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Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post

Nobody in their right mind would buy this at $80 , it's a $50 or $60 card at best.

The GTX 1050 Ti is the strongest consumer card without PCie power right now and can be had for $120 , while the cut down GTX 1050 that's faster than a RX 460 with 1024 shaders unlocked is $100ish.

The RX 460 is the strongest AMD consumer card without a PCIE power connector right now , but the RX 560 may take its place. All those RX 460s run $80-110.

If you don't have a PCIE power connector issue then the RX 470/RX 570 and GTX 1060 3GB are a huge step up in performance for $170-180.

If you're willing to drop $400 on it, the WX 5100 is Polaris 10-based. 8GB, 1792 cores, 1.1GHz core clock, and slot-powered only.
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Nobody in their right mind would buy this at $80 , it's a $50 or $60 card at best.

The GTX 1050 Ti is the strongest consumer card without PCie power right now and can be had for $120 , while the cut down GTX 1050 that's faster than a RX 460 with 1024 shaders unlocked is $100ish.

The RX 460 is the strongest AMD consumer card without a PCIE power connector right now , but the RX 560 may take its place. All those RX 460s run $80-110.

If you don't have a PCIE power connector issue then the RX 470/RX 570 and GTX 1060 3GB are a huge step up in performance for $170-180.

The 4GB 470 got as low as $110 via Jet and Newegg had some like the Asus ROG Strix for $120. 4GB 480s got as low as $122 on Jet and $150 on Newegg
post #23 of 72
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Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

If you're willing to drop $400 on it, the WX 5100 is Polaris 10-based. 8GB, 1792 cores, 1.1GHz core clock, and slot-powered only.
It's basically a RX 470D and not a consumer card. It's a professional / workstation card.
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It's basically a RX 470D and not a consumer card. It's a professional / workstation card.

Yes, but it's still 75W, single-slot, and has solid performance to back it up.

Single-slot 1070 is also an option but I think it needs a 6-pin.
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post #25 of 72
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Single-slot 1070 is also an option but I think it needs a 6-pin.

Mine's one 8 pin, measured power consumption at load is around 163 watts. Some of the more OC friendly 1070's have two 8 pin.

If you're looking for thin as possible, this one is pretty nice.
Edited by lombardsoup - 4/25/17 at 9:11pm
post #26 of 72
No progress at all... How is this so much slower than a 460....
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No progress at all... How is this so much slower than a 460....
A lot less shader cores and lower frequency.
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At 60$ this would be a great deal. @ 80-100 its kinda Meh.
    
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That is the problem here. Too us $20 is nothing when when looking at the grand scheme of things. We are all blessed. But to others that might something that is a need to be covered before a want can take priority. I might want that extra 10% but I need bus fare.
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post #30 of 72
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Not really. Clearly the term "budget gaming" does not apply to people on this forum. But I tell ya, when I used to use a 128MB Radeon X300 SE, it was a WORLD of difference upgrading to the 256MB 7300GT for $40. You have NO idea what that's like for a person to be unable to shell out for a halfway decent card. Man, if I could have grabbed a 7600GT back then, I'd have killed any game I owned... but that was $90 at the same time. tongue.gif

Budget gamers are very common also, so these options are wonderful alternatives for people wanting to enjoy slightly less recent games. Yeah it's not ideal, but it's a wonderful deal for the performance. biggrin.gif

Most always "Get a, buy a new GTX or R whatever". A GTX 690 can be had for $190 not exactly budget, but will do what a GTX 1060 will do, just needs more juice. A lot of them older top drawer GPUs are still good in the game.

Edit: I wonder what a HD5970 would do now? i
I see one on Flea Bay with start of $24.95 and no takers.
Edited by warpuck - 4/26/17 at 10:48am
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