Question Change to Nvidia from AMD (Radeon 5700 XT is garbage) ?

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So I really wanted to put off upgrading my card because new models are coming out towards the end of the year. But like many others I have the issue with the 5700xt randomly crashing, black screen and saying the video drivers stopped working. I tried many things already discussed over the forums (minimal + manual install of drivers without the software). But the issue is still there, its just a fault with the card. . and the frequency of this happening has slowly been increasing over time.

I am thinking if I should just do a lateral change to a 2060super as its about on par with the AMD card and it can be had for around $350 on Amazon right now which isnt too bad, I was at one time wanting to switch to the 3060ti but the prices are still a bit high and again with new releases around the corner probably aint worth it... Whats your thoughts?
 

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Just looked, warranty is probably expired they usually have 1 or 2 years, this one is Powercolor and purchased in June 2020 so just over 2 years now.
 

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I was thinking if I wait for the 4070 that is maybe November and even longer if i go with the 4060 TI.. still would need to see what the prices would be... Actual upgrade card looking to spend around $500-600.. So if I hold out means I got around 4 months average about a crash per day or two which isnt horrible but just annoying when in a game and need to reboot.
 
3080 12GB seems like a great deal atm.. especially today on prime

edit.. if you can pay 350 for a 2060... for that price I'd assume its at least a super or the 12GB version you would could cough up another 40 dollars for a 3060.

After kinda looking around at this
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html you do know this isn't a lateral

This is actually a pretty noticeable downgrade. A 3060 would be a comparable card.

While we are at it here, have you ever used ddu?
When was the last time you did a fresh install of windows?
What driver version are you currently using for your 5700xt
what power supply are you using?

2060 isn't the way to go.. especially at 350 dollars

either figure out what the problem is.. driver issues, windows problems, power delivery

I've had he Windows 10 cumulative updates KB5001330 and KB5001337 absolutely demolish my frame rates... twice.. the fix was to reinstall windows fresh, do the updates then move forward from there.

Who knows it could help
 
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3080 12GB seems like a great deal atm.. especially today on prime

edit.. if you can pay 350 for a 2060... for that price I'd assume its at least a super or the 12GB version you would could cough up another 40 dollars for a 3060.

After kinda looking around at this
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html you do know this isn't a lateral

This is actually a pretty noticeable downgrade. A 3060 would be a comparable card.

While we are at it here, have you ever used ddu?
When was the last time you did a fresh install of windows?
What driver version are you currently using for your 5700xt
what power supply are you using?

2060 isn't the way to go.. especially at 350 dollars

either figure out what the problem is.. driver issues, windows problems, power delivery

I've had he Windows 10 cumulative updates KB5001330 and KB5001337 absolutely demolish my frame rates... twice.. the fix was to reinstall windows fresh, do the updates then move forward from there.

Who knows it could help
Yeah you probably right about the 2060super... The 3060 is slightly better on frame rates but its kind of close (https://www.gpucheck.com/compare/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-vs-nvidia-geforce-rtx-2060-super/intel-core-i9-10900k-vs-intel-core-i7-8700k-3-70ghz/)

The prices for me though I have to consider as im not in the states so have to pay S&H + Deposit fees here is what I have to choose from (cheapest of the models)
ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Twin Edge OC $379+47 fees ($426)
MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB GDRR6 $349+49 fees ($398)
So yeah not much difference in price just $30...

I could get a 3060 locally but its Galax and dont think their that good, its also $436.. And the MSI Gaming version of the 3060 is $490 here.

One thing I forgot to consider if it matters at all... I have a Freesync monitor which is the ASUS TUF gaming VG249q.. Will it matter with gsync since think that is just a freesync monitor?
 

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Or I am wondering even if AMD fixed the issues that plagued the 5000 series cards with the black screen/crashes on their 6000 models? Might be cheaper to just go with AMD again... Reason I thought to change to amd is after losing confidence after having this card only 2 years and scared to buy another amd card with the same issues... But reading reddit havent seen people reporting the same issues... https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/qeb0v8
I can get the
MSI Gaming AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT for $409, and its actually better then the other 2 cards I mentioned on paper at least.

View: https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/qeb0v8/realistically_how_bad_are_amd_gpu_drivers_still/
 
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Or I am wondering even if AMD fixed the issues that plagued the 5000 series cards with the black screen/crashes on their 6000 models? Might be cheaper to just go with AMD again... Reason I thought to change to amd is after losing confidence after having this card only 2 years and scared to buy another amd card with the same issues... But reading reddit havent seen people reporting the same issues... https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/qeb0v8
I can get the
MSI Gaming AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT for $409, and its actually better then the other 2 cards I mentioned on paper at least.

