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Good Morning, introduce myself. I'm from Indonesia and I'm new to the forums.

Next month (October 2016), I'll hopefully buy a new GPU for my system which is currently card-less. The budget (mentioned in the title) is IDR5,500,000 or around $410. My system is ready for any GPUs out there up to the GTX 1080. Even though I've done an extensive research on this, I'm still very much undecided. I need the GPU for 1440p (down to 1080p if the GPU's not cutting it) gaming and running a 4K monitor that will render videos as well as processing multiple large sized uncompressed pictures (TIFF, RAW).

I'm going to use this site as a reference.

The options that I have right now are:
-A new GTX 1060 6GB: Zotac AMP for 4,150,000. To be fairly honest here, this seems to be a pretty good option.

-A new RX 480 8GB: XFX GTR for 4,100,000. A very compelling option that seems to pack a lot more punch than the GTX 1060.

-A new R9 390X: Powercolor PCS+ for 4,600,000 For a last gen card that beats the crap out of the new RX 480 and even more against the GTX 1060 in DX12 games, Sounds good. I'm worried about the power consumption, though.

-A new GTX 1070: Zotac AMP for 6,750,000. Waaay out of my budget, but would saving more money and buying this in the new year be a good option? There's also a local/generic brand GTX 1070 that costs 6,000,000. But, I'm deeply concerned about its longevity, so I think I'd better go for the Zotac.

-A second-hand GTX 1070: ~6,000,000. A more compelling option that isn't far out of my budget.

-A second-hand Fury X: ~5,700,000. This is a very very compelling option. Packs a lot of horsepowers and isn't that far out of my budget.
-Wait for Vega(???)

Let me break things down into a couple of questions:
-Is GTX 1060/RX 480 enough for what I need, or should I be aiming higher?
-Is it safe to buy a second-hand card?
-Would it make sense to wait for the new year and see how things develop?

There is a gazillion of gaming benchmarks on the internet. No one seems to bat an eye about OpenCL/CUDA rendering. I'm using the card for both, so I do not have the enough information to find what's good or better. It would be very nice if you can provide me with some information on this. The second thing is, I'm well aware of "Time making AMD cards faster", which is most probably why I have a very strong tendency to go AMD with this one. What do you think?

My specs:
i5-6600K
S12II 620W
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Originally Posted by refillable View Post

Good Morning, introduce myself. I'm from Indonesia and I'm new to the forums.

Next month (October 2016), I'll hopefully buy a new GPU for my system which is currently card-less. The budget (mentioned in the title) is IDR5,500,000 or around $410. My system is ready for any GPUs out there up to the GTX 1080. Even though I've done an extensive research on this, I'm still very much undecided. I need the GPU for 1440p (down to 1080p if the GPU's not cutting it) gaming and running a 4K monitor that will render videos as well as processing multiple large sized uncompressed pictures (TIFF, RAW).

I'm going to use this site as a reference.

The options that I have right now are:
-A new GTX 1060 6GB: Zotac AMP for 4,150,000. To be fairly honest here, this seems to be a pretty good option.

-A new RX 480 8GB: XFX GTR for 4,100,000. A very compelling option that seems to pack a lot more punch than the GTX 1060.

-A new R9 390X: Powercolor PCS+ for 4,600,000 For a last gen card that beats the crap out of the new RX 480 and even more against the GTX 1060 in DX12 games, Sounds good. I'm worried about the power consumption, though.

-A new GTX 1070: Zotac AMP for 6,750,000. Waaay out of my budget, but would saving more money and buying this in the new year be a good option? There's also a local/generic brand GTX 1070 that costs 6,000,000. But, I'm deeply concerned about its longevity, so I think I'd better go for the Zotac.

-A second-hand GTX 1070: ~6,000,000. A more compelling option that isn't far out of my budget.

-A second-hand Fury X: ~5,700,000. This is a very very compelling option. Packs a lot of horsepowers and isn't that far out of my budget.
-Wait for Vega(???)

Let me break things down into a couple of questions:
-Is GTX 1060/RX 480 enough for what I need, or should I be aiming higher?
-Is it safe to buy a second-hand card?
-Would it make sense to wait for the new year and see how things develop?

There is a gazillion of gaming benchmarks on the internet. No one seems to bat an eye about OpenCL/CUDA rendering. I'm using the card for both, so I do not have the enough information to find what's good or better. It would be very nice if you can provide me with some information on this. The second thing is, I'm well aware of "Time making AMD cards faster", which is most probably why I have a very strong tendency to go AMD with this one. What do you think?

My specs:
i5-6600K
S12II 620W

In my opinion I would save that little extra for a 1070. New would be your best bet for assurance that it will work. However secondhand may not be an issue depending on how long it was in use, if its been overclocked at all and if the seller had looked after it well.

I dont think the 1060/RX 480 will be able to run 1440p unless on low to medium settings. You could always pick up a GTX 980/980TI for around 450-500 USD as thats what i've seen some going for on amazon and other websites.
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Second-hand GTX 980 Tis are a bit more expensive (6,500,000) and modern benchmarks are showing that the Fury X is leading against it. Moreover, there is the GTX 1070. Do you have any idea of how to physically check cards? If it has a 3-year warranty and has only been used for half a year, it's not that bad, right?
Edited by refillable - 9/2/16 at 5:02am
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I'd probably save up and get a 1070 as that would be a massive leap forward compared to other options, plus you get 8GB VRAM.

If you must stick with the budget, the GTX 1060 is probably your best bet. The 390X PCS+ isn't a bad option either. One of those two if you must stick with the budget. thumb.gif
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So, the 1060/480 isn't going to cut it? Is that what you're trying to say?

I think I changed my mind and I am probably not going to wait until new year. It seems that I'm going to need it in October. I'm now very inclined to get a second-hand Fury X, I found a guy selling one for 5,500,000. He said the warranty is going to last until February 2019. I'm not going to get this one, but would something like that be a good choice?

What makes the 1060 a better option than the 480 (or vice versa)?
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Go for the GTX1070. Its worth to spend a little more on it, by far the best card I have ever used.
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I dropped the option of the GTX 1070. Now I'm only looking on the others smile.gif.

Thoughts on Second Hand Fury X, 1060, 390X and 480?
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1. 1070
2. Fury X
3. 1060 6GB
4. RX 480


most cases, 1070 will beat the crap out of the other ones except for Fury X that is on par but only in Vulkan or any of those half assed broken dx12 games.
Edited by Klocek001 - 9/3/16 at 3:38am
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For current and past games, Fury X>390x>1060>RX480

For future games the 480 is a better choice than the 1060 as Nvidia will stop fully optimising games for the Pascal architecture when Volta comes around, and possibly the 390x as the newer architecture of the 480 matures. If you will rarely upgrade (want to keep your GPU for >2 years), it's better to go with an AMD card.

VRAM capacity is a compromise with the Fury X, but for the extra GPU horsepower you get, the compromise is worth it.

If power consumption is an issue, the 1060 wins out, followed by the 480. Fury X and 390X are power hungry cards.

1060/480 are perfect for current and past gaming@1080p. Any higher than that resolution and you will be lowering settings a lot more than if you went with the Fury X.
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Good! It seems that I did well with my own research...

Fury X seems like a very good option. Thanks!
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