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A new card for up to £400

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by aeropars, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. aeropars

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 21, 2006

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    Location: Leicester , UK

    Hi guys,

    I'm getting back in to PC gaming so want to upgrade my graphics card. I'm only likely to play at 1080p for the time being but future proofing wont hurt either.

    As for games, well, I'm open to anything. I like Destiny, Battlefield, Tomb Raider etc.

    I've been recommended by a work colleague that the Nvidia cars offer the best bang for buck but that could be pie in the sky.

    One potential problem is that I only have a500w PSU but would be willing to upgrade to a silent modular one if the price is right.

    Thoughts?

    Appreciate any help on this.

    THanks
     
  2. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 31,065

    Location: Warwickshire

    What card and PSU do you already have?

    5700XTs are a good deal at the moment.
     
  3. aeropars

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 21, 2006

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    Location: Leicester , UK

    Don't laugh... I have a Radeon HD6870 and an Akasa AK-P050FG7 500 watt :)
     
  4. orbitalwalsh

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    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £346.08 (includes shipping: £11.10)
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    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £416.08 (includes shipping: £11.10)
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    7yr warranty on PSU so set for a while, could push 650w version with gtx1660s list for more future proofing with power​
     
  5. aeropars

    Gangster

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    Location: Leicester , UK

    Thanks for that. In the real world, where does the 1660 super and the RX 5700Xt sit against the 2060?
     
  6. Darujhistan

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    It is pie in the sky, the reverse is true. If you're looking for value then AMD is the way to go. But buying a card is weighing everything up and making the choice that's best for you whether that's AMD or NV.
     
  7. aeropars

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 21, 2006

    Posts: 156

    Location: Leicester , UK

    Thanks for the comment.

    I get that its all about preference but what would you consider to be the pro's for Nvidia? I read a lot about ray tracing in the nvidia cards (even though it has limited support in games) but does AMD have an equivalent?

    Dont know if you guys use this website: https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-RTX-2060S-Super-vs-AMD-RX-5700-XT/4049vs4045

    But that comparison shows marginal differences between the 5700Xt and the 2060 super apart from MRender.... how often will I use that?!
     
  8. tyler_jrb

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    IMO you’d be better off with a good 5700XT over a 2060S. The 5700XT easily beats a 2060S and in most cases nearly matches a 2070S and they overclock very well too.

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www....ew/1931-radeon-5700-xt-vs-geforce-2060-super/
     
  9. orbitalwalsh

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    GTX 1660S > RTX 2060 > RX 5700 > RTX 2060S > RTX 2070 > RX 5700 XT > RX 2070S

    reason why they released Super versions as XT and NON XT were beating or equal to non super 2060/70 versions.

    its not as black and white as above as some games will have AMD leading and vise versa



    just seems AMD having Driver issues and UE4, also needs more power- specially with overclocked intels
     
  10. aeropars

    Gangster

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    Location: Leicester , UK

    Thanks guys. Am I likely to get the best use out of it given my motherboard is old? Its a Gigabyte Z77-D3h.
     
  11. orbitalwalsh

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    update bios
     
  12. aeropars

    Gangster

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    Location: Leicester , UK

    Yeah I have done. No update past 2014 though. Am I doomed?
     
  13. CAT-THE-FIFTH

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    I would not be getting a 6GB card for over £200 if you keep your graphics cards for a longtime OP.

    In terms of what I would look at getting:
    1.)RX5700 non-XT
    2.)RX5700XT
    3.)RTX2060 Super
    4.)RTX2070

    If you want to get a cheaper upgrade,a GTX1660 Super if it is under £200,or an RX570 8GB which can be had for £120ish new,or well under £100 if you look for Sapphire Refurbished graphics cards.
     
  14. hominid

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    To back-up what Cat' says, you should be looking at a 8GB card as a minimum for future playability, anything less will be RAM limited within a couple of years.

    If it was me I'd go for a RX5700XT, but I am a bit biased towards AMD, but they do seem to be best 'bang-for-buck' at the moment. Raytracing is not really good enough yet, and that I mean the hardware is not powerful enough for full screen ray-tracing for another generation or two.

    You may be CPU limited but I don't really know by how much.