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What GPU should I buy?

Im planning to buy a new gpu, What should I get? I have a i7-6700 and a 620w 80+ Bronze Seasonic w/ 1080p resolution. My budget is 250 - 300$. Im also playing games like GTA V, CSGO, Dota 2 and future games that it'll be released. Should I wait for vega?
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  1. With a $300 budget, your best option for performance is a 1060 6GB.
  2. I'd go for a RX 470/480, better colors, ReLive drivers (love them), better DX12 support and you can just get a 8GB version.
  3. go for an RX 480 8 gb by sapphire or xfx, cheaper than gtx 1060 and better performing in DX12
  4. Best answer
    I have a GTX1080, but I'd be getting an RX-480 8GB if that was my budget.

    Worth watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEw3CaNSbUo

    The game consoles have AMD GPU's that are nearly identical so the code is probably going to be more optimized towards these GPU's as time goes on (if intrinsic shaders for DX12/Vulkan are similar low-level code get implemented for console they probably will work fine with the PC version). There is some CONFUSION about NVidia DX12 performance. It's not that they "don't support DX12" but more like their DX11 drivers are using most of their GPU more efficiently.

    There are other reasons, but AMD with DX12/Vulkan is partly pulling ahead because they weren't fully utilizing the GPU. Again, you can't increase the frame rate if the GPU is already fully used. However, that's actually GOOD NEWS since the RX-480 is slightly cheaper so we could see 10% to 20% improvements in some titles in the near future vs a similar GTX1060 but that's not certain.

    DOOM is a good indicator though and AMD is kicking ass there. Can NVidia do some tweaks to improve as well? Yes, but the advantage still swings to AMD if only due to some untapped potential.

    Basically the RX-480 is slower in most current and past games, but is pulling ahead in DX12/Vulkan. Since FUTURE games are more demanding than PAST games I'd go with the RX-480 for this reason.

    The Asus Strix is my top choice.

    You also get 8GB of VRAM which the GTX1060 6GB and 3GB models obviously don't have. Some games are using a LOT of video memory already, and it will only increase.

    My top choice (about $250 to $270USD)
    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/hkJkcf/asus-radeon-rx-480-8gb-rog-strix-video-card-rog-strix-rx480-o8g-gaming
  5. I would choose the RX 480 personally over the GTX 1060. It works spectacularly well in DX12 as well as Vulkan. There are a few other cards you could choose though:

    Radeon 7990: Pros - more powerful than either card, Cons - Uses crossfire, older card
    R9 290: Pros - can probably be found quite cheap used, Cons - Less power efficient
    R9 Fury: Pros - More powerful card, still quite new, Cons - A bit pricer than your budget
    GTX 980: Pros - Still very powerful, Cons - Not really very different to 1060, but older

    Hope this helps.
  6. photonboy said:
    I have a GTX1080, but I'd be getting an RX-480 8GB if that was my budget.

    Worth watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEw3CaNSbUo

    The game consoles have AMD GPU's that are nearly identical so the code is probably going to be more optimized towards these GPU's as time goes on (if intrinsic shaders for DX12/Vulkan are similar low-level code get implemented for console they probably will work fine with the PC version). There is some CONFUSION about NVidia DX12 performance. It's not that they "don't support DX12" but more like their DX11 drivers are using most of their GPU more efficiently.

    There are other reasons, but AMD with DX12/Vulkan is partly pulling ahead because they weren't fully utilizing the GPU. Again, you can't increase the frame rate if the GPU is already fully used. However, that's actually GOOD NEWS since the RX-480 is slightly cheaper so we could see 10% to 20% improvements in some titles in the near future vs a similar GTX1060 but that's not certain.

    DOOM is a good indicator though and AMD is kicking ass there. Can NVidia do some tweaks to improve as well? Yes, but the advantage still swings to AMD if only due to some untapped potential.

    Basically the RX-480 is slower in most current and past games, but is pulling ahead in DX12/Vulkan. Since FUTURE games are more demanding than PAST games I'd go with the RX-480 for this reason.

    The Asus Strix is my top choice.

    You also get 8GB of VRAM which the GTX1060 6GB and 3GB models obviously don't have. Some games are using a LOT of video memory already, and it will only increase.

    My top choice (about $250 to $270USD)
    http://pcpartpicker.com/product/hkJkcf/asus-radeon-rx-480-8gb-rog-strix-video-card-rog-strix-rx480-o8g-gaming


    that's a good point. no one said that nvidia doesn't support dx12 but that AMD has a better optimisation towards this API, and DX11 will soon become outdated. i have to add that even if you will get a better performance with SOME current games, it's worth the 10FPS-sacrifice to get a future-proof card! i got myself an rx 480 8 gb but i choose Sapphire out of asus. Asus is perfect on nvidia, and for it it's the best trade mark ever togeather with MSI and Gigabyte, btw the top-quality manufacturers on the red team are sapphire and xfx, they can't be beaten!
  7. Thanks guys for your answers! It really helped me alot! I would choose ASUS Strix RX 480 8gb by now. Thanks again!
  8. GreenApplesss said:
    Thanks guys for your answers! It really helped me alot! I would choose ASUS Strix RX 480 8gb by now. Thanks again!


    If u are going to get AMD, stick to sapphire or xfx! Highest factory overclock and oc potential!
  9. ^ not really mate, the strix 480 is a monster of a card , which is why its substantially more expensive than the rest, the xfx gtr is a close second.
  10. madmatt30 said:
    ^ not really mate, the strix 480 is a monster of a card , which is why its substantially more expensive than the rest, the xfx gtr is a close second.


    more expensive doesn't mean better. strix is the best solution when you are on nvidia, but i sapphire and xfx are offering better performance on amd, and actually the highest factory overclock on a rx 480 is from sapphire (1342 mhz), it also offers two switchable bioses for gaming & standard mode to increase performance. (and the backplate is damn cool :) )
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