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MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 Air Boost 8GB OC HBM2 Graphics Card - £201.32 at Ebuyer / eBay

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Posted 24th Jun
MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 Air Boost 8GB OC HBM2 Graphics CardRX Vega 56
8GB HBM2
Core Clock 1520 MHz
Fan Cooling

£251.65 before voucher code add 'PURE20' at checkout
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Core/Memory
  • Boost Clock / Base Clock / Memory Frequency
  • up to 1520 MHz / 1181 MHz / 800 MHz
  • 8GB HBM2

All Solid Capacitors

  • 10 years long lifetime under full load.
  • Lower temperature and higher efficiency.
  • Aluminum core for higher stability.

Afterburner Overclocking Utility
  • Predator: In-game video recording.
  • Supports multi-GPU setups.

AMD Eyefinity
Makes games more immersive by enabling you to play across multiple screens for an eye-popping gaming experience.

AMD FreeSync™
Synchronizes the display refresh to your Radeon RX Series GPU for the fast, smooth gaming.

RX VEGA ARCHITECTURE
The AMD RX Vega series based on the Vega architecture, feature HBM2 high-speed memory and are based on the 14nm
FinFET architecture.

Military Class 4 Components
Using only the highest quality components means you get reliable and stable in-game performance.

VR Ready
Certified to provide the performance required for a smooth experience in your VR adventures.

MSI Afterburner
The ultimate overclocking software with advanced control options and real-time hardware monitor.

Multi GPU Support
MSI graphics cards fully support multi-GPU setups using AMD CrossFire technology on eligible GPU's.

AMD FreeSync™
Puts an end to choppy gameplay and broken frames with fluid,artifact-free performance at virtually any framerate.

Specification

  • Model Name Radeon™ RX Vega 56 Air Boost 8G OC
  • Graphics Processing Unit Radeon™ RX Vega 56
  • Interface PCI Express x16
  • Core Name Vega 10 XLH
  • Cores 3584 Units (56 CU)
  • Core Clocks up to 1520MHz / 1181MHz
  • Memory Clock Speed 800 MHz
  • Memory 8GB HBM2
  • Memory Bus 2048-bit
  • Output DisplayPort x 3 / HDMI
  • HDCP Support Y
  • Power connectors 8-pin x 2
  • Recommended PSU 650 W
  • Card Dimension(mm) 270 x 110 x 40 mm
  • Weight (Card / Package) 1068 g / 1615 g
  • Afterburner OC Y
  • DirectX Version Support 12
  • OpenGL Version Support 4.5
  • Multi-GPU Technology Crossfire™, 4-Way (Bridgeless)
  • Maximum Displays 4
  • VR Ready Y
  • Accessories 6-pin to 8-pin power cable x 1

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The best £200 graphic card you can buy brand new
Thanks OP, ordered although I really shouldn't have...

It'll be replacing my 1050Ti, that's my reasoning
I haven't had a massive amount of time to play around with mine, it came with Samsung memory which is a bonus.

I put the Eugene Valley benchmark on and paused it in a place where my GPU was at 100% usage.

Tweak time - I lowered the core voltage to 1025mv on state 7, 1000mv on states 5 and 6, then lowered down the voltage for the other states. Core clock speed left at default. I've kept the memory voltage as is - 950mv and upped the clock speed to 925MHz from 800MHz.

Also played around with the fan curve - bearing in mind I've got this squeezed, and I mean squeezed, into a Metis Plus case (Specs for the case say the max graphics card length is 170mm and this card is 270mm in length!) the core temps were hovering around 72'C, memory temp around 79'C, fan at 3000RPM.

Still plenty of tweaking to be done but for £200 this thing is a bargain.

I'm using a Kolink 450W 85+ Bronze rated power supply running this and a Ryzen 5 2600 at 3.8GHz and its fine***. GPU-Z was showing the GPU wattage use as 184W.

***When i say fine I'm not saying that others should follow me, but my PSU provides 36A on the 12V rail and has 2 8pin GPU power connectors as standard. My Ryzen draws about 95W when being hammered (Prime95 small ffts) I factored in 40W motherboard power draw (including fans and SSD) add another 15W for perceived safety, leaves 300W for the GPU to munch. That would have to be everything being pushed to its limit which for my use case is unlikely.

