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    Best alternative graphics card to GTX 1060

    Hi all. As the title says, i am looking for advice on what the best alternative is to the Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB graphics card. I am constantly getting the error: unreal engine is exiting due to d3d device being lost. (error: 0x887a0005 - 'removed, and a lot of people are pointing to the graphics card. If it comes down to it, and i need to replace it, what is the best non Nvidia/GTX alternative? I paid €200 for my card, so around the same sort of price is preferable

    #2
    your graphics card might not be the problem - this error seems to happened to others & you should always check other things before replacing a card without checking if it is the actual card.

    that being said it hasn't been long since I had to replace mine but it was actually the card !

    did a google search which you should check out some of the solutions & dig deeper:https://www.google.com/search?source...=1566230981368

    hope things work out for you! - still NVidia but the 1080 series will do VR - probably not that well but if you plan to upgrade get a VR Capable GPU

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      #3
      Thanks for the response. I’ve had the error come up a few times and have dug around forums and google for fixes. Raised a bug ticket with Epic, but just got a generic response. So many people seem to have the same issue, and for such a long time now. Surely this is one of the biggest bugs they need to fix

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        #4
        You might want to read this:

        https://docs.substance3d.com/spdoc/g...128745489.html

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          #5
          I know your question is a General type of question but I'm really not sure replacing the Graphics Card will solve your problem necessarily.

          so when coming to this or any forums with a problem try to provide as much information as you can.

          like what were you doing when it crashes. what program exactly is crashing. etc.

          this is the General Discussion Thread so there might be a better place to ask if you really want to solve the real underlying problem.

          * also be aware that not all the new features that unreal has or has coming out will work on non-NVidia cards or not for a while. NVidia works closely with Unreal & Unreal uses a lot of NVidia's tech. so keep that in mind if you decide to switch.

          *** Throwing your computer out the window may solve a lot of problems but not necessarily yours !!! ***
          Last edited by ayretek; 08-20-2019, 08:17 AM.

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            #6
            Ben4886 This issue is around for quite some time and in fact there is a list of possible causes and also a mix of them together, check bellow if any of them fit:

            - GPU overclocked - core and/or memory;
            - power supply insufficient for the GPU - (I know the 1060 is not power hungry, but sometimes the power supply is compromised);
            - memory sticks with problems (sometimes with overclocking issues0;
            - motherboard incompatibilities (sometimes it is good to go to the vendor website and download the latest BIOS release for the board, it is recommended experience doing this or you might lost the ability to boot and run your computer) - multiple reports on issues with Gigabyte motherboards;
            - Windows 10 not updated to latest security patches (important for Intel CPUs with vulnerabilities);
            - NVidia drivers not updated to latest release;

            Those above are the most common and the recommended checking would be this:

            - if GPU is overclocked, leave it at stock condition and test again. If the issue does not appear, you have the culprit;
            - update Windows 10 and test again. If the issue does not appear, you have the culprit;
            - to eliminate suspicious on power supply, try to get your card and install it into another computer and take notes of its power supply capacity, install UE4 and test. In case the issue does not happen, you can pin-point the culprit by taking your power supply and installing in this machine which is working fine and see if the issue appears. In case the issue does not appear, you know the power supply is probably OK. If the issue reappears, you have the culprit;
            - check at your BIOS menu if the system memory is overclocked, if you are not sure try to ask someone with knowledge on this and leave it at the lowest next speed possible. Test again and if the issue disappears you got your culprit;
            - to eliminate suspicious on the motherboard, it is important to update the BIOS. Once you make sure you have the latest release for it installed, test again. If the issue persists and all the other options above are eliminated, try to find someone which can borrow a motherboard+CPU+memory for you to test with the remaining of your hardware. Be aware that Windows will probably give a message saying it is not activated, but don't worry for now (changing motherboard triggers the licensing activation), if after testing with UE4 the issue does not appear you will know there is a motherboard incompatibility.

            The steps above, besides troublesome, are the cheapest way for you to find the reason the bug appears. Even, if the culprit is the motherboard, its cost is way lower than a new GPU.

            Let us know about your findings!
            Nilson Lima
            Technical Director @ Rigel Studios Ltda - twitter: @RigelStudios
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              #7
              Everything seems to be ok now. I uninstalled my graphics card and driver, then attempted to reinstall it. For some reason trying it install the exact same driver came with the error "Not compatible with this version of Windows". No idea why. So i went with an older driver, then updated.

              What seems to have worked for me was switching from the Nvidia Studio Driver, to the Game Ready Driver. It's only had the crash maybe once in the past 2 weeks.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Ben4886 View Post
                Everything seems to be ok now. I uninstalled my graphics card and driver, then attempted to reinstall it. For some reason trying it install the exact same driver came with the error "Not compatible with this version of Windows". No idea why. So i went with an older driver, then updated.

                What seems to have worked for me was switching from the Nvidia Studio Driver, to the Game Ready Driver. It's only had the crash maybe once in the past 2 weeks.
                That is good to know! I am glad you didn't have to spend a penny extra and I think you can keep your GPU until AMD decides to show us a GPU which is realtime raytracing capable aswel and that is what next gen consoles will use, so that would make more sense in a purchase scenario than a NVidia card which will not be there. The waiting is just killing...
                Nilson Lima
                Technical Director @ Rigel Studios Ltda - twitter: @RigelStudios
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