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AMD Chipset with nVidia GPU

MajinSano
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So I have an AMD chipset (B350-F GAMING is my motherboard).  My GPU is a EVGA 960GTX 2GB ACX 2.0 SSC.  My question is, would I see any improvement if I switched to an AMD card of equivalent or even higher specs?

 

The 2GB of VRAM is a real kick in the ass on some games.  Deus Ex: Mankind Divided flat out told me NO when I tried to up the settings a bit.  I am not the type that has to have everything maxed and such, but I would like a little better performance.

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motherboard or even CPU platform doesnt affect GPU performance directly. That is, in GPU benchmarks the performance will be within margin or error.

 

However upgrading the card itself will give better performance (not brand related though).

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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no, CPU and motherboard has nothing to do with GPU performance.

 

but id recommend upgrading anyway (if you want more performance), an R9 290x or R9 390x can be had for very little these days. around 80$. or a mining rx 580 for 100-120$ or a new rx 570 for 150$ new. or 200 for rx 580 new. used gtx 970 4GB (3,5GB) can be had for around 100$

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I see!  Thanks for the reply.

 

Now the question is, what GPU to save for >.>

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Just now, Sanosuke said:

I see!  Thanks for the reply.

 

Now the question is, what GPU to save for >.>

Used 970 should be cheap and has amazing performance.

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2 minutes ago, Sanosuke said:

I see!  Thanks for the reply.

 

Now the question is, what GPU to save for >.>

if you can find an rx 580 for 100$ id take that. (or R9 390x for 80$, though keep in mind you will need a good 500 watt PSU for the R9 GPUs im mentioning)

 

you can also save a bit by grabbing a HD 7970 which will be a minor upgrade to your 960, i dont remember pricing but i believe they are below 50$

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1 minute ago, faziten said:

Used 970 should be cheap and has amazing performance.

970 is great, though you have the 3,5GB thing (TL;DR the last 500mb is slow which will affect you in a couple (not many) titles at 1080p). also R9 cards offer the same performance at a lower pricepoint (and more Vram 4GB).

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Thanks for all the suggestions.  I just checked newegg and my card is going for $299, and used even.

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4 minutes ago, Sanosuke said:

Thanks for all the suggestions.  I just checked newegg and my card is going for $299, and used even.

your card is not selling for $299. that is inflation cost after it has been out of production for a long time.

 

the GTX 960 goes for about $50. 

 

you can swap it for an HD 7970 wihout much transition cost

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Just now, GoldenLag said:

your card is not selling for $299. that is inflation cost after it has been out of production for a long time.

 

the GTX 960 goes for about $50. 

 

you can swap it for an HD 7970 wihout much transition cost

Oh, haha.  Guess I misinterpreted that.  In any case, more VRAM is what I need.  Thanks for the correction and information.

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1 minute ago, Sanosuke said:

Oh, haha.  Guess I misinterpreted that.  In any case, more VRAM is what I need.  Thanks for the correction and information.

the most you can get for the cheapest is the R9 390x 8GB. 

 

it is as fast as the modern GTX 1060 6GB and Rx 580.

 

the HD 7970 gets you another GB of Vram putting you up to 3GB iirc

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Thanks GoldenLag, you've been very helpful ^_^

 

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