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Cheapest gpu (in £) that'll run nms

Hi what is the cheapest gpu in £ that can run no man's sky (720p-1080p range ) apparently the gtx 480 will run the game but not in the latest patches (like origins ) the card is only £20 in the UK used store Cex any from their will be best I just don't know what to look for because if you search cheapest card for nms you get the answer gtx 1060 but their not that cheap 

Thanks for any help 

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I'd save up to get something better, there's no point wasting money on an ancient GPU that won't run a lot of modern games (2010 onwards). 

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1 minute ago, 3 Lions said:

I'd save up to get something better, there's no point wasting money on an ancient GPU that won't run a lot of modern games (2010 onwards). 

It's literally just for no man's sky I have a Vega 64 it's for my grandad who just loves space and adventure games but he carnt play because it runs at 0.5fpz to 2fps 

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4 minutes ago, Hunted_marksman said:

It's literally just for no man's sky I have a Vega 64 it's for my grandad who just loves space and adventure games but he carnt play because it runs at 0.5fpz to 2fps 

What are the rest of the specs of the PC?

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1 minute ago, 3 Lions said:

What are the rest of the specs of the PC?

E5 2609 , 8gb ddr3, cooler master 650w 

Currently has a 8x gt 710 (it will fit a dual slot gpu it's not a thin tower 

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Look for a used GTX 970 or RX 470/480/570/580, you can usually find them under $100 online. The real deals are going to be local sales, check your local used classifieds for sure.

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sapphire-NITRO-OC-RX-570-4GB-Boxed-in-Great-Condition/164404193315

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EVGA-GeForce-GTX-970-SC-4096-MB-Graphics-Card/254732458108

 

The card specifically needs Vulkan support, so GTX 700 or newer. I had a R9 280 which prompted my upgrade to a GTX 1080, you definitely don't want any GCN 1 cards even if they're cheap. Maybe GCN2/3 cards might have better performance but usually you're within $20 of Polaris which was really popular and has decent driver support.

 

 

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Just now, Slayer3032 said:

Look for a used GTX 970 or RX 470/480/570/580, you can usually find them under $100 online. The real deals are going to be local sales, check your local used classifieds for sure.

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sapphire-NITRO-OC-RX-570-4GB-Boxed-in-Great-Condition/164404193315

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EVGA-GeForce-GTX-970-SC-4096-MB-Graphics-Card/254732458108

 

The card specifically needs Vulkan support, so GTX 700 or newer. I had a R9 280 which prompted my upgrade to a GTX 1080, you definitely don't want any GCN 1 cards even if they're cheap. Maybe GCN2/3 cards might have better performance but usually you're within $20 of Polaris which was really popular and has decent driver support.

 

 

It's got a r5 2609 so I carnt do any of them without insane bottleneck 

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1 minute ago, Hunted_marksman said:

It's got a r5 2609 so I carnt do any of them without insane bottleneck 

E5 2609* 

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4 minutes ago, Hunted_marksman said:

It's got a r5 2609 so I carnt do any of them without insane bottleneck 

I have a X5675 with a GTX1080, I bottleneck the crap out of the GTX1080 in a decent few games.

 

All of those cards would be fine. Maybe consider something in the Ivy Bridge family too, there's some great price to performance skus on LGA2011.

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3 minutes ago, Hunted_marksman said:

It's got a r5 2609 so I carnt do any of them without insane bottleneck 

Bottlenecking doesn't mean it won't work, it just means you won't get maximum performance.

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Just now, Slayer3032 said:

I have a X5675, all of those cards would be fine. Maybe consider something in the Ivy Bridge family, there's some great price to performance skus on LGA2011.

It's literally 2.4ghz if it dosent cause a bottleneck I'm changing out my r5 2600x for one 

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Just now, dizmo said:

Bottlenecking doesn't mean it won't work, it just means you won't get maximum performance.

Yea and I don't want to get any decent card and have it ruined by a ancient Xeon 

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2 minutes ago, Hunted_marksman said:

Yea and I don't want to get any decent card and have it ruined by a ancient Xeon 

If lesser cards won't work, you won't have much of a choice.

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PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

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CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

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2 minutes ago, dizmo said:

If lesser cards won't work, you won't have much of a choice.

No it's just that I don't want to drop £100 or some insane price on a gpu for it to not reach max performance

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15 minutes ago, Hunted_marksman said:

Yea and I don't want to get any decent card and have it ruined by a ancient Xeon 

Yeah that's not how that works. With that mindset everything but a 10900k is a bottleneck, period.

 

Unless you're getting 100% full utilization which is what the bottleneck people are concerned with actually is, your performance is simply just going to scale to the performance of your parts. If your CPU performs 30% slower in games than the new 106969k, it doesn't matter if you stick a RTX 3090 in there, you're just going to get roughly 30% less performance than the new cpu provided you don't hit an actual utilization bottleneck. Until you hit that point where the CPU physically can't push the frames fast enough, you're fine. That point doesn't have to be full utilization either. Even then you can just increase your resolution to 1440p/4K or simply limit your FPS to 60fps and/or use vsync or something to prevent it hitting a bottleneck at a much higher fps.

