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New Graphics Card

Postby clulessgamer » May 25th, 2016, 2:09 pm

Recently I have noticed I can only run games on lower settings. Even then I get about 10 fps. After doing many test I have figured out I need a new graphics card. I currently have a AMD Radeon R7 200 and need some opinions on what is good. (also any ideas for a monitor, my current one is on its way out.)
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Re: New Graphics Card

Postby TrollNinja » May 25th, 2016, 2:49 pm

Nvidias 1070's and 1080's are coming out soon
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Re: New Graphics Card

Postby TRUTECH » May 25th, 2016, 3:59 pm

I agree, the 1070 would be my suggestion because it is about 1/2 the price of a Titan X with about the same amount of performance (~$500).

Personally, I just got a GTX 960 SSC because its cheap and plays TF2 at max at 60+ FPS. Also, most games can run pretty well on it (but, I only play TF2).
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Re: New Graphics Card

Postby hawkesnightmare » May 25th, 2016, 5:37 pm

Before we can make any solid suggestions though, we need to know your budget. According to Passmark, the R7 200 is very low on the high end chart, at 1,280 points while the GTX 980 has nine times the power at 11,573 points. For the past year I had a GTX 750 Ti (3,685) and I currently have a GTX 960 (5,939). For reference, my currents setup with the 960 can run Fallout 4 on ultra settings at ~45-50 fps while standing around in Diamond City, and settles around 35 in combat situations. If you want to stick to AMD's cards, I would recommend most anything in the R9 series, with performances ranging from 4,000 to 8,000 points. If you want to branch out into what Nvidia has to offer, I would recommend a 750 Ti if you don't have much budget, or anything above the 6,000 mark on Passmark's site if you want to spend a bit more and not have to worry about upgrading for a longer amount of time.

EDIT: Another point from Passmark, the 960 gives the (second) most "performance per dollar", with the 750 Ti just behind it.
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Re: New Graphics Card

Postby Justin » May 26th, 2016, 12:32 am

Echo what hawk said.
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Re: New Graphics Card

Postby clulessgamer » May 27th, 2016, 7:13 pm

Right now my budget is kinda tight for now. I could spare about $500 for this. This could change this summer with a new job.
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Re: New Graphics Card

Postby Justin » May 27th, 2016, 8:57 pm

Here is a Nvidia GTX 970 with 4gb ram for $300 after mail-in. You'd be able to run most things on Ultra, depending on your cpu you might get 100+ fps in tf2 cause it is not very optimized. Probably would not need replaced for 5+ years.

Here is a GTX 960 with 2gb ram that will let you run most things on High, and again depending on your cpu you might get 100+ fps in tf2 cause it is not very optimized. Probably would not need replaced for 5+ years.
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Re: New Graphics Card

Postby hawkesnightmare » May 28th, 2016, 2:20 am

Right now the older video cards are a bit cheap with all of the hype surrounding the new line coming out, so if you get lucky you could likely get two cards and connect them via SLI/Crossfire, and then you REALLY wouldn't have to worry about replacement for awhile. However, just one of the ones Justin suggested will do you just fine, and there's no reason to stretch your budget too far and go hungry just because you thought you could swing more than was actually possible.

EDIT: The GTX 1070 is now "out" and has been benchmarked. Here is a video by my favourite tech channel that shows off some benchmarks they've done. They also did one about the 1080 when they got their hands on it about a week ago, so if you're looking at that, you can check that one out too.
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