AMD RX Vega 56 Graphics Cards (Sapphire, MSI) £476 @ Amazon France (preorder)
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AMD RX Vega 56 Graphics Cards (Sapphire, MSI) £476 @ Amazon France (preorder)

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Found 19th JanEdited by:"robodan918"
Preorders are starting to ship. MUCH better prices than Scam.co.uk or Overchargers.co.uk who are currently charging 700-750 for a Vega 56. I was about to pull the trigger yesterday, but late Jan is when the AIB Vegas are all supposed to flood the market, bringing things back NEARER the 390GBP 'standalone' RRP.

Note: the original "founder's edition" or "AMD edition" or "Reference design" or whatever you want to call it are all DISCONTINUED. The only Vegas you're going to find now are the AIBs, and the closest to reference you'll find is the MSI air boost card.

As cheap as 476GBP

Good for gamers, good for miners, good for gamers who are also miners. Don't hate - everyone buys these to make their lives better in some way.

Sapphire Vega 56 Nitro - 539.18EUR - approx 476GBP
amazon.fr/Sap…5R/

MSI Vega 56 Air Boost - 605.87EUR - approx 534GBP
amazon.fr/MSI…V8/
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What's your beef with Scan Computers?
I agree with the Overchargers sentiment
A cold vega...

Oh the irony!

Probably not such a great deal though if the OP decided not to buy and wait for something cheaper
darynquinn3 m ago

A cold vega...Oh the irony! Probably not such a great deal though if the …A cold vega...Oh the irony! Probably not such a great deal though if the OP decided not to buy and wait for something cheaper


Vegas aren't going any cheaper than this - I can guarantee that. Not until NVidia Volta consumer edition cards (i.e. 1180, 1180 TI) are out, and even then they'd have to use HBM2 like the Titan V to outperform Vega in mining and also be the best gaming cards (1080 Ti is already the best for gaming, but is comparatively worse than Vega for mining, pound for pound)
eggmanpete6 m ago

What's your beef with Scan Computers?I agree with the Overchargers …What's your beef with Scan Computers?I agree with the Overchargers sentiment


Have you checked their prices lately?
They've got Vegas at 700 each + extra for delivery
No chance. We've seen GTX 1080's going in this sort of price bracket and they're an entire performance tier above these. THAT was a deal.

I don't care if it's the best price available for this particular product. It's not a unique item, it's a GPU and you can get the same performance for less from a 1070 or 1070Ti and better for the same or not much more.

I'm all for supporting AMD when their products are reasonably equivalent, I got an R9 380 over a 960 but Vega is unjustifiable at these price points.
If your mining buy it, if your gaming don't bother..
eggmanpete52 m ago

What's your beef with Scan Computers?I agree with the Overchargers …What's your beef with Scan Computers?I agree with the Overchargers sentiment


Totally agree Scan is all good!
ukez5 m ago

If your mining buy it, if your gaming don't bother..


if you're gaming and can rub two stones together, you can download nicehash and mine in your computer's downtime
running a vega 24/7 will easily help you pay for its cost in 4 months, even with gaming in between.

I don't get why gamers wouldn't want to mine. You have the hardware already - let it work for you!
worf2017 m ago

Totally agree Scan is all good!


Agreed. Though I have noticed that their today only deals tend to be poorer than they used to be!
robodan9184 m ago

if you're gaming and can rub two stones together, you can download …if you're gaming and can rub two stones together, you can download nicehash and mine in your computer's downtimerunning a vega 24/7 will easily help you pay for its cost in 4 months, even with gaming in between. I don't get why gamers wouldn't want to mine. You have the hardware already - let it work for you!


I don't think it's quite that clear cut. If you want to mine efficiently (and profitably) with a vega you really need to use the Blockchain drivers with a registry edit of power play tables. These mods will most likely make it run like sh*t for games, as you've dropped the GPU clocks / pushed up the memory frequency and you probably won't want to switch drivers everytime you go back to gaming.
Jizzmeister2 m ago

I don't think it's quite that clear cut. If you want to mine efficiently …I don't think it's quite that clear cut. If you want to mine efficiently (and profitably) with a vega you really need to use the Blockchain drivers with a registry edit of power play tables. These mods will most likely make it run like sh*t for games, as you've dropped the GPU clocks / pushed up the memory frequency and you probably won't want to switch drivers everytime you go back to gaming.


When i did the math, running at on home electricity it was hard to make any profit at all. Is that still right?
Already out of stock anyway , it says available in 5 months ...
EagleUK19 m ago

When i did the math, running at on home electricity it was hard to make …When i did the math, running at on home electricity it was hard to make any profit at all. Is that still right?


