A lot of players have told me to get an GTX 960 video card. well I been a AMD fan for 20 + years. I didn't want to get some thing other the AMD video cards sense I have their motherboards and CPU's. What AMD video card would be a match with a GTX 960, with at least 4 to 8 gbs of vram. I have a AMD R9 270 video card and there's only like 2gbs of vram and I have issues playing Games like Space Engineers and some other game like it. Just a lot of lag. The game that's a big issues is Modded Minecraft 1.7.10. My FPS is nothing faster the 10FPS. I just don't have $300 to spend on a video card. The card I have I only paid $150 for it 5 years ago. Any help would be great. Thanks
As you stand now, the 270 is 25% slower than the 960 assuming equal RAM (2GB isn't sufficient). The RX 570 is 50% faster than the 960, and the RX 580 is 75% faster than the 960, but with prices the way they are, the 580 is only about $10, if not the same price, as the RX 570, so I'd suggest the Sapphire Radeon NITRO+ RX 580 8GB for $200.
How can I be sure that my motherboard will support this video card. The manual says is a PCIEX16. and I do have a 700 watt power supply. will this support that video card.
The 270 is a 150w card and the RX 580 is a 185w card, so unless you have a garbage PSU which is already on the limit, then it'll be fine.
I didn't thing to add, My motherboard is a ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3. That way if anyone needed to they could look it up. I thought that I had a PCIE 2.0 slot for video.The manual says I have a PCIEX16. I have an AMD FX 6100 6 core CPU. with this system support that video card.
Personally with a system that old which lacks a UEFI BIOS, I'd wait until June/July when AMD releases Navi (supposedly) and Zen 2. Zen 2, according to Usermark benchmarks, is essentially 100% faster than any Socket AM3/+ CPU per clock, and in games like Minecraft, CPU is paramount.
Or you could upgrade your system now to a Ryzen 2000 series, which is 50-75% faster than Piledriver (FX-8350), and get the RX 580.
I know you don't have a big budget, which is why I'd wait and save up money over the next few months.
Thank you. I have a Ryzen 5 2600 with 16gbs of ram on my wish list on ebay. It's just that will cost me like $600. that I just don't have and would take me for ever to save that money back. Do you know of a video card that my PC could handle that would be better the the R9 270. That would give me better FPS and so on. Thanks again.
Not any new ones, and I wouldn't trust a used one, not with how many ruined cryptocurrency mining cards are out there. There's a good possibility the RX 580 will work just fine, but when you're talking about a 3 year old low end motherboard without UEFI with a new card, you're running the risk. If you're an Amazon Prime member, you can always buy it from them, https://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-1386MHz-Graphics-RX-580P8DFD6/dp/B06Y66K3XD/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1548616359&sr=1-3&keywords=rx+580 and then if it doesn't work just say it doesn't work on the return form and they'll take it back.
Newegg you can get the complete system for $705 brand new.
Thanks for the info. At those prices I would really go broke, You didn't think to add a DVD Drive, a SSD Drive. The SATA Drive and any thing else I mite need. See I'm getting a bare bones system for less then $400. and I can add what I need for a bout $650.00. For those prices you have to be rich, At 60 years old. Nope will never happen. lol. This is why I don't buy from Newegg or Amazon a lot. Because of their prices just being too high. There's a PC store called Magic Micro in Cleveland Ohio USA that I order from and they saved me a lot of money. You mite want to check them out, Just Google. You can't miss them.