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Question Upgrading from 1050ti

jcmeyer5

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I've been out of the game for a bit, so please bear with me.

My son and I have near identical rigs - 4670k, 16GB, SSD, 1050 Ti, 1080p 60hertz display (older Samsung televisions). We play a couple games more than others - COD Cold War, Forza Horizon 4. We have a habit of setting the render resolution at 1440x816 and low settings. We get 60-70 fps during our games. Since our displays wont be changing anytime soon, we want to be able to run our games at a solid 60FPS (probably need over to make sure it doesnt drop under) at max settings. So I am looking for upgrades. I had been considering RX 580 8GB cards, but unsure if that will get us there.

I would stay in the nVidia universe, but the prices are crazy enough that I am looking for an upgrade in the ATI/AMD family. I'd like to keep it under $200 each, but for the right deal I can go to $250.

Thanks!
 

VirtualLarry

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I would stay in the nVidia universe, but the prices are crazy enough that I am looking for an upgrade in the ATI/AMD family. I'd like to keep it under $200 each, but for the right deal I can go to $250.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the only half-way gaming-grade GPU that you're going to find for those prices, in-stock, is going to BE an occasional GTX 1050 ti 4GB... that you already HAVE. So, no, there's no upgrades available in that price range, really, anymore.

I agree with the others, re-evaluate after six months. We'll see where Crypto goes by then. Maybe the situation will be worse, if that's even possible. (Even GT 1030 cards are now selling above $100 ! And those aren't "miner cards".)
 

Jaskalas

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4 years and no viable upgrade path at a reasonable price.
Are we in a "build and upgrade your own PC" apocalypse?

If stock were available, I would suggest 1660 Super was a good choice.
 

Insert_Nickname

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OP, you're not going to get any graphics card at any sort of reasonable price right now. Best course currently is to sit tight, and wait six months to a year, and see what the situation is then.

When miners are buying up laptops(!) for mining, things have really jumped the shark.

(Even GT 1030 cards are now selling above $100 ! And those aren't "miner cards".)
People are getting desperate, and the 1030 is the minimum viable card. Sad. Just sad.

Are we in a "build and upgrade your own PC" apocalypse?
I bought a really cheap 5600XT last year on sale, and on a lark. Had buyers remorse due to all the Navi bugs, drivers were unstable as hell. Runs good now though.

I can sell that with a decent profit* right now, and it might turn out to be the best deal I've made in years. That alone tells something.

*something, something, cold dead hands, something...
 
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