Question Best price wise upgrade from 1050TI

Mar 26, 2020
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Hello,
I am thinking about upgrading my graphics card because it is bottlenecking my CPU (Ryzen 5 3600) really hard. I currently own the GIGABYTE 1050 TI which is working pretty well since I got it (About 2 years ago). I don't really have a lot of knowledge of graphic cards so that's why I'm asking it here. What would be the best choice of graphic cards to upgrade from my current one? I am looking for a cheap but powerful GPU that doesn't (Or almost doesn't) bottleneck my CPU. It would be nice if it has RGB on it but that is no must. I live in the Netherlands so prices will likely be higher.
 

WildCard999

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How do you figure it's holding back performance (bottlenecking) your CPU? The CPU essentially dictates the FPS while the GPU sets the graphic settings so unless your unhappy with the graphics there's little reason to upgrade it.

At 1080P that is a fine pairing although for newer AAA games you may need to lower the settings to around Medium to maintain smooth FPS.

If you still want to upgrade the cheapest I'd get would be the RX 570/580 as a somewhat worthwhile upgrade.
 
That CPU can handle pretty much any graphics card out there right now.
The question is....what resolution and fps are you shooting for?

For instance...if you are only gaming at 1080p....an RTX 2080 Ti is going to be way overkill.
 
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Thanks guys. I am actually gaming on 1080p but I mainly play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which demands real good specs for good performance. I am currently getting an average of 55 FPS which is fine, but I am thinking that newer AAA games may even need better specs so that's why I was thinking about a new GPU. I will take a look at your answers,
Thanks
 

WildCard999

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Thanks guys. I am actually gaming on 1080p but I mainly play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which demands real good specs for good performance. I am currently getting an average of 55 FPS which is fine, but I am thinking that newer AAA games may even need better specs so that's why I was thinking about a new GPU. I will take a look at your answers,
Thanks
I would hold off until you need it, doing so will allow you to have a higher budget when your ready and Nvidia is releasing Ampere this year.
 

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