[SOLVED] Using 8700k, 32gb DDR4 ram, GTX970. Should I upgrade to RTX 2070 SUPER or RX 5700 XT?

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Using 8700k, 32gb DDR4 ram, GTX970. Should I upgrade to RTX 2070 SUPER or RX 5700 XT?

Hey folks.

I tend to upgrade my gig once every 3~4 year, which means I will purchase a GPU and sit on it for a long time. 970 has been very economic so far yet I am finding more and more games not running well at high settings(currently playing Three Kingdoms Total War) so I'm thinking of upgrading my GPU.

I guess it's obvious GTX 970 is the bottleneck here. Would I need to consider upgrading my CPU or Ram when I change my GPU to either of those two? I don't OC because of the fan noise. Would I benefit substantially from upgrading my CPU? I mostly play at 1080p but I have 4k TV too that I'm willing to play games on if I can get over 60 fps on max settings.

I'm using z370 extreme 4 motherboard. Is this compatible with the new GPUs I'm upgrading to?

Which one of these two would you recommend, considering the price, performance and longevity?

Also, could you recommend me a brand from each model with the quietest noise level? When I bought GTX 970 I couldn't find any information about the noise and I had to go to some German website (which I don't speak) to learn that MSI double fan model boasts the quietest 970, and it was still quite loud. The noise level is very important to me.

Thank you.
 

Phaaze88

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What's the make and model of the power supply? You may/may not need to change that too, depending.

While performance between the 2 is similar what sets the 2 apart is:
-drivers: 2070 Super
-pricing: RX 5700XT
Go with which matters more to you.

As for the fan noise: the best thing you can do, hands down, is set your own fan curve. Also have a case that doesn't neglect on the gpu cooling.
Don't overclock, as that increases power consumption and thermals.
If the gpu can 'breathe easily', then it won't have a reason to... 'whine'.
Your ambient temps also affect cooling.
You want to get a stronger gpu while keeping it quiet, then have the external & internal cooling to match.

What is your case?


Msi's Torx, or Frozr fans - whatever, it's just a bunch of marketing malarkey. The above I already posted is the best for noise levels.
 

Phaaze88

Glorious
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What's the make and model of the power supply? You may/may not need to change that too, depending.

While performance between the 2 is similar what sets the 2 apart is:
-drivers: 2070 Super
-pricing: RX 5700XT
Go with which matters more to you.

As for the fan noise: the best thing you can do, hands down, is set your own fan curve. Also have a case that doesn't neglect on the gpu cooling.
Don't overclock, as that increases power consumption and thermals.
If the gpu can 'breathe easily', then it won't have a reason to... 'whine'.
Your ambient temps also affect cooling.
You want to get a stronger gpu while keeping it quiet, then have the external & internal cooling to match.

What is your case?


Msi's Torx, or Frozr fans - whatever, it's just a bunch of marketing malarkey. The above I already posted is the best for noise levels.
 

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