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Upgrading to a better graphics card


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#1 Vicin

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 05:30 PM

Hi!

I could use your opinions on if this would be a good purchase or not. 

 

I currently have a AMD Radeon HD 5800 Series  (https://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphics/desktop/5000/5830)

I found a second hand Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2 GB Windforce for about 60 euro. 

 

All the seller sais about the card is "Gigabyte gtx 760 2gb ddr5 windforce" but if it's R2 or 3X or whatever I can't figure out. 

(the add https://www.blocket.se/vasterbotten/Grafikkort__ddr3_16gb_m_m_77614074.htm?ca=2&w=1) - In swedish though

 

I figure it's this one:

https://www.shop.bt.com/products/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-760-2gb-pci-e-3-0-hdmi-oc-windforce-rev2-gv-n760oc-2gd-r2-8TT7.html?src=3&utm_source=dabs+migration&utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=auto

 

I tried to figure out a comparison online but I can't figure out what to look for.

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-5830-vs-GeForce-GTX-760 

 

Some input about how much I'd get from this upgrade would be appreciated. :)



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#2 The-Toolman

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 05:59 PM

I'd keep the card you already have and save your money to buy new what you wanted. :thumbup2:


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 06:07 PM

I would say for a minimum with NVIDIA, the GTX 9xx series would be acceptable.  I have a GTX 950 that can run older games on ultra settings at HD 1080.

 

But for newer games you would want at least the GTX 1050 or better.  The 7 series is probably not worth buying at this point.



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Posted 09 March 2018 - 06:14 PM

Thank you both for the fast replies :)

 

I'm on a bit of a tight budget. I'm thinking maybe 200-300 euro for a new card for gaming. Or would I get a much better card if I went for a bit more expensive card?

 

Some tips on good cards to buy would be appreciated.

 

Or what specs to look for in a new card so I can do the comparisons myself when I see some cards at discounted prices.

 

Also found a second hand NVIDIA GeForce 970-4GD5/DP for 90 euro. Would that be a good purchase? Apparently used for about 2 years, the fact that it doesn't have a fan concerns me a bit. 


Edited by Vicin, 09 March 2018 - 06:16 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 06:34 PM

Since the high end GPUs are now popular with coin miners that use GPU processing, the market has become overpriced due to supply/demand issues.  It is probably not the best time to buy a new card until the market settles down, hopefully in a few months.

 

There are some hardware forums where you may be able to pick up some tips on benchmark performance of different GPUs, especially if you are searching the used market. 

 

Toms Hardware is one example: Graphics Cards Forum  http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-33.html






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