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Website that Displays Video Cards in order of Performance?


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#1 Guest_Aaron_Warrior_*

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 02:07 AM

I saw this website once, where you enter the model of the Video Card and it shows that video card place on a  list of all the other video cards, so you can see what the next step up from that might be.

I've wanted to play the new Skyrim for a long time, but my video card is so old that the game won't even install.  Skyrim requires a GTX 260 or better and so I'm wondering if I might not get a VC that's a step or two higher than that, and maybe for less.  Sometimes you can find a good deal.

 

I'm only going to buy from NewEgg (personal preference) and I only want nVidia options (also personal preference).  And I'd PREFER to buy only EVGA but that's a bit negotiable.

 

So either the website or recommendations on specific video cards.  Here's the one I'm looking at right now:
 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125813&ignorebbr=1

 

I could spend up to maybe $150 on a VC, but there needs to be a compelling reason to do so.  this one has 4 Gbyte of RAM, compared to 2 Gbyte of other cards with the same GPU, so that's why I chose this one, even though I know that onboard Video RAM isn't as big of a deal as it used to be.



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Posted 07 June 2017 - 03:43 AM

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/ may be what you're looking for, or if you want to look at a specific card just google for example "gtx260 benchmark" & look for that site in the google results. 



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Posted 07 June 2017 - 09:07 AM

The database at https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/ now has performance data (when you click into the individual cards).

 

In that sort of price range, the GTX 750 Ti is looking a bit dated now, TBH. One of these has about +50% performance hike over a 750 Ti - https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/2940/radeon-rx-560 and they start from around $100.

 

The GTX 1050 Ti is also worth a look, and street prices start at around $120. https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/2885/geforce-gtx-1050-ti


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 09:16 AM

The 750ti is too old. Look here http://digiworthy.com/2016/12/12/geforce-gtx-1050-ti-vs-gtx-750-ti/



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Posted 07 June 2017 - 10:50 PM

 

 

The database at https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/ now has performance data (when you click into the individual cards).

 

In that sort of price range, the GTX 750 Ti is looking a bit dated now, TBH. One of these has about +50% performance hike over a 750 Ti - https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/2940/radeon-rx-560 and they start from around $100.

 

The GTX 1050 Ti is also worth a look, and street prices start at around $120. https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/2885/geforce-gtx-1050-ti

 

Agreed.  The 750 Ti is old and overpriced compared to the GTX 1050 Ti, for about $20 more you get a lot more performance, so thank you very much.

 

 

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/ may be what you're looking for, or if you want to look at a specific card just google for example "gtx260 benchmark" & look for that site in the google results. 

 

Yes that was the site.  I tried to paste your quote 1st, TWICE, but the forum software insisted on doing it this way.

 

Thanks all.  I have to think about backwards compatibility now.  My old desktop only has PCI 16.  Will PCI 3 run on this motherboard?  Eventually I'm going to build a new system, but I'd like the video card 1st.

 

 

In that sort of price range, the GTX 750 Ti is looking a bit dated now, TBH. One of these has about +50% performance hike over a 750 Ti - https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/2940/radeon-rx-560 and they start from around $100.

 

The GTX 1050 Ti is also worth a look, and street prices start at around $120. https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/2885/geforce-gtx-1050-ti

 


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Posted 08 June 2017 - 03:18 AM

A PCIe 3 (x16) video card should run on a motherboard with earlier PCIe version as the standard should be backwards compatible. Certainly I have run a PCIe 3 AMD video card in a PCIe v1.0 (x16) slot.

 

However (as with all things PC) sometimes there are compatibility problems.



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Posted 08 June 2017 - 09:13 AM

Well what about this?

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814126205

 

Sure its AMD and sure its not EVGA but it offers great value for dollar.

 

Some 1060tis can be a little high in price sometimes and AMD GPU's are really not so bad anymore.


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Posted 08 June 2017 - 11:05 AM

I have to be honest on those video results, the GTX 1050 Ti looks by far the better buy compared to the RX 560 (for gaming purposes).


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Posted 08 June 2017 - 12:35 PM

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/ may be what you're looking for, or if you want to look at a specific card just google for example "gtx260 benchmark" & look for that site in the google results.


No-one should use Passmark for any comparisons whatsoever. It's outdated software with major flaws like not supporting dual GPU cards and so results have really no value. Good example here http://videocardbenchmark.net/directCompute.html

So GTX1060 is better than RX480 for computing tasks? Then why almost every Radeon RX cards are now sold out because crypto miners (that's purely GPU computing) buy every card available?

I have to be honest on those video results, the GTX 1050 Ti looks by far the better buy compared to the RX 560 (for gaming purposes).


GTX1050Ti cost more like $135, not $125. Also RX560 with 2GB memory is only about $100.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 01:26 PM

So GTX1060 is better than RX480 for computing tasks? Then why almost every Radeon RX cards are now sold out because crypto miners (that's purely GPU computing) buy every card available?

