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Graphics Are these vga cards any good

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by numanoid, 19 Mar 2018.

  1. numanoid

    numanoid Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys
    Ive got the chance to buy a powercolor rx 580-8gb red devil, ive heard off a neighbour that powercolor are a 2nd tier graphic card, is he right and should i avoid them, thanks guys
     
  2. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Depends how much they want.

    They've been going for anywhere between 230-450 on the bay due to the mental market at the moment.

    Sure powercolor may not be my first choice of company but if the price was right i wouldn't let it put me off.

    Edit: a quick look at reviews and they seem decent enough to me. Of course, if the price is right.
     
  3. numanoid

    numanoid Well-Known Member

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    He wants £330 bud, and thanks for your input
     
  4. numanoid

    numanoid Well-Known Member

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    You see im buying
    HP Omen W9S97AA 32 Inch LED Monitor
    So do i really need a 580 or will i get away with a 1060-6gb without any issues
    Thanks
     
  5. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    It's barely an upgrade, there's not enough performance gap to really justify it. And I'd say you'd want a 1080 at that res to have all the sparkles turned on. You mightbbe OK with a 1060 with details turned down a bit, just let geforce experience take care of that.
     
  6. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    True a 1060 6gb is pretty on par with an RX580 but the monitor has freesync which the 580 could make use of.

    Whether 330 is something to pay for freesync, i can't make that call. Of course a 1080 would be better but they're whopping prices +some.
     
  7. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Well-Known Member

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    I'd echo exactly this. You're basically choosing between Gsync and Freesync, the performance is about equal to the 1060.

    Assuming you already have the 1060, wIth the market being what it is I'd expect that you could resell your 1060 easily and not be out much (if any) money, but bear in mind that if you still have warranty on your card you might be trading for a card that doesn't have any that's easily transferable, if at all.
     
  8. numanoid

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    Thank you guys, you have sll been a great help, take care
     
  9. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Can I just say: seeing them referred to as "VGA cards" gave me a proper nostalgia warm-and-fuzzy.
     
  10. Guest-44432

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    The days of owning a Geforce 2 GTS and the performance impact of running 32bit colour at 1024x768 on a good old 17" CRT. That was a proper VGA card. :D
     
  11. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    haha yeah me too. It brought back memories of fitting a colour VGA card to my 386 so it wasn't black and white any more :D
     
  12. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    At £330 for a 'sidegrade' to use a Freesync monitor, it may work out cheaper to go for a G-sync monitor and keep the current GPU.
     
  13. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Akchually, <pushes glasses up nose>, 1024x768 is XGA (eXtended Graphics Array); VGA (Video Graphics Array) only went from 160x120 qqVGA (Quarter Quarter VGA) to 1024x600 WSVGA (Wide Super VGA).

    The More You Know™!
     
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  14. Sentinel-R1

    Sentinel-R1 Chaircrew

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    Swot... ;)
     
  15. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    You love it.

    I used to have to know all this stuff, y'know. When there's a chance to show off those braincells I'm never getting back, I'mma take it!
     
  16. Sentinel-R1

    Sentinel-R1 Chaircrew

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    I never used to have to know this stuff, I just loved knowing it because I iz geek!

    My first monitor was a green screen attached to an Amstrad CPC464 which was forever used for playing Harrier Attack, once it took half an hour to load the tape that is...
     
  17. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    My first display device that wasn't just a TV was a *lovely* amber CRT hooked up to a Schneider Euro-PC II, an 8088-based thing with an upgraded 1.44MB floppy and MS-DOS 3.30A installed on a mahoosive 20MB IBM-compatible sidecar harddrive. The thing had colour, technically, but I never saw the true glory of its CGA capabilities.
     
  18. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Pfft, i remember when a floppy was a floppy and was an upgrade from my cassette player.

    * leans on walking cane *
     
  19. Sentinel-R1

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    Positively futuristic!

    This has turned into a bit of an "I'm considerably older than yowww" thread, ain't it...
     
  20. nimbu

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    I had a powercool 6850 back in the day, nothing wrong with it.
     

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