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What GPU can I choose that won't limit my CPU too much?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Sup guys,

So.. soon I hope to get a PC Upgrade, however..... I'm still trying to decide what GPU to get for my AMD-Rig to make sure it won't affect CPU Performance etc... when I'm browsing or gaming. The CPU btw is an AMD FX 8350 (I made a wrong choice by going with AMD I know I know.... I've been told) but I just don't know what GPU will work well with it for 1080p-High/Ultra or 1440p Gaming.

 

Oh and er, there is another thing as well. I hope to get 3 monitors soon but will only play games on the middle one. The GPU needs to support 3 monitors if possible.

Spoiler

What type of games do I play?

Most of them are Steam games being story-based, multiplayer-based etc.. so TLDR: Most games that out right now I guess :P

Any recommendations? Roughly £100-250 is my budget for the GPU Alone.

 

Thanks

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RX480 since its an AMD build


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

rx480 or 1060 is what id get.

1 minute ago, Shiv78 said:

RX480 since its an AMD build

Which do you guys think would perform better for both 1080p-Ult / 1440p & 3x monitors?

Part of me keeps thinking the RX 480 won't handle it, but idk in all honesty.

 

1 minute ago, deXxterlab97 said:

1060 6GB comes at around 240 pounds

Which one in particular did you mean (PCPP Link?) ..?

 

 

Oh and I forgot to include this question originally but, should I get a long-length card or short length? Did see a 1060 full length but was close to £350 odd. Idk if any performance is lost or anything like that if I were to get a 'mini gpu'.

 


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Just now, Xiauj said:

Which do you guys think would perform better for both 1080p-Ult / 1440p & 3x monitors?

Part of me keeps thinking the RX 480 won't handle it, but idk in all honesty.

There about the same, with the 1060 normally being a bit faster.

 

Mini gpu's are the same as the big ones, just shorter.

 

You can go faster, but cpu is a big limit then, If you can afford a 1070/1080 id go for it and get zen/sky/kabylake.

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9 minutes ago, Shiv78 said:

RX480 since its an AMD build

why does the cpu make a difference?

 

on that note, i'd say either the RX480 8GB, or the GTX1060 6GB.

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I am using the Zotac GTX 1060 mini 6gb because it's the cheapest 1060 currently available in Canada ($340 free shipping @ STAPLES). 

 

The appearance of the card doesn't inspire confidence with its flimsy looking fan and aluminum block, but it's been performing really well for me. I have nothing but good things to say about it. It's relatively quiet too.

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huh? Isn't the CPU's potential supposed to be limited by the GPU?

 

 

I say 1060, but depending on your boodget you could go 470 and upgrade your architecture


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8 minutes ago, kokakolia said:

I am using the Zotac GTX 1060 mini 6gb because it's the cheapest 1060 currently available in Canada ($340 free shipping @ STAPLES). 

 

The appearance of the card doesn't inspire confidence with its flimsy looking fan and aluminum block, but it's been performing really well for me. I have nothing but good things to say about it. It's relatively quiet too.

cheapest at staples wut? staples are not even an electronic shop

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Just now, Electronics Wizardy said:

If you can afford a 1070/1080 id go for it and get zen/sky/kabylake.

Isn't Zen meant to be AM4 ..? Mine is AM3 :P And I wish I could afford a new rig instead of this PC Upgrade but I'm not sure if an i3/i5 (Depending on budget) rig would make much of a difference when Gaming.

I was considering a GTX 1070 which of course is out of budget but I have a feeling it would heavily impact my CPU, would it? Not entirely sure.

 

2 minutes ago, manikyath said:

why does the cpu make a difference?

Yeah.. I was kinda asking myself the same question :P

 

2 minutes ago, kokakolia said:

I am using the Zotac GTX 1060 mini 6gb because it's the cheapest 1060 currently available in Canada ($340 free shipping @ STAPLES). 

 

The appearance of the card doesn't inspire confidence with its flimsy looking fan and aluminum block, but it's been performing really well for me. I have nothing but good things to say about it. It's relatively quiet too.

Mind if I ask what resolution/settings you can achieve with that 1060? o.O

Would you say its 1080p Ultra / 1440p capable? And how many monitors do you have?

 

2 minutes ago, wrathoftheturkey said:

I say 1060, but depending on your boodget you could go 470 and upgrade your architecture

Well, this will be a PC Upgrade so I hope to upgrade some GPU Arch/Performance.

