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Question New GPU required!

May 26, 2020
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So my old GPU (Radeon 7970 3GB) finally gave out yesterday and i've currently got my brother old GPU (in speccy below). My question is what GPU to buy next, i live in the UK and ideally want to spend £150ish, but probably up to £200 if its gonna last.

The only one I've really found is ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 570 OC Edition 8 GB GDDR5 (pasted from Amazon). Is there anything else around that i might be missing?

I don't do anything hardcore, just dual screen gaming while streaming Netflix or something similar. Spec of current PC, with the current in between GPU.

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i5 4670K @ 3.40GHz 40 °C
Haswell 22nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz (11-11-11-28)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. Z97-D3H-CF (SOCKET 0) 39 °C
Graphics
2260WG5 (1920x1080@60Hz)
2269WM (1920x1080@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Gigabyte)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (ASUStek Computer Inc) 43 °C
SLI Disabled
Storage
931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1CH162 (SATA) 35 °C
931GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 1TB (SSD)

Cheers!
 
In that price range, you might also consider Nvidia's GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB, which will typically perform around 15-20% faster than an RX 570 in today's games, while drawing significantly less power under load. They do have less VRAM than an RX 570 8GB, though that would be more of a concern for future games, as it shouldn't make too much of a difference in today's titles at 1080p...

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#sort=price&c=476

Or at the higher end of that price range, you might be able to sneak in a GTX 1660 6GB, which should be close to 40% faster than an RX 570 while still drawing less power under load...

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#sort=price&c=439

You should be able to get an RX 580 8GB for around the price of a 1650 SUPER too. It's nearly as fast in most of today's titles as the 1650 SUPER, being almost 15% faster than an RX 570, and the increased VRAM over the 1650 SUPER might be more beneficial in future titles. It is more power hungry than even the RX 570 though, typically drawing over 200 watts under load, about double what the 1650 SUPER requires. The RX 570 probably has relatively similar power draw and heat output to a 7970 under load, the RX 580 a bit more...

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#sort=price&c=391
 

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