My video card is very dated.

1 Name: Anonymous 2018-06-17 17:06
So hey /comp/ my video card is very dated, I'm currently running a Sapphire ATI HD 6950 2GB but its like an 8 year old card and struggles to run current games.

I found an MSI Radeon RX 580 DirectX 12 RX 580 ARMOR MK2 8G OC 8GB 256-Bit for $300

Im wanting to upgrade my video card but also dont want to break the bank. I did a little reaserch on it and it seems to get good reviews and seems to be MUCH better then what im running. one of the reviews I read said with it he runs Metro last light on ultra at like 50 FPS. just as a benchmark.

What would you recommend thats reasonably priced for an upgrade. Im looking for a good card for a decent price. Something that will keep me going for a few more years. Example, (not saying I want to but an example) Id like to be able to run say, The Division 2 or Fallout 76 on High/Med that should be able to keep me going for a few years.

I dont care if its Nvidia of ATI, ive always used ATI since the 90s, but im not super picky about it I just want a good card for the money.
2 Name: Anonymous 2018-06-17 17:06
compare the cards using online benchmarks and see what you can buy. there is 1 particular site its passmark i think they have user submitted benchmarks and its good to compare old cards vs new using their compare tool.
3 Name: Anonymous 2018-06-17 17:07
Thanks! So Looking at that site, it looks like the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is a better card and cheaper? if im understanding it right?

how future proof will it make ie if anyone knows, like I said I dont have to run things on ultra, as long as it runs games for a while Im okay with lower settings. Hell Ive had to do it gradually the past 8 years. VR capable?
4 Name: Anonymous 2018-06-17 17:07
I also found this in my pricerange.

tldr: GTX 1060 6GB
5 Name: Anonymous 2018-06-17 17:08
Just get your self this card. If you have an extra 100 or 200 Dosh to spend get a 1070 its little more powerful and Might last you longer in the long run.
6 Name: Anonymous 2018-06-17 17:08
7 Name: Anonymous 2018-06-17 17:08
Don't get a 3gb 1060, Either 1060 6gb or 580 is what you want.
8 Name: Anonymous 2018-06-17 17:08
9 Name: Anonymous 2018-06-17 17:09
I can recommend the 1060 6gb OP. It's super reliable and very powerful for it's price
10 Name: Anonymous 2018-06-17 17:09
How future proof do you think it would be? im not expecting amazing perfomrance, remember im still running in 720 with an 8 year old card. How long do you think ill be able to run things at least at low >>9
11 Name: Anonymous 2018-06-17 17:09
You should be safe for the next 5-6 years

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