[SOLVED] What will be the best gpu for my 450 watt build?

Jul 12, 2021
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currently i build an apu centric machine
ryzen 5 3400g
8*2 3200mhz ddr4
msi b450m pro m2 max
wd blue 1tb
corsair cv 450 watt 80 plus bronze

the apu is in coz of the gpu shortage
which gpu will be the best for my 450 watt machine when I later upgrade my processor and gpu?
 

geofelt

Titan
There is no such thing as "bottlenecking"
If, by that, you mean that upgrading a cpu or graphics card can
somehow lower your performance or FPS.
A better term might be limiting factor.
That is where adding more cpu or gpu becomes increasingly
less effective.

I would think that a GTX1660S would be appropriate.

Some added thoughts on the psu:
You will find that the increased cost of 550w or 650w is not great.
Buy a psu for the long term. Look for a quality unit with a 7 to 10 year warranty.

On the cpu, since you will in time install a strong GPU, consider the i3-10100. It includes integrated graphics for starters.
It should cost less and perform better than the 3400G
Here is a review:
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i3-10100/15.html
 

Eximo

Titan
Ambassador
No need to limit yourself by the PSU, it could also be replaced in any upgrade.

RTX 3060/Ti, Radeon 6700/6600 (when released) Basically any of the sub 200W cards would be relatively okay.

Sky's the limit though, grab a 650W/750W/850W PSU and you can put anything in there.

Also depends on what CPU you end up with, 16 cores is possible...
 

geofelt

Titan
There is no such thing as "bottlenecking"
If, by that, you mean that upgrading a cpu or graphics card can
somehow lower your performance or FPS.
A better term might be limiting factor.
That is where adding more cpu or gpu becomes increasingly
less effective.

I would think that a GTX1660S would be appropriate.

Some added thoughts on the psu:
You will find that the increased cost of 550w or 650w is not great.
Buy a psu for the long term. Look for a quality unit with a 7 to 10 year warranty.

On the cpu, since you will in time install a strong GPU, consider the i3-10100. It includes integrated graphics for starters.
It should cost less and perform better than the 3400G
Here is a review:
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i3-10100/15.html
 

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