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Sapphire Radeon RX VEGA 56 Pulse 8GB Graphics Card - £258.99 @ Overclockers
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Sapphire Radeon RX VEGA 56 Pulse 8GB Graphics card -

The base of the new SAPPHIRE PULSE graphics card is a powerful Radeon RX Vega 56 chip featuring 3584 Stream Processors running with a factory-overclocked 1512 MHz Boost Clock. 8 GB of 2nd generation High Bandwidth Memory is clocked at 800 MHz (1600 Mbps Effective). Using a switch on the top of the card the user can choose a second UEFI BIOS with an efficiency preset, resulting in slightly lower clocks but also lower temperatures and power draw resulting in a quieter cooling.

To effectively cool a factory-overclocked GPU, SAPPHIRE is using a large heatsink with a copper base and a set of four 8 mm heatpipes. The card’s heatsink actually extends past the short PCB for an increased heat dissipation area. A robust cooling module is also applied to the VRM section, with separate heatsink units connected by a single 6 mm heatpipe and aluminum base. There is also a high thermal conductivity pad on the backplate. Two efficient dual-ball bearing fans spin at a nominal speed of up to 1650 RPM, maintaining a great airflow and quiet operation. Intelligent Fan Control III system ensures the fans start precisely at 55 degrees Celsius, providing a passive, noiseless cooling in idle.

The SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX Vega 56 is a cohesively designed product, with the fan shroud, the aluminum backplate and the back heatsink frame all accentuating the series’ unique style.

Making no compromises on components, the SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX Vega 56 features latest generation of Black Diamond Chokes for reduced coil temperatures and better power efficiency. The external PCI-E power connectors have a fuse protection built into the circuit to better protect the card.


Specification:
- Base clock: 1208MHz
- Boost clock: 1512MHz
- HMB Memory clock: 800MHz
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I know it's been posted before but it's back at £258.99 including delivery.I think it's £248.99 if you are a Overclockers forum member.

Undervolted and overclocked can get very close to rx 5700 performance.
Edited by: "Nautilus186" 12th Jul
Available to order at Amazon at £248.99, though with a long dispatch wait.
bankbandit12/07/2019 14:51

Available to order at Amazon at £248.99, though with a long dispatch wait.


Worth doing if you want to wait for the one to three month delivery.
Edited by: "Nautilus186" 12th Jul
Nautilus18612/07/2019 15:15

Worth doing if you want to wait for the one to three month delivery.


Then they cancel it.....
Nautilus18612/07/2019 15:15

Worth doing if you want to wait for the one to three month delivery.



Or you just want to bide your time for a better offer in the coming months, while having this as a backup order
bankbandit12/07/2019 16:19

Or you just want to bide your time for a better offer in the coming …Or you just want to bide your time for a better offer in the coming months, while having this as a backup order


It's all a bit of a gamble. Eventually there will always be a better deal . Im sure if you waited a year you would get a better better deal. lf only we had crystal balls. I personally think these are getting close to eol. The hbm memory is very expensive to make.
Edited by: "Nautilus186" 12th Jul
Nautilus18612/07/2019 14:23

I know it's been posted before but it's back at £258.99 including …I know it's been posted before but it's back at £258.99 including delivery.I think it's £248.99 if you are a Overclockers forum member.Undervolted and overclocked can get very close to rx 5700 performance.


Any benchmarks for that, extremely interesting if that's the case.
get a good bit of mining on that
FLATL1NER12/07/2019 17:27

Any benchmarks for that, extremely interesting if that's the case.


google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/ca8s75/gamer_nexus_amd_radeon_rx_5700_xt_review_thermals/&ved=2ahUKEwiw6YG47K_jAhUTtnEKHbnODgYQFjAFegQIBxAB&usg=AOvVaw01S3Bng9cNPEcQIvDqU5jt

If you watch the gamers nexus video there's an undervolted overclocked memory Vega 56 in the benchmark results.

In the video the O/C Vega 56 is not far off the 5700xt so should be really close to the 5700.

It's fairly easy to do as well plenty of videos on it.

It shows it better than a stock 2060 which is about 5700 performance.
Edited by: "Nautilus186" 12th Jul
Seems like a fair deal as I can't see the Rx 5700 cards dropping below £300 any time soon.
Nautilus18612/07/2019 16:56

It's all a bit of a gamble. Eventually there will always be a better deal …It's all a bit of a gamble. Eventually there will always be a better deal . Im sure if you waited a year you would get a better better deal. lf only we had crystal balls. I personally think these are getting close to eol. The hbm memory is very expensive to make.


They are EOL. Before Radeon 5700 launch, the product manager at OcUK confirmed it on the forum. Vega is no more. Grab the bargains whilst they last.
Nautilus18612/07/2019 17:59

google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/ca8s75/gamer_nexus_amd_radeon_rx_5700_xt_review_thermals/&ved=2ahUKEwiw6YG47K_jAhUTtnEKHbnODgYQFjAFegQIBxAB&usg=AOvVaw01S3Bng9cNPEcQIvDqU5jtIf


That's nuts, plenty of those benchmarks show the Vega 56 overclocked matching a 2060S, a card £100+ more expensive.
zeb.mattey14/07/2019 09:36

That's nuts, plenty of those benchmarks show the Vega 56 overclocked …That's nuts, plenty of those benchmarks show the Vega 56 overclocked matching a 2060S, a card £100+ more expensive.


