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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 01:43 PM - Thread Starter
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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)
Refurbs okay

Thanks!

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Hop on eBay. You can grab a 970 for ~$120, 980 for ~$160, and 980 Ti for ~$200 fairly easily. Any will be a huge upgrade over a 760.

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@ The Pook, good suggestion, thanks!
@ Skupples, I don't have my loop parts anymore; thanks though!

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I think @Serious_Don has a 980 Ti he was thinking of selling, maybe he'll chime in.

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I'd probably go with something from Pascal/Turing generation unless you go for a GTX 980 Ti or something with more than 4GB VRAM. Even $150 GTX 1650 and RX 470/RX 570 have 4GB VRAM these days.

~$150 GTX 1060 6GB ~GTX 980 4GB
$220ish GTX 1070 8GB
~$250 GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6 ~ GTX 1070 8GB ~ GTX 980 Ti 6GB overclocked
$250-300 GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X~ RTX 2060 6GB


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Quote: Originally Posted by MistaBernie View Post
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)
Refurbs okay

Thanks!
For $300 you should be able to find a used 1080, used 1070's are a great deal as well as they're easy to find sub-$200.

I'd personally avoid refurb cards, they're more costly and are either just cleaned used cards or cards with small issues that got returned and are being resold. Not worth it imo.
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have been beating performance issues by making my own OS images with a toolkit.

I keep updated from by use of manual installers/.cabs, and block the rest.

ran like a dream, years extra from my 760 4Gb (vbios modded)

Gtx 1660's got around $200ish, so i finally upgraded to assist my GTAV modding.



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Single Language W10 installs run the quickest in my experience; Drivers from Driver Fusion on Steam keep DPC latency lower than other sources for me. Also, disabling System Restore entirely in Gpedit keeps alot of disk overhead down. Windows backup is more reliable anyway if you don't mind the extra work. Also, running this elevated CMD, then rebooting is a good trick. The downside, makes past updates permanent, but system is like ~woosh !!




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Zotac is selling refurbished GTX 1080 TIs on their official store for $439.99, tax may apply.

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Zotac is selling refurbished GTX 1080 TIs on their official store for $439.99, tax may apply.
^yeah~! 11GB 352-bit - golden deal, really, for $1000 worth of GPU.

wish more companies sold refurbs directly like this

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