 

4c/4t is a bottleneck in newer games, NMS however is still fairly singlethreaded so I wouldn't worry about it although finding like a 6c/12t Xeon would be a worthwhile upgrade as well. The vulkan update doubled my FPS though and really improved the multithreading.

 

Also polaris cards aren't decent they are like 5 year old $200 gpus lol.

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30 minutes ago, Hunted_marksman said:

No it's just that I don't want to drop £100 or some insane price on a gpu for it to not reach max performance

If the game won't run on older cards because they lack proper support, then you'll have to won't you?

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RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

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CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

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22 minutes ago, Slayer3032 said:

Yeah that's not how that works. With that mindset everything but a 10900k is a bottleneck, period.

 

Unless you're getting 100% full utilization which is what the bottleneck people are concerned with actually is, your performance is simply just going to scale to the performance of your parts. If your CPU performs 30% slower in games than the new 106969k, it doesn't matter if you stick a RTX 3090 in there, you're just going to get roughly 30% less performance than the new cpu provided you don't hit an actual utilization bottleneck. Until you hit that point where the CPU physically can't push the frames fast enough, you're fine. That point doesn't have to be full utilization either. Even then you can just increase your resolution to 1440p/4K or simply limit your FPS to 60fps and/or use vsync or something to prevent it hitting a bottleneck at a much higher fps.

 

4c/4t is a bottleneck in newer games, NMS however is still fairly singlethreaded so I wouldn't worry about it although finding like a 6c/12t Xeon would be a worthwhile upgrade as well. The vulkan update doubled my FPS though and really improved the multithreading.

 

Also polaris cards aren't decent they are like 5 year old $200 gpus lol.

So what do you reckon I should look at the gtx 480, any Radeon or hd series cards 

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5 minutes ago, dizmo said:

If the game won't run on older cards because they lack proper support, then you'll have to won't you?

If you don't have anything good to say get lost I came here for help not to be lectured by someone with a i3 and integrated graphics 

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5 minutes ago, Hunted_marksman said:

If you don't have anything good to say get lost I came here for help not to be lectured by someone with a i3 and integrated graphics 

Funny, kid. As if that means anything.

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RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

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CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

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Just now, dizmo said:

Funny, kid. As if that means anything.

Means alot a GT 710 can out spec your system 

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20 minutes ago, Hunted_marksman said:

Means alot a GT 710 can out spec your system 

And that hasssss what to do with knowledge? Oh right. Nothing. Also, I don't currently need anything more than this system right now.

Current PC:

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CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

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CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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39 minutes ago, Hunted_marksman said:

So what do you reckon I should look at the gtx 480, any Radeon or hd series cards 

The GTX 570 I gave to a buddy won't run NMS, it doesn't support Vulkan.

 

The GTX 480 won't either, Fermi is probably most useful as a folding@home space heater until it eventually cooks the GPU and breaks the solder joints or whatever dies on high power cards like that. Maybe sell it to someone for $20 that wants to try to trip breakers with a quad sli setup or something silly. Otherwise, it'll play pre-2010 games really well I guess.

 

You need a card with Vulkan support at the minimum for NMS, Polaris/GTX 970's have been the best bang for your buck around $80-100 where cards which have about half the performance such as HD7950's and other sub 4GB cards run in the $50-75 price range where the extra $20 literally gets you twice as fast of a card that supports more modern codecs, features and things which will make it far more useful in 5 years instead of something that's already not compatible with many games from the last few years.

 

If you'd really like me to, I'll clock my X5675 all the way down to 2.4ghz, disable hyperthreading and play NMS in 1080p/1440p on a GTX 1080 and see what happens later tonight possibly. It's Westmere on 32nm, so it'll probably be a slight bit slower than 32nm Sandy Bridge. I might be able to set the process to 4 cores in windows too. Changing the resolution up and down will give an idea of where any CPU bottleneck might be if there is one.

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10 minutes ago, Slayer3032 said:

The GTX 570 I gave to a buddy won't run NMS, it doesn't support Vulkan.

 

The GTX 480 won't either, Fermi is probably most useful as a folding@home space heater until it eventually cooks the GPU and breaks the solder joints or whatever dies on high power cards like that. Maybe sell it to someone for $20 that wants to try to trip breakers with a quad sli setup or something silly. Otherwise, it'll play pre-2010 games really well I guess.

 

You need a card with Vulkan support at the minimum for NMS, Polaris/GTX 970's have been the best bang for your buck around $80-100 where cards which have about half the performance such as HD7950's and other sub 4GB cards run in the $50-75 price range where the extra $20 literally gets you twice as fast of a card that supports more modern codecs, features and things which will make it far more useful in 5 years instead of something that's already not compatible with many games from the last few years.

 

If you'd really like me to, I'll clock my X5675 all the way down to 2.4ghz, disable hyperthreading and play NMS in 1080p/1440p on a GTX 1080 and see what happens later tonight possibly. It's Westmere on 32nm, so it'll be a bit slower than Sandy Bridge. I might be able to set the process to 4 cores in windows too. Changing the resolution up and down will give an idea of where any CPU bottleneck might be if there is one.

Alright thanks 

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