So im looking to get a new graphics card as ive been having problems with the the one i have, i have a gtx 1050 2gb atm, for a long time i didnt realize the fans didnt really move unless i got a msi afterburner and that got then going and one day the pc crashed when i started to play far cry 5 and then noticed the card was roasting and i had to let it cool down before it would restart, but it didnt play far cry 5 again, it kept crashing when it loaded but had worked for months without any problems, i had to use the on board graphics radeon r7 they werent great but i got to play the game, think the card was already on its way out at that point, the last couple of weeks its been giving me a black or white screen, just when ive been surfing the web, so that got me looking at radeon cards, ive always bought nvidia geforce cards, cause they were easier to work out, but they are quite expensive atm, so ive been looking at radeon rx 570/580 8gb, they are generally new and should play most games that i want to play, and are about £150 ish, you would get a 4/6gb gtx card for that price
so does anyone have any of the cards im looking at and what is the best one to get, ive only ever used radeon r7 on board, but they work fine, radeon vega are a bit to expensive at the moment.
thanks in advance for any info about the cards
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I would wait to see what AMD's Navi has to offer, especially at the low end. From what I have read, it seems to me to be a more exciting release than Zen 2 (which I think isn't going to be that exciting at all).
NVIDIA is just way too expensive, the cheapest RTX costs about $350, I for one refuse to pay that kind of money for any one single piece of computer hardware, unless I was making money from using it.
The new AMD cards will launch as RTX 2060/2070 competitors starting at $379. I don't know how long OP wants to wait. In his price range he will probably be fine today with either RX 580/GTX 1060/GTX 1660. In the end you get what you pay for but the gaming performance differences aren't too exciting. Both AMD and Nvidia cover the whole range. Nvidia has much better power draw and video decoding/encoding, though, so I would probably still prefer Nvidia.
In fact, based on the video specs I have seen, albeit relatively sparse, the thing I am most excited about is AMD APUs that use Zen 2 cores and Navi graphics parts, when they are finally released. I think these are going to be little gems, making for a cheap but capable video editing rig.
Adamf154, I'd start here if you are looking for the best performance in gaming per $. https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_value.html
GTX 1660, £194.99
Ok? Too expensive?
GTX 1060 6 GB, £165.28
RX 580 4GB, £147,08
RX 570 4GB, £109.99
I wouldn't worry too much about VRAM size with this budget.
Last edited by sneaker; 18th Jun 2019 at 15:06.
here is 3 8gb rx 570/580 that are between the rx580 and gtx 1060 above
I'm still rocking 2GB on a RX 460 card for CSGO, Rust, Fortnite, Kerbal @1080p. I wouldn't be spending extra money to get 8GB RAM on a 570/580. Maybe if you were going for a 1080 it might be worth but at these budget cards it's a waste of money. But if you find a good price, have at it, but it will go mostly unused above GB.
I had better luck with AMD myself. Last NVIDIA card I bought lasted less than a year with very little stress. I currently use an RX 560 with 4GB.