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my system is about 6 years old, the video card nividia GTX 660-g went out, whats a good card I can replace it with?

It has a I7 -3770 processor,  16 gb DDR3 memory,  2 TB hard drive, 256 SSD.

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1 hour ago, OhMy said:

my system is about 6 years old, the video card nividia GTX 660-g went out, whats a good card I can replace it with?

It has a I7 -3770 processor,  16 gb DDR3 memory,  2 TB hard drive, 256 SSD.

need to pick a card your mother board and power supply can handle

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For the money a Radeon RX 480 or RX 580 card is very good. Better than a GTX 1060 and almost as good as a GTX 1070ti in every benchmark but it's ALOT cheaper.  We're talking 1/2 the price of a GTX 1070ti and damn near the same performance.

$200-$250 for an RX 580 4g-8g card

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=Radeon+RX+580&N=-1&isNodeId=1

 

Now that the whole Mining thing has finally started to go fuck it's self,there are 100s of used RX 480 and RX 580 cards on Ebay for $100-$150. I recently bought a used RX 480 4g for $90 + shipping off of Ebay. A RX 580 is a overclocked version or the RX 480. That's the only difference between the 2 cards.

These are used RX 580 8gb cards.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=RX+580+8gb&_sacat=0&rt=nc&LH_ItemCondition=3000

 

 

I upgraded from a ridiculously hot and noisy and power hungry  ATI Radeon 7970 3gb reference card after playing the BF5 beta and realizing I needed a better card. Yep I'm spanking everyone asses in COD4 with a $100 video card hahahahaha  

 

Edited by J3st3rXI

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Just got a Vega 64 to replace my MacPro 4,1's old GTX 680, tough to have issues when you swap out a 3 monitor setup with a single monitor that does 5120x1440, even the PC's 1080Ti seems to be having issues, and the Titan Xp is just sitting idle.

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13 minutes ago, TheHammer said:

jester good info.. I wanted to upgrade my card to but my motherboard is pci 2.0 not 3.0 for video  will that matter a lot on fps ???

Not really no. Maybe 2 to 4% that you are 'missing' out. if your motherboard is a OEM motherboard, it could be that you have to test it first. Some PCI-2.0 old motherboards, f.e. socket 1156(before the LGA1155) can not handle the 1080ti for example. Dell motherboards are crappy and the BIOS-es aren't updated. There is just about 5% bad luck if the card isn't recognized by an OEM motherboard. 

Over here, the Netherlands, we have 8 days to return something and not sure if you are able to do that?

 

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2 hours ago, X-RayXI said:

Not really no. Maybe 2 to 4% that you are 'missing' out. if your motherboard is a OEM motherboard, it could be that you have to test it first. Some PCI-2.0 old motherboards, f.e. socket 1156(before the LGA1155) can not handle the 1080ti for example. Dell motherboards are crappy and the BIOS-es aren't updated. There is just about 5% bad luck if the card isn't recognized by an OEM motherboard. 

Over here, the Netherlands, we have 8 days to return something and not sure if you are able to do that?

 

30 days to return here where I get much of my stuff from (Microcenter).  Brand new XFX (Sapphire) Vega 64 is working just fine on my OEM MacPro from 2009 which has PCI 2.0.

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49 minutes ago, YACCster said:

30 days to return here where I get much of my stuff from (Microcenter).  Brand new XFX (Sapphire) Vega 64 is working just fine on my OEM MacPro from 2009 which has PCI 2.0.

Having a MacPro from 2009 is absolutely different as they were always a bit of a step forward, when it comes to technology. And that is great. Even today they have more options, but limiting on other parts and sections of course ;)

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7 hours ago, OhMy said:

No Cons at all. There are several editions of them. Mainly if they require a PCIe Power cable or not. Those with, it can reach higher clocks(OC or not) and ones(second URL, I think I see) without a PCIe Power cable. Mainly used in HTPC systems/small builds. Nevertheless a great card with 4GB of VRAM at the Ti version. Still, check out if you can manage to get a GTX 1060 6GB and you won't regret it. 

I could do a Demo/Stream or videorecording with a (non-power cable) GTX 1050 Ti if you want. I have it at home as I had it reserved for someone. 

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looks like my power supply in 450 watts, so limits me on some of the newer cards,  the current card has a slot on the motherboard it fits into,  so I'm guessing the cable connected one won't fit in there. I have it at a computer shop now,  I will  be researching some more cards until monday/tuesday,  then pick one out so I get back to killing some mofo's.......

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On 11/30/2018 at 9:29 AM, YACCster said:

30 days to return here where I get much of my stuff from (Microcenter).  Brand new XFX (Sapphire) Vega 64 is working just fine on my OEM MacPro from 2009 which has PCI 2.0.

 

@YACCster Did you have to do the EFI bois flash for the boot loader to run? Or does it just boot directly to the login screen?

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12 hours ago, J3st3rXI said:

 

@YACCster Did you have to do the EFI bois flash for the boot loader to run? Or does it just boot directly to the login screen?

I've given up on boot screens for modern cards, but yes if you wanted that you'd need to do some sort of EFI flash.

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what games are you playing right know Call Of Duty  and what games are  planning to play in the future  maybe BF5?.

If that GTX 660  is good know  find something similar new  or  the same card second hand  other option would be to get a GTX 1050TI   that would be the  equivalent  card to date to match or  perform slightly better than that GTX 660 this would be my answer  if you play games like Call Of Duty2  MW2 FT1 World at War all hosted by XI.

For a game like BF5 at the moment  probably a 1060 or a 1070   and you be good to play that with  80 frames or so on limited settings  and yes a game like that on low  looks way better then  all the call of duty,s on ultra high.

 

your system 

I7 -3770 processor,

16 gb DDR3 memory,  

2 TB hard drive, 

256 SSD.

GTX 1060 or 1070

this will probably last you 2 gaming years playing the newer games that come out  but on low settings  for the older games with a GTX 1050TI  this machine is pretty much future proof.

Gr Dessy hope the info helps happy gaming.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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