I was looking through the article / video (the previous article about the 2060 super) I don't see the Vega 56 OC matching the stock Super once?

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I mean, it holds its own, but I don't see it 'matching' here. I'm seeing 7-20% performance gaps.

Here's an example where the difference doesn't look too big, until you actually run the numbers.

2060 Super OC hits 71.4 while the Vega 56 hits 62.8. That doesn't seem to big at first viewing... But that's a 14% gap still. That's a pretty large number in terms of gaming.

These sorts of graphs are a bit deceiving at first glance as you need to run some number comparisons to get a better sense. They all seem 'very' close to each other but we're talking the same difference between the Vega 56 to the Super 2060, versus the Super 2060 and the Radeon VII. And at times the Super 2060 is closer to the Radeon VII than the Vega 56 is to the Super 2060...

That said, 200 quid for the Vega 56 (other thread) is a hard price to match, even if it's a blower design.

Nate149214/07/2019 19:29

I was looking through the article / video (the previous article about the …I was looking through the article / video (the previous article about the 2060 super) I don't see the Vega 56 OC matching the stock Super once?https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3486-nvidia-rtx-2060-super-and-2070-super-review-benchmarksI mean, it holds its own, but I don't see it 'matching' here. I'm seeing 7-20% performance gaps. Here's an example where the difference doesn't look too big, until you actually run the numbers.2060 Super OC hits 71.4 while the Vega 56 hits 62.8. That doesn't seem to big at first viewing... But that's a 14% gap still. That's a pretty large number in terms of gaming.These sorts of graphs are a bit deceiving at first glance as you need to run some number comparisons to get a better sense. They all seem 'very' close to each other but we're talking the same difference between the Vega 56 to the Super 2060, versus the Super 2060 and the Radeon VII. And at times the Super 2060 is closer to the Radeon VII than the Vega 56 is to the Super 2060...That said, 200 quid for the Vega 56 (other thread) is a hard price to match, even if it's a blower design.[Image]



The performance difference is 12.81%

The cost difference is £258.99 for the Vega 56 and currently £379 for the 2060 super.

The cost percentage difference is 37.62 %.

Therefore bang for buck the Vega is the better purchase as you would be paying 37.62% more for a 12.81% difference with both cards overclocked.

If a game on the Vega 56 was running at 100fps the super would be at 112 FPS. l doubt you would realistically notice that difference unless you are the 6 million dollar Man.
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Edited by: "Nautilus186" 15th Jul
Nautilus18615/07/2019 09:13

The performance difference is 12.81%The cost difference is £258.99 for the …The performance difference is 12.81%The cost difference is £258.99 for the Vega 56 and currently £379 for the 2060 super.The cost percentage difference is 37.62 %.Therefore bang for buck the Vega is the better purchase as you would be paying 37.62% more for a 12.81% difference with both cards overclocked. If a game on the Vega 56 was running at 100fps the super would be at 112 FPS. l doubt you would realistically notice that difference unless you are the 6 million dollar Man.[Image]


I'm not disagreeing on the cost difference here or 'bang for buck' but to say you can't tell the difference between 112 and 100 is silly. You can. It's not '6 million dollar man' stuff here.

I'd suggest that looking at full RRP of the 2060 versus a great deal on the Vega is a bit unfair. I wouldn't recommend the Super 2060 at 379.99, that's for sure. Knock 30 quid off that and add in 2 games? Now you're talking.

But you can use the same performance arguments against the Vega for a purchase of the 1660. You can use the same performance arguments to keep going backwards all the way to the AMD 570.

Here's the 'bang for buck' graph. It's not a good concept though, as people expect a certain level of performance.

Let's not forget the real issue with 13-14% performance.

That's 52 FPS against 60. And you can certainly tell that difference.

Nate149215/07/2019 09:30

I'm not disagreeing on the cost difference here or 'bang for buck' but to …I'm not disagreeing on the cost difference here or 'bang for buck' but to say you can't tell the difference between 112 and 100 is silly. You can. It's not '6 million dollar man' stuff here.I'd suggest that looking at full RRP of the 2060 versus a great deal on the Vega is a bit unfair. I wouldn't recommend the Super 2060 at 379.99, that's for sure. Knock 30 quid off that and add in 2 games? Now you're talking.But you can use the same performance arguments against the Vega for a purchase of the 1660. You can use the same performance arguments to keep going backwards all the way to the AMD 570.Here's the 'bang for buck' graph. It's not a good concept though, as people expect a certain level of performance.Let's not forget the real issue with 13-14% performance.That's 52 FPS against 60. And you can certainly tell that difference.[Image]


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Nate149215/07/2019 09:34

Neat, have a peep here.https://www.testufo.com/


Show one at 100 Vs 112.

