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First of all, I'm not exactly PC savvy, I have more knowledge than the average person but that's not saying much. to run Fallout 4 better I want to upgrade from my AMD Radeon R9 200 Series Card.(even after looked at my computer's specs in device manager and some other programs, can't seem to get the exact card...)

I looked on PCcasegear where I get my parts as it's close to home and I saw this. This is also about the pinnacle of my price point...

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_876&products_id=29086
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Originally Posted by Azreide View Post

First of all, I'm not exactly PC savvy, I have more knowledge than the average person but that's not saying much. to run Fallout 4 better I want to upgrade from my AMD Radeon R9 200 Series Card.(even after looked at my computer's specs in device manager and some other programs, can't seem to get the exact card...)

I looked on PCcasegear where I get my parts as it's close to home and I saw this. This is also about the pinnacle of my price point...

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_876&products_id=29086

Welcome to OCN! wink.gif

That is a good choice to upgrade. Might I suggest another card from PCcasegear?

MSI Radeon R9 390 Gaming 8GB.

True 8GB of Vram (Not the 3.5GB+.5GB that 970's have). Trades blows with the 970 and cheaper.

Another alternative is to buy yourself a 290(x) if you can find one for cheap. Because of the mining craze, the internet is full of them.
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Well you can try using Aida 64, with that you wil be able to see all specs of your pc smile.gif It's important to also detail a bit more your computer so we can have an idea of what you are runing rolleyes.gif

Also what are you looking for? 1080p, 1440p or 4k games? Multi Screens? 60 fps or 120+ fps?

Cheers rolleyes.gif
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Welcome to OCN! wink.gif

That is a good choice to upgrade. Might I suggest another card from PCcasegear?

MSI Radeon R9 390 Gaming 8GB.

True 8GB of Vram (Not the 3.5GB+.5GB that 970's have). Trades blows with the 970 and cheaper.

Another alternative is to buy yourself a 290(x) if you can find one for cheap. Because of the mining craze, the internet is full of them.

Hmm my current card is a Radeon. And my friends have been saying to choose Nvidia over that. It also seems that many games have special intergration with Nvidia specifically as well as using SLI scaling for them. could you tell me in laymen's terms what the benefit of your recommendation is?

And thanks for the warm welcome!

Also, didn't notice yout here ate first, Josepi. But I'm satisfied with 1080p at 60fps for one monitor, although I have no specific problem with 30 fps as long as the game's good.
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hahaha dont worry rolleyes.gif, Yes I can see why NexusRed gave you the welcome, you joined and went straight to business. tongue.gif

Anyways, It's good to hear that you want 1080p with 60fps+, that will help to narrow your options, helps a lot also knowing what kinds of games you like to play, or you just play fallout 4? Because some games have optimizations for nVidia and other for AMD, but it's not like everygame is only optimized for nVidia.

The options that NexusRed told you are pretty good IMHO wink.gif

Also you can try to use this other program GPU-Z to chech your gpu.

Cheers rolleyes.gif
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post #6 of 36
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Originally Posted by Azreide View Post

Hmm my current card is a Radeon. And my friends have been saying to choose Nvidia over that. It also seems that many games have special intergration with Nvidia specifically as well as using SLI scaling for them. could you tell me in laymen's terms what the benefit of your recommendation is?

And thanks for the warm welcome!

Also, didn't notice yout here ate first, Josepi. But I'm satisfied with 1080p at 60fps for one monitor, although I have no specific problem with 30 fps as long as the game's good.

There are quality products on both sides of the aisle. Both Nvidia and AMD/ATI have had their share of public knocks and were subject to misperception at one time or another. Both have had driver issues, both have had quality issues, one or the other plays certain game titles better than... it goes on and on. To find out whether Radeon or Nvidia based cards will run the games you play better than the other, do some research on the Web for video card reviews. They can't show you long term dependability, but they will show you which chip runs the games you play better - or you may find it just about even.

I have two GTX 980s and two Radeon R9 290s, I like both sets equally. I have had zero trouble with any of the four individual cards.
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Originally Posted by Azreide View Post

Hmm my current card is a Radeon. And my friends have been saying to choose Nvidia over that. It also seems that many games have special intergration with Nvidia specifically as well as using SLI scaling for them. could you tell me in laymen's terms what the benefit of your recommendation is?

And thanks for the warm welcome!

Also, didn't notice yout here ate first, Josepi. But I'm satisfied with 1080p at 60fps for one monitor, although I have no specific problem with 30 fps as long as the game's good.

I generally play a bit of everything as long as it's good.
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whats your cpu,psu and resolution? and what would you play?
  
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Intel(R) Core(TM) 17-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz. I'm afraid I don't know what PSU is. I always play things at 1920x1080.
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Intel(R) Core(TM) 17-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz. I'm afraid I don't know what PSU is. I always play things at 1920x1080.
CPU wise it would be fine even for CF but check what PSU you are using , and be sure that it is a quality psu
  
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