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New Graphics Card please

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Gman, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. Gman

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    I'm currently using a Powercolor ATI Radeon HD 7950 3072MB GDDR5 that I purchased around 7 years ago.

    Since then I've purchased a 34" Ultrawide running at 3440 x 1440 and the cards starting to struggle when maxing out the settings.

    I've been out of the Graphics card market for a while and I've no idea what's considered decent at the moment.

    Look to spend a max of £400 on this is possible.

    Any tips?

    Cheers
     
  2. arc@css

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    CPU and PSU spec?

    Is your monitor FreeSync or G-Sync?
     
  3. BriT

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  4. Gman

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    Monitor Supports G-Sync
    Acer Predator X34p

    Asrock X370 Taichi AMD X370 (Socket AM4) DDR4 ATX Motherboard
    AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.90GHz
    PSU is 800W, not sure about the brand etc without dragging it out

    Cheers
     
  5. keylion

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    The above card is probably the best way to spend your £400. It will be a huge improvement on your existing card. As already mentioned though you need to make sure that the rest of your setup is up to the job.
     
  6. keylion

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    You just beat me to it. Seems like a decent spec and a good match for the 5700XT linked to above.
     
  7. arc@css

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    Great card for a decent price. :)
     
  8. Gman

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    Cheers, Will take a look. Take it there's no chance this will drop in price come blank friday:) Looking around seems to suggest that's it and possibly a price refund if it does drop.

    Thank's everyone for the suggestions, least I know I'm not just p*****g money away on the wrong thing :)
     
  9. 3t3P

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    At this res in 2019 i'd want power equivalent to 1080Ti as a baseline.
     
  10. easyrider

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    this...
     
  11. Gman

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    Looking at the best part of £600+ though :eek:
     
  12. 3t3P

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    2070S is 1080Ti performance
     
  13. easyrider

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    Minimum 2070s or a used 1080ti

    I’m running that res with a 1080ti and it’s excellent .
     
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  14. MyBrains

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  15. Brazo

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    Your only choice really is a 2070Super. Dont go AMD as you have a G sync monitor. Don’t go 1080ti as it’s older tech and falling behind noticeably in recent games.
     
  16. easyrider

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    Depends what he can get a 1080ti for...
     
  17. Psycho Sonny

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    they are too expensive for a card with zero warranty
     
  18. Firestar_3x

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    Eh??? All of my 1080tis still have over 1 years warranty left.
     
  19. easyrider

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    Mine has 2 years left
     
  20. Guest2

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    Mine has 2 years left too.