Question Graphics card upgrade

jrhansen

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I am looking to replace my old Asus GTX 660 Ti Graphics card

beside that my system:

Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe
Intel i7 3770k
16gb Ram
intel Sata SSD 520 series 240gb + Spinner Data disks
750W PSU

What is the best modern GPU to be looking at considdering the age of the MB
(2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x16 or x16/x8/x16 or x16/x8/x8/x8)).

Don't mind buying a card that won't meet its full potential in my system as long as its compatible, but of course throwing a shit load of money at
an older i7 is also a waste.

The system runs fine as is, just want to maximise what I can get out of it, as I am sure some of the cheaper cards today most likely can saturate my system and still be a couple or maybe more times faster than the GTX660 Ti

Any suggestions appreciated :)

(Also considdering an SSD upgrade .. as my C-drive is like always full ... maybe a Samsung 860 Evo 1tb ? and the intel is nearing its 7 years of age)
 

Ttesar06

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rx 580s are about $189 right now. not a bad price for performance. i use one currently and i can max just about any game or close to it at 1080 60+ fps. i just upgraded to a ryzen system but before this i used my rx 580 in a i5 2500k OC to 4.0ghz system and it ran perfectly fine. found some games to botttlneck my cpu but never the GPU
 
What is your monitor's resolution and refresh rate? Does the monitor have FreeSync, GSync, or neither?

EDIT: also, R9 and later AMD cards have issues with some older motherboards if they are not UEFI. That MIGHT be a problem with your motherboard, but I don't know for certain.
 

jrhansen

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Ita a Samsung 27" 1080p 120hz Don't plan on upgrading to 4k right now.
The Mb is Uefi, but I'm a Nvidia guy .. no AMD is getting in my home :p

Will check what I can get a 1060 for where I live, I remember reading it was around the sweetspot when only running 1080p. GTX1070 or 1080 would be overkill especially with my system, and I think the PSU might have to be raised a bit with those anyway

don't really know the brand of ssd Jojesa suggest, and I know that the Samsung EVO is some of the best ssd's around. just checked out those new 860 entry lvl models and the evo is only 20% more where I live and still fairly cheap for a 1tb unit (about 150 $/Euro)
 
Ita a Samsung 27" 1080p 120hz Don't plan on upgrading to 4k right now.
The Mb is Uefi, but I'm a Nvidia guy .. no AMD is getting in my home :p
Well, if you're in the US at least, then expect to pay more for the "privilege" of avoiding AMD while getting the same (or slightly lesser) performance.

Current US prices, RX 580 8GB and GTX 1060 6GB, sorted from lowest to highest price:
https://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#c=373,391&sort=price&G=6442450944,8589934592

Your monitor isn't a GSync monitor, is it?
 

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