Upgrading Vega 64 to 6700 XT Worth it?

1 : Anonymous2021/05/25 14:44 ID: nkrei7

I’m going to be using it for 1440p gaming and I also have the Sapphire Nitro + model which is supposed to be the best air cooled Vega 64. Is it worth upgrading?

2 : Anonymous2021/05/25 14:46 ID: gzeat9u

I would shoot for a RX 6800, much more consistent 1440p results. Keep your card until you score one at either MSRP from AMD Direct or find a decent deal in the next month since Crypto crashing is causing quite a bit more used cards hit the market.

3 : Anonymous2021/05/25 16:26 ID: gzeoj7s

I have a Vega 56 which isn't that far off the 64 and a RX 6800, quite a big jump so yes any of the new RX 6xxx's are worth the upgrade but the 64 is still usable for a lot of things today (still using my Vega 56 with my 1440/144 monitor) and likely sells for a lot on eBay.

ID: gzf3bj4

I am still using my Vega 64 because I haven't been able to find a 6900xt for under $1800. And I am fine. But I am not going to even attempt playing CP2077 until I get the 6900xt. Hopefully by then maybe they fix more bugs.

ID: gzf62r1

I know this is subjective but my V56 was fine on higher settings at 1440p.

ID: gzff2du

I was in exactly that situation ... but luckily I managed to score 6900xt and my vega goes to my brother in coming days ... in france it is not so hard to score AMD new cards, it is bit more difficult with nvidia ones but even these are there, you might have to drive 100km but you will get it ... I hope luck will smile at you soon 🙂

4 : Anonymous2021/05/25 15:24 ID: gzeftvx

What do you want it for?
Do you use VR at all? Specifically Quest 2 (or think you want it in the future?) If yes then dont

If its purely for gaming at 1440p and you dont care much for ray tracing (not that you CANT use it) then its a really decent card and is a big step up from vega.

Are you running at 144hz or just 60hz? If 60hz I wouldnt bother at all.

I am trying to get a 3080 myself as the encoder is much better so the performance for using the quest 2 is better than AMD (I would have kept looking for 6000 if they updated it).

I would hang onto your 64 unless you can find one at RRP then its fair game but maybe aim for 6800xt?

5 : Anonymous2021/05/25 21:37 ID: gzfvb9x

The 6700 XT is about 60% faster than Vega 64 at 2560x1440 at stock settings with both.

Probably closer to 50% faster if you're running your Vega 64 as you should be (i.e. with an undervolt to reduce power and allow higher clocks).

That's 60fps to 90fps, 40fps to 60fps, 120fps to 180fps, etc. Is that worth it to you? No one can really answer that for you.

6 : Anonymous2021/05/25 16:54 ID: gzesiqd

I went from a 5600XT (which is about the same as a V64 perf-wise) to a 6700XT. Definitely worth it if playing at 1440p, it's upwards of a 70% performance improvement. And helps massively if aiming for 1440p high refresh rate.

Provided however you can find it close or at MSRP that is. If not, and you can live with the V64 for performance, then hold out for a bit longer if possible.

7 : Anonymous2021/05/25 18:14 ID: gzf3lu5

If you can grab a 6700XT at MSRP and sell your Vega 64 at inflated prices, yes.

If you are wanting to keep the Vega, I personally like to double my performance when I upgrade. So either skip a generation (n+2) or get a higher end (n+1) card, in this case a 6800 would get you pretty close to that.

8 : Anonymous2021/05/25 19:38 ID: gzffq9p

yes for msrp

9 : Anonymous2021/05/25 16:34 ID: gzeppbp

I mean, it’s an upgrade

10 : Anonymous2021/05/25 17:19 ID: gzevwpj

If it's anything like the 6800 yes.

11 : Anonymous2021/05/25 19:34 ID: gzffa1b

I would say go for rx 6800 at least 🙂 ... is there some video out there where they compare vega 64 and 6700xt ... would be very interesting to see 🙂

12 : Anonymous2021/05/25 21:11 ID: gzfrxx7

Vega is still completely fine for 1440p if you can live with somewhat reduced graphics settings. Buying a GPU in the current market if you don't absolutely have to is imo kinda silly and in a year you can get something better for the same or less money anyway.

13 : Anonymous2021/05/25 21:13 ID: gzfsb4j

Absolutely upgrade ONLY because the Vega 64 are overvalued right now due to mining.

6700XTs can be had for 800 shipped to your door. The Vega 64 can be sold for $700+

6800 could be 1100, but 6800xt are usually 1300-1400. 6700xt isn't great for 1440p, but will do it. You can basically trade your GPU 1:1 for it.

14 : Anonymous2021/05/25 22:09 ID: gzfzdum

Depends how much it costs you. If the upgrade is free, sure go ahead. If you are paying $480+ for it, the no.


Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x