Question Gpu Recommendation (gtx 780 vs 970 vs 1060 vs rx 570 vs 580 vs 590)

Azndude263

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I am looking to buy a used gpu and these are the ones I found. Please give advice as to which I should buy in terms of best value. I do want to be able to play at decent fps with good settings at 1080P. My current setup is below

Ryzen 5 2600
16gb ram
1tb ssd
1000w Rosewill psu

Option 1: gtx 780 (evga) - $45
Option 2: gtx 970 (evga) - $65
Option 3: gtx 1060 (evga) - $90
Option 4: rx 570 (sapphire) - $80
Option 5: rx 580 (sapphire) - $100
Option 6: rx 590 (xfx) - $140

I am trying to save money thus if something is too powerful for 1080p, I don't want to waste money. That gtx 780 ($45) or gtx 970 ($65) looks decent to me. Advice guys?

Could someone also rank these gpus in term if performance for me? Also list like how much faster or slower the cards are compared to each other. Thank you!
 

ohio_buckeye

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The RX 590 is the fastest. The 580 is maybe 10-15% slower than the 590, so is a decent value. 570 is about 10-15% slower than the 580.

The 970 and the 1060 are both going to be somewhere in the neighborhood of the 570/580. But the 780, I would let go of.

In my opinion, it seems like as they get older, AMD has better drivers for their cards and they seem to perform better as the cards get older for longer. If you have the power supply and can keep the card cool, the 590 is your best card. It's probably the neighborhood of the gtx 1660. So will probably last longest.
 
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GTX 1060 (is it 6gb?) is the best choice. It's cold, you can also OC it a little bit.

RX 580/590 consume much more power than 1060...
 

Azndude263

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I understand the rx 590 is the fastest card and I do have a 1000w psu to support it. But would it be overkill for 1080p? The 780 at $45 and 970 at $65 are not good for 1080p gaming?
 

King_V

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Please note:

GTX 780 = 3GB VRAM, and 250W TDP . . . it's a huge power hog for the performance you get from it
GTX 970 = 4GB VRAM
GTX 1060 = 3GB or 6GB of VRAM and a 120W TDP, the most power efficient of the cards on this list. How much VRAM does the one you're looking at have? The 3GB version also is cut down in its GPU portion compared to the 6GB version. If it's 3GB, do NOT get it.
RX 570 = 4GB or 8GB of VRAM. How much VRAM does the one you're looking at have?
RX 580 = 4GB or 8GB of VRAM. How much VRAM does the one you're looking at have?
RX 590 = 8GB of VRAM but something of a power hog, given its 225W TDP.
 

King_V

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They are 3gb and 4gb
Then skip the 1060, definitely.

If the 570 and the 580 are both 4GB, then I'd actually consider the GTX 970 or the RX 570. Both similar performance and similar power draw. The 970 is less expensive, but older.

If the 580 is 8GB, I'd go with that.

The 590 is too much extra money for the about 9% extra performance over the 580, and sucks down more power. I would not get it at $40 more than the price of the 580.


Keep in mind if you go for the 570 that, if you're buying in the US, a new one with full warranty can be had for $120 currently.
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tF648d/xfx-radeon-rx-570-4gb-rs-xxx-video-card-rx-570p427d6

There have (occasionally) been promos for an RX 570 4GB going for as little as $99.
 

ohio_buckeye

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Good suggestions. I have an rx 580 and it's fine. I can see myself this year or early next year upgrading from it. I've gotten to use an rx 590 and it's a better card, but just a little.

The 570 is not much slower than the 580. If you are on a tight budget and are in the USA, then look for the RX 470 and 480. The 570 and 580 cards are refreshes of those cards, and are just a few percentage points faster. But the 470 and 480 would still be decent.
 

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