 

Just as a general FYI to all, I enjoy a good discussion/debate on the technical differences between video cards, etc... but for my purposes, all I want from my video card is to be able to play Skyrim at a reasonable level of resolution ("medium" is good enough for me) and have internet web pages load super fast.  As fast as possible.  Instantly.  Maybe even yesterday.  And a max budget of $150 and a compelling reason to spend the extra $20 or $30 (like it serves espresso, or something like that).

 

I'm curious as to why go with AMD despite an explicitly stated preference for nVidia.  Is there a compelling reason?  Btw, I'm no fanboy, it's just that I regard them to both be about the same, and I'm familiar with nVidia and when comparing technical details between video cards, the fewer details and platform-to-platform "translations" I have to make the better.  In short, I prefer nVidia because I'm trying to limit how much "stuff" I'm required to learn and keep in mind in order to make an informed decision.  It's for "mental convenience" only.  However, having said that, if there's an AMD option that is astoundingly and earth-shatteringly better, I'm interested.



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Posted 08 June 2017 - 02:27 PM

That part of my post was related to Passmark site that is very poor for comparisons between CPU's or video cards.

Video card has very small effect for webpage loading speed.

Reasons to go with AMD:
- more future proof architecture and drivers.
- sometimes you can even make money with buying AMD card and selling it later (right now in fact, if you have AMD RX470 or RX480 bought for "normal price" earlier, you can make huge profit).
- Nvidia marketing is often misleading. For example they promised async shader support for GTX970, now, two years later, no support. GTX970 also was advertised as 4GB card, that's 3.5GB card.

If you are just playing Skyrim, then those reasons are not very important to you. On the other hand, if you are only playing Skyrim, then it hardly makes difference if you have Nvidia or AMD.

Since your budget is around $150-$180, Radeon RX570 is best choice. However if you are not prepared to wait, your options are GTX1050Ti or GTX1060 because Radeon RX series (including RX570) is so popular it's sold out almost everywhere. So in case you want card right now, there is no need for Nvidia vs AMD discussion because Nvidia is available and AMD not.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 05:25 PM

There are a few folks who might care about assorted bitcoin mining browess from their cards, but, I'd suspect most might be interested in gaming performance, and, usually reviewing a sample of min/avg framerates over a decent sample of today's games at desired playing resolution will ultimately give usable information. (Odd that some folks actually still look to performance metrics/benchmarks rather than simply reading spec sheets, vice deciding which technology is newer or deemed 'old technology')

 

That being said, the reviews of gaming performance from RX480/580 seemed to have them as competitive or even ahead of some GTX1060s in various gaming titles at 1440/1080.

 

A quick glance at 470 vs 1050 stats had the former at pretty large gains over the 1050...


Edited by MDD1963, 08 June 2017 - 05:39 PM.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 11:55 PM

Since your budget is around $150-$180, Radeon RX570 is best choice. However if you are not prepared to wait, your options are GTX1050Ti or GTX1060 because Radeon RX series (including RX570) is so popular it's sold out almost everywhere. So in case you want card right now, there is no need for Nvidia vs AMD discussion because Nvidia is available and AMD not.

 

Thanks for all of that post.  The budget is $130-ish with $150 being the hard limit.

 

As you've mentioned, I'm "only playing Skyrim" and don't need that much of a video card, which is why I need a real compelling reason to spend the full $150.  Foot massages, etc...

 

Also I want to confirm someone told me that the hardware upgrade the causes webpages to load fast is memory and an SSD.  True?



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Posted 09 June 2017 - 03:09 AM

There are a few folks who might care about assorted bitcoin mining browess from their cards, but, I'd suspect most might be interested in gaming performance, and, usually reviewing a sample of min/avg framerates over a decent sample of today's games at desired playing resolution will ultimately give usable information. (Odd that some folks actually still look to performance metrics/benchmarks rather than simply reading spec sheets, vice deciding which technology is newer or deemed 'old technology')


My point was that those who bought RX470 or RX480 year ago or so, can now make big money selling those cards to cryptominers.

This is second time Radeon owners could do that. Can't remember any case when GeForce owners could do same.

Thanks for all of that post.  The budget is $130-ish with $150 being the hard limit.
 
As you've mentioned, I'm "only playing Skyrim" and don't need that much of a video card, which is why I need a real compelling reason to spend the full $150.  Foot massages, etc...
 
Also I want to confirm someone told me that the hardware upgrade the causes webpages to load fast is memory and an SSD.  True?


For that budget, I recommend either GTX1050 or RX460/RX560 2GB. Paying more for 4GB memory is not worth it IMO.

Internet connection speed matters most on web page loading. Memory and SSD affect more than video card but internet connection matters more than all other things combined.

What's your current rig (other parts) btw?

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 03:41 AM

I'd expect the ability to buy and then resell video cards at a profit to be somewhat rare events...; doubt I'd choose a card with that objective with any sort of reasonable anticipation of such opportunities recurring. :) (Most video cards follow a predictable non-linear slope of downward values over a 12-24 month period.)

 

To the OP: SSDs, and particularly M.2 NVME drives, offer very nice install/boot times, but, I'd expect zero perceivable difference on what most would consider 'internet speed/webpage loading' times, or gaming performance (save for entering/loading a level a bit quicker)...


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