Which GPU Do do you recommend me?

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  1. Aleferna_dls

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    Well, last updates have been catastrophic for my old tiny GPU, a NVIDIA GT220 From year 2009; I can't play any official map above 6-10 FPS, Except gridmap and Grid Pure, the same happens with the unnoficial maps.
    So, which GPU Recommend me? My price limit is between 150-200 euros... Is there anything decent in that price range?

    My current computer specs are:

    CPU: Intel I5 2.6 ghz
    Motherboard: Asus P7H55-M
    GPU (Graphic card) NVIDIA GT220
    RAM: 8GB DDR3
    HARD DISK: Samsung 1tb
    OS: Windows 8/XP 64Bits manually selectable

    Apart from the GPU, Is this computer good? Would it run beamng faster with a new card?

    Cheers!! ;)
     
  2. BlueScreen

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    RX 480.
     
  3. BlueScreen

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    A decent 400W+ unit should handle it, but valid point. Make sure the PSU can handle the card, otherwise might want to go for an RX 460 or wait for a 1050.
     
  4. Aleferna_dls

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    So... what's better NVidia, Gigabyte or AMD? My top budget is in 200 euros, and the RX480 Costs 270€. How good is the gtx960? The 1080? The 950? Im not an expert
    Cheers
     
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    RX470 or GTX1050 then. The AMD cards are a better investition though, except maybe if you can get the Nvidia for 30$ less.
     
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  6. Drivver

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    Well RX 480 is 59% faster than GTX 960 and ~45% faster than R9 380 (same price as GTX 960), probably 80% (or more) than GTX 950, better solution for your budget if you have ~500W PSU is R9 380 (once again same price as GTX 960) and it's faster than NVidia equivalent. RX470 is ~10% slower than RX 480. But in 200 euros you can buy GTX960 or R9 380 try to get 4GB version. If you have good PSU you can look around for R9 290 / R9 290X / 7970 best cards in their prices, but 600Watt PSU recommended. If you have something like 400Watt PSU I'd go with NVidia this time, as they have way lower power consumption.
     
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  8. JohnDeere714

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    first off, you might wanna over clock that CPU to 3.0+ GHz.
    The GPU I'm using and never had a problem is a zotac geforce 750ti.
    i dont know about the mobo. or how well the ddr3 ram is too.
     
  9. TromboneWalrus

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    What psu do you have? You may need to upgrade it. The gtx 960 is a nice card and in your price range. I have the Gigabyte g1 gaming and it runs beam a constant 45 - 50 fps at highest settings. You wouldn't get frames that high with the cpu you have but it will be significantly better than your current card.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125777
    These cards have 2 extra gb and are factory OC so it's a little better than a normal gtx 960, but is still in your price range. They recommend a 400w psu to run this card, so keep that in mind.
     
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  10. BlueScreen

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    960 and 380 are both outdated, no point in buying them. The 380 also has the same power requirements as the RX 480 and the 960 is only slightly lower.
    If you can't find a 480 go for a 470, it's almost as good and a bit cheaper. If you still can't afford it wait for the 460/1050 or get a last gen card if your PSU can handle it.

    As for Nvidia vs AMD the Nvidia cards are slightly more powerful, but they don't support proper Async compute so they're outperformed by AMD in next-gen APIs (DX12, Vulkan) as long as the game supports Async compute. Consoles have AMD GPUs, which means most AAA titles will make proper use of Async (which both consoles and AMD cards will greatly benefit from) making AMD the more future proof cards.
     
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  11. TromboneWalrus

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    They are outdated, but the 1060 costs $300 and you can get a 960 for under $200. The GTX 1060 and RX 480 are out of his price range.

    Of course, if you can in any way afford a 1060 or 480 you should buy it rather than waste your money on 960. You would be better off saving more money and getting a one of those .
     
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  12. BlueScreen

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    You can get a 480 at MSRP ($240) if you find it, stock should be fine in a week or two when miners stop buying dozens of them. 470 is just under $200 and almost as powerful as the 4GB 480, unless you need a card now there's no reason not to wait for them to become available. Even waiting for the 460 would be a smarter choice than a 380 - faster and much more power efficient, probably will cost around $150 too.
    Even if you decide to go for a last gen card the 960's not even worth considering when the 380 is better in every single way - just as powerful if not more, same price, more future proof because Async support.
     
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  13. Drivver

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    You are wrong mate, RX 460 have only 2.2 Tflops, while RX 470 have 4.9 Tflops, R9 380 have around 3.8Tflops IIRC. So nope, RX 460 will be slower than R9 380, way slower. Also this prices are only in USA, he live in Europe (he said his budget is 200euros) and card prices in Europe vary a lot, you can't get any (even reference) RX 480 for less than 300euros (up to 450Euro!!!) so used previous gen. is a good deal here. And yes R9 380 is always better choice than GTX 960, and also AMD previus gen. cards aint outdated, they age way better than NV cards.
     
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  14. Aleferna_dls

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    Thanks Mates!!! i´ll take some time until I decide it... The one I'll probably buy is the R9 380, which cost the same as the GTX960, but similar or even better in the comparations. Now, which brand is the best, Shappire or MSI?
    Cheers :)
     
  15. Car_Killer

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    RX 470/GTX 1050.
     
  16. Berke

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    Well i would go for msi heard some People had problems with the sapphire
     
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  17. BlueScreen

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    Get a 470 instead. About the same price, much better performance and lower TDP.
     
  18. JackH

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    Yes like BlueScreen said get a RX 470 instead, that or get an R9 380X, they are found for about the same price as R9 380 today and are a slight bit better than the R9 380.
     
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