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What upgrade to get next?

What upgrade to get next?

Postby epsilonion » 05 Nov 2018, 19:05

I am thinking about getting a new upgrade for my computer..

I am split between ryzen 7 2700 or a GTX 1060.

They are about the same price so aarrgghh can not make my mind up..

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CPU: AMD Ryxen 5 1600X
Graphics: Asus GTX 760 2 GB
MotherBoard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK Artic (AM4)
RAM: 24GB dual channel 2666MHz DDR4 Dram
System Drive: M.2 275GB
Other Drives total: 4 GB
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Re: What upgrade to get next?

Postby monkeyfrogstudio » 05 Nov 2018, 20:28

I am probably not the best person to advise on this as I don't know much about the Ryzen cards. Personally, I've used Nvidia cards for quite some time now and have always been pleased with the results. I push them hard, too, both with playing games (all at Ultra settings) and in developing both 2D and 3D computer graphics.

From a graphics professional point of view, on most of the forums where I frequent (mainly 3D development software forums) more developers seem to be using the Nvidia based cards. But, frankly, EITHER of the two will be a huge step up for you going from that older GTX 760.

If you do go with the Ryzen card, remember to use a utility to COMPLETELY uninstall the graphics drivers before installing the appropriate ones for your card.
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Re: What upgrade to get next?

Postby SolarPortal » 05 Nov 2018, 21:30

i would go nvidia all the way, always have, i trust what they output and havent been let down yet with the cards.... although burned a few of them out too from heavy use lol.... but i have the gtx1060 6gb and love it, made 1080p much more enjoyable :P
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Re: What upgrade to get next?

Postby epsilonion » 05 Nov 2018, 23:11

Thanks guys..

Believe it or not I can play most games on high quality some even on ultra on this old card.. :)

I think I will upgrade the video card (GTX 1060) instead of the CPU (Ryzen 7 2700) i can always upgrade the CPU at a different date.. put it on my Christmas list my ex might get me it lol (she bought this computer for me last year lol).

Theres always some bloody thing to buy for computers..
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Re: What upgrade to get next?

Postby monkeyfrogstudio » 06 Nov 2018, 03:07

AH! I wasn't paying attention! Crap! You were debating between a CPU upgrade and a GPU upgrade! I was thinking, for some strange reason, you were between an AMD VIDEO card and Nvidia. Sorry, man. I need to pay more attention or at least have some coffee before posting. I feel like an idiot now. ;)

I think you'll get the most bang-for-your-buck with the Nvidia card update at this time, to be frank. There's a huge difference going from the 760 to the 1060. HUGE! It was a pretty decent difference going from the 960 I had to the 1070.
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Re: What upgrade to get next?

Postby epsilonion » 06 Nov 2018, 10:11

lol don't worry about it we all do it..

yeah sounds like the best option a GPU upgrade, it will help speed up my photo-geometry as well.. :P
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Re: What upgrade to get next?

Postby monkeyfrogstudio » 06 Nov 2018, 19:51

I agree. The best option is the GPU upgrade. CPU advancements have been pretty stale for the most part these past few years. But GPU advancements have been pretty steady. So, I think you will be good with the GPU upgrade.

And while I know it's more money, I would seriously consider at least bumping up the GPU to a 1070.
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Re: What upgrade to get next?

Postby epsilonion » 07 Nov 2018, 00:08

To be honest I have been thinking on holding on until after Christmas and getting a rtx 2070
They look awsome
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Re: What upgrade to get next?

Postby SolarPortal » 07 Nov 2018, 00:26

The latest cards are really expensive plus i am seeing the RTX as a hype thing at the moment to generate revenue. I agree it looks beautiful, however i feel that large numbers of people need to own them for them to make sense commercially for software to focus on otherwise it becomes specialised. Performance wise, the price hike for a medium gain is just overkill especially when the average gamer seems to be 1080p still and the 10 series cards run them really well and will do for another few years.

5 years from now and i do believe ray tracing will be close to becoming very mainstream to all gaming audience :P
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Re: What upgrade to get next?

Postby epsilonion » 02 Dec 2018, 21:40

Decided I would treat myself for my birthday (1st dec)... starting to count backwards now lol bloody 43 ggrrr...
Bought the Asus Cerberus GTX 1070 Ti 8GB.
reason behind this is that it performs nearly as good as a 1080 (standard) and a bit cheaper..
It is getting delivered tomorrow so can not wait to see how fast it processes my 3D photo scans... (sshhhh...(whispers) can not wait to see how it improves gaming) lol...

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Re: What upgrade to get next?

Postby SolarPortal » 04 Dec 2018, 17:44

thats exciting ;)

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Re: What upgrade to get next?

Postby epsilonion » 04 Dec 2018, 21:07

Sorry to hear that mate, I know how it feels I where heart broken when Milo left us..
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Re: What upgrade to get next?

Postby lordalmighty1 » 19 Jan 2019, 13:58

hows that 1070 going for you m8? is it holding up to expectations? :)
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Re: What upgrade to get next?

Postby epsilonion » 19 Jan 2019, 17:45

Its good but apart from the odd game I couldnt play in ultra can not tell much difference on playing games..
processing 3d data is much faster now tho.. :P
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Re: What upgrade to get next?

Postby SolarPortal » 19 Jan 2019, 18:19

im still happy with my 1060 6gb.. and i can play most games at high or ultra, just the odd new one that i cant but stil average about 50fps with some settings reduced.. been playing some battlefront2 online recently and the card runs it great at 1080p ultra.. 70+ fps
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Re: What upgrade to get next?

Postby epsilonion » 20 Jan 2019, 07:13

The games I tend to play areally not that graphically intensive and the main reason for getting the 1070 ti was because it benchmarks close to the 1080 model and seemed more for the £...

The main difference I have seen over the old old card is in maya, 3dscan processing and mudbox where it doesn't miss a beat with 10's of millions of poly.

That reminded me I need to get motivation and get back into modeling lol..

Where can I buy a bucket full of motivation lol well need a skip full at this moment in time.
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