Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Need some information on some upgrades :)


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 unopie

unopie

  • Malware Study Hall Senior
  • 265 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:United States
  • Local time:01:38 PM

Posted 22 May 2017 - 03:57 PM

Hi, I was planning on upgrading my gpu to a 1080 soon since I had acquired the cash, but I didn't know if I would need to get a newer cpu to prevent bottle-necking.

 

Here is my build: 

 

8766f7c591b99e03ff020b2aff31695d.png

+I have a Supernova G2 650 power supply.

 

 

Would I be fine upgrading to a 1080? 



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Drillingmachine

Drillingmachine

  • Members
  • 2,439 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:08:38 PM

Posted 23 May 2017 - 02:09 AM

GTX1080 is expensive and non-future proof card. So at least wait form AMD Vega and see how it affects on pricing.

Also with your monitor FullHD@60Hz, RX480 is just fine. I would say you barely notice any difference with GTX1080.

Edited by Drillingmachine, 23 May 2017 - 02:10 AM.


#3 unopie

unopie
  • Topic Starter

  • Malware Study Hall Senior
  • 265 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:United States
  • Local time:01:38 PM

Posted 23 May 2017 - 10:31 AM

Thanks for the information, didn't want to blindly go out and buy.



#4 Drillingmachine

Drillingmachine

  • Members
  • 2,439 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:08:38 PM

Posted 23 May 2017 - 10:34 AM

Yeah, that's always bad idea.

Edited by Drillingmachine, 23 May 2017 - 10:35 AM.


#5 APlusBruce

APlusBruce

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:12:38 PM

Posted 23 May 2017 - 12:25 PM

Before upgrading any video card, Always make sure your power supply is sufficient to handle it. Also, what games were you planning on playing now (or later)? That is the biggest question whether it is worth upgrading or not at this time in my experience as a technician.



#6 unopie

unopie
  • Topic Starter

  • Malware Study Hall Senior
  • 265 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:United States
  • Local time:01:38 PM

Posted 23 May 2017 - 12:43 PM

I have no doubt that my 650w power supply could handle something like the 1080, but what the previous guy said made a load of sense. I can pretty much play anything I want with my current rx 480. I'll just wait until I have to upgrade.



#7 MadmanRB

MadmanRB

    Spoon!!!!


  • Members
  • 3,161 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:No time for that when there is evil afoot!
  • Local time:01:38 PM

Posted 23 May 2017 - 01:33 PM

Yeah upgrading the Graphics card is a silly idea right now, wait for Vega.

Plus the RX480 is a great GPU, just keep its drivers up to date.

Every system is going to bottleneck at some point, but buying expensive graphics cards can only go so far.

If its anything that is a bottleneck here it is RAM, seems like the cap you have is DDR4 2133 so do try to get better RAM sticks.


Edited by MadmanRB, 23 May 2017 - 01:35 PM.

You know you want me baby!

Proud Linux user and dual booter.

Proud Vivaldi user.

 

ljxaqg-6.png


#8 unopie

unopie
  • Topic Starter

  • Malware Study Hall Senior
  • 265 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:United States
  • Local time:01:38 PM

Posted 23 May 2017 - 02:44 PM

This is my ram right here: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231888

 

I never actually thought about upgrading my ram before, I think my motherboard automatically underclocks my ram to 2133 however



#9 MadmanRB

MadmanRB

    Spoon!!!!


  • Members
  • 3,161 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:No time for that when there is evil afoot!
  • Local time:01:38 PM

Posted 23 May 2017 - 02:48 PM

Well good to know that as it looked like you had lower speed ram there.

Well then there is little to do right now, I mean you are getting good performance during games?

I mean you are running on hardware that cannot be overclocked however you should be flying on your specs, sure you wont get the best performance due to not having overclocked parts but it doesnt matter as overclocking too has its limitations.


Edited by MadmanRB, 23 May 2017 - 02:52 PM.

You know you want me baby!

Proud Linux user and dual booter.

Proud Vivaldi user.

 

ljxaqg-6.png


#10 unopie

unopie
  • Topic Starter

  • Malware Study Hall Senior
  • 265 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:United States
  • Local time:01:38 PM

Posted 23 May 2017 - 04:09 PM

I am getting pretty nice performance in games so there is nothing to worry about.

 

Thanks for the information and help  :thumbup2:



#11 jonuk76

jonuk76

  • Members
  • 2,178 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wales, UK
  • Local time:06:38 PM

Posted 23 May 2017 - 07:57 PM

RAM speed makes little real world difference difference on Intel platforms at least.  A percent or two at most. It may (so I've read) have more impact on Ryzen systems.

 

Article comparing DDR4-2133, 2666, and 3200 performance on an i7/2011-3 platform - http://techbuyersguru.com/gaming-ddr4-memory-2133-vs-26663200mhz-8gb-vs-16gb?page=1


7sbvuf-6.png


#12 MadmanRB

MadmanRB

    Spoon!!!!


  • Members
  • 3,161 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:No time for that when there is evil afoot!
  • Local time:01:38 PM

Posted 24 May 2017 - 02:40 AM

Well yeah but it could have been worth a try, that is if you know where to get ram cheap


You know you want me baby!

Proud Linux user and dual booter.

Proud Vivaldi user.

 

ljxaqg-6.png





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users