Question Hello - Would welcome some suggestions on a Graphics Card for my new build.

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I'm wondering what you would suggest:

New system will be based on ROG Strix X570-E Motherboard, & Ryzen 5000 series, chip, preferably the 5 5600X. or up from there when generally available.
Not a gamer per se but would like a card that can handle 2 Displays and higher resolutions of video like UHD. PCIe 4.
Budget up to $200 area. I'm actually getting by pretty well on my old system which has Intel HD Graphics 4600 on the I7-4770K chip.
Trying to future proof this new system with a decent graphics adapter. Thanks!
 

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I'm wondering what you would suggest:

New system will be based on ROG Strix X570-E Motherboard, & Ryzen 5000 series, chip, preferably the 5 5600X. or up from there when generally available.
Not a gamer per se but would like a card that can handle 2 Displays and higher resolutions of video like UHD. PCIe 4.
Budget up to $200 area. I'm actually getting by pretty well on my old system which has Intel HD Graphics 4600 on the I7-4770K chip.
Trying to future proof this new system with a decent graphics adapter. Thanks!
My strategy for future proofing my pc is to always get a mob that can accept any new hardware that is on the cusp of coming out.
Then I buy the latest cpu.
This way I can get maybe 8 years out of the pc and only have to upgrade the videocard occasionally which will obviously get you the most performance gains over time.
I probably could have continued using my 8 year old computer but I decided to upgrade only to realize I can’t get the latest videocard because they are sold out everywhere.

I also always double my ram after each upgrade. My last pc had 16gb which is fine for now but I upgraded to 32gb on the chance that 8 years from now I might need it.
Back when I upgraded my computer 8 years ago 8gb’s was the standard. Now 16gb seems to be a good amount. I always try to stay ahead just a bit.

my pc upgrade cost my $1600. With the videocard it will have cost me $2200. If I upgrade the videocard 4 years from now and then one more time 8 years from now I expect to pay $3200 over 8 years to play video games on max settings. That’s $400 a year for the PC.

I personally wouldn’t shoot for a 4k gaming experience unless you want to upgrade more and spend more money. I think 2k is a happy medium and expect 4k to be more obtainable in the next 5 years.
 

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If you really only need business graphics a gt1030 would suite you well. Just make sure the one you get has the 2 hdmi ports otherwise you'll need an adapter.

If you wanted some gaming ability then the GTX1650 and theAMD's Rx570 & Rx5500x are the budget entries. Stepping up a notch yo have the Gtx1660, Rx580 & 5600
 
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If you really only need business graphics a gt1030 would suite you well. Just make sure the one you get has the 2 hdmi ports otherwise you'll need an adapter.

If you wanted some gaming ability then the GTX1650 and theAMD's Rx570 & Rx5500x are the budget entries. Stepping up a notch yo have the Gtx1660, Rx580 & 5600
Thanks hoe does this one look to you? (I now understand the supply shortage) This one is PCIe 4.0 and and supposedly 8K ready.

https://www.newegg.com/asrock-radeon-rx-5500-xt-rx5500xt-cld-4go/p/N82E16814930026?Item=N82E16814930026&quicklink=true
 
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Thanks hoe does this one look to you? (I now understand the supply shortage) This one is PCIe 4.0 and and supposedly 8K ready.

https://www.newegg.com/asrock-radeon-rx-5500-xt-rx5500xt-cld-4go/p/N82E16814930026?Item=N82E16814930026&quicklink=true
Looks alright to me.
One last update. I ended up settling on a low end card, for now. Given the supply shortages in the other two categories you outlined, I can wait for things to get back to "normal" and shop around then. I spent way too much time trying to find something in the $200-$300 range but there are too many gaps in all that.

Anyway I selected the MSI GT1030 2G OC Low Profile, for the HMDI/DP ports and frankly for $80 this will hold me over for now.
Your limiting the field to 3 categories really helped me sort out the options. Thanks!
 

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