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Dravenspur

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Dec 13, 2015
Now that prices have come down on the 6000 series GPU’s, I am finally ready to upgrade at a reasonable price. I have been using an RX480 since it launched in 2016. It has seen me through the 500 series refresh and the 5000 series, since I am only running a 1080p panel. I was going to wait for the 7000 series, but after watching a recent video from Jayztwocents, I believe I will just upgrade to the 6000 series and not wait for 7000, since the pricing may be crazy like it was initially for the 6000 series and availability may again be an issue.

My question is, should I go with 6800xt or 6700xt? I’d like the card to last a while like my 480 has. I know some of you may say the 6800xt is overkill for 1080p, but I don’t know if the 6700xt would last me five or six years like the 480 has.

Pricing is not really a concern, although I know the 6900xt is overkill for 1080p, so I won’t be going for that. I’d like to spend 800 dollars or less if possible, because, while pricing isn’t a concern, 900 or 1000 dollars for a 6800xt seems a bit much to me (for example , the ASUS TUF model or Sapphire Nitro+ at $900 and $1080 currently on Newegg respectively). At that point, I should go for a 6900xt , which I don’t need. What do you guys think? Would the 6700xt last me five or six years if I don’t upgrade to 1440 or 4K just yet? Or should I go with 6800xt?
 

JLK03F150

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You jumped two models going from the RX 6700 XT to the RX 6800 XT. There are the RX 6750 XT & the RX 6800 in between. One of those two might be a better choice for 1080p. The 6800 & 6800 XT seem to be overpriced and are harder to find compared to the rest of the lineup. I've seen RX6900 XT models for $800 @ Microcenter.com.
The OEM Radeon 6750 XT is $549 @ amd,com.
 
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Dravenspur

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You jumped two models going from the RX 6700 XT to the RX 6800 XT. There are the RX 6750 XT & the RX 6800 in between. One of those two might be a better choice for 1080p. The 6800 & 6800 XT seem to be overpriced and are harder to find compared to the rest of the lineup. I've seen RX6900 XT models for $800 @ Microcenter.com.
The OEM Radeon 6750 XT is $549 @ amd,com.
Yeah, you’re right. Although from what I have seen of reviews of the 6750, it’s not worth it. I should stick with 6700xt or 6800xt. I hadn’t thought of the 6800. I thought the 6800 had fallen out of favor with consumers and there weren’t too many still for sale, but looking at Newegg just now, there are some 6800 cards available. That is an option. Thank you. So possibly the 6700xt or 6800.

Although the reviews of the 6750 might have been from the perspective of an upgrade to the 6700xt that someone already has, which I do not. It isn’t good enough to upgrade from 6700xt. I could go with a 6750. Now that I know the 6800 is still available, I’ll probably go with a 6800 or 6800xt though, just for the years of usage I can get out of the card.
 

EarthDog

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Although the reviews of the 6750 might have been from the perspective of an upgrade to the 6700xt that someone already has, which I do not.
Why would anyone upgrade from that to that? Such a small difference.

A base 6800 XT is almost 20% faster than a 6750 XT (both good choices). Determine if that's worth the price difference...the RAM difference isn't. The 6800 is only 7% faster than 6750 XT but like $100+ more....

6750 XT around MSRP is a viable choice too.
 
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Dravenspur

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Here's a reminder of what msrp is supposed to be. Like I said, the RX 6800 XTs are over priced. This Sapphire 6800 XT @ $700 isn't too bad though.
Thanks. The MSI Gaming Z is on sale too. That price isn’t bad. Only $710. The MSI card I have now has performed great. Not sure about the gaming z, though.

Any ideas on which brand to get? The Pulse and the Gaming Z are both viable options, but I can’t find a review of either one. I’m looking for as quiet as possible. I’ve had loud cards in the past , and even with headphones, they are not great. I’d like to avoid coil whine as well, although sometimes you get unlucky and get a card with coil whine.
 

JLK03F150

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I can only speak from personal experience. My Powercolor Red Dragon RX 6800 XT is not loud at all, and other Powercolor models use the same cooler. Also I have a MSI Amor RX 480 & it's cooler has been quiet running [email protected] over the years.
I have always found Sapphire to be a good AMD AIB in the past too.
 

BruceUSA

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Be ware if your going to buy the 6900XT model. Its freaking massive. Its take up space on my full size tower. Its measure 13 inches long, 5.5 inches wide, 2.5 inch thick. Also, you will need a beefy PSU. Its has 3*8 pins power connector. 6900XT and RTX 3090 model are having the similar size.
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6800XT and 3080 are smaller will be easier on smaller towers.