It will only show 60 to 120 as like l stated you would not physically see a difference at 100 to 112.The higher the numbers the visual difference decreases. Thats why 15 to 30 is more noticeable than 30 to 60.

As we are on hot deals l would think people are looking for a deal.

You could always post some good 1660ti or 2060 super deals if you like this would give people more choice from your expert analysis and research.

If it's all performance based then everyone should get a 2080ti now that's a card. Shame it's over a grand.
Edited by: "Nautilus186" 15th Jul
Ppl's opinions or honest reviews just thinking of adding this or original scores ain't that bad and just thinking of future proof
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To a new build MSI b450 pro carbon AC and new Ryzen 5 3600 thanx guys
Edited by: "louigii" 15th Jul
louigii15/07/2019 15:50

Ppl's opinions or honest reviews just thinking of adding this or original …Ppl's opinions or honest reviews just thinking of adding this or original scores ain't that bad and just thinking of future proofrover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F293147576472To a new build MSI b450 pro carbon AC and new Ryzen 5 3600 thanx guys


6gb might be a bit light for future proofing. All the new cards are 8gb or over supers included. It all depends on how much VRAM games in the future will require. It wasn't that long ago that 2GB VRAM was considered okay but not now.
Edited by: "Nautilus186" 15th Jul
Due in stock at Amazon also July 23 at £248.99
Nautilus18615/07/2019 09:40

Show one at 100 Vs 112.It will only show 60 to 120 as like l stated you …Show one at 100 Vs 112.It will only show 60 to 120 as like l stated you would not physically see a difference at 100 to 112.The higher the numbers the visual difference decreases. Thats why 15 to 30 is more noticeable than 30 to 60.As we are on hot deals l would think people are looking for a deal.You could always post some good 1660ti or 2060 super deals if you like this would give people more choice from your expert analysis and research. If it's all performance based then everyone should get a 2080ti now that's a card. Shame it's over a grand.


I can see a difference between 100 and 112. You can re-link your silly gif if you like.

As we as reasonable people on hotukdeals would like to see less bias and sarcasm from people.

I never said it's all performance based. You used an argument that it was 'only a 13% upgrade' for a 37.2% increase in price, I countered that with an even better example, the 1660 is less than 10% difference while both is overclocked for a over 30% cheaper, yielding an even better ratio than your 13% for 37.2% (3:1 ratio versus 2.9:1).

But... It's Nvidia, so I guess you don't care? Your logic only seems to be used when it's a card manufacturer you like.
Nate149215/07/2019 21:54

I can see a difference between 100 and 112. You can re-link your silly gif …I can see a difference between 100 and 112. You can re-link your silly gif if you like.As we as reasonable people on hotukdeals would like to see less bias and sarcasm from people.I never said it's all performance based. You used an argument that it was 'only a 13% upgrade' for a 37.2% increase in price, I countered that with an even better example, the 1660 is less than 10% difference while both is overclocked for a over 30% cheaper, yielding an even better ratio than your 13% for 37.2% (3:1 ratio versus 2.9:1).But... It's Nvidia, so I guess you don't care? Your logic only seems to be used when it's a card manufacturer you like.


So the super is roughly a 2070 RTX as far as I'm aware, slightly faster, do correct me if I'm wrong, but here's a bunch showing an OC'd Vega beating the 2070 RTX

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A fairer comparison is really the Vega 64 to the 2060S, as the Vega 56 is basically a 64 at this point, well it's faster in the above but near enough.


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2060S vs Vega 64, those are clearly very comparable cards, the stock Vega 64 even edges the super 2060S (Anthem, Devil May Cry, call of duty black ops 4). Bear in mind some of these wins for the Vega 64 are in that 10% range too.


Again the 2060S is still the better card, but not by much. Considering you can easily clock a Vega 56 to outperform a 64, it can match a 2060S in a fair few titles, and beat in some. The purchase of a 2060S then becomes pretty difficult!


I just spent a couple weeks researching my new build. Vega 56 coming in the mail for £200, which matches the above £380 card, I wanted an Nvidia, but the bang for buck isn't there atm.
Edited by: "zeb.mattey" 16th Jul
It's the same, I had high hopes that the new launches will push prices down; 2060 to £250 and Super at £300 would be more biting points. As detailed above, the Vega 56 remains very competitive at the present price points (2060S costing at least £370...)
Edited by: "Badongkadong" 16th Jul
Badongkadong16/07/2019 11:47

It's a same, I had high hopes that the new launches will push prices down; …It's a same, I had high hopes that the new launches will push prices down; 2060 to £250 and Super at £300 would be more biting points. As detailed above, the Vega 56 remains very competitive at the present price points (2060S costing at least £370...)


Yes l agree Hardware unboxed when testing the new RX5700 series card shows this . The last graph on the video is a cost/performance one which showed the Vega 56 as best bang for buck in that performance bracket at the moment.

patreon.com/posts/28195961
Edited by: "Nautilus186" 16th Jul
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