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Searching for a new GPU

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Andrela, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. Andrela

    Andrela Plot Bunny DLP Supporter

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    So turns out Rise of the Tomb Raider is kicking my PC's ass. Who knew, eh?

    2 GB dedicated video RAM seems to be not enough, guess I need 4 GB.

    Anyway, I need to get a new, better, shinier GPU.

    my motherboard: ASRock B85M-HDS

    my current GPU: AMD Radeon R7 200
     
  2. Sacro

    Sacro Seventh Year

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    You forgot the most important part: your budget. Oh, and your PSU.
     
  3. Andrela

    Andrela Plot Bunny DLP Supporter

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    Well, I'm not gonna buy a mansion anytime soon, that's for sure.

    But my limit is around 120$, more or less.

    And my PSU is Silentium Deus G1
     
  4. Sacro

    Sacro Seventh Year

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    Pretty easy choice then, a 4GB RX 460/560, since the 1050 is only 2GB and 1050Ti too expensive. Unless you'd also consider buying used.
     
  5. Andrela

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    Thanks, I'll check it out then.
     
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    Seyllian Unspeakable DLP Supporter

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    You guys are missing the most important part.

    Is it compatible with the motherboard?

    And apparently it is.
     
  8. Sacro

    Sacro Seventh Year

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    The last time you had to worry about motherboard compatability on consumer boards was when AGP and PCI GPUs still were a thing. And they haven't been a thing anymore for like 10 years. It'll be quite hard to find a consumer board nowadays without a PCIe x16 slot...perhaps you could find one in some weird OEM builds.
     
  9. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin

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    Worth mentioning that while video size RAM is important, remember that graphics cards are extremely parallel computers. The number of vector processors (also seen as CUDA cores on NVIDIA cards) is a huge component of what you can do. Also, the clock speed of those cores and the clock speed of the memory.

    You can have a card with more video RAM and have it perform the same or worse.

    I'd go for the 1050Ti over the RX 460/560 if you can find it cheap enough. http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1050-Ti-vs-AMD-RX-560/3649vs3926 is one benchmark, you might look at others.
     
  10. Andrela

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    Thanks for the advice! I suspect that I'll wait a little and get the 1050Ti.
     
  11. SmileOfTheKill

    SmileOfTheKill Magical Amber

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    The important thing is that GPUs right now are overpriced due to massive shortage issues. Virtual currency is in a massive boom (and odds are bubble) and GPUs are being bought on mass. It's best to wait a couple of months.