Alright, so, I need a new GPU. I really need an overhaul. I'm pretty sure my CPU can make my R7 370 sweat and I know I won't need a CPU upgrade for... well a while.
At the end of the week I'll be getting paid between 250 and 350 bucks, have 115 now, I want to send 210 USD max. I have found these:
I want the 570 because the strix isn't available very often and I want an upgrade ASAP. Compared to my 2GB GPU I don't really care if I have 4GB or 8GB as I won't be playing AAA games or any big shit any time soon.
What I am having issues with is.... should I get a nvidia card? I can get a 1060 4G for 140 bucks on sale right now. My concern with doing that is I will never use windows for a majority of time and last I checked NV had shit drivers in linux. I play source games most of the time on top of a lot of emulators on stream. I need 1 DVI port, so as long as that shit goes together OK.... My concern at that point is driver speed and card performance in the long run.
I want to make a great choice that will last, oh I dunno, 4 years min? So if theres any major objections to that 570 I'll run for that one I think.
The suggestion of a 1060 got me thinking.
That one seems good for my price area and has what I need. I'll need to learn what I need to do to install the linux drivers and such, but unless I can think of a reason to not basically buy a 980ti this might be the route I go.
Or I could get a 580 8GB for not as much as I thought. I really don't want to buy NV and the 480's are expensive. I don't care about a 8% performance difference because 370 to 470 is literally 100% of my performance. I think a 1050 is probably even an upgrade at this point.
I think I will do a 580 and just lose my shit. I'm keeping away from nvidia. I know it seems dumb on a lot of levels, but I just never have any luck with them.