So, my system specs are:
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. System Model: GA-870A-UD3 BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.2GHz Memory: 8192MB RAM Available OS Memory: 8190MB RAM Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 512 MB Thermaltake Dokker case Corsair 500W PSU
I’m looking to upgrade my GFX card, one that will be more or less future proof, and will currently fit in my system. The one i’m currently having is obviously ancient…
I’m eyeing the GeForce 980 card, but i’m not sure if the PSU is enough for it.
Also, i’m thinking about a cheaper option, the 970, but i don’t know how much lower the performance is, if it’s worth it.
I have a PCIE 2.0. Will that be a problem? I mean, will it bottleneck a new PCIE 3.0 card?
I never had a Radeon card, so i have no idea which one is currently the best one for the money, but they do seem to be cheaper than Nvidia GFX cards.
I want to learn Unreal 4 and work in it, but this GFX struggles with even the simplest tasks, objects and textures, so i need a good card, but one that’s not too expensive and will last me a few years.
Also, how do Radeon cards compare to Nvidia cards in Unreal 4? Any performance differences?
Anyway, i’m happy with my system, and i can overclock it if i need to etc. so i’d rather just buy a GFX card, and not change anything that doesn’t need changing.
Can anyone shed some light to my dilemma? I’d appreciate any suggestions and info.