What would be the best GPU to go alongside the Ryzen 5 1500X?

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Looking to upgrade my GPU sometime in the future (GTX 1050). Just wondering what the best card would be that wouldn't bottleneck my CPU?
 


All the GPU cores are exactly the same cores, although some of the higher price cards are hand picked cores that just happen to perform better, and when I say perform, I mean overclock and boost better. So you are paying for the quality of core, features, whatever cooling solution they put on it, and you get what you pay for. A lower cost doesn't always mean lower performance though, because you can usually hit those factory overclocks pretty easily. Not to mention with the factory overclocked models we are talking 5% better performance usually... if even in some cases.

Don't worry so much about getting less performance. This is a GTX 1070 Ti, it isn't like you are going to get 1060 performance out of it because you got a cheap one. It will live up to what the expectations are for a reference 1070 Ti.
 
Well, anything less than a 1080 Ti and you'll be golden. The 1500X probably wouldn't bottleneck a 1080 Ti too badly, but it is a bit of an imbalanced system from a budget standpoint. I think the most I'd want to put in a system with a 1500X would probably be a 1070. The 1070 would be a good fit as you'd get the full performance, and not break the bank.

Looking at the GTX 1050, you are going to get all the GPU has to give, but you'll have a lot of CPU resources left over in most cases. Not a bad thing, but you could easily got for something like a 1060 or 1070 if you had the budget.
 
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I was looking at a GTX 1070 or a GTX 1070Ti, I'm just not sure what the performance gap between the two is.
 
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Is there any difference between an AMD GPU vs a Geforce GPU with AMD chip?
 

WildCard999

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Nope, no benefit (or con) at all. Although if you have a Freesync or Gsync monitor that would sway my decision as to which GPU to get.
 


Well the 1070 Ti's performance is much closer to the 1080 than it is to the 1070. It is actually a reasonable value given the differences in prices. You're looking at a difference of about 18% going from the 1070 to the 1070 Ti and about 8% from the 1070 Ti to the 1080.
 
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Would the performance to price ratio of the 1070Ti be a better value compared to the 1070 or 1080?
 


Well, there is about a $50 difference going from the 1070 to Ti, then another $50 will get you a 1080. So money wise, It is a good deal. If you can find a 1070 Ti on sale then it is an even better deal. Newegg currently has a Zotac 1070 Ti for $399. That would be outstanding.
 
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Is there a performance difference between different brands (EVGA, Gigabyte, Zotac)? If so, which brand is the "best" or is it just a price situation?
 
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Would I be able to hit 3.8+ on the stock cooler or would I need to get a different cooler?
 


All the GPU cores are exactly the same cores, although some of the higher price cards are hand picked cores that just happen to perform better, and when I say perform, I mean overclock and boost better. So you are paying for the quality of core, features, whatever cooling solution they put on it, and you get what you pay for. A lower cost doesn't always mean lower performance though, because you can usually hit those factory overclocks pretty easily. Not to mention with the factory overclocked models we are talking 5% better performance usually... if even in some cases.

Don't worry so much about getting less performance. This is a GTX 1070 Ti, it isn't like you are going to get 1060 performance out of it because you got a cheap one. It will live up to what the expectations are for a reference 1070 Ti.
 

WildCard999

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You might be able to get to that on the stock cooler.
 

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