Question Videocard Question


Jan 1, 2010
This machine was given to me about a year or so ago. When the height of Video Card prices were astronomical. I know they haven't come down that much but here are the specs on this almost gaming rig:
Gigabyte Motherboard Model: A520M DS3H
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor Memory:
32GB of RAM
Hard Drive: Samsung SSD 500GB with Windows 10 Installed.

I am looking for a videocard that can handle gaming and my wife's 2020 Kitchen Design Software which according to their support needs at least a GTX 1080
If you need anything else spec wise I can get it as I have the desktop sitting here turned on. I also wanted to grab a wifi card as where our office is in our apartment we don't have ethernet but have a Google Mesh Device in the office that is capable of Ethernet.
Thank You


Prices have come down, in the US at least, the rest of the world is lagging a little behind.

RTX 3060 are around $460-480 and is the rough equivalent to a GTX1080. (You could also look for a used 1080, they are going for around $300)

RTX3050: 2560 CUDA cores, 8GB of GDDR6 at 14000MT/s (128 bit)
GTX 1080: 2560 CUDA cores, 8GB of GDDR5X at 10000MT/s or 11000MT/s (256 bit)
RTX 3060: 3584 CUDA cores, 12GB of GDDR6 at 15000MT/s (192 bit)


The PSU question is a key one, the most important bit of information possible in any GPU purchasing question. If you have to open it up to find out the PSU, then you have to open it up to find out the PSU, or this thread is a dead end due to missing critical information.


For your choices, here is a relative ranking pf graphics cards:,4388.html
Look at cards equivalent to the GTX1080 or better.

The reason for the psu question is that the graphics card is the more important variable in selecting a psu.
Here is a handy chart:

Look at the power cables that the psu has available.
A GTX1080, for instance may require a single 8 pin connector, per the chart above.
Past that, the quality of a psu can vary considerably.
poor quality power supplies can not deliver the power they advertise.