Question I need opinion on buying new GPU

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I want to purchase a graphics card. I was offered an AMD Radeon RX 570 Sapphire NITRO+ 8gb.
What do you think, should I go for it?

These are my full specs including PSU:
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i5 2310 @ 2.90GHz
RAM: 8 GB DDR3 1333MHz
GPU: 4096MB ATI Radeon RX 560 Series (ATI)
Motherboard: Intel Corporation DH67CL (LGA1155)
Storage: SSD Kingston A400 480GB
Display: ASUS VA249 (1920x1080@59Hz)
Power Supply Unit: Antec EarthWatts EA-500D (500W Max.)
 
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Honestly, that will bottleneck your system. bad. I think that your i5 is only a dual core, which is pretty old and lacks performance. I think that your were offered the 570 (which under my impression was free?) i think that you should take it and build another system around that card if you can afford it. Something like a ryzen 5 3600 and a 16 gb kit of RAM could be a pretty nice system.
 
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If it's free I'd snag it. Your current i5 may hold it back a bit but there may still be a good bump in performance. In the meantime I'd sell your RX 560 and save up for a 2600(k) or 3770(k) if you can find one used for a good price as the increased clock speed and threads would better pair with the RX 570.
 
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Yeah.. I thought of upgrading my motherboard and CPU very soon. I thought of getting maybe i7 3770k or ryzen 5 2600? I don't know yet. Thank you all for responses. I'll get it definitely!
Btw, it's not actually for free, I'll just replace this RX 560 with that one. :)
 

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Yeah, even trade. They also offered me RX 580 MSI Armor 8GB, but I need to add about 70 bucks more. But I think I'll stick to RX 570.
 

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Cool. It is red MK2 I think. I've seen it for a couple of seconds. There is MK 2 written on the box (red letters). But nvm, this one is also good. Main reason I want to do an "exchange" of GPUs is because mine is RX 560 Baffin - 896 stream processors. So anything more powerful than this card is enough for me.
 
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I guess by the term " offered " you mean: for free. Generally an AMD Radeon RX 570 Sapphire NITRO+ 8gb is considered pretty expensive. It would be a great deal if you can get it for free.

Trough it is a little bit expensive , it serves great. And design with two fans is quiet amazing. The thermals are very good, they don't make so much sound. They don't even create heat over 71 degrees.

Though there is no RGB it is not a big deal. You would be able to use the free-sync with the help of the display port or the HDMI. If you need a card to run 1080p ultra then go ahead. It can run up to 1440p . Personally I prefer the one with the 4GB memory.
 
Not a chance an RX570 is using 300W. Probably not even using an oscilloscope to catch momentary spikes.
It's a Polaris GPU with 12% less SPs than an RX580. 1340Mhz frequency is healthy, but still not going to draw that much power.

I just tested my personal RX480 (same as an RX580) at 1400MHz and the GPU power draw is ~170W in Furmark. If you still don't believe me, I can hook up my Kill-a-Watt meter to my system (in signature) and tell you the power draw at the wall under 100% CPU & GPU usage (Prime95 & FurMark)
 
300w would be the max.
If the gpu could run on 225w under max load, it would have come with only the usual 8 pin connector.
The designers did not add an extra 6 pin requirement for nothing.

Then, also, the antec psu is some 10 years old and may no longer deliver original power.

I suppose if the price is right, it is worth a try.
Antec will have decent overload protection.
 
Even the Asus RX580 8GB TOP with it's 1431MHz frequency only uses a single 8-pin power.

My guess is that the Nitro+ has the extra 6-pin as an "overclocker friendly" feature. Not a necessity or indicator of power requirement for stock frequencies.
 
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