi 10 XT, so really it should be Navi 10 PRO, but for some reason they call it Navi 10 XL (?) but whatever. For comparison, this GPU is faster [for gaming] than:
Less power than the first/older two and slightly more power than the 2060, but it's more power efficient based on better performance. It's also cheaper than any 2060 I've seen recently (was one on NewEgg Shell Shocker recently but was Asus and I'm not dealing with them and their warranty scams TYVM). 5700 is slightly below RTX 2060 Super and a bit more below the 5700 XT full Navi 10. No ray-tracing on AMD but RT on the 2060 is too slow to be beneficial anyway (need to go 2070/better for that).
Anyway just sharing what I found. Believe me I spent a lot of time looking at pricing on these cards the past couple weeks, as well as looking at historical prices. Surely there will be the "wait for this or that" crowd showing up; or the "time machine" crowd talking about the prices on BF/BD; and the "it's COVID time now" crowd, I get it. But I'm not sure waiting for prices to drop much is gonna go so well in the near future so I just said forget it and pulled the trigger. I'm usually not one to buy videocards over $250, in fact I never have, but I reasoned this out in my head somehow (greater story below).