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What video card do you use to play (games) on your computer?

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what video card do you use to play on your computer?

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I have an RTX 2060

It works fine
 

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what video card do you use to play on your computer?

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GTX 980

So...are you a beginner or experienced? Are you a game enthusiast?

There is a lot to talk about regarding practical experience, insight and opinions. We'll need a baseline and some idea of your concerns.

Me? I've been a game enthusiast, but now...not so much. I've been building my own PC's since the 90's.
 

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RTX 2070 It handles 2560X1440 with highest settings no problem with anything I have played at 60 FPS.
 

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So...are you a beginner or experienced? Are you a game enthusiast?

There is a lot to talk about regarding practical experience, insight and opinions. We'll need a baseline and some idea of your concerns.

newbie. want to upgrade my video card. I think which one he will buy. And most importantly, where to buy?
 

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newbie. want to upgrade my video card. I think which one he will buy. And most importantly, where to buy?
1. Consider what resolution you want to play at.
I don't go more that 1920x1080, so I can get away with an older card.​

2. Consider whether you want max graphics settings at your selected resolution or if you might be satisfied dialing it back a little.

3. Consider what KIND of games you want to play.
High intensity games like shooters, rpg's, mmo's have a lot more going on than old school side-scrollers.​

4. And not least important, consider cost.

Regarding where to buy...I really don't know what sources you have available in Moscow. Can you order from manufacturer's sites? Amazon? Newegg? If all those are available, shop around.

Or...you can do like I did when I got my 980. My son goes for "close to latest" models. When he upgrades, he gives me a good deal on his used card.
 

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1. Consider what resolution you want to play at.
I don't go more that 1920x1080, so I can get away with an older card.​

I stopped my choice at the store www.nix.ru But if you can advise another, I would familiarize myself with your preference. While it may make more sense to make a purchase in the United States, there is such an option.

My choice is GTX 1650, because technology is developing and video cards are getting cheaper.

order in the online store, the quality of the product being sold is alarming. internal specifications may differ from those stated in the description. another thing is to buy in a store that has a positive reputation, which means there is a technical department that monitors the quality of products for sale.
 

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I stopped my choice at the store www.nix.ru But if you can advise another, I would familiarize myself with your preference. While it may make more sense to make a purchase in the United States, there is such an option.

My choice is GTX 1650, because technology is developing and video cards are getting cheaper.

order in the online store, the quality of the product being sold is alarming. internal specifications may differ from those stated in the description. another thing is to buy in a store that has a positive reputation, which means there is a technical department that monitors the quality of products for sale.
As I said, I have no knowledge of sources available to you in Moscow. I am unable to advise you on where to buy your graphics card.
 

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newbie. want to upgrade my video card. I think which one he will buy. And most importantly, where to buy?

Good luck... upgrading video cards now is not wise... as most cards are impossible to get a hold of at a reasonable price, if at all. Damn crypto currency miners.
 

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GTX 1080

I have two 27" 1920x1080-60hz monitors, so I don't have a need to upgrade it. It handles that resolution/refresh just fine.

I'm at that point where I will need to upgrade my monitors when I upgrade my PC since these monitors don't really need a better graphics card.

I am ready for my 5 year upgrade... I just need for the market to reach sanity again.
 

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A couple years ago upgraded from an r7 260x 2GB to an RX570 8GB, was just in the market for an upgrade again when covid hit and prices went wacky, so I'll probably stick with the 570 for a couple more years until I can find a 5700xt or something along those lines for cheaper.
 

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what video card do you use to play on your computer?

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I use ati something something 550, mid grade card in 2017, but it still plays gta5 and red dead redemption 2 near max settings on 1080p(well it did for gta5 until an update, then the game ran half the speed which pissed me off because no graphics improved with that update)

Otherwise I can play most games atleast at medium settings, it is decent but currently graphics are not making any major leaps either, I imagine if they did my video card would be completely obsolete in a hurry.
 

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I use ati something something 550, mid grade card in 2017, but it still plays gta5 and red dead redemption 2 near max settings on 1080p(well it did for gta5 until an update, then the game ran half the speed which pissed me off because no graphics improved with that update)

Otherwise I can play most games atleast at medium settings, it is decent but currently graphics are not making any major leaps either, I imagine if they did my video card would be completely obsolete in a hurry.
Sounds like an Rx 550, an 8GB 570 or a 580 would be a huge performance boost, and they're still pretty cheap and widely available used, for less than $200 CAD usually, cheaper than an Nvidia equivalent.
 

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Sounds like an Rx 550, an 8GB 570 or a 580 would be a huge performance boost, and they're still pretty cheap and widely available used, for less than $200 CAD usually, cheaper than an Nvidia equivalent.
I think it was the rx 550, however when I bought it the bitcoin mining was hot and heavy, and video cards were scarce and often greatly overpriced. It seemed every low or end end video card got bought up then and some mid range cards bitcoin miners passed on which is why I bought it.

I have thought about upgrading it but it still seems to work just fine, plus my power supply is limited, I have not checked but being an acer it likely has a proprietary fit power supply, just to keep you from upgrading it.
 

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Nvidia GTX 1070. It's about 4 years old. Great for 1080P gaming.
 

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I think it was the rx 550, however when I bought it the bitcoin mining was hot and heavy, and video cards were scarce and often greatly overpriced. It seemed every low or end end video card got bought up then and some mid range cards bitcoin miners passed on which is why I bought it.

I have thought about upgrading it but it still seems to work just fine, plus my power supply is limited, I have not checked but being an acer it likely has a proprietary fit power supply, just to keep you from upgrading it.
Yeah that's something to consider. Need at least 400 watts and a 6 pin minimum.
 

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what video card do you use to play on your computer?

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Nvidia GTX Ti 1050

Good older card. Doesn't need a high powered power supply. Plays what I play fine. Mostly Total War.
 

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Yeah that's something to consider. Need at least 400 watts and a 6 pin minimum.
I need to look it up again but I think my psu is about 330 wattsish. Like I said acer and asus had a tendency to use off the wall psu mounting to ensure you could not upgrade it unless you bought their highest end gaming models. This is not to say it could not be upgraded but rather that it would likely be a nightmare(though I have 2 welders and plenty of cutting tools if I was determined I could modify any enclosure)
 

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I could barely fit my new graphics card into my PC tower but i still managed.... somehow :D.
 

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I could barely fit my new graphics card into my PC tower but i still managed.... somehow :D.
Is it a slimline or full size pc? I noticed almost every desktop in the last decade has been a slimline, with almost every video card made for full size. I usually do not have issues with fitting cards into full size pc's unless a bunch of proprietary junk is in the way, however for slimlines I have noticed from others who found slimline video cards that often fitting in the new card is a nightmare.

Of course I saw one guy with a slimline pc put a full sized pc video card in his by using a cutting wheel to cut the side of the case so the card can hang out the side, then added more fans in what little space there was to keep temps down.
 
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