I've been thinking for upgrade for awhile now because my 290X seems to be on its last legs (plus its very power hungry card) and I've been looking into decent GPUs that aren't Vega (because they have the same issues 290X has) and I keep reading that the RX5xx series are nice GPUs all things considered.
Now I know a lot of you will tell me to just go ahead and get an nvidia GPU, but I sort of bought a 144hz screen with AMD's FreeSync flavor so going green is out of the question as I'll probably need to get another monitor for this one. (And as a proud 3800 SR Overwatch player, I ain't going back to 60Hz, no way in hell)
However what stops me is that ... performance-wise the 580 seems to be literally the same as 290X just with the boon of minimized TDP. Am I wrong in this assessment or the 290X is still more performant than the RX 580?
So basically what I'm asking is if it is worth it or I should stick with my 290X until something better arrives or it melts down completely?
P.S: 1080p gamer here