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Hi,

As the title says, I'm looking to upgrade my current graphics card. From what I can tell and my experience with gaming with it, its an ok card. But I want to comfortably play GTAV and maybe one or two similar demanding games.

I have no idea even where to start. I am looking at the new AMD rx 480, as it is within my budget. Does anyone else have any other suggestions?
I don't even know what graphics card will fit in my current case, or if i need a new motherboard ect ect...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    
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Hi,

As the title says, I'm looking to upgrade my current graphics card. From what I can tell and my experience with gaming with it, its an ok card. But I want to comfortably play GTAV and maybe one or two similar demanding games.

I have no idea even where to start. I am looking at the new AMD rx 480, as it is within my budget. Does anyone else have any other suggestions?
I don't even know what graphics card will fit in my current case, or if i need a new motherboard ect ect...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

If the system in your tag is your system then your other specs are solid, gpu wise if the 480 is right at your budget i'd say thats your best bet, there arent too many reviews out right now due to the embargo not going up until i believe tomorrow but for the price not much can beat it, i can only recommend the 1070 and thats 400$ + due to the short supply and price gouging. i say wait for the reviews in the coming week on the 480 and if they check out like they seem they will be then i'd go for that. Pretty much going to be the best price to performance available for the next few months at least i say. hope this helps a bit.
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Hey, yeah that's my system at the moment. It's looking pretty promising. I was toying with the idea of a GTX 750 TI, as I found one for 100€, so I'll have to think. One thing I see mentioned in alot of the reviews for gpu's is the power supply needed, still don't know how to tell if mine is capable of handling either of the two.

Thank you for your help, it's much appreciated.
    
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Hold off on that 480 purchase until the Non Reference models are released. There are some power consumption issues with the reference models right now. I read somewhere that in addition to the 150w of power from the 1x 6 pin that they are also drawing 90w through the PCI-E slot off the motherboard. Cooling has also been an issue. Wait for Non Reference.
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Hey, yeah that's my system at the moment. It's looking pretty promising. I was toying with the idea of a GTX 750 TI, as I found one for 100€, so I'll have to think. One thing I see mentioned in alot of the reviews for gpu's is the power supply needed, still don't know how to tell if mine is capable of handling either of the two.

Thank you for your help, it's much appreciated.

750ti will have the same performance as your 460 but with more vram. Power supply is a bit tougher, if your system is a prebuilt ( im assuming it is ) the psu normally isnt too good, but there have been exceptions. Check the side of the power supply and see if it states the wattage and graph on the side, if not it is on the other side, depending on the power and if its 80 plus certified it may be best to replace that too but it all depends if you system is a full HP prebuilt, because they have used proprietary motherboard connectors before and im not sure if they still do. ( i hope not lol )
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Hi,

Thanks for that. Yeah my system was bought pre built, but with the upgraded graphics card I have, plus a different motherboard. From what I checked online, my PSU is :

Power Provided: 300 Watt
Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V
Power Factor Correction: Yes (active)

So I'm more than likely going to have to replace that, too.

I wonder now should I just say **** it and start my own build, just keeping my mobo, hard drives and cpu. I can't remember if this was supposed to be fun or stressful lol.
    
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Originally Posted by gonkhead View Post

Hi,

Thanks for that. Yeah my system was bought pre built, but with the upgraded graphics card I have, plus a different motherboard. From what I checked online, my PSU is :

Power Provided: 300 Watt
Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V
Power Factor Correction: Yes (active)

So I'm more than likely going to have to replace that, too.

I wonder now should I just say **** it and start my own build, just keeping my mobo, hard drives and cpu. I can't remember if this was supposed to be fun or stressful lol.

Eh a PSU and GPU in a prebuilt is a easy task. its not the neatest or anything but it works just fine. up to you really if you want to move everything around.
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1080p@60=gtx 1070 (500-550€)
1440p@60=gtx 1070 better the 1080(750+)
4k@40fps=gtx 1080
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