rx 570 vs rx 580 4GB Vram vs 8GB vram and prices.

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I'm wondering why some rx570's with 4GB vram are nearly the same price as some 580's with 8GB vram?

--Also some 570's are priced higher than the 580's with more vram.
 

EXCellR8

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Most likely market share and availability... prices are still way out of whack on GPU's for the time being.
 
Oct 28, 2013
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Found this one (8GB MSI RX 570) on Newegg today:

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137256&ignorebbr=1

This translates to about $148 USD. I'd like to get it for my son for Xmas as he's running into issues with the 1060 3GB card I gave him in games like Squad/Post Scriptum that use every last bit of VRAM that you have (uses all of the 8GB on my 1070). I'm running into that more often these days. I'm wondering though if I should wait as Black Friday is next week and these may get even cheaper. I'd then put the 1060 in my other son's PC as I'd now have enough spare parts to build one. Thoughts?
 
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RX 580 8GB cards are hitting $200 USD and below recently. Some for $150 with only 4GB VRAM, although, if I were buying an RX 580 these days (for gaming), I wouldn't get the 4GB varieties, I would stick to the 8GB VRAM models.
 
Oct 28, 2013
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Best deal I can find on an RX 580 8GB is $299 CDN ($222 USD). Maybe I'll hold out a little longer though to see what prices do end of next week. AMD is likely going to have fire sales on these things with the 590 released. I can't believe the 1060 cards are still so expensive. I still prefer them because of their better power efficiency, but I'm not paying $50 - $75 more and still end up with 2GB less RAM! I'm wondering though if the 570 would be plenty enough for 1080p?
 

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Best deal I can find on an RX 580 8GB is $299 CDN ($222 USD). Maybe I'll hold out a little longer though to see what prices do end of next week. AMD is likely going to have fire sales on these things with the 590 released. I can't believe the 1060 cards are still so expensive. I still prefer them because of their better power efficiency, but I'm not paying $50 - $75 more and still end up with 2GB less RAM! I'm wondering though if the 570 would be plenty enough for 1080p?
Should be fine. The 480 was originally described as a "1440p" card and I use it for such. In the games I play I can typically max out the settings and still get more than 60fps. The only game I know of where I dial things back a bit is BF1. Probably Woflenstein II as well but I haven't played that in awhile.
 
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I'm having to severely restrict my impulse, but I'm going to wait for a bit and see what the 580's do. I can see them going lower than $150 in the near future.
 

Thunder 57

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I don't know about that. Certainly not the 8GB ones. I think the 570 will be the $150 card and the 580 closer to $200
 
Oct 28, 2013
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The 570 (8GB) is already at $149.99 on Newegg, $580 already below $200...and it isn't Black Friday yet. I'm always leary about the AMD cards however. Lots of reviews complaining about heat, fan speed/noise, and random crashing, although these may just be overly picky people?
 

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