I make £7 a day after electricity costs (11p / kWh). That's with a 1070, a 1050, and two rx570s.
At current ETH price the cards pay for themselves in about 3.5 months
Edited by: "eggmanpete" 19th Jan
eggmanpete1 m ago

I make £7 a day after electricity costs (11p / kWh). That's with a 1070, a …I make £7 a day after electricity costs (11p / kWh). That's with a 1070, a 1050, and two rx570s.At current ETH price the hardware pays for itself in about 3.5 months


Can you give me a run down of the software config your setup with? Which pool etc?
EagleUK6 m ago

Can you give me a run down of the software config your setup with? Which …Can you give me a run down of the software config your setup with? Which pool etc?


Running windows 10 and claymore miner for Nanopool. Max memory overclock for all cards.
whattomine.com/ tells you what overclock you aim for and cryptocompare.com/min…eth what profits you can expect.


I didn't purpose build a rig to mine, just used idle PCs and stuck cards in them. The 3.5 month calculation was based purely on card payback time.
eggmanpete41 m ago

Running windows 10 and claymore miner for Nanopool. Max memory overclock …Running windows 10 and claymore miner for Nanopool. Max memory overclock for all cards. https://whattomine.com/ tells you what overclock you aim for and https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/calculator/eth? what profits you can expect.I didn't purpose build a rig to mine, just used idle PCs and stuck cards in them. The 3.5 month calculation was based purely on card payback time.


You should be mining cryptonight coins with an Rx vega
GTX1070ti: better and cheaper.
eggmanpete1 h, 0 m ago

I make £7 a day after electricity costs (11p / kWh). That's with a 1070, a …I make £7 a day after electricity costs (11p / kWh). That's with a 1070, a 1050, and two rx570s.At current ETH price the cards pay for themselves in about 3.5 months


What provider charges only 11p/kw/h? They all charge 14-15p/kw/h. Cheers
CosminD8313 m ago

What provider charges only 11p/kw/h? They all charge 14-15p/kw/h. Cheers

I'm on 11p kWh
CosminD8324 m ago

What provider charges only 11p/kw/h? They all charge 14-15p/kw/h. Cheers


Iresa, wouldn't recommend them though if you want an easy life
eggmanpete2 h, 55 m ago

What's your beef with Scan Computers?I agree with the Overchargers …What's your beef with Scan Computers?I agree with the Overchargers sentiment


Scan aren't what they were a decade ago. I used to love my weekly trips to scan but they went downhill after getting the bigger premises. The daily deals weren't as good and the range decreased massively.
xlxaiwa55xlx1 h, 6 m ago

Scan aren't what they were a decade ago. I used to love my weekly trips to …Scan aren't what they were a decade ago. I used to love my weekly trips to scan but they went downhill after getting the bigger premises. The daily deals weren't as good and the range decreased massively.


Scan used to have very good deals on the front page I remember that but I also think they still run very good deals which some are much much better than the old deals ( I remember the old deals was usually only a small amount off)

tbh Scan have been good to me in the past years, can't fault them
eggmanpete2 h, 34 m ago

Running windows 10 and claymore miner for Nanopool. Max memory overclock …Running windows 10 and claymore miner for Nanopool. Max memory overclock for all cards. https://whattomine.com/ tells you what overclock you aim for and https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/calculator/eth? what profits you can expect.I didn't purpose build a rig to mine, just used idle PCs and stuck cards in them. The 3.5 month calculation was based purely on card payback time.


yeah I reckon if you can get cheap electric mining is decent I mined last year with 7 rx 480s and the electric was too much so I just sold the rig and invested the money instead, if I had carried on though would of probably been better as the price was only £150 per ETH then -.-

what makes me jealous is I know there will be people with a room / unit full of rigs with a rigged electric meter paying 0 lol
eggmanpete2 h, 47 m ago

I make £7 a day after electricity costs (11p / kWh). That's with a 1070, a …I make £7 a day after electricity costs (11p / kWh). That's with a 1070, a 1050, and two rx570s.At current ETH price the cards pay for themselves in about 3.5 months


you'd be making more mining an equihash coin with the 1070 and maybe 1050 - like zencash, zcash, or hush
even if those aren't your favourite coins, they're MUCH more profitable, and you can trade them to your fav coin (presumably ETH) on binance/bittrex/etc. It'll vastly improve your profits.
also ETH difficulty keeps wildly swinging upward, and you can't make the ROI calculations anymore for this reason. I stopped mining it after only 3 weeks after a doubling in difficulty 2 times!
Not going to consider the price of a Vega 56 good until it drops to the price I got it at or less. £389.99.
robodan91832 m ago

you'd be making more mining an equihash coin with the 1070 and maybe 1050 …you'd be making more mining an equihash coin with the 1070 and maybe 1050 - like zencash, zcash, or husheven if those aren't your favourite coins, they're MUCH more profitable, and you can trade them to your fav coin (presumably ETH) on binance/bittrex/etc. It'll vastly improve your profits. also ETH difficulty keeps wildly swinging upward, and you can't make the ROI calculations anymore for this reason. I stopped mining it after only 3 weeks after a doubling in difficulty 2 times!


