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Keeping my rx580 but upgrading but can it compute?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a somewhat weird question. I want my gaming pc to serve double duty as a 3d modeling machine. I bought an rx580 when I first started this build but I have now realized I want to upgrade to something better. Even as simple as a 2060 super. On the back of the rx580 card I have there is a switch to select between gaming and "compute" modes. I have no idea what this switch does. If it some how aides in my 3d modeling I would love to keep the card in the PC but still have a good graphics card for gaming. I should mention I am doing gaming at 1080 as I am blind as a bat but maybe in the future I want to go to 1440. The only thing that matters to me is refresh rate as a Melee netplay warrior I can't be having any frame lag. X-D. 
Specs: x570 msi gaming plus, r7 3700x, 16gb 3600 TridentZ (soon to be 32gb), and the rx580. 
Thanks for any help

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What RX580 do you have? The 'compute' mode probably just reduces the clockspeed and fan speed.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
29 minutes ago, ShadySocks said:

What RX580 do you have? The 'compute' mode probably just reduces the clockspeed and fan speed.


If you're curious about the random assortment of parts I will post a build log/story of how a simple upgrade to my prebuilt spiraled into this.

 

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $274.99 @ Walmart
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D9L 46.44 CFM CPU Cooler $54.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $169.99 @ Best Buy
Memory G.Skill Trident Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $154.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $65.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8 GB PULSE Video Card $199.90 @ B&H
Case Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case $51.95 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $157.99 @ Best Buy
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $142.88 @ Other World Computing
Wireless Network Adapter MSI AC905C PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $27.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan $28.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan $28.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Noctua NF-A9x14 29.72 CFM 92 mm Fan $15.95 @ Amazon
Monitor MSI Optix MAG322CR 31.5" 1920x1080 180 Hz Monitor $329.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Corsair K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.88 @ Walmart
Mouse Logitech G602 Wireless Optical Mouse $36.48 @ Best Buy
Headphones Corsair HS50 PRO STEREO Headset $49.99 @ Best Buy
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $1986.85
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-26 18:43 EDT-0400  

 

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