[SOLVED] What GPU to upgrade from 770?

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I'm looking to upgrade from 770 and would be fine spending between £300 - £450 ish. Not sure what graphics card I should get and if it is compatible.

PC:
I5-4670k @ 3.40 GHz
8GB Ram DDR3 -13333
Asus Z87-A
GeForce GTX 770 2GB

Thanks.
 
Mar 26, 2019
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Honestly anything from the newest generation graphic cards (either Nvidia or AMD) would be hugely noticeable for you. Prices are dropping on the RTX 2060 since AMD is about to go public with their 5600 XT which is likely to be incredible value. You might want to wait for it if you're looking for around a 250-300$ price range. Even the 1660 Super/ 1660 Ti would be a massive upgrade for you, and those can be found for around 240$.
 
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Honestly anything from the newest generation graphic cards (either Nvidia or AMD) would be hugely noticeable for you. Prices are dropping on the RTX 2060 since AMD is about to go public with their 5600 XT which is likely to be incredible value. You might want to wait for it if you're looking for around a 250-300$ price range. Even the 1660 Super/ 1660 Ti would be a massive upgrade for you, and those can be found for around 240$.
 

CosmicDance

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It would also be worth getting another 8 GB of RAM as modern games use a lot more memory.
Also if your RAM is currently just 1 single stick then the two sticks will increase performance further by allowing your CPU to run in dual channel.

Make sure you have two identical sticks from the same manufacturer though as mixing RAM is hit and miss & can cause problems.

Andy
 
Jan 22, 2020
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Honestly anything from the newest generation graphic cards (either Nvidia or AMD) would be hugely noticeable for you. Prices are dropping on the RTX 2060 since AMD is about to go public with their 5600 XT which is likely to be incredible value. You might want to wait for it if you're looking for around a 250-300$ price range. Even the 1660 Super/ 1660 Ti would be a massive upgrade for you, and those can be found for around 240$.
Yeah I have been looking at the 2060/2070 just wanted to get a second opinion. I’m not sure if it will be compatible because my motherboard is relatively old, or is not as complicated as I think?
 
Jan 22, 2020
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It would also be worth getting another 8 GB of RAM as modern games use a lot more memory.
Also if your RAM is currently just 1 single stick then the two sticks will increase performance further by allowing your CPU to run in dual channel.

Make sure you have two identical sticks from the same manufacturer though as mixing RAM is hit and miss & can cause problems.

Andy
I have 2 x 4GB sticks, would I be best getting an additional 2 x 4GB or 1 x 8GB. I have read it’s best to do it in pairs?
 

logainofhades

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What is the make/model, of your power supply? Any current GPU, in the price range, will be a big upgrade, over what you have, but at the same time, your CPU is going to hold you back, in newer titles, that use more than 4 cores.
 
Are you considering a cpu upgrade in the near future? I’ve still got my old system which has a 4670k @ 4.3GHz with 16GB RAM and the cpu definitely struggles in several newer AAA games. Are you running 1080p? If yes I expect a performance boost from a 2060/2070 is going to be heavily limited by your cpu.
 
Jan 22, 2020
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Are you considering a cpu upgrade in the near future? I’ve still got my old system which has a 4670k @ 4.3GHz with 16GB RAM and the cpu definitely struggles in several newer AAA games. Are you running 1080p? If yes I expect a performance boost from a 2060/2070 is going to be heavily limited by your cpu.
I’m looking to improve the system overall, but if as you say it is limited by cpu I’ll look at upgrading. As I want to play the newer games. Also, My pc struggles running CAD/simulations for my engineering university course, not sure what affects this.
 
Jan 22, 2020
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What is the make/model, of your power supply? Any current GPU, in the price range, will be a big upgrade, over what you have, but at the same time, your CPU is going to hold you back, in newer titles, that use more than 4 cores.
Power supply is ( XFX - PRO 550W) I was going to look about seeing what difference gpu made and then if I should get new cpu. What would you recommend?
 

CosmicDance

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It does depend on your reasons for upgrading really as to which component(s) you want to renew.
As you want to run newer games as well as CAD then a CPU upgrade would be advisable along with a new motherboard & RAM too.
Together with a GPU upgrade it all adds up financially but is well worth it.

Also what resolution you play games at has a big bearing on which GPU to buy.
If you could explain which games and resolution you desire it will help the users on here to advise you better.
 

logainofhades

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Power supply is ( XFX - PRO 550W) I was going to look about seeing what difference gpu made and then if I should get new cpu. What would you recommend?

If you want to upgrade everything, within your budget, this would work.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£106.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (£73.98 @ More Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£68.98 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Palit GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB StormX Video Card (£199.97 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £449.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-24 01:26 GMT+0000
 

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