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Many thanks for your great insights, what a community! I'll let you know once I've decided what to buy and how well it works!
 
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Without wanting to hijack this thread, I'm on a similar trajectory. Currently on High Sierra with a GTX 1070, but it won't be long before Adobe require an OS update. The thing is, I think I'm probably going to go back to Apple hardware in the not too distant future so don't want to spend a ton. I mainly use InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, so don't need tons of raw power. I'm actually considering an RX 590. I know it's a downgrade, but for not much money I think I'd be OK with it. Any opinions?
 
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Without wanting to hijack this thread, I'm on a similar trajectory. Currently on High Sierra with a GTX 1070, but it won't be long before Adobe require an OS update. The thing is, I think I'm probably going to go back to Apple hardware in the not too distant future so don't want to spend a ton. I mainly use InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, so don't need tons of raw power. I'm actually considering an RX 590. I know it's a downgrade, but for not much money I think I'd be OK with it. Any opinions?
Whatever you do, DO NOT GET AN RX 590 IT IS NOT SUPPORTED.

Get something like a RX 5600 XT, as it is similar performance to a GTX 1070.
 

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Whatever you do, DO NOT GET AN RX 590 IT IS NOT SUPPORTED.

Get something like a RX 5600 XT, as it is similar performance to a GTX 1070.
RX 590 has the same device ID as the 580 avoid XFX Fat Boy, and Sapphire Pulse models but the Powercolor, Gigabyte, MSI and Sapphire Nitro models work well.

RX 5600xt will be limited to Catalina+ but is a good alternative.
 
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RX 590 has the same device ID as the 580 avoid XFX Fat Boy, and Sapphire Pulse models but the Powercolor, Gigabyte, MSI and Sapphire Nitro models work well.

RX 5600xt will be limited to Catalina+ but is a good alternative.
Also, for best compatibility (so HDMI, DP, DVI ports work), get a Sapphire or Asus card (Gigabyte is also a good option).

For quality, get Sapphire or Asus (stay away from XFX, as their cards are horrible quality and really loud).
 
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Thanks for the replies. I was also looking at the Sapphire RX580 PULSE as well. Interesting that @Gigamaxx says to avoid that though when so many others seem to recommend it?
RX5600XT is beyond what I want to spend, and I only really want to go to Mojave at this point, too.
 

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Thanks for the replies. I was also looking at the Sapphire RX580 PULSE as well. Interesting that @Gigamaxx says to avoid that though when so many others seem to recommend it?
RX5600XT is beyond what I want to spend, and I only really want to go to Mojave at this point, too.
The 580 pulse works fine, there were people having problems with the 590 pulse when it launched, but the 590 Nitro version worked well.
 
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Gotcha, thanks! Sorry, I misread your post as saying the 580s. Looks like the route I'll take.
 
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Thanks for the replies. I was also looking at the Sapphire RX580 PULSE as well. Interesting that @Gigamaxx says to avoid that though when so many others seem to recommend it?
RX5600XT is beyond what I want to spend, and I only really want to go to Mojave at this point, too.
My old card was a Sapphire PULSE RX 580, and it worked well.
 
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