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QOTW: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti?

by Parm Mann on 3 November 2017, 16:31


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The CPU and GPU landscapes have come alive in 2017, thanks in no small part to AMD finally getting its ducks in a row and launching products that are able to compete with the likes of Intel and Nvidia. It is refreshing to see each company squirm just a little and launch new parts to fend off the threat of competition.

This week, that launch is Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, arriving to intimidate AMD's Radeon RX Vega 56 in the £400-£450 price bracket. There has been plenty of manoeuvring on both sides, with prices fluctuating at launch, but our industry sources tell us to expect the price tags to normalise in the next couple of days.

What's likely to set the two apart is the availability of custom-cooled partner cards, game optimisations, and, of course, brand preference. Question is, taking everything into account, and going by the assumption that you have up to £450 to splash on a new graphics card, which would you choose: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti?

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I would go for the 1070ti just because it has a slight edge and a more established set of tech behind it. But in all honesty I am not a fan of the current gen of GPU's at all due to pricing tiers, I am not even a major fan of the 1070 that I already own but it performs well with what I use it for so I wouldn't say I dislike it, it's just “meh”.
1070 Ti. AMD lost me as a GPU customer with the Vega series.
Neither, Vega draw too much power and NVidia has really pissed me with their marketing tactics.
Vega + Freesync. Gsync is just too expensive.

We know Vega is improving with each driver update and so far it's the only full fat DX12 option.
Since I have Vega 56 I will vote for that :)

Sure if you bought a 1070ti near launch it's a good card and good value. But with cheaper freesync and possible future driver updates coming for Vega, even with the extra watts, I would choose Vega 56 now. And I did

Try and get it for launch price though :)