Question What would be a good graphics card to upgrade to with a price of around £500?

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I want to run new games at good settings without them being 20 fps. My specs are:

Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i5 7400 @ 3.00GHz 41 °C
Kaby Lake 14nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR4 @ 1195MHz (16-16-16-39)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. H110M-R (LGA1151)
Graphics
DELL ST2420L (1920x1080@60Hz)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (NVIDIA)
Storage
931GB Samsung SSD 870 EVO 1TB (SATA (SSD))
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NSD1
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
 
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Upgrade path of a GPU that will help with performance and not bottleneck is pretty low. I wouldn't go with anything over a used 2070 Super or RTX 3060 with that CPU in mind.
 
OP, in your position, I'd be looking for a 12400, mobo and memory bundle for around 350 quid and adding a coupla hundred quid to your budget and then picking up a card.

However, whether you can run such a card depends on the make and model of your current power supply, you may need to upgrade that too.

A new card will certainly improve graphical performance on your current system, but not necessarily framerate due to the 4 thread CPU. Your call as to whether that's worth it.
 
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Indeed. And the OP said this:




That's not happening in this system even with the best graphics card in the world.
If he was at 4k he could pull it off but clearly he has a 1080p monitor. Higher the res more stress taken off the CPU. I tested this with warzone and a 3090ti kinpin on a i3, Pointless but it was 100+ fps haha.
 
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Would it be better to upgrade multiple parts or just start from scratch and spend £1000 on a new pc
Looking at your specs posted above better to just replace the whole unit at what ever pace you can afford. 12400F like the other user state would be a good starting spot. If you can't afford that the 11th gen intel cpus and motherboard are very affordable right now and offer good performance still.
 
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If you think you need a £500 GPU, then your going to need far more than a 4 core/4 thread i5 7400. You don't mention your PSU but it's likely you will need to upgrade that as well. What games would you like to play and what performance are you after, 60 FPS?
 

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If you can afford it, your money is better spent building a new more balanced machine from scratch. You should know that new CPU's are coming soon, in theory so are GPU's but that's more complicated. If I were building a machine today for around the £1000 mark, I would do something like this:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/vBwKnt

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5700X 3.4 GHz 8-Core Processor (£264.00 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100x 57.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£77.98 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (£146.95 @ Box Limited)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£58.99 @ Corsair UK)
Storage: Samsung 980 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£88.90 @ More Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB VENTUS 3X OC Video Card (£323.47 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Corsair iCUE 220T RGB Airflow (£67.49 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM650x 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£69.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Total: £1,097.76
 
I altered Nighthawk117s list to fit the 1k budget:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor (£189.29 @ Technextday)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Shadow Rock 3 CPU Cooler (£48.42 @ Technextday)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (£146.95 @ Box Limited)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 980 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£88.90 @ More Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB VENTUS 3X OC Video Card (£344.71 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case (£59.99 @ Currys PC World)
Power Supply: Corsair TX550M Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£59.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Total: £998.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-08-19 08:06 BST+0100
 
Aug 9, 2022
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I want to run new games at good settings without them being 20 fps. My specs are:

Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i5 7400 @ 3.00GHz 41 °C
Kaby Lake 14nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR4 @ 1195MHz (16-16-16-39)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. H110M-R (LGA1151)
Graphics
DELL ST2420L (1920x1080@60Hz)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (NVIDIA)
Storage
931GB Samsung SSD 870 EVO 1TB (SATA (SSD))
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NSD1
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
I use the RTX1070, with moderate graphics setting most games look pretty good. I had to go this high to get the hp reverb to have full resolution. The RTX 1060 only offered half resolution, meaning every 2 pixels are joined together. So if can swing the bill, definately go for the bottom of the high res line. It has 8 gig onboard memory, uses under 200 watts of power and has little to none studdering. After all, it just a video game and most don't really need much resolution. I use the G2 so I can read the guages in a flight simulator. With the 1060 they were hard to read with half resolution, but pretty good, fine actually with the 1070. I wouldn't have any more fun with a more expensive card but a 1060 is a poor choice, just save up a little longer. Like begging on the street for money to buy wine. Hang out a little longer and get something better. lol
 
EDIT none of this has anything to do with the OP's question since he has a 1080p 60hz monitor need to stay on track for that not get into a pi*^&% match.
Absolutely this. By all means disagree, but take it to PMs if you wish to debate between yourselves. This sort of posting often scares an OP off and derails the thread.

Back on topic, some good suggestions above with Ryzen. I did think Intel was the better value right now though, with a one time upgrade possible. But that's what this site is about, opinions that matter to the OP and help them make an informed decision. So those suggestions certainly have merit too, I run a Ryzen myself and love these chips, I think the Ryzen builds above rock too and wouldn't be a bad purchase.
 

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