Vega 46 vs Radeon 580

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Vega 46 vs Radeon 580

Postby fatihayoglu » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:55 am

Hi guys,
Does anybody have a direct comparison of these 2 cards for iMac? There is £400 price difference and I wonder if it worth the extra,
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Re: Vega 46 vs Radeon 580

Postby David S. » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:16 am

I’d love to know the answer to this myself - I was planning to update to a new 15” MacBook Pro in the next month or so, but part of me is thinking that for the same price, I can update my 2014 27” iMac

I was also wondering about the benefits of adding the extra £400 for the Radeon Vega 48 upgrade if I went down that route. Would be great to know the difference from a C1 perspective.
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Re: Vega 46 vs Radeon 580

Postby Brian Jones » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:21 pm

Can't speak for those cards specifically, but I wish I would have sprung for the D700 in my mac pro back in 2013. $700 at the time. There is not easy way to upgrade. Especially with C1, the GPU will give your system very long legs. It's money well spent, but won't seem like it today.

My 2013 6-core D500 Mac Pro is 30% faster than my 2018 6-core I9 MacBook pro with a Radeon 580 eGPU attached. when processing files. 6 years is mighty long legs for a computer to still be relevant.
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Re: Vega 46 vs Radeon 580

Postby Wesley » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:38 am

If you're working on a high pixel density display than the answer is always yes, get the better GPU.

iMac always had under speced GPU for its 5K display.
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Re: Vega 46 vs Radeon 580

Postby UCS308 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:54 pm

Are you talking about internal graphic cards or using an eGPU (external GPU box). I am currently "testing" eGPU's and finding they help C1 quite a bit. As with all things C1 there are a few oddities that I'll detail in a note to Phase. But if you have a mac and you have a thunderbolt 3, or maybe 2 port an eGPU you might be a good way forward. FYI the Black Magic eGPU sanctioned by Apple does not seem to have the best results out there so if you plan on the eGPU route plan carefully.
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Re: Vega 46 vs Radeon 580

Postby fatihayoglu » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:15 am

For internal GPU...
I was trying to avoid to have an external one
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Re: Vega 46 vs Radeon 580

Postby Wesley » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:30 am

Majority of iMac owners like keeping desk clutter to a minimum so an eGPU just doesn't go well with their ethos.

OP, you didn't say whether you were getting the i9 or i5 CPU. Get the i9 if it's between that or the Vega.

If you're not a volume shooter and don't export thousands of photos -> 580
Final Cut user -> 580
Premier user -> Vega
Gaming -> Vega
Cooler temps, less fan speed -> Vega
Overall snappiness -> Vega
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Re: Vega 46 vs Radeon 580

Postby fatihayoglu » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:50 am

I’d max CPU anyway, the question was around GPU, and looks like I should max out that one as well :j
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Re: Vega 46 vs Radeon 580

Postby Wesley » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:18 pm

fatihayoglu wrote:I’d max CPU anyway, the question was around GPU, and looks like I should max out that one as well :j

Vega 46 isn't a bad upgrade price but not good either. Situational :wink:

IMO, I'd wait for Navi if you're also video editing or gaming. AMD is making great strides in mid-tier GPU right now.
Once Navi GPU comes to iMac, it should be worth upgrading over Vega.

i9 and Vega seems good enough for Capture One though.
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