Please do not take my nonchalant attitude towards PC hardware. I will most likely be inhaling electrical smoke in a few days time wondering why I didn't buy a high wattage PSU along with this card.
Ordered! Was waiting for a vega to come down in price with the new ones coming out. Had to jump at this price. Thanks!! My 750 ti was in much need of improvement
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Would vote hot, but its ebuyer. Still a horrible company
su;er hot price, i hope it comes with 2 games
The best £200 graphic card you can buy brand new
What's this type of card like for overclocking and heat/cooler like? Thx
Definitely would have gone for if not for the terrible cooler and noise
abhijitdash12324/06/2019 16:09

Definitely would have gone for if not for the terrible cooler and noise


I would agree normally but it probably wouldn't be too bad undervolted and at this price you're almost mad to not pick one up if you're in need of a gpu at this performance.
ritchiedrama24/06/2019 16:16

I would agree normally but it probably wouldn't be too bad undervolted and …I would agree normally but it probably wouldn't be too bad undervolted and at this price you're almost mad to not pick one up if you're in need of a gpu at this performance.


Can confirm - I have this card undervolted - it's louder than a card with a decent open-air style cooler but not unbearably so. This card for £200 is fantastic value for money
Thanks OP, ordered although I really shouldn't have...

It'll be replacing my 1050Ti, that's my reasoning
sofaclass24/06/2019 16:26

Can confirm - I have this card undervolted - it's louder than a card with …Can confirm - I have this card undervolted - it's louder than a card with a decent open-air style cooler but not unbearably so. This card for £200 is fantastic value for money


If you can handle the noise and don't care about the power draw/heat then why would you ever buy anything but a blower card?

They are 20-30 quid cheaper for a reason. You get what you pay for, if you can isolate the noise, or don't care that your computer is loud, then of course jump on it.

I personally will say, once I got rid of my blower and realized just how loud it was, I can't go back.
Nate149224/06/2019 18:05

If you can handle the noise and don't care about the power draw/heat then …If you can handle the noise and don't care about the power draw/heat then why would you ever buy anything but a blower card?They are 20-30 quid cheaper for a reason. You get what you pay for, if you can isolate the noise, or don't care that your computer is loud, then of course jump on it.I personally will say, once I got rid of my blower and realized just how loud it was, I can't go back.


I agree with this, last blower I had was a Asus GTX 970 Turbo and never again.

But I will say this though, VEGA 56 @ £200 brand new with a warranty is outrageous, if your after nothing but frames frames and more frames, what a steal!

Just yesterday I said a 1660 at £200 was the best £200 card, what a difference a day makes
Anarki24/06/2019 16:51

Thanks OP, ordered although I really shouldn't have...It'll be replacing …Thanks OP, ordered although I really shouldn't have...It'll be replacing my 1050Ti, that's my reasoning


It'll be a stunning upgrade from a 1050ti, even in nVidia sponsored titles you'll double your frame rate I'm sure!
Edited by: "Pauley-B" 24th Jun
I have one of these and a nitro 380x AIB. Under full load there is a noise difference between the two but not a great one .The noise of the game will drown the card noise 9 out of 10 times unless you game in silence. It not as loud as console fans gets. Performance wise for the price nothing else comes close .

If it's an issue just wear headphones.
Edited by: "Nautilus186" 24th Jun
Nautilus18624/06/2019 18:14

I have one of these and a nitro 380x AIB. Under full load there is a noise …I have one of these and a nitro 380x AIB. Under full load there is a noise difference between the two but not a great one .The noise of the game will drown the card noise 9 out of 10 times unless you game in silence. It not as loud as console fans get. Performance wise for the price nothing else comes close .If it's an issue just wear headphones.


I dunno, I'd love to see a cost per frame analysis with a £110 RX570! It's gotta be a close run thing!

But of course you are spot on, if your aiming for 1080p ultra 60, at £200 this is silly silly good. I just can't get passed that blower, someone please elaborate further on the temps and noise!
Pauley-B24/06/2019 18:20

I dunno, I'd love to see a cost per frame analysis with a £110 RX570! It's …I dunno, I'd love to see a cost per frame analysis with a £110 RX570! It's gotta be a close run thing!But of course you are spot on, if your aiming for 1080p ultra 60, at £200 this is silly silly good. I just can't get passed that blower, someone please elaborate further on the temps and noise!


