Question Old graphics card upgrade help

Oct 16, 2019
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Hi,

I don’t have enough money to buy a new pc at the moment so I want to upgrade my graphics card so till will last a little longer. I have about £200 to spend, can you recommend what second hand card I buy?

Current specs:
Intel i7 930 @ 2.80GHz
24GB Ram
Asus gtx 680 directcu ii

I have seen Nvidia 980ti going for under £200 but I am not sure if that is a good buy for what I currently have. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
 
980ti is still a very good card and an upgrade over what you have. A 960 would be about equivalent to what you have and a 980ti is quite a bit faster than a 960. You will probably be a bit CPU limited without that upgrade though.
 
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I am using the PC for gaming on a 1440p @ 60htz (no FreeSync or GSync) screen - mainly playing Doom and Gta 5 at the moment.


£200 is my upper limit I was looking at the 980ti as it is going for around £100-150 second hand.


Will the 980ti be bottleneck by my cpu?

Thanks!
 
Jun 21, 2019
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I am using the PC for gaming on a 1440p @ 60htz (no FreeSync or GSync) screen - mainly playing Doom and Gta 5 at the moment.


£200 is my upper limit I was looking at the 980ti as it is going for around £100-150 second hand.


Will the 980ti be bottleneck by my cpu?

Thanks!
Yes, gtx 980Ti will bottleneck your cpu.
Try with 1060 or 1070oc with caping fps

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A 980Ti is about at the performance level of a GTX 1070, and pretty good for 2560x1440 @ 60Hz.

Your CPU will limit you somewhat. Those first gen core processors are fairly outdated. Still, the video card will give you performance improvement over your existing card.

Note that the 980Ti is a fairly power-hungry card, at 250W, which is significantly more than the 200 or so watts for a GTX 680. What is the exact brand and model number of your power supply?
 

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