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    Great White Shark mikeysg's Avatar
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    Upgrade time!!!

    Bought a Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6800 in late November....had a great time with it!


    In my rig, yes, RGB galore but RGB has been proven to improve performance, enhance health and longevity, and....and, promote world peace!


    But, being an AMD guy, and always after the best that AMD has to offer.....upgraded from the RX 6800 to a Nitro+ RX 6900 XT (cost me >1300USD but it's a local set with local warranty for peace of mind), but that's a more reasonable price here compared to the crazy scalpers' price here in my neck of the woods. I'd pre-ordered an XFX Speedster MERC319 RX 6900 XT, but due to a mix up about my CC limit, my preorder was postponed and I canceled that preorder in a huff, went out and snagged this Sapphire card instead.

    Don't let the angle fool ya, the cards look to be exactly the same size....the RX 6900 XT is at the back.


    Running like a champ in my rig....


    I'm playing Gears of War 5 Hivebuster at 3840x1080 at max setting and it's a hoot! Steady >100fps just about all the way, except for cut scenes. Borderlands 3 is "buttery smooth", who used to say that? I put that phrase in apostrophes because someone used to always say that.....can't for the life of me recall who though.
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    That's wicked. I'm probably skipping a generation this time around I'm so far behind on gaming. Hopefully this gen is nice and affordable by the time I get around to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vindir View Post
    That's wicked. I'm probably skipping a generation this time around I'm so far behind on gaming. Hopefully this gen is nice and affordable by the time I get around to it.
    This gen, both nVidia and AMD, is just so...... messed up! The prices are way beyond MSRP from both makers, the sweet spot cards - RTX 3080 and RX 6800 XT - are wickedly overpriced and in such short supply. I'd have been really happy with a non-reference XFX/PowerColor/Sapphire RX 6800 XT. Oddly enough, the very top flagship cards - RX 6900 XT and RTX 3090 - can be found with relative ease, probably because these cards represent pretty bad value in terms of price/performance compared to the RTX 3080 and RX 6800 XT respectively. I was desperate for an RX 6800 XT but 'settled' for the RX 6900 XT simply because I'd to satisfy this terrible itch.
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