Updated on September 9, 2020 at 12:22 am
I posted a while back about my racing sim rig and how I was still using a Radeon 295×2 GPU while I was hoping for Radeon to come out with some new high end video cards.
Supposedly Radeon will be coming out with some high end cards in 2020 based on their Navi architecture but at this point I’m a little tired of waiting so…
I got one of these:
Plenty of articles have been written since its introduction but until you experience it… it’s an absolute beast!
I went with a liquid cooled model since I like to keep fan noise to a minimum and I also have liquid cooling for my CPU. I have noticed occasional pump noise when it’s being driven hard but I game with headphones so it’s not an issue for me. And you can only hear the pump because you don’t have a fan whirring away like a jet engine.
My racing rig has three 2560 x 1440 monitors from AOC running at a combined 7680 x 1440 and I get an average of 80 fps in F1 2018, F1 2019 and Forza Horizon 4.
I also get about that frame rate in Doom as well.
The other bonus is the Nvidia card seems to be working well with the Freesync monitors I have which have a 144 mhz refresh rate. Normally Nvidia cards only work with G-sync although there are a few Freesync monitor models that are now compatible with Nvidia GPUs.
The GPU is not cheap by any means but if you can afford it, definitely worth trying.