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EVGA - SuperClocked NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card vs XFX - AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card

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I have just been informed I have to retire my old good and trusty Nvidia 650 PCI E Card, so I went shopping today to look for a decent graphics card that will last me at least two years or as we call it, one world of warcraft expansion.. I told the guy at Best Buy my budget was $500.00 and this guy went into high pressure sales mode.

My computer specs are as follows:

AMD FX 8350 4ghz 8 core processor
AsusTek M5A78L-M LX Plus
16 GB Corsair PC3-12800J (800 MHz)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
NETGEAR WNDA3100v2 N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter
1.5TB Hard Drive Internal Space 10 TB External
Mountain MOD U2-UFO Case
850 Watt Thermal Take Power Supply, The one where you only plug in the plugs you need.. smile.gif

I am looking for what is the better card is regardless of price, I had the best buy guy try and cram me a $500.00 card and then I paid for it and was told because it was a high dollar item i had to leave and come back in an hour to make sure I was not committing fraud. It was bought and paid for and I had a receipt yet I was committing fraud, but that is beside the point. I would like to know honestly which is the better of the two cards and why.

I know that AMD does not push out as many updates for their cards and they have a lot of bloatware, but Nvidia is more of a clean install process for driver upgrades.
Your help is appreciated.
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Been using AMD for the last couple of years in my main rig and Nvidia in my HTPC. They both have their fair share of problems and are fantastic in drivers when they are better. None are better than the other. As for your query, with the current system of yours, I'd have to go with the RX 480 merely for the fact that your current processor will bottleneck the high end card in gaming scenarios. Do you have GTX 1060 on offer as well. How apart are the GTX 1060, RX480 & GTX 1070 in prices ?
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In Speaking With Nvidia Support they gave me several options:

Sonal (Responding)
Sonal: Hi, my name is Sonal. How may I help you?
Ken: Do you have a system that will tell me what GPU's are compatiable with my system
Sonal: Unfortunately we do not have any such system as there is a variety or different PCs/ motherboards However, we can check your PC / motherboard specification and check which card will be compatible.
Sonal: Please let me know the PC /motherboard make and model and the amount of power supply in the PC in watts
Ken: AMD FX 8350 16GB Ram 850 Watt Power Supply Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS
Sonal: thank you Ken, do you need the card for high end gaming or for normal usage?
Ken: High End Gaming
Sonal: okay
Sonal: please give me a moment, let me check
Sonal: thank you for your patience Ken
Sonal: The CPU that you have is a very high end processor which is really great. The motherboard has PCIe 2.0x 16 slot. So you can get any of the high end cards as below:

GTX 1080

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/10series/geforce-gtx-1080

GTX 1070:

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/10series/geforce-gtx-1070

GTX titan X pascal

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/10series/titan-x-pascal

If you want to get the card from 900 series, you can get the cards like GTX 980, GTX 980ti etc
Ken: With the 10X series will I have any performance lags like bottlenecking or anything of the sort
Sonal: there will be no performance lag as the PC specification that you have is high end and can handle the 10 series cards without any issues.
post #4 of 5
GTX 1070 gets my vote...

Blizzard games heavily favor Nvidia hardware.
GTX 1070 is in a different class (2 tiers more powerful) than the RX 480.



PS AMD has ~monthly updates
 
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Samsung 950 m.2 256GB  Crucial MX300 1TB SATA 2.5 HP DVD1070 Corsair H115i 
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In Speaking With Nvidia Support they gave me several options:

Sonal (Responding)
Sonal: Hi, my name is Sonal. How may I help you?
Ken: Do you have a system that will tell me what GPU's are compatiable with my system
Sonal: Unfortunately we do not have any such system as there is a variety or different PCs/ motherboards However, we can check your PC / motherboard specification and check which card will be compatible.
Sonal: Please let me know the PC /motherboard make and model and the amount of power supply in the PC in watts
Ken: AMD FX 8350 16GB Ram 850 Watt Power Supply Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS
Sonal: thank you Ken, do you need the card for high end gaming or for normal usage?
Ken: High End Gaming
Sonal: okay
Sonal: please give me a moment, let me check
Sonal: thank you for your patience Ken
Sonal: The CPU that you have is a very high end processor which is really great. The motherboard has PCIe 2.0x 16 slot. So you can get any of the high end cards as below:

GTX 1080

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/10series/geforce-gtx-1080

GTX 1070:

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/10series/geforce-gtx-1070

GTX titan X pascal

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/10series/titan-x-pascal

If you want to get the card from 900 series, you can get the cards like GTX 980, GTX 980ti etc
Ken: With the 10X series will I have any performance lags like bottlenecking or anything of the sort
Sonal: there will be no performance lag as the PC specification that you have is high end and can handle the 10 series cards without any issues.
This sonal dude has no idea what he's talking. The FX processors are nowhere high end. That processor will bottleneck your 1070 while gaming. I'd heavily suggest you invest in either a RX480/GTX 1060 or update the platform to atleast Intel i5 4670K
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