Video card for COD II

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  1. spdfreak

    spdfreak Senior member

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    I haven't really played any games since the old COD days but I'm going to build a new system to replace my old Phenom II X6 so I can play the new COD.
    Current plans are for a Ryzen 5 1600x since they are really cheap (179.99 at MC) with 16GB ram and a 512 SSD. Probably still use win7 pro.
    The question I have is what the best price/performance video card would be for this midrange system that would still play COD II at 1080 nicely.
     
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  3. nurturedhate

    nurturedhate Golden Member

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    Most likely you're looking at an nvidia 1060 6gb or an amd 580 for 1080p. Both perform similarly with the 580 being a hair faster. I'd lean towards the 580 if prices are equal, otherwise whichever is cheaper.
     
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    u mean cod wwII? something above radeon 570/gtx 1060 3gb should push it above 60fps (tho 580/1060 gb give another 10%+)
     
  5. spdfreak

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    Yep, the new COD WWII. I'm guessing the 6GB models will be a bit more future proof?
     
  6. UsandThem

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    Not only do they have more memory, there are some other differences that give the 6GB version around a 10% lead over the 3GB version. Now that you can score a quality two-fan version of the 6GB version for around $250, it's the way to go.
     
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    1060/580 are the midrange option, if you want a bit more leeway and more longetivity then the 1070 is also an option.
     
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    yep, the differences are big enough that the 6GB version should have been called the 1060Ti.
     
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    They really should have. Most people believe the only difference is the amount of memory, and don't realize Nvidia purposely cripples the GPU on the 3GB version a little bit to ensure the 6GB version stays ahead of it.
     
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    Looks like a RX580 8GB and a 1060 6GB are both 250.00 on NE. Basically a toss-up or are there scenarios where one in decidedly better? From what I've been reading, the 1060 will have lower power consumption and the 580 will do better in games that use Vulcan?
     
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    Pretty much. I'd go with whichever one had the better (quieter) cooling. Not all cards are created equal among the various companies.
     
  13. nurturedhate

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    Basically, and either win is minor on their best days. Looking at newegg as you mentioned I see the powercooler 580 at $250 w/ free shipping, the asus 1060 at $270 w/ free shipping and the zotac 1060 at $275 including shipping. The others are either more expensive or single fan variants. At 250 vs 270+ it's pretty easy to pick the 580. The asus does come with a 3 yr warranty but it's asus and their rma... so your mileage may vary. I'd still lean towards the 580. It's cheaper. It's the smallest of hairs faster in the singular game you mentioned.
     
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    I think they actually increased the prices of many of their video cards for this ad. I know that EVGA 1080ti iCX card was $699.99 just the other day, and they have it priced at $769 now. Plus, just a few days ago, they had an EVGA 6GB ACX 3.0 card for $249 after MIR. The card deals are kind of "meh" to me, and you probably can do better coming up. But if you need it now, they're not the worst prices they've ever been.
     
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    Agreed, card prices have been insane for a year+ now. The same 1070 I bought over a year ago for $340 is selling for $400 on a black friday deal... Been wanting to replace the kid's 780ti and there's nothing worth buying price wise.
     
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    I paid $490 for my 1070. You got a steal.
     
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    I think video card prices have peaked. I've noticed they have began to trend downward, but it'll take a little while until they are back at MSRP. Prices in electronics are like gas prices: Quick to go up, and slow to come down. ;)
     
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    For reference, here are a couple of benchmarks I did myself on my two systems (spicy wallpaper alert-I have a condition :p).

    Call of Duty WWII 1920X1080 v.high smaa GTX 1070 @2Ghz CORE i5-8600k @5Ghz - 104fps


    Call of Duty WWII 1920X1080 v.high smaa GTX 970 @1.5Ghz CORE i7-860 @4Ghz - 61fps

    Will do i7-860+1070+7950 and i5-2500k+970+7950+1070 in a couple of weeks. I'm in between re-configurations now, due to my 8600k upgrade.

    If you are as bored as I am watching youtube performance videos however, here is the gist of it.

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    Granted, the frametimes are not the best you have seen, but I do very long benchmarks, exactly because I want to expose things like that. The game runs fine however. Let's not get crazy here. Beautiful too.
     
  20. spdfreak

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    I can wait til after BF or even Christmas. Microcenter has been running some really good deals on the Ryzen processors so I may go ahead and get one and the MB and wait til a good deal show up for the vid card.
     
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    Cod 2 will run very nicely on a 6800GT with all the eye candy enabled, but if you have an older system you can always go back to the DirectX 7 code path and still have a great experience.
     
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  23. spdfreak

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    The thread title is misleading- I'm talking about COD WWII, the new game. But your post does bring up an interesting question- will the old COD games (and MoH) run on modern hardware or does the DirectX version make them incompatible?
     
  25. dogen1

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    They run fine.
     
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    I was merely joking of course :p.