Hello all, hope you guys had a happy holidays. I here to ask about a video card upgrade. I do not game very often. But When I do it is mostly FPS game. Battlefield, the occasional steam un-optimized “early release” or released too early. My rig is aging. I built it in 2010. Original Specs:
AMD Phenom 1090T x6
ATI 5870 2GB
I have since upgraded to where I stand now
AMD R9 280X (HD7870)
512 SSD and regular 1tb storage drive.
Recently Games are starting to get choppy and so I am looking into an upgrade.
I dont really have the money for an entire set up right now so I’m looking for something to hold me over for a while. Been looking at Ebay for some used cards and I’ve whittled it down to 2.
A GTX 1060 is just a little out of the price range I’m willing to spend for this dinosaur.
$150ish puts me at those 2 graphics cards. Cheaper the better but don’t really want to be totally screwed.
THe problem is that these cards are Bitmine rig cards. So trying to find one is a little tough but as long as they aint selling multiple cards its a decent assumption. I guess what it boils down to is the price for the 480 is so appealing. Is the 580 really worth the extra 40-50$ though?
Looking for like Medium settings for 1080p.
TL;DR Old 8350FX desktop looking to get used RX580/480. Is there that much of a difference or should the RX480 be fine given its like 20% cheaper. (Ebay used)