Upgrading Worth it on my Machine

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Monitors' started by mtb211, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. mtb211

    mtb211 Active Member

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    Hi Guys!

    My specs are out of date. I have a 6600k @ 3.6GHZ , 16 GB Gskill DDR4 Ram, Power supply is the same, this is my motherboard GPU-/MB - MB - GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3

    My current Video Card is an ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 960 Overclocked 4 GB DDR5 128-bit . I started playing Rainbow Six siege on the PC and it looks like a super nintendo game. Is there a card you could recommend so I could vastly improve my experience. I was looking at the GTX 1080 which was supposed to be 580 but because of mining is almost double the price.

    Thanks!
     
  2. mtb211

    mtb211 Active Member

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  3. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    I wouldn't really say that's out of date although you might be mistaken on that board since it's a LGA1156 one and wouldn't be compatible with the 6600k.

    The card you listed isn't too bad, although the 960 should be able to handle a reasonable amount of detail on Siege.
     
  4. Deerling7

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    Well, the 1080 is way faster than a RX 580. A GTX 1060 6GB is about the equivalent of a RX 580, so maybe consider get that. I really wouldn't get anything more than a GTX 1070 for Siege. The CPU like @beers said is fine.
     
  5. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that CPU is more than capable. I have an i5 myself and it works well without even over clocking. I might upgrade to a 6700 though.

    The recommended GPU is a GTX 670. So I'm not sure why you have such poor performance. Have you messed with its settings and/or tried a new GPU driver? Is it updated?
     
  6. mtb211

    mtb211 Active Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Yeah my motherboard model was listed wrong lol. You guys are the best! I will try tweaking the settings.... It said my RAM usage was at 4 GB / 4 GB and I did not want to tweak with it too much.

    My drivers are up to date. I will mess with the settings and get back to you. Thanks!
     
  7. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    You can lower some of the MSAA/FXAA and texture settings. If it's pegged on VRAM it's not going to perform well.
     
  8. gillmanjr

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    If you have an adequate power supply and depending on how cheap you can find one... buy a second 960 and SLI it.

    A single GTX 1080 is surely faster than two 960s in SLI but it would also be more than twice the price.
     

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