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New graphics card for Ryzen5 3600X based PC

MikeKean

Looks like my Radeon RX480 which was probably a bit long in the tooth has just bitten the dust, but I'm pretty clueless as to what constitutes a sensible upgrade path. 

 

The system has an AMD Ryzen 5 3600X and 32GB of RAM sat on an ASUS TUF Gaming X-570-Plus. 

 

Main uses for the PC are CAD (Fusion360), gaming (CS2, MWO, SC2, BF2042) and a bit of general web browsing, document wrangling etc. Monitor wise I'm running a 2560x1080 UW (HDMI) as my main display and a pair of 1080p (Display port) monitors as secondary screens.

 

Any suggestions for what to stick in it that isn't going to be bottlenecked by the existing system would be much appreciated, I don't really have any fixed budget but I'm definitely not stretching to a 4090!

 

Thanks.

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the best gpu for the r5 3600 will probably be a rtx 3060 ti, since it isn't too expensive but will not be bottlenecked by the cpu. I would not recommend that you get a more powerful gpu though, since it will probably get bottlenecked. I think that the rtx 3070 may also work, but I am not sure. You could also get a rx 6700 xt or an a770.

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10 minutes ago, MikeKean said:

Looks like my Radeon RX480 which was probably a bit long in the tooth has just bitten the dust, but I'm pretty clueless as to what constitutes a sensible upgrade path. 

 

The system has an AMD Ryzen 5 3600X and 32GB of RAM sat on an ASUS TUF Gaming X-570-Plus. 

 

Main uses for the PC are CAD (Fusion360), gaming (CS2, MWO, SC2, BF2042) and a bit of general web browsing, document wrangling etc. Monitor wise I'm running a 2560x1080 UW (HDMI) as my main display and a pair of 1080p (Display port) monitors as secondary screens.

 

Any suggestions for what to stick in it that isn't going to be bottlenecked by the existing system would be much appreciated, I don't really have any fixed budget but I'm definitely not stretching to a 4090!

 

Thanks.

You can go with a $220 6650XT, excellent 1080p card all the way to the 7900XTX for when you upgrade that 3600 to a 5800X3D.

 

Get the best card you can afford, and enjoy it. 

 

Until you square your wallet away, your depth of card is too deep to pick one.

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1 hour ago, MikeKean said:

Looks like my Radeon RX480 which was probably a bit long in the tooth has just bitten the dust, but I'm pretty clueless as to what constitutes a sensible upgrade path. 

 

The system has an AMD Ryzen 5 3600X and 32GB of RAM sat on an ASUS TUF Gaming X-570-Plus. 

 

Main uses for the PC are CAD (Fusion360), gaming (CS2, MWO, SC2, BF2042) and a bit of general web browsing, document wrangling etc. Monitor wise I'm running a 2560x1080 UW (HDMI) as my main display and a pair of 1080p (Display port) monitors as secondary screens.

 

Any suggestions for what to stick in it that isn't going to be bottlenecked by the existing system would be much appreciated, I don't really have any fixed budget but I'm definitely not stretching to a 4090!

 

Thanks.

1080p uw with a 3600X? Get a Radeon 6700XT, 6750XT or 7700XT. Whichever is the cheapest.

But, if you plan on upgrading the CPU (which I'd recommend, based on the budget either the 5700X, 5900X, or 5800X3D), feel free to get an RX 6800.

If it has to be nVidia, the RTX 4060Ti 16GB, the RTX 4070 12GB or the RTX 3060 12GB.

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3060 12gb should be great as well, if you are looking for something with good price, your cpu could handle 3060ti or 3070 but be sure to check if it can keep up with those cards enough to make 100$ more worth it 🙂 

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