I am looking at upgrading my current graphics card on my gaming rig and any advice would be helpful. I am running a ASUS Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 at the moment and I want to see what if there is anything in the 250 or less range that would be a noticeable upgrade for me. I am running windows 7 64bit running three monitors no 4k (yet) and will be using it for games.
I took a peek on craigslist. My last few GPU’s have been used with no problems.
What I did was keep checking the new ads everyday.
When the right deal popped up, I bought it right away.
After I sold the 970 my almost new 1070 only cost me $180!
Rumors are Nvidia will be announcing its next generation in a month. Now they’ll be announcing the high-end, and I betcha the 1180 debuts at $800 straight-up, but it should have a depressive effect on the old-gen stuff.
Also like people said, Prime Day is coming up soon too.
Although next gen nvidia cards may be announced in the next month or so, that does not mean they will be coming out in the same time frame. I kind of dislike that answer, only because it is almost always true (cards are always ‘next up’ in cycle) and you will literally see something new every 6-12 months depending on what you’re looking for.
That being said, the current market is gonna favor Nvidia next month- not because of the announcements, but the rumored 300k access of GPUs that has come up in China that will surely push prices downward elsewhere. We’re just now seeing a return to MSRP in the GPU market, so a few more weeks to a month wouldn’t hurt if you’re looking at team green.
I would recommend the 1060 6GB or 580 8GB, and avoid anything smaller if you want a card that is going to stand a little longer in the test of time, as 3GB in 1080 is going to put you at low settings for modern games in 1080p and 4gb will be barely cutting it there.
Get something that will give you headroom to avoid asking this same question in a few months when you decide to pickup the newer titles.