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What would be a decent upgrade to a MSI GeForce GTX 560Ti OC Twin FrozR II 2048MB GDDR5 Graphics Card?

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Hi folks, currently I have a MSI GeForce GTX 560Ti OC Twin FrozR II 2048MB GDDR5 graphics card, but I'm thinking it maybe starting to get to the time to upgrade, even though it's still fairly decent a… Read More
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10m, 2w agoPosted 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi folks, currently I have a MSI GeForce GTX 560Ti OC Twin FrozR II 2048MB GDDR5 graphics card, but I'm thinking it maybe starting to get to the time to upgrade, even though it's still fairly decent at 1080. So I was wondering, out of the new cards and best of the last generation, what would be a good upgrade? Bearing in mind, I don't want to spend a fortune (< £250ish), but I do want to be VR capable and have decent performance (mainly in 1080) for the next few years.
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10m, 2w agoPosted 10 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
New 1060 6gb would be best. Perfect card for Ultra 1080p
If you would rather save a bit you can pick up a 970 for around £130 which is a bargain!

Edited By: Deaa on Sep 01, 2016 14:21
#2
Have you got a pci express 2 or pci 3 board?Running ddr2 or 3?
if its a ddr2 board best bet is a gtx 750 ti of at least 2 gb ram
ddr3 with an i5 depends on how much cash u have
#3
ps cex have gtx 750 ti 2gb in at 70 quidish mark
#4
Would the 1060 be much better than a 970?

Here is my current setup...

BitFenix Shinobi | Asus P8Z68-V | Intel Core i5 2500K | Corsair A50 CPU Cooler | Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz + Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz | MSI GeForce GTX 560Ti OC Twin FrozR II 2GB | Be Quiet 530W Pure Power PSU
#5
I'd go for an RX 480 4GB over the GTX 970 if you're buying new. It's just as fast, supports newer technologies (DisplayPort 1.3 etc.) and is often slightly cheaper.

Normally I'd say go for an RX 480 instead of a GTX 1060. Once you factor in the extra cost of a compatible monitor nVidia aren't a very strong proposition in the mid-range.

If you're even considering a VR setup at this point though I'm guessing the extra £80 g-sync cost isn't a factor. Now that demand has pushed RX 480 8GB prices up to GTX 1060 levels it may be a good choice for you.
#6
EndlessWaves
I'd go for an RX 480 4GB over the GTX 970 if you're buying new. It's just as fast, supports newer technologies (DisplayPort 1.3 etc.) and is often slightly cheaper.
Normally I'd say go for an RX 480 instead of a GTX 1060. Once you factor in the extra cost of a compatible monitor nVidia aren't a very strong proposition in the mid-range.
If you're even considering a VR setup at this point though I'm guessing the extra £80 g-sync cost isn't a factor. Now that demand has pushed RX 480 8GB prices up to GTX 1060 levels it may be a good choice for you.

compatible monitor?
#7
takkischitt
EndlessWaves
I'd go for an RX 480 4GB over the GTX 970 if you're buying new. It's just as fast, supports newer technologies (DisplayPort 1.3 etc.) and is often slightly cheaper.
Normally I'd say go for an RX 480 instead of a GTX 1060. Once you factor in the extra cost of a compatible monitor nVidia aren't a very strong proposition in the mid-range.
If you're even considering a VR setup at this point though I'm guessing the extra £80 g-sync cost isn't a factor. Now that demand has pushed RX 480 8GB prices up to GTX 1060 levels it may be a good choice for you.
compatible monitor?

The latest technology in gaming hardware is variable refresh rates. Instead of updating the screen at a fixed interval whether there's a complete frame ready on the graphics card or not, the screen gets updated when each frame is rendered.

The result is a smoother picture and no tearing with no performance impact.

nVidia introduced the technology a couple of years ago under the label G-Sync then AMD got together with VESA and made it part of the DisplayPort standard under the name Adaptive Sync - which AMD markets as Freesync. nVidia's original version is incompatible with the DisplayPort version and does come with a fairly substantial ~£80 price premium for no better functionality.

Unfortunately nVidia have shown no sign of either reducing the price or supporting the Adaptive Sync version of the technology so they cost quite a bit more for the same performance.

Obviously if you're gaming on a projector or other screen that doesn't yet support variable refresh rates then it doesn't affect you.
#8
Spring the extra for a 1070. You want an upgrade, you go big or go home.
#9
EndlessWaves
takkischitt
EndlessWaves
I'd go for an RX 480 4GB over the GTX 970 if you're buying new. It's just as fast, supports newer technologies (DisplayPort 1.3 etc.) and is often slightly cheaper.
Normally I'd say go for an RX 480 instead of a GTX 1060. Once you factor in the extra cost of a compatible monitor nVidia aren't a very strong proposition in the mid-range.
If you're even considering a VR setup at this point though I'm guessing the extra £80 g-sync cost isn't a factor. Now that demand has pushed RX 480 8GB prices up to GTX 1060 levels it may be a good choice for you.
compatible monitor?
The latest technology in gaming hardware is variable refresh rates. Instead of updating the screen at a fixed interval whether there's a complete frame ready on the graphics card or not, the screen gets updated when each frame is rendered.
The result is a smoother picture and no tearing with no performance impact.
nVidia introduced the technology a couple of years ago under the label G-Sync then AMD got together with VESA and made it part of the DisplayPort standard under the name Adaptive Sync - which AMD markets as Freesync. nVidia's original version is incompatible with the DisplayPort version and does come with a fairly substantial ~£80 price premium for no better functionality.
Unfortunately nVidia have shown no sign of either reducing the price or supporting the Adaptive Sync version of the technology so they cost quite a bit more for the same performance.
Obviously if you're gaming on a projector or other screen that doesn't yet support variable refresh rates then it doesn't affect you.

So which is the route to go? I have to say, from having both manufacturers cards in the past, I think I prefer nVidia generally, but I'm certainly wanting to rule out AMD cards.
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takkischitt


Nice one i have the 8GB Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming 16nm PCIe 3.0 8008MHz GDDR5 GPU and cost me 430 quid Zotac also have UK returns
everything at ULTRA 4 U NOW

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