So, realizing that my ancient HD7850 isn’t going to cut it any longer for DCS, Elite Dangerous, etc, I’m in the market for a new card, looking to buy in the next month or so. However, with moving later this month and all the expenses that come with that, I’m not going to be able to spend more than $400, tops.
So, any and all recommendations would be wonderful.
This is a pretty good place to keep an eye out for a deal and read comments about the hardware - you can sort it for just GPUs on the right side tab I think…actually the link I provided does that for you…
You could look around for a 2nd hand 980 Ti. I have seen a couple come up on eBay in the last month priced quite reasonably. The performance difference from the 1070 is very small. It may even outperform the 1070 for some games like x-plane (non-VR non 4K)
I am running amd 7990. Been a solid card. Should be cheap now. Get the one with extra ram.
Elite and dcs (beta+open alpha) no problems on the resolution you are looking at. I max most things out on settings for games.
Just review check certain brands as i there was a brand with batch that ran hot.
I like and drivers and software as well. One click solution to update and roll back.
I dunno that seems incremental. If you’re going to spend $400 I’d recommend you save a bit more and get a 10 series. Either 1070 or 1080. It’ll save you having to upgrade quickly again and you’ll be able to max pretty much everything right away.
I can’t really recommend spending even $400 on something that isn’t a big jump up.
@Navynuke99 this is a hideously bad time to be in the market for a card thanks to the crypto miners. 1070’s were $379 at Christmas and now they are literally out of stock at New Egg or almost $600 on Amazon.
Wait till after September and play Battleships with me until production goes up and prices go down
It’s not that I don’t want you to have a new card, it’s just that there is terrible value at the $400 price point right now. It will change however.
The Bitcoin thing is a fad. Once everyone is doing it no one will be doing it. And that will coincide with the card manufacturers just ramping up, and the prices will go through the floor. Wait it out.
But you know what you should spend your $399.00 on? Even if it sits in the two boxes till you can get a card?
I got a 970 around november 2016 for $250 at Frys, i would highly recommend it if you are doing 1080p gaming. Runs DCS at a constant 60+ in 2.1 with high everything, extreme view distance, 2x MSAA. Might dip into the 40’s low over vegas, but its a great card for the price. No complaints. I wanted a 1070, but couldn’t justify spending 400+ on a video card. Thats like 12 bottles of makers.