If curious, the whole upgrade will be replacing:

The Case

CPU-Cooling

GPU

PSU

And I'll need a USB convert-adapter for the case's USB 3.0 ports, my mobo doesn't have it when I thought it did.


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36 minutes ago, deXxterlab97 said:

cheapest at staples wut? staples are not even an electronic shop

IKR!? Here's the link:

 

http://www.staples.ca/en/Zotac-GeForce-GTX-1060-Mini-Graphic-Card-GDDR5-6GB-English-ZT-P10600A-10L-/product_2420167_2-CA_1_20001

 

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Curious... would a GTX 1050 handle 3x monitors and 1080p Ultra settings at a reasonable 40-60 FPS?

Can't find a good, full length 1060 3x of the same connection being DP or HDMI.

 

 

Oh and er, I did just think about something else.

Will my motherboard suffice/handle a GTX 1050/1060 or 470/480 ..?

My motherboard is a Asus M5A78L Blue motherboard.

 

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5 hours ago, Xiauj said:

Curious... would a GTX 1050 handle 3x monitors and 1080p Ultra settings at a reasonable 40-60 FPS?

Can't find a good, full length 1060 3x of the same connection being DP or HDMI.

 

 

Oh and er, I did just think about something else.

Will my motherboard suffice/handle a GTX 1050/1060 or 470/480 ..?

My motherboard is a Asus M5A78L Blue motherboard.

 

@deXxterlab97, @Shiv78, @Electronics Wizardy

You don't have to mention blue in there

1050? Ultra? triple monitor? highly doubt

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Just now, deXxterlab97 said:

You don't have to mention blue in there

Heh... ;) I didn't purposely mention it because I know you like Blue :P I just pasted the name from my specs-list/doc.

 

1 minute ago, deXxterlab97 said:

1050? Ultra? triple monitor? highly doubt

Yeah I was thinking the same too, oh well. Only just a thought.

Thinking of getting this GPU:

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/tJyxFT/evga-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-sc-gaming-video-card-06g-p4-6163-kr

 

Really would have preferred a full-length GPU which EVGA does for the right price but:

PCPP doesn't have them listed

And EVGA "apparently" only sells them in the USA -_->:(

Source: http://www.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=0&family=GeForce+10+Series+Family&chipset=GTX+1060+6GB

I'm talking about the $259.99 ones btw


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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Ooookay then......

never mind.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M13X6J1/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=

Just found one with ACX 3.0 also. This should work alright? Right? xD

 

Literally JUST found it the second I said I couldn't find one.. gg me.

EDIT: Nvm, its 3GB.

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11 hours ago, YaqinHasan said:

Personally I'd go for this: https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GAMING-GTX-1060-3G/dp/B01KIJ7XQG/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1478818608&sr=1-3&keywords=GTX%2B1060%2B3GB&th=1 which has okay performance and multi-monitor support, while fitting with your red AMD bulld theme( I'd guess it's red)

You can not seriously suggest 3gb vram for a triple monitor setup. Even playing on 1440p singlemonitor would be problematic.

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1 hour ago, Fabian Flaa said:

You can not seriously suggest 3gb vram for a triple monitor setup. Even playing on 1440p singlemonitor would be problematic.

He said he wants to run games on one monitor and that the other 2 are work monitors which don't need that much VRAM anyway. If he does decide to play on 3 monitors, the GPU itself won't fare that well.

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8 hours ago, Xiauj said:

Ooookay then......

never mind.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M13X6J1/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=

Just found one with ACX 3.0 also. This should work alright? Right? xD

 

Literally JUST found it the second I said I couldn't find one.. gg me.

EDIT: Nvm, its 3GB.

good deal here:

http://www.ebuyer.com/755849-gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1060-windforce-oc-6gb-gddr5-dual-link-dvi-d-hdmi-displayport-gv-n1060wf2oc-6gd


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8 hours ago, Xiauj said:

Ooookay then......

never mind.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M13X6J1/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=

Just found one with ACX 3.0 also. This should work alright? Right? xD

 

Literally JUST found it the second I said I couldn't find one.. gg me.

EDIT: Nvm, its 3GB.

Since you said you're only gonna play on one of the monitors and the other 2 will be for "research" 3GB will be fine 

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18 hours ago, Shiv78 said:

RX480 since its an AMD build

Nvdia would be a better choice as nvdia drivers army so hard on the cpu

thats why the fury x gets wrecked at 1080p but not at 4k

nvdia will help eliminate the cpu bottleneck 


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