Vega 56 or RX 580?
Shopping for video cards for my Sonnett enclosure and I keep hearing that it may be a long time before NVidia get's their driver situation together, so I'm looking at AMD cards. Should I attempt to snag a Vega 56 when it comes out next week or see if I can get my hands on an RX 580 (which I'm starting to an uptick in stock after all the miners gobbled them up).
Will be mostly playing WoW on a 2017 MBP, 13 inch no touch bar, and Final Cut video editing.
The AMD Vega 56 will obviously perform better, but the AMD RX 580 is no slouch either (especially upgrading from integrated graphics). People are getting significant graphics/pro app acceleration with 4 GB graphics cards, so I imagine either one would suit you just fine; really up to you on how much you want to spend and/or if you really need the the very best (relatively, the Vega 56 I mean). Regardless definitely stick with AMD since they're better optimized for apps like Final Cut Pro.
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I have Vega 56 since few days, while macOS still have Vega OpenGL beta (bugged) drivers, the card is far more superior. I hope to see drivers finalized with High Sierra release in 10 days but I doubt they have enough time, faster, faster and more reliable drivers will come with iMac Pro release.
if you can live with bugs (gfx distortion with AA) and system freeze go Vega otherwise wait or buy RX 580 which runs flawlessly
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All reference cards should be compatible, it doesn't matter which brand but I would avoid XFX. Your problem is to keep it cool and quiet. It's like a hair dryer. Many enclosure manufacturers are not prepared for 90-100C hot spots.
I've tried the 56 and 64... Both freeze under public beta of High Sierra... I'm hearing the RX 580 is running perfectly in High Sierra... I'll be trying that one next.