Whattomine shows about 10-15% increase in profit. I'm a simple man and will take the loss
What graphics card would you recommend as an introduction to mining?

Also, are there any websites/forums that you'd recommend?

I've got a 680watt PSU at the moment, and I think an sli capable motherboard.
Edited by: "stec77" 19th Jan
eggmanpete26 m ago

Whattomine shows about 10-15% increase in profit. I'm a simple man and …Whattomine shows about 10-15% increase in profit. I'm a simple man and will take the loss


10-15% currently, yes. However, Zencash, Hush, and ZCash have all shown higher month-to-month gains in value compared to ethereum, so that 10-15% really stretches to 25-50% or more. It's easier for a $50 crypto to go to $100 or $200 than for a $1200 crypto like ethereum to go to $2400
That is, of course, if you mine and hold the other cryptos for a while before trading to ether
stec7723 m ago

What graphics card would you recommend as an introduction to mining?Also, …What graphics card would you recommend as an introduction to mining?Also, are there any websites/forums that you'd recommend?I've got a 680watt PSU at the moment, and I think an sli capable motherboard.


In the current market, the best card is the one you can get your hands on
I'd start with a GTX 1070 or 1070 TI as they're usually easier to find than a 1080 TI or the (almost mythical) Vega cards
check whattomine.com and see which algo is the most profitable, or if you're 100% noob just download nicehash, install, and wait for a few months for the first payout (their payout minimums are quite high so it takes a while)
robodan9181 h, 25 m ago

In the current market, the best card is the one you can get your hands on …In the current market, the best card is the one you can get your hands on I'd start with a GTX 1070 or 1070 TI as they're usually easier to find than a 1080 TI or the (almost mythical) Vega cardscheck whattomine.com and see which algo is the most profitable, or if you're 100% noob just download nicehash, install, and wait for a few months for the first payout (their payout minimums are quite high so it takes a while)


Thanks, I'll check that link out. At the moment my electric is included so not an issue. I've been looking at new, eBay and cex. I'm drawn towards Cex as they offer a two year guarantee that may be easier to use compared to buying new. I've read that guarantees may not be honoured if they've been used for mining? Is there any way to tell?
Unless you have to have AMD, this is just a terrible price for this card. You can get this level of performance for less with the 1070/1070ti cards.
stec7713 h, 23 m ago

Thanks, I'll check that link out. At the moment my electric is included so …Thanks, I'll check that link out. At the moment my electric is included so not an issue. I've been looking at new, eBay and cex. I'm drawn towards Cex as they offer a two year guarantee that may be easier to use compared to buying new. I've read that guarantees may not be honoured if they've been used for mining? Is there any way to tell?


Nope but I'd never use a used card for mining
Asking for trouble
robodan9189 h, 11 m ago

Nope but I'd never use a used card for miningAsking for trouble


OK. i'll look out for new. I missed out on an ealier 1060 6GB for £240.
@Busy_Baron
MSI or Sapphire?
I know the Sapphire needs 3 x 8 pin connectors but doesn't take extra power. Is there a way extra 8 pin connectors, my PSU doesn't have enough for the third pin
russellchoudhury13 h, 28 m ago

@Busy_Baron MSI or Sapphire?I know the Sapphire needs 3 x 8 pin connectors …@Busy_Baron MSI or Sapphire?I know the Sapphire needs 3 x 8 pin connectors but doesn't take extra power. Is there a way extra 8 pin connectors, my PSU doesn't have enough for the third pin


That's the thing that pisses me off too
I haven't seen any workarounds yet but if I buy one I'll try something
robodan9189 h, 36 m ago

That's the thing that pisses me off tooI haven't seen any workarounds yet …That's the thing that pisses me off tooI haven't seen any workarounds yet but if I buy one I'll try something


You can use a server psu with a breakout board.
Do you know when they are likley to ship the GPU. It says 2 to 5 months... I can wait 2 months but waiting 5 months doesn't sound nice.
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