i am looking for new graphics card but how do i know if one is better or worse

how do i know which graphics card is better than the one i have
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  1. Which one do you have?
    Do you already have some in mind?
  2. Phaaze88 said:
    Which one do you have?
    Do you already have some in mind?


    right now I have Intel HD Graphics 4600.. but I hace looked at PowerColor Red Dragon Radeon RX 550 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card ?
  3. That's your cpu's integrated graphics. Pretty much any discreet graphics solution made in the last few years or more is better than that, and that includes that RX 550.
  4. You have to be careful of comparison sites because the overall score or the effective speeds doesn't compare game performance. The other stuff won't matter if game performance is the only thing you want. Keep in mind your psu needs to be able to power it, the rest of your specs need to be good enough, and it can fit in your case.
  5. k1114 said:
    You have to be careful of comparison sites because the overall score or the effective speeds doesn't compare game performance. The other stuff won't matter if game performance is the only thing you want. Keep in mind your psu needs to be able to power it, the rest of your specs need to be good enough, and it can fit in your case.


    how do I know which one will fit , which one should I get to run csgo at top settings
  6. MERGED QUESTION
    Question from stuarthaley : "Which gc is recommended to run csgo at top settings"

    stuarthaley said:
    which gc is recommended to run csgo at top settings


    Hi Stu,

    Is this a serious question ? if yes, well almost any GC can do CS:Go at max settings.

    Here a GTX 1050 max settings: http://www.userbenchmark.com/PCGame/FPS-Estimates-Counter-Strike--Global-Offensive/3680/188434.0.Max.0.0
    This is if you have only a 60hz monitor.
    144hz you'd need a GTX 1060 and 240z you'd need a 1070ti.

    Have a good one :)
  7. MERGED QUESTION
    Question from stuarthaley : "my pc and how could i upgrade"

    stuarthaley said:
    my pc is a zoostorm but im not sure how to check the type but how would I know which new gc fits into my pc and how what is recommended I buy to run csgo at top settings


    Can you tell us what model at least?

    I looked at their site and they tend to show mostly Intel 6000 series CPUs and Nvidia 900 series GPUs. Even their top of the line rig with 1080 has a two gen old 6700k CPU, which I find strange. That said, the 1080 came out over two years ago, so I guess it's not really that strange.

    Take a look at their builds site (I assume it's a gaming build), and see if you can recognize which one you have. If you got it as a gift or bought it used, try to find out from the person you got it from, or contact Zoostorm and they may be able to help you.

    The fit for a new GPU will depend on which case you have, and it looks like they use quite a variety of them depending on build model and user preference.

    http://www.zoostorm.com/product-category-gaming/stormforce-gaming-pcs/
  8. MERGED QUESTION
    Question from stuarthaley : "Which graphics card would fit in my pc and which one is good enough to run CSGO, Fortnite etc"

    stuarthaley said:
    does anyone know what is a good graphics card that will fit into my pc and will run the games as above.. my pc is a zoostorm and these are my specs
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
    OS: Windows 8.1
    Processor: Intel Core i5-4460
    Memory: 16GB
    Hard Drive: 1TB

    or would i need anything else to upgrade ??


    Greeko85 said:
    Depends on your budget/ settings you can go from a 1050 all the way to a 1070. If you are worried about space in your case you can always get a "mini" version of the card.


    Eximo said:
    While we have the vital hardware you have provided nothing specific enough to pick out a new GPU.

    Most importantly, how large is the computer and what is the power supply?

    Since you have a GTX760 we can assume a certainly level of power, which would let you add anything up to a GTX1060 6GB with relative safety. Not sure about a GTX1070, would really depend on the power supplies' rating.

    As for physical size, the GTX760 was available in quite a number of lengths and form factors. Mini cards, as suggested above, are certainly the safer choice for more universal compatibility.

    For the games you listed, I would think the GTX760 would be enough.


    stuarthaley said:
    Greeko85 said:
    Depends on your budget/ settings you can go from a 1050 all the way to a 1070. If you are worried about space in your case you can always get a "mini" version of the card.


    just really one that's good enough to run csgo max settings
    and I don't really know anything about space or that I havnt ever bought anything to upgrade before


    Eximo said:
    While we have the vital hardware you have provided nothing specific enough to pick out a new GPU.

    Most importantly, how large is the computer and what is the power supply?

    Since you have a GTX760 we can assume a certainly level of power, which would let you add anything up to a GTX1060 6GB with relative safety. Not sure about a GTX1070, would really depend on the power supplies' rating.

    As for physical size, the GTX760 was available in quite a number of lengths and form factors. Mini cards, as suggested above, are certainly the safer choice for more universal compatibility.

    For the games you listed, I would think the GTX760 would be enough.


    would it be something else I need then ? because I can only run csgo on all low settings and not a 1920x 720 resolution either or the framerate goes way low ?
  9. @stuarthaley please stop making new threads asking essentially the same question. They are merged here, stick to this thread only.
  10. There are charts out there that show this, just google best gpus of 2018 and look at FPS during gaming.

    Or if rendering look at rendering GPU benchmarks
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