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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi Guys

 

So I've been running my old GTX960 2GB on my 6600k for around the past year and a bit.

 

After getting a slight windfall and noticing the little stutters when playing the bigger titles, I figured I may upgrade the GPU for some better FPS and quality. 

 

So basically, long story short, do I get myself a RX580 8GB or save a little more for the GTX1070/1080? Other than that, would it be a better idea to just hold off completely and wait and see how AMD Vega and Nvidia Volta look? I mean, for now, if I had to, I really could use the 960 for a little longer even though I know I'll need to turn everything down.

 

Thanks for the help

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RX580.

Anything more will bottleneck.


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just wait, the diffrence between the 960 and 580 isnt worth 200 plus IMO 


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i thought of upgrading my gtx970, but the longer i thought about it(weeks) the more i realized that nah, i dont need an upgrade. i know my GPU is better than yours but i would suggest that you wait and think for a week or two(i know you probably already have thought about it for some time but do it anyways). if you manage to wait until the new GPUs come the price will drop down on the last generation so you can get them for cheaper, or then just pick the new cards. 

 

however if you come to the conclusion that you want to upgrade now/soon, then id suggest get the 580. 

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Just now, JDE said:

RX580.

Anything more will bottleneck.

Is it true? Please back up your arguments

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13 minutes ago, Bhavzzz said:

Hi Guys

 

So I've been running my old GTX960 2GB on my 6600k for around the past year and a bit.

 

After getting a slight windfall and noticing the little stutters when playing the bigger titles, I figured I may upgrade the GPU for some better FPS and quality. 

 

So basically, long story short, do I get myself a RX580 8GB or save a little more for the GTX1070/1080? Other than that, would it be a better idea to just hold off completely and wait and see how AMD Vega and Nvidia Volta look? I mean, for now, if I had to, I really could use the 960 for a little longer even though I know I'll need to turn everything down.

 

Thanks for the help

GTX 1070 is what I would get in this case, but if you're patient enough to go for Vega (no don't go for Volta and Navi) it's equivalent


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for the responses. I was thinking about doing what @ben dover kid said because really I'm in no rush.

 

@Ordinarily_Greater Why would you say Vega over team green already? Better price to performance? 

 

I read about the bottlenecking, but I'm under the impression that that would occur more when trying to stream or perform multiple tasks on the cpu at the same time? And in any case, with my CPU overclocked to 4.6Ghz I don't ever actually remember my cpu hitting more than 80% when I was playing GTA V, and that's with everything running in the background as well. Granted it was at lower than max settings with the GPU obviously, and I haven't played GTA in a while but that's beside the point in, I should still get a significant performance gain? 

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3 hours ago, Bhavzzz said:

Thanks for the responses. I was thinking about doing what @ben dover kid said because really I'm in no rush.

 

@Ordinarily_Greater Why would you say Vega over team green already? Better price to performance? 

 

I read about the bottlenecking, but I'm under the impression that that would occur more when trying to stream or perform multiple tasks on the cpu at the same time? And in any case, with my CPU overclocked to 4.6Ghz I don't ever actually remember my cpu hitting more than 80% when I was playing GTA V, and that's with everything running in the background as well. Granted it was at lower than max settings with the GPU obviously, and I haven't played GTA in a while but that's beside the point in, I should still get a significant performance gain? 

If you don't like Vega you can go for GTX 1070 like i am getting GTX 970 over RX 580


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