Currently own the X4 860k with the R7 370, worth upgrading card to GTX 1050 TI? p.s im on budget

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X4 860k (no OC) 3.7ghz
R7 370 2GB
8GB DDR3 RAM
550W PSU
MSI A78M-E45 (MS-7721) (mobo)
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  1. The 1050ti performs very close to the 960. That is only 1 tier higher than the R7 370. You might see an improvement, but it wouldn't be that much of a jump up.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html
  2. With my current setup i can barely run fallout 4 at 30 fps outside, inside its around 40-50 but it stutters frequently, also, wont it be more worth it because its newer model = more support? and also doesnt nvidia cards have high overhead for cpu, so games that need CPU wont stress it as much as a amd GPU would let it?

    Im about 60% sure a 1050 TI will fix my issues, not 100% yet tho

    P.S i play fallout 4 on the lowest of the low settings, even have an ultra low mod installed but it doesnt help much, 4 fps boost?
  3. I've always gone with Nvidia. EVGA for most cards, but did purchase a lowprofile MSI 750ti b/c EVGA didn't off one, and.. will do the same with the MSI Low profile 1050ti. I do agree with what you said, about newer cards having much better support and optimizaition. But at the same time, on that hierarchy chart, one of the things they used to write on it was that you need to go up like 2 tiers to have a noticable difference. Additionally, it should always be noted that, some games perform better on AMD hardware, and others perform better on Nvidia hardware. I think i would look up all the games you play, and see how the 1050ti performed on those games specifically and what settings.
  4. Ye i've been looking at some benchmarks beforehand and i noticed it uses vulcan better than amd, so games like DOOM runs tons better, also most games on the benchmark get like 10-15 fps boost + even more fps on games that have high support with nvidia, most games that have good amd support i dont play like dues ex for example.

    I mainly play open world games like witcher and skyrim, a bit of FPS like battlefield, which also unplayable at 1080p medium-high
  5. Tensus said:
    With my current setup i can barely run fallout 4 at 30 fps outside, inside its around 40-50 but it stutters frequently, also, wont it be more worth it because its newer model = more support? and also doesnt nvidia cards have high overhead for cpu, so games that need CPU wont stress it as much as a amd GPU would let it?

    Im about 60% sure a 1050 TI will fix my issues, not 100% yet tho

    P.S i play fallout 4 on the lowest of the low settings, even have an ultra low mod installed but it doesnt help much, 4 fps boost?


    Fallout 4 won't improve much because the game depends a lot on CPU power. With a better graphics card you'll still be running around 30 fps.
  6. Strange, i watched a R7 260x X4 860K combo fps test on fallout 4 and the guy was rocking 40-50 fps on high 1050p, how come i have a better card with the same cpu and i get less fps, what gives? am i cursed or something?

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7m5aXcRuss

    found this video also : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZLhQw5SCGc

    I have exactly what he put in description and its recommended, watehfekmen
  7. Which driver version are you using currently? AMD's graphics cards age really well, it should handle Fallout 4 fine.
  8. Latest driver, updated like 30 mins ago

    16.12.1 to be more specific
  9. Latest is 16.2.2 To be honest but I don't think that matters much. The results you're getting seem to be pretty accurate.

    You're not interested in limiting your games at 30-35 fps and just playing them that way? Like a PS4 does?
  10. A PS4 gets a steady 30, with unfrequent dips, i get 30 fps with frequent dips to 10 - 18 fps, unplayable ;-;
  11. Tensus said:
    A PS4 gets a steady 30, with unfrequent dips, i get 30 fps with frequent dips to 10 - 18 fps, unplayable ;-;


    You sure?



    ~2:00
  12. I cant even get 10 fps in the factory, i may not be 100% correct, but for the most part, its still unplayable :P
  13. Its really weird, i run witcher 3 at 30-40 just fine at high with some cpu intensive effects lowered a little and skyrim heavy modded with 2k textures and shit load of script mods and it runs just find at 40-50 fps in towns and 60 fps outside (riften is the most modded city and it gets 30- 40fps (most areas, more often than not its 60 fps, may dip to 40 somewhere) and in dungeons is also 60 ALL the time
  14. A couple of things to do: One, run Fallout 4 at lowest settings, lowest resolution. Did your framerate go up, and if it did, did it go up a lot? If no, then you are CPU limited. The other thing you could do is use MSI Afterburner to show you CPU and GPU usage while you play Fallout 4 as you normally would. Is either usage at or near 100%? If the CPU is that high it's also proof your CPU is what's holding you back.

    I personally would not consider 370 to 1050 Ti a big enough jump to justify spending $140 on it, but that's how I view these things. Am I getting $140 of extra performance? If no, I don't buy.
  15. A change from 1080p to 720p made gave a nice fps boost, nothing crazy like double fps, 15-20 fps+ maybe? When i look at city i drop back to what i had in 1080p when i dont look at city
  16. https://gyazo.com/91b7eb03077d31a0a54301216ef651e9 GPU usage near police station or whatever it is, where i helped some soldier kill ghouls

    and CPU usage wasn't maxed over there either around 70%

    bare in mind, this is the lowest of the low, i've modded it so its even lower than low preset
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