So I’m looking at a new GPU. I had a 580, but don’t anymore. Now I’m looking at new cards wondering what would actually pair well with 2008 processors. I’m concerned about bottlenecking on games like CSGO or Rust, and do plan to start an upgrade soon, or buy a Thelios from System76.
Right now I’m looking to keep price down over all, and I’m trying to be relatively realistic in what I’ll use the hardware for. I mostly play source games and rust, lots of old PC games, emulators, and terminal windows lol. I’m not playing the witcher 3 on ultra, nor really desire to.
570 is only 6% difference in over all performance, and nice 570’s are becoming cheap.
I’m looking at this MSI because of the clocks listed on PCPartPicker. Highest clocked 570.
Also I’m looking at 4GB 570’s for the most part as they are somewhat up to date and are stupid cheap for no reason. But that hasn’t stopped the ebay lookyloo here and there.
This is the card I almost got when I got my 370 2GB a few years ago. Not badly priced, claims to not have been a mining card.
Not that I trust it.
But as well the 370 I had was a sweet card and ran well on the ati drivers in linux. I just can’t find any that are cheap. They should be about 80 bucks, but they come up around 200-300 still for me. IDK why.
I’m also looking at Nvidia because I hear their driver performance is better. But I know AMD cards work better with older hardware at times, or at least have proven to me in the past that they do. Theres plenty of 1060’s around for around 160 that I could do easy, but then I wonder about the 1650 or the 1660. But then I compare them all together with the 570 and the 570 seems like the better deal over all? I’m unsure at the moment if you can’t tell, but that Sapphire is lookin pretty good to be honest.
Any comments or reccomendations are welcome.