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These are from my undervolted card with 50 percent power increase and 950 memory.

Last one shows my temps and fan speed on superposition 1080p extreme.

Hope these help. Stock obviously is a lot lower.
Edited by: "Nautilus186" 24th Jun
Nautilus18624/06/2019 18:25

[Image] [Image] [Image] [Image] These are from my undervolted card with 50 …[Image] [Image] [Image] [Image] These are from my undervolted card with 50 percent power increase and 950 memory.Last one shows my temps and fan speed on superposition 1080p extreme.Hope these help. Stock obviously is a lot lower.


Very helpful thanks. These Hynix memory then? Or is it a lottery?
Pauley-B24/06/2019 18:28

Very helpful thanks. These Hynix memory then? Or is it a lottery?


Any Vega 56 now is a lottery. I think it was only the first reference models that were garanteed Samsung. Mine is Hynix but fine at 950Mhz. Never pushed it further as that is over stock Vega 64 which is 945 Mhz.
Nautilus18624/06/2019 18:33

Any Vega 56 now is a lottery. I think it was only the first reference …Any Vega 56 now is a lottery. I think it was only the first reference models that were garanteed Samsung. Mine is Hynix but fine at 950Mhz. Never pushed it further as that is over stock Vega 64 which is 945 Mhz.


Got me in a predicament now.

Just last week I brought a Gigabyte Windforce GTX1660 ti for £250, and its great, boosting non stop to I think 1980mhz without even overcloking at all yet! I had the choice between the air boost at £239 or the 1660ti for £250 and chose the GTX simply as although it's a bit slower, I couldn't bear the thought of another blower, and also it's 2 years younger so that was my reasoning.......

But at £50 less combined with more grunt, it's obvious to return it and get the VEGA!! Does this come with the games too?
Pauley-B24/06/2019 18:39

Got me in a predicament now.Just last week I brought a Gigabyte Windforce …Got me in a predicament now.Just last week I brought a Gigabyte Windforce GTX1660 ti for £250, and its great, boosting non stop to I think 1980mhz without even overcloking at all yet! I had the choice between the air boost at £239 or the 1660ti for £250 and chose the GTX simply as although it's a bit slower, I couldn't bear the thought of another blower, and also it's 2 years younger so that was my reasoning.......But at £50 less combined with more grunt, it's obvious to return it and get the VEGA!! Does this come with the games too?


I have a Vega 56, 64, 1660ti and 1080ti the 56 is being sold to a friend and the 1080ti is in my main rig, after having all these cards, if I would settle on one for the games I actually play and not caring about being an "enthusiast" the 56 at this price is what I would have if I could have only one.

And I wouldn't care if the games were with it or not personally haha
Edited by: "ritchiedrama" 24th Jun
ritchiedrama24/06/2019 18:50

I have a Vega 56, 64, 1660ti and 1080ti the 56 is being sold to a friend …I have a Vega 56, 64, 1660ti and 1080ti the 56 is being sold to a friend and the 1080ti is in my main rig, after having all these cards, if I would settle on one for the games I actually play and not caring about being an "enthusiast" the 56 at this price is what I would have if I could have only one.And I wouldn't care if the games were with it or not personally haha



I just thought of another reason to stay 1660ti though, my rig is in a Silverstone GD09 case in my TV unit, and I play on my living room TV as well as being a HTPC.

I love the fan stop feature as when I'm viewing media or general pc usage it means my pc is practically silent. This aswell as being noisier at full chat, is also gonna be alot louder when watching films etc

Decisions decisions
I don't know how to make a "deal" on this site, but just FYI this also works for their VEGA 64 Airboost, meaning it's down from £335.70 to £268.56,using the same code, but it expires midnight tonight
Only comes with a free World War Z Mousemat on their own website, so doesn't look like you get any games with it
It's listed @ £235.98
ebuyer.com/821…-oc
Edited by: "strocky" 24th Jun
Pauley-B24/06/2019 19:09

I don't know how to make a "deal" on this site, but just FYI this also …I don't know how to make a "deal" on this site, but just FYI this also works for their VEGA 64 Airboost, meaning it's down from £335.70 to £268.56,using the same code, but it expires midnight tonight


You're right, £268 for a 64... Even I'm tempted..


