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Good Graphics Card with single GPU that has good shader peformance


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#1 antoniu200

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 01:54 AM

Hello! Basically, as the title says, I need a good Graphics card with a single Graphics Processor and that can perform well in applications that need shader performance, the easiest example to be given: GTA 4.

Of course, as always, I'm on a budget. The best I can spend on the Graphics card is $300. Preferably to be under that price. I would focus on used Graphics Cards.

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 09:16 AM

Other parts on computer?

 

Power supply manufacturer and model?


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 03:26 PM

I'll buy an 800W PSU if needed. I have money reserved for that. I'll also get a Scythe Ninja 3 for my CPU.
CPU: Xeon X5650 (will OC it at at least 4GHz)
RAM: will get 16GB
I'll use the Graphics Card for gaming as well, so I wouldn't go for Quadro or Tesla. I wouldn't go for AMD as well, as I don't like their drivers.

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 03:32 PM

You don't need 800W PSU and your current one may be enough.

 

If not AMD, then new GTX 1070. Used Nvidia's cannot be recommended due to poor driver support unless latest generation (GTX10XX).



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Posted 14 August 2016 - 03:39 PM

A 780 Ti has better shader performance overall than a GTX 1070. I don't like AMD because their drivers are buggy, not because of driver support. I don't care about driver support, I only care about the performance it will give me (and of course, to be stable, unlike AMD).

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 03:51 PM

Shader performance is just one aspect on video card performance. You do care about driver support when it matters performance. GTX 780 Ti performance drops because current drivers support much better newer cards. I disagree with AMD drivers stability issues but you have freedom to choose Nvidia.



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Posted 14 August 2016 - 04:05 PM

I would buy the GTX 1070, but that certanly doesn't fit my budget. I'm not sure if a used one would, but I don't think so.

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 03:03 AM

Alright. Let's adress the question somehow else. Is there any single GPU with better shader performance than a GTX 780 Ti that can fit in a $300 budget?
Drivers only give very small FPS improvements. I just want the base performance to be good. Let's not talk about drivers anymore and just focus on raw GPU performance.

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 03:22 AM

I would buy the GTX 1070, but that certanly doesn't fit my budget. I'm not sure if a used one would, but I don't think so.

 

GTX 1070 is under 2 months old card so finding used one can prove quite hard.

 

 

Alright. Let's adress the question somehow else. Is there any single GPU with better shader performance than a GTX 780 Ti that can fit in a $300 budget?
Drivers only give very small FPS improvements. I just want the base performance to be good. Let's not talk about drivers anymore and just focus on raw GPU performance.

 

GTX 1060 is generally faster than GTX 780 Ti. Drivers can give big improvements and in GTX 780 Ti case, new drivers give lower performance. There is no such thing as "raw GPU performance" as without drivers GPU performance is zero. With perfect drivers (those does not exist) performance is equal to raw performance. Reality is between those.



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Posted 15 August 2016 - 04:48 AM

http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=3540&gid2=1920&compare=geforce-gtx-1060-vs-geforce-gtx-780-ti

My friend, I use 1360x768 resolution, meaning that I need fast memory, instead of more memory. It stresses me out the fact that in my country it's very hard to find a GTX 780 Ti at a deserved price, not only because of its age, but even because of its performance. I need a backup plan if the GTX 780 Ti is not available.

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 05:46 AM

What do you say about gtx 970 or 980 ti? They are very good for your wanted.
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Posted 15 August 2016 - 06:26 AM

What do you say about gtx 970 or 980 ti? They are very good for your wanted.

A GTX 970 would fit in the bugdet, tho' it has much less shader power than a GTX 780 Ti. A GTX 980 Ti doesn't fit the budget.

If I can't find a nVidia Graphics Card with single GPU that has good shader performance, then I'll just leave Vista, upgrade to 10 and get an R9 390 or, if I can squeeze a bit more from my budget, or negotiate, the R9 390X.

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 07:39 AM

http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=3540&gid2=1920&compare=geforce-gtx-1060-vs-geforce-gtx-780-ti

My friend, I use 1360x768 resolution, meaning that I need fast memory, instead of more memory. It stresses me out the fact that in my country it's very hard to find a GTX 780 Ti at a deserved price, not only because of its age, but even because of its performance. I need a backup plan if the GTX 780 Ti is not available.

Texture packing makes more efficient memory transfers and so less bandwidth may be better. So in practice GTX 1060 memory should be faster than GTX 780 Ti memory.



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Posted 15 August 2016 - 08:35 AM

It just doesn't fit in my budget. I know that it should be under $300, but not in my country. As I said, I'll get an R9 390 (X if possible), if I can't find a GTX 780 Ti. Thank you all for your help, but meanwhile, I got it myself, even tho', leaving Vista won't be easy... No, don't suggest 7. Please!

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 08:51 AM

It just doesn't fit in my budget. I know that it should be under $300, but not in my country. As I said, I'll get an R9 390 (X if possible), if I can't find a GTX 780 Ti. Thank you all for your help, but meanwhile, I got it myself, even tho', leaving Vista won't be easy... No, don't suggest 7. Please!

R9 390 cost expensive why don't you R9 380 that is good for gaming. Second opinion to buy RX 460.
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