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I wanted to put some initial impressions here. Benchmarks are one thing, "feel" is another. The Vega 64 card replaced an RX 380. Definitely not a low end card, but not the top of the line in its generation.

So what is the card like? I was hugely impressed by the speed of the Windows desktop (at 4k resolution). How impressed? I've been planning a new computer build for a couple years now, but the first part was always a new (Vega) GPU. The only game I've played so far is Diablo III with my daughter in England. The difference is night and day. For example, playing a Necromancer, I have a group of skeletons following me around. These skeletons now have much more detail and color. (How do you add color to a skeleton? Red scarves. But the skeletons have more detail and are rendered in multiple shades of white and gray.)

But back to the desktop. I did the upgrade to an SSD C: drive a couple of years ago instead of a new rebuild. Enough of an improvement that I decided to put off the rebuild--but maybe buy a Vega card--which hadn't been released at the time. The improvement in feel is so great that I may put off a Ryzen 2 build until next year. The big win for me is typing speed. I do type about 50 wpm, so those of you who have never had a job which required typing--especially on a non-electric typewriter--may not notice. But the feel is that the instant I hit the key, the letter shows up on the screen. Is it going to push my typing back up to 60-80 wpm? It may.

Why do I look a the characters on the screen? It may have been to make sure I hit the right key once upon a time, but now I think it is because it is the only thing for me to watch on the screen that is changing. There is also spellchecking, but I normally ignore that and keep going--only about 25% of the words marked as misspelled actually are--so I go through an online dictionary for words that are not obvious typos.

Anyway, no buyer's remorse, and I may try out those three games later this week.
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