Edit Just realised it's about 5ft long. Great price though if it fits!
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 24th Jun
jaydeeuk124/06/2019 20:37

You're right, £268 for a 64... Even I'm tempted..Edit Just realised it's … You're right, £268 for a 64... Even I'm tempted..Edit Just realised it's about 5ft long. Great price though if it fits!



It's 270mm long, that's 10.63". What case you got?? It's the same size as the Vega 56 version no bigger
strocky24/06/2019 20:37

Only comes with a free World War Z Mousemat on their own website, so …Only comes with a free World War Z Mousemat on their own website, so doesn't look like you get any games with itIt's listed @ £235.98 https://www.ebuyer.com/821669-msi-radeon-rx-vega-56-air-boost-8gb-oc-graphics-card-rx-vega-56-air-boost-8g-oc


It does come with the games on their website, instead of looking at the card itself, just go GPU: AMD and no further.

There's a big banner saying all RX 570, RX 580, RX 590, Vega 56, Vega 64 and Radeon 7 come with the 50th anniversary bundle.
strocky24/06/2019 20:37

Only comes with a free World War Z Mousemat on their own website, so …Only comes with a free World War Z Mousemat on their own website, so doesn't look like you get any games with itIt's listed @ £235.98 https://www.ebuyer.com/821669-msi-radeon-rx-vega-56-air-boost-8gb-oc-graphics-card-rx-vega-56-air-boost-8g-oc


But more confusing is on their eBay website there is no mention of even the mouse mat but when I ordered it just now ( I caved, I want that 1440p goodness) in my email despatch note it says MSI World War Z mouse mat

Even more confusing still, is the Airboost Vega 64 does mention the games on the eBay site, but it mentions Devil May Cry, Resident Evil and Division 2, which is the old bundle, now it's supposed to be just World War Z and Division 2 Gold edition!

You decipher it for me would ya lol!
Caved and went for it, will be EOL soon don't really see it getting any cheaper
strocky24/06/2019 21:14

Caved and went for it, will be EOL soon don't really see it getting any …Caved and went for it, will be EOL soon don't really see it getting any cheaper


Me neither it's reaching the point where it's hard to see them making any money on it, they seem to be having a clear out. At £200 I can't see Navi being better in terms of £££ to performance and nothing Nvidia sells is anywhere close to this. RTX 2060 single fan cheap versions are the closest comparison at the £300 mark, that's a huge difference, I just hope the blower style isn't awful, I banking on Radeon Chill combined with undervolting saving the day so it doesn't ramp up the fanspeed
Edited by: "Pauley-B" 24th Jun
Anyone worried about how loud or hot this is just remove the plastic shroud and attach a couple 120mm fans on. Should do the trick.

That being said £200 for this GPU is stunning. Paid £270 for my sapphire pulse but it comes with Samsung memory so that good. Runs at 1600/950mhz at 1.00v and doesn't go over 60c in gaming.

The v56 is king for 1440p price/performance. Mine runs bf5 at 1440p ultra and it doesnt drop below 70fps on dx11. Would probably get upwards of 100fps if my monitor supported it.
Pauley-B24/06/2019 18:39

Got me in a predicament now.Just last week I brought a Gigabyte Windforce …Got me in a predicament now.Just last week I brought a Gigabyte Windforce GTX1660 ti for £250, and its great, boosting non stop to I think 1980mhz without even overcloking at all yet! I had the choice between the air boost at £239 or the 1660ti for £250 and chose the GTX simply as although it's a bit slower, I couldn't bear the thought of another blower, and also it's 2 years younger so that was my reasoning.......But at £50 less combined with more grunt, it's obvious to return it and get the VEGA!! Does this come with the games too?


I don't think it's worth your time/effort and ears. Plus ebuyer can be meh. You said you aren't a fan of blowers, this won't change your mind. It draws more power than the 970, even under volted, and produces more heat, so needs more fans.

