Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: south of Boston, MA
Best bang for the buck upgrade for my GTX 760
Hi all, long time no see.
I don't do much gaming on my PC nowadays, but every once in a while I dust off D3 or things like that. My GTX 760 seems to be fine for that, but something that I do routinely do is photo editing using Lightroom, which uses graphics acceleration to boost productivity of the application.
Lately I've had issues with gray screens in the Develop module or delays when Graphic Acceleration is on. I updated drivers, rebooted, tweaked a few things, and nothing, it's still happening pretty consistently with acceleration on. If I turn it off, the app runs, but it's much slower when it's doing any sort of intensive processing or rendering a number of images (for example, I touched up 20 images the other day; when I went to export them for the web, it took several seconds per image instead of taking about 5-6 seconds to do all twenty.
The cheapest/easiest thing to try first is to update my 760, but I don't want to throw tons of money at it, since I'm quietly considering getting rid of my desktop altogether since I no longer work from home anyways. I had a chance to pick up a 1080 ti FE by Asus from a co-worker, but I just missed the listing.
It looks like Newegg Marketplace has a refurb 8gb 1080 Asus for $499, as well as a refurb MSI GTX 1080 ti 11gb for $698, but these are more than I would like to spend. My research shows me that 960 is a decent leap above the 760, but I'm probably not searching optimally or forgetting to check certain things because it's been so long.
TL,DR: Help me select my new video card - Currently using a GTX 760. Want to stay Nvidia.
Budget max $400 (goal closer to $300)
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