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Is my current (g-sync) monitor going to dictate wether I buy a Nvidia or AMD card?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have an older machine (Nvidia GTX 970) which I have been wanting to replace for awhile now but just thought Nvidia's range of  RTX cards are just too expensive but now I have seen AMD's new line up of Radeon videocards (RX 5700) due to be released next month. Which I think is extremely competitive on price.


I currently have a Predator X34 ultra wide monitor with G-sync. Does this mean should I stick with Nvidia cards on my next build?


I don't want to get bogged down in the details of AMD vs Nvidia I would just like to get a current card so my games will run better.

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You might be able to resell it for a freesync variant of the same monitor with close to no loss. People can pay a lot for gsync even if its now no different from Freesync. Since freesync works on all hardware

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stick with an nvidia GPU, nvidia cards can use freesync but not the other way around.

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If you want to maintain variable refresh capability, just get the best nvidia card in your budget. While we have indicators, we don't really know what the AMD cards will be like in street price. Even AMD's claims are they're a little cheaper than nvidia for a given performance, if you accept their performance numbers.

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Check none reference nvidia cards, prices are equal (50th version atleast) the 2060 is cheaper than the 5700. I just saw a sale for an evga (oc?) 2070 at xt price or lower I don't remember. 

Also check out the super leaks, if their true you should find out before navi releases. 

I prefer the features that nvidia brings and if rumors are correct they will be priced better then navi, unless navi lowers prices too. 


From videos I've seen Ray tracing performance isn't that bad, I don't care for all that fps anyways I want a better image, used to play at ~25fps...


If your competetive though, I guess amd is worth it. 

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