That fan graph linked looks like at least 80% curve for max, which is still quite a bit.
Nate149224/06/2019 23:29

I don't think it's worth your time/effort and ears. Plus ebuyer can be …I don't think it's worth your time/effort and ears. Plus ebuyer can be meh. You said you aren't a fan of blowers, this won't change your mind. It draws more power than the 970, even under volted, and produces more heat, so needs more fans.That fan graph linked looks like at least 80% curve for max, which is still quite a bit.


That is all true, but I think I'm gonna give it a go, as when I was annoyed by the 970 turbo, my case was next to me on a desk, now it's in a HTPC case about 10 feet from my sofa, so I don't think it'll be too bad. We'll see I guess??

Plus, it's 25% cheaper, AND I genuinely was planning on buying the Division 2 and World War Z, and I spoke with ebuyer and looks like it's included.
Almost bought. Very very tempting price.

I have decided to hold off and get something that can push 1440p at 144hz at high settings, and think this card would just be a little short of that.

Hoping that the RTX 2070 Super might be able to do it.
Pauley-B24/06/2019 23:36

That is all true, but I think I'm gonna give it a go, as when I was …That is all true, but I think I'm gonna give it a go, as when I was annoyed by the 970 turbo, my case was next to me on a desk, now it's in a HTPC case about 10 feet from my sofa, so I don't think it'll be too bad. We'll see I guess??Plus, it's 25% cheaper, AND I genuinely was planning on buying the Division 2 and World War Z, and I spoke with ebuyer and looks like it's included.


Really? The games ARE included? That's a good deal, I thought they stopped it.

I just can't bring myself to get a blower, ever, no matter who/what.

The HTPC case may work out for you if it's further from you, let us know.
Nate149224/06/2019 23:40

Really? The games ARE included? That's a good deal, I thought they stopped …Really? The games ARE included? That's a good deal, I thought they stopped it.I just can't bring myself to get a blower, ever, no matter who/what.The HTPC case may work out for you if it's further from you, let us know.


I rang them to ask, and the lady who I spoke to said she couldn't confirm it 100% as the eBay team weren't there, but usually it would be the same as what's on the website, so if it includes games online it'd include them with eBay too, so I took a chance. Even with no games £200 is a decent price.

What does add some weight to it, is on eBay it makes no mention of a free mouse mat, but it does online. When I got my email confirming despatch, it said 1 X MSI Vega 56 & 1 X MSI mouse mat
janderson_424/06/2019 23:34

Almost bought. Very very tempting price.I have decided to hold off and get …Almost bought. Very very tempting price.I have decided to hold off and get something that can push 1440p at 144hz at high settings, and think this card would just be a little short of that.Hoping that the RTX 2070 Super might be able to do it.


I'm in the same boat. I don't want to get a card that struggles at 1440p above 60 FPS, I want to push my 165 hz monitor...
Decent price on the 2060 too at around £260, same as Vega 64, at 1660ti prices.

56 is probably the sweet spot, could no doubt get £80 for it in 18 months time if you upgrade again.
Thank you @neelsn007 we have added this to the Highlights page
Nate149224/06/2019 23:55

I'm in the same boat. I don't want to get a card that struggles at 1440p …I'm in the same boat. I don't want to get a card that struggles at 1440p above 60 FPS, I want to push my 165 hz monitor...


Tbf, it doesnt have to be ultra, I don't mind gaming at medium if needs be.

I watched a "techdeals" video not long ago, about ultra is for screenshots and high is for gaming and it made me realise there isn't much of a difference and some of the settings dialed back made huge fps differences. I just game on a huge 4k TV now, so I'm limited to 60hz, but as I get older I'm really appreciating kicking back on the sofa and chilling more these days
Edited by: "Pauley-B" 25th Jun
Anarki24/06/2019 16:51

Thanks OP, ordered although I really shouldn't have...It'll be replacing …Thanks OP, ordered although I really shouldn't have...It'll be replacing my 1050Ti, that's my reasoning


I replaced my 1050ti with a Vega 56. Never looked back, impressive upgrade!
What is the warranty?
Anyone know if we can get the code on a vega 64? Wonder how much it’ll be
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