Question Need a consumer card to use on my workstation build?

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Question, the following pc build I have below I truly want to make changes to with a $500 budget. I’m using this pc for adobe software, corel painter, Maya, 3D studio max, and other digital art / creation software.

Ryzen 9 3950x with ninja scythe 5 cooler
X570 gigabyte arous elite motherboard
ballistix sport lp 16gb ram @ 2 8gb running 2666 mhz
gigabyte radeon vega 56 gaming oc
500gb SSD
4TB hard drive

Thinking of upgrading to gskill ripjaw V ram of 4 sticks 8gb ddr4 ram @ 32oo mhz totaling 32gb ram and either upgrading to a NVIDIA 2070 super, Radeon 5700 / xt or Vega Frontier edition gpu ... What you guy's think is truly best...
 

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Question, the following pc build I have below I truly want to make changes to with a $500 budget. I’m using this pc for adobe software, corel painter, Maya, 3D studio max, and other digital art / creation software.

Ryzen 9 3950x with ninja scythe 5 cooler
X570 gigabyte arous elite motherboard
ballistix sport lp 16gb ram @ 2 8gb running 2666 mhz
gigabyte radeon vega 56 gaming oc
500gb SSD
4TB hard drive

Thinking of upgrading to gskill ripjaw V ram of 4 sticks 8gb ddr4 ram @ 32oo mhz totaling 32gb ram and either upgrading to a NVIDIA 2070 super, Radeon 5700 / xt or Vega Frontier edition gpu ... What you guy's think is truly best...
Four DIMMs is a worse idea than two 16GB DIMMs. Ryzen is a dual channel CPU. It is more difficult to get 4 DIMMs to run at high clock speeds. It is also unpredictable what adding another two DIMMs will do with your existing RAM. They may not play nicely together.
 
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I don't want to add ram, I'm looking to purchasing 4 stick of 8gb gskill ripjaw ram running at 3200 mhz replacing the ballistix sport ram..
 
The sweetspot for Ryzen 3rd gen. RAM is 3600mhz cl16...
https://premiumbuilds.com/ram/best-ram-for-ryzen-3000/

The NVidia cards are a bit better in non gaming graphical tasks. You will need a bigger budget...


PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $149.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card | $499.99 @ Best Buy
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $649.98
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-08 21:05 EDT-0400 |
 
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Since you're running an AMD CPU, the speedier RAM you can use the better. It makes a big difference compared to Intel platforms.

If you want to keep all your hardware AMD-based for whatever reason, the 5700 XT should serve you well. As a bonus, both your X570 motherboard and the 5700 XT suppore PCIe 4.0 which might have performance benefits of some kind, although I am not sure how important PCIe bandwidth is in productivity/creativity software. If that doesn't sound useful to you, the 2070 Super is faster and probably worth the extra $ IMO.
 

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