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Planning to Upgrade GPU

Vinnny
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Hello, fairly new here.

 

I am planning to buy a new GPU for my computer as I can't play any game anymore in the medium setting. I'll attach my dxdiag but will still point out some here.

 

Mobo: MS 7A70

CPU: Intel i5-7400 3.00 GHz (4 Cores)

RAM: 8GB (2x 4gb)

GPU: GTX 750 Ti

 

I built the pc from scratch except for the GPU and I was thinking how far should I upgrade without experiencing a bottleneck. Although I am open as well to upgrading other parts if needed.

 

Thank you for the reply!

 

Regards,

Vinnny

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if playing on 1080p id say shoot for a 1070, 1070ti, 1080, rtx 2070

around that ball park will be perfect for high 1080p gaming

 

1070 alone can be found used for around 200$

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at most a GTX1070 if you have the money for it, but expect to see it not be used to it's full potential in CPU heavy games.

 

it would be better paired with a GTX 1060/AMD RX580

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I always have to ask, what kind of monitor do you have?  If it has G-Sync of Free Sync then you should make sure to pick up a GPU that matches up with that.  RX580 is a decent AMD option, or the 1060 6G would also be good if you're on a budget.  If you don't plan on upgrading your CPU, I'd guess that anything higher would be hindered by the CPU. 

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if you are upgrading just the gpu, then since the cpu will bottleneck, then a rx 580 will do, if you are upgrading both cpu/gpu then ram becomes a problem, i suggest just a rx580.

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I'd recommend an RTX2070, yeah you could get a 1070 and it will still be fine but for the slight jump in price the 2070 is a GPU that will last a few years longer. On average it gets 30fps more than the 1070 which might not seem worth it at the moment but its the difference that makes later down the line.

 

This obviously assumes over the next couple of years you will gradually upgrade everything else

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I have an i5 6400 and a gtx 1070 and I can say that the CPU limits the GPU and often bottlenecks. The 7400 isn't much different in terms of performance, maybe slightly higher. I wouldn't get anything higher than a Vega 56 or a GTX 1070ti. If you want the best bang for your buck, I would get an RX580 or a GTX 1060. 

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11 hours ago, Smiles4Miles said:

how much do you want to spend?

Probably around $200 - $400 conversion based on where I am.

 

11 hours ago, SpiralTTGL said:

if playing on 1080p id say shoot for a 1070, 1070ti, 1080, rtx 2070

around that ball park will be perfect for high 1080p gaming

 

1070 alone can be found used for around 200$

Awesome! That's where I am planning to go at, gaming in high 1080p since I am not planning on upgrading for a new monitor.

 

11 hours ago, Arika S said:

at most a GTX1070 if you have the money for it, but expect to see it not be used to it's full potential in CPU heavy games.

 

it would be better paired with a GTX 1060/AMD RX580

Thanks for the suggestion! I'm heavily leaning to these ones.

 

11 hours ago, pstarlord said:

I always have to ask, what kind of monitor do you have?  If it has G-Sync of Free Sync then you should make sure to pick up a GPU that matches up with that.  RX580 is a decent AMD option, or the 1060 6G would also be good if you're on a budget.  If you don't plan on upgrading your CPU, I'd guess that anything higher would be hindered by the CPU. 

Hmm I'm actually unsure on how to check if my monitor has which.. sorry :|

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11 hours ago, xg32 said:

if you are upgrading just the gpu, then since the cpu will bottleneck, then a rx 580 will do, if you are upgrading both cpu/gpu then ram becomes a problem, i suggest just a rx580.

Yeah, won't upgrade the CPU yet this year. Although probably that will be done in the coming years.

 

11 hours ago, mopman94 said:

I'd recommend an RTX2070, yeah you could get a 1070 and it will still be fine but for the slight jump in price the 2070 is a GPU that will last a few years longer. On average it gets 30fps more than the 1070 which might not seem worth it at the moment but its the difference that makes later down the line.

 

This obviously assumes over the next couple of years you will gradually upgrade everything else

Interesting.. And yup in a couple of years I will still be upgrading. I do have a habit of leaving out the GPU all the time, not sure why. And because of that I have this dilemma.

 

11 hours ago, BeatTheYeet said:

I have an i5 6400 and a gtx 1070 and I can say that the CPU limits the GPU and often bottlenecks. The 7400 isn't much different in terms of performance, maybe slightly higher. I wouldn't get anything higher than a Vega 56 or a GTX 1070ti. If you want the best bang for your buck, I would get an RX580 or a GTX 1060. 

Yeah, that's what I was afraid of. But thank you for the suggestion :D

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Gaming on 1080p with a powerfull GPU will result in bottleneck so don't get the 1070Ti, 1080, 1080Ti and RTX GPU.

You'd be fine with 1060 or 1070. Or if you still want a 1070Ti or 1080Ti, you can simply enable DSR in nVidia Control Panel and game on 1440p in games on a 1080p monitor.

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43 minutes ago, CTR640 said:

Gaming on 1080p with a powerfull GPU will result in bottleneck so don't get the 1070Ti, 1080, 1080Ti and RTX GPU.

You'd be fine with 1060 or 1070. Or if you still want a 1070Ti or 1080Ti, you can simply enable DSR in nVidia Control Panel and game on 1440p in games on a 1080p monitor.

Haven't tried that out yet but will look into it!

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Also, how much how a difference does the VRAM have on games? I'm still confused on how 2gb, 3gb, 4gb, 6gb, 8gb works in GPUs.

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