View: https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/qeb0v8/realistically_how_bad_are_amd_gpu_drivers_still/
No idea, My Vega 64 did really good a bit hot though, my asus ROG strix 5700xt did pretty good after I had to fix the vrm contact issue, Asus fault with that, My 6800xt does amazing, haven't had a single issue with any of them, I mean I do overclock the snot out of my stuff and I've been happy.

Im willing to bet that crappy raidmax PSU is probably the problem though, its not a great unit....

Good luck!
 
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3080 12GB seems like a great deal atm.. especially today on prime

edit.. if you can pay 350 for a 2060... for that price I'd assume its at least a super or the 12GB version you would could cough up another 40 dollars for a 3060.

After kinda looking around at this
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html you do know this isn't a lateral

This is actually a pretty noticeable downgrade. A 3060 would be a comparable card.

While we are at it here, have you ever used ddu?
When was the last time you did a fresh install of windows?
What driver version are you currently using for your 5700xt
what power supply are you using?

2060 isn't the way to go.. especially at 350 dollars

either figure out what the problem is.. driver issues, windows problems, power delivery

I've had he Windows 10 cumulative updates KB5001330 and KB5001337 absolutely demolish my frame rates... twice.. the fix was to reinstall windows fresh, do the updates then move forward from there.

Who knows it could help
Just seen this recent post (within last few months) will try this and see if it works as this guy said use Net framework 3.5 SP1
 

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No idea, My Vega 64 did really good a bit hot though, my asus ROG strix 5700xt did pretty good after I had to fix the vrm contact issue, Asus fault with that, My 6800xt does amazing, haven't had a single issue with any of them, I mean I do overclock the snot out of my stuff and I've been happy.

Im willing to bet that crappy raidmax PSU is probably the problem though, its not a great unit....

Good luck!
Yeah I cant remember why I got this one... what do you recommend for PSU?
 

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Yeah you probably right about the 2060super... The 3060 is slightly better on frame rates but its kind of close (https://www.gpucheck.com/compare/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-vs-nvidia-geforce-rtx-2060-super/intel-core-i9-10900k-vs-intel-core-i7-8700k-3-70ghz/)

The prices for me though I have to consider as im not in the states so have to pay S&H + Deposit fees here is what I have to choose from (cheapest of the models)
ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Twin Edge OC $379+47 fees ($426)
MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB GDRR6 $349+49 fees ($398)
So yeah not much difference in price just $30...

I could get a 3060 locally but its Galax and dont think their that good, its also $436.. And the MSI Gaming version of the 3060 is $490 here.

One thing I forgot to consider if it matters at all... I have a Freesync monitor which is the ASUS TUF gaming VG249q.. Will it matter with gsync since think that is just a freesync monitor?
Galax is a Palit subsidiary and shouldn't be bad at all, they are Nvidia's biggest trusted partner and produce a huge part of the Nvidia cards on the market. I honestly trust Palit cards, had a couple so far and never went wrong with them.

About your monitor:
Supports both Adaptive-Sync with NVIDIA GeForce* graphics cards and FreeSync with AMD Radeon graphics cards *Compatible with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series, GTX 16 series, RTX 20 series and newer graphics cards

Most modern monitors, if not all, feature G-sync/adaptive sync compatibility.
 
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3080 12GB seems like a great deal atm.. especially today on prime

edit.. if you can pay 350 for a 2060... for that price I'd assume its at least a super or the 12GB version you would could cough up another 40 dollars for a 3060.

After kinda looking around at this
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html you do know this isn't a lateral

This is actually a pretty noticeable downgrade. A 3060 would be a comparable card.

While we are at it here, have you ever used ddu?
When was the last time you did a fresh install of windows?
What driver version are you currently using for your 5700xt
what power supply are you using?

2060 isn't the way to go.. especially at 350 dollars

either figure out what the problem is.. driver issues, windows problems, power delivery

I've had he Windows 10 cumulative updates KB5001330 and KB5001337 absolutely demolish my frame rates... twice.. the fix was to reinstall windows fresh, do the updates then move forward from there.

Who knows it could help
Besides the PSU check that someone mention, I would also pay attention to what spentshells mention here!
 
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If I do need a new card for 5 months I just found a local group selling new and 2nd hand might as well get the 3060ti seen some as low as $440-460 so just $30 more for a TI version probably worth it. Brand new MSI Ventus 2x 3600TI their selling for equivalent to $455.
 

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Just an update on this, that day after I tried the fix of getting net framework 3.5 sp1, and I also had a windows update that I installed since then I havent had any black screen or error of driver stopped responding... So could be a coincidence but so far so good, if it stays like this can just keep this card till new cards come out.
 
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