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Graphics Upgrade

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by elbulus, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. elbulus

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 17, 2005

    Posts: 325

    Decided it's time to upgrade my gfx card the fans are making a wonderful noise with bearings failing so decided it's time to say goodbye to my Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 OC 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card that was purchased on the 6th of October 2010 !

    Anyway totally out of the loop on what would be a decent upgrade I'm guessing anything, But looking at spending £200 max what would you recommend ?
     
  2. StarShock

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 6, 2005

    Posts: 1,757

  3. Mr.Phoenix

    Associate

    Joined: Mar 21, 2017

    Posts: 6

    Location: Penzance, Cornwall

    A 2nd hand NVidia GTX 970 or AMD R9 390 or possibly the RX 480 for that money. a little more for a GTX 980
    The above does look like a steal
     
  4. Minibiker

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 5,568

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    I've been asking about a new Graphics card a lot lately, The RX480 is the most recommended card and the performance for the price is amazing!! No brainer for me :)
     
  5. zBitkus

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    Joined: Oct 18, 2016

    Posts: 53

    Whats the res you look to play at? What motherboard do you have? If the GPU is from 2010 50/50 that you motherboard will handle just up to 4Gb gpu's :D so no point of 8Gb :)
     
  6. elbulus

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 17, 2005

    Posts: 325

    Here's what the rest of my PC is, only have a 1080p monitor so that would be the max.

    http://valid.x86.fr/u9npg2
     
  7. zBitkus

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    Joined: Oct 18, 2016

    Posts: 53

    Your alright, so its up to u now, u go for them 2nd hand or get ur self a bargain rx480 :) thats a definately a steal, been looking my self for myold timer new card, but for me nd mine board im going most with 470 :) aswell @1080p.
     
  8. elbulus

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 17, 2005

    Posts: 325

    Thanks for the advice all, I think I'm probably gonna go with the rx480, hopefully last me a good while and seems a real bargain at that price point too!