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Best GPU to buy?

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posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 09:29 AM
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So I want to update my graphics card but have no idea what to really look for that will go well with my system.

I have at the moment:

AMD FX-6300 6-Core 3.5 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 1GB Dedicated Graphics Card
Asrock 970M Pro3
32GB DDR3 RAM
1TB 7200RPM HDD
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64-bit

I have about 200 or so to spend.

I'm not worried about overclocking or even playing games on ultra settings really, just something that's better than the 1MB card thats in there now. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.




posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 09:31 AM
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a reply to: Cancerwarrior

Whatever you buy this year will not be as good as what you can buy next year. This is how it works. So just jump in.



posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 09:36 AM
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a reply to: Cancerwarrior

With that setup, I’d go for the 1050ti 4GB. It’s a nice card for not a lot of money.

Or even the older RX580 8GB.
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posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 09:38 AM
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Check out the rtx 1660i and the rtx 2060.

Too funny my very same computer specs finally went out a week ago.

So actually getting a laptop with the rtx 2060 which can run VR as well!



posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 09:41 AM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

I was actually looking at that exact same card right when you replied lol.

looks like its about in my price range as well.



posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 10:02 AM
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If you can open up your budget a smidge, there are 1070ti's going for ~$250. I believe you may even be able to get a brand like PNY for right at your budget. They would be used, so needs a bit more discernment in the buying process, but thats a helluva deal.

Its a fantastic GPU..



posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 10:24 AM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: Cancerwarrior

Whatever you buy this year will not be as good as what you can buy next year. This is how it works. So just jump in.


That's not how it works with partial upgrades...



posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 10:41 AM
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I run a amd 8350 with 2x r9 290s there old but I have 2 so it works there also really cheap

Whatever card you pick remember you often have to get a new psu with a new gpu unlike the rest of your computer components your psu is only good for its rated wattage for about 5 years losing something around 10% per year after that depending on how good the psu was in the first place



posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 10:57 AM
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originally posted by: TerryDon79
a reply to: Cancerwarrior

With that setup, I’d go for the 1050ti 4GB. It’s a nice card for not a lot of money.

Or even the older RX580 8GB.


What he said. There are some youtube reviews for best budget and mid-range cards. The 1050 ti seems to hit that spot your looking for. I am still stuck on a 750 ti at the moment.



posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 10:58 AM
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Just popping in to brag about my 2080ti. That alone cost me like $1,300.

And yes, it's amazing.



posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 11:39 AM
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I think the 1050 TI is what I'm going to go with. Seems to have alot of good reviews and its affordable for my tight budget.

I really appreciate everyones input thank you all.



posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 01:24 PM
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Everyone is saying 1050ti but why not the new 1650 it’s almost the same price and on par with a 1060 3gb
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posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 02:36 PM
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originally posted by: bananashooter
Everyone is saying 1050ti but why not the new 1650 it’s almost the same price and on par with a 1060 3gb


The FX-6300 is an old processor , I'm running one myself so I think the 1050 ti is probably the best GPU for that CPU although I'm running a 1060 and have good results I think the 1060 is out of the OP's price range.

Will be running a Ryzen 2700x with my 1060 at the weekend , can't wait.



posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 02:50 PM
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a reply to: Cancerwarrior

In your budget and need set there are a few cards that would meet your needs out right now. As others have mentioned a GTX 1050 Ti is one option.

The option I'd suggest is a Radeon RX 570. It benchmarks higher than the 1050 and for just about the same price as a 1050 Ti with 4 GB VRAM you can get an RX 570 with 8 GB of VRAM.

The next card up the stack, the RX 580 does have a couple of AIB models that fit your budget but, honestly, all of these cards are at the point where they'll likely be bottlenecked by your CPU so that's a consideration.

I think the RX 570 8 GB for around $170 is probably your sweet spot.
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posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 02:58 PM
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i recently purchased a Gigabyte RTX2060 Windforce OC 6gb to replace my GTX970. Cost $500aud and came with a free copy of Wolfenstein Young blood.

My system's setup is an i5 3570K OC 4.4ghz, ASRock Z77 Extreme 6 Board, 32gb G-Skill DDR3, 750w and the cards running fine. Playing most games at high and ultra no problems. Although I do tend to play at 1920x1080 res.

I think the main thing to consider is power supply. With the GTX970 I replaced a generic 500w PSU with a 750w one and the difference was night and day.

Same with going to from the 970 to the 2060. Same settings and resolution but you can see the games look much sharper and have more detail on the 2060. Kinda weird that lol.

So yeah I think it's a good card for the price and older EOL machines that still have a bit of grunt and bandwidth to spare. (New tech is over rated, What's the good of having 18 cores if your games and apps only 1 to 4 cores?)

Best I can advise is go hit google and do a search.

Something like "AMD FX-6300 and RTX2060" and hit enter.

You'll find a lot of website data bases out there that will show up that show how compatible hardware is with each other.

Pretty much do the same for your system and any card you're interested in. (These sites generally have drop down lists where you can quickly change parts out)
You should be able to get some good info.

Just remember if you buy a card for ray tracing it still is pretty much a gimmick at the moment.

Might be worth looking at overclocking also if your CPU supports it. That can also have a huge impact on how a newer card can perform.
Huge difference in my GPU's benchmark scores just from taking the cpu from 4.2ghz to 4.4.
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posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 03:30 PM
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originally posted by: bananashooter
Everyone is saying 1050ti but why not the new 1650 it’s almost the same price and on par with a 1060 3gb


I've a gtx 1060 6gb and the bottleneck for me is the cpu.. but even so, does everything I throw at it, well except serious rendering but it's a huge leap over the onboard gpu I was running prior



posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 03:33 PM
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originally posted by: AtomicKangaroo
i recently purchased a Gigabyte RTX2060 Windforce OC 6gb to replace my GTX970. Cost $500aud and came with a free copy of Wolfenstein Young blood.


That sucks, the 2060 has superseded the 1060 6gb, and I paid $480AUD last year. Everything keeps moving...



posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 04:47 PM
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Might as well save up more and opt for an AMD cpu while at it, CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP!



posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 04:53 PM
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a reply to: Arnie123

I was actually fighting the temptation to mention that. MicroCenter, last week, was selling Ryzen R5 1600's for $49.99. Pair that with an affordable B450 motherboard for about $65 and 16 GB of affordable but solid DDR4 for about $65 and that's an entire, extremely solid 6 core / 12 thread platform for around $180.

It's a great time to upgrade or get into PC's right now.



posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 05:06 PM
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Geforce 1060
Thats what I ran on my 6300
(Just saw the specs)
Nothing wrong with your system as stands (look to upgrade in the future)
I had a faithful 6300 on a Asrock 970 Extreme 3 R2.0

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edit on 7/30/19 by Gothmog because: (no reason given)



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