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Good day,
I need a little help with two cards. I have two options at good price.
The price is relatively the same, so it needs no consideration, I am just worried about the specs.
These are my two options at the moment:

1.- Asus Strix R9 380
2.- EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050ti SSC

I usually guide myself with this site but I don't know if it is legit. Videocard Benchmarks

Thanks a lot!

PS: My build.
PSU: evga 600w
CPU: i5 6402p
Board: MSI h170a PC mate
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  1. I would not advise buying either of those cards. They are both quite expensive for what you get (very little)
    That said the older R9 380 is a superior card.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202270&cm_re=rx_480-_-14-202-270-_-Product

    Usually you can find RX 480s around $150. A sale just ended on a couple of them, but $179 for a card that is nearly DOUBLE the performance of the ones you're looking at - there is really no question.
  2. Well, actually power consumption is the factor here. R9 needs way more powerful PSU then 1050 ti. So the question is, is your PSU good enough for R9? Because if not, you would need to buy new PSU, and that shift total price factor much to 1050 ti favor.
  3. I use that website all the time - also good for comparing CPUs
    You have chosen cards with the same amount of power, and for most games, it is more than enough.
    Both are good cards.
    I would go with the Geforce because they have a reputation for lower power consumption and better driver optimisation
  4. They are the same performance class. The 380 uses far more power. The 380 is based on older AMD technology. That Asus is a nice card though. The EVGA is an SSC which is one of their nicer model of 1050 Ti. It uses far less power. It's Nvidia's newest Pascal tech. I'd take the 1050 Ti, only going for the 380 if it were at a discounted price.

    This assumes you have a newer UEFI bios equipped motherboard in your system. If you have an old legacy bios then the 380 is the better choice, assuming you have a decent power supply.

    Passmark is alright, it's just not a real world comparison. It's more to give you a relative idea of how they stack up. If you look at game benchmarks you'll see that sometimes those differences are meaningless in actual use.
  5. greens said:
    I would not advise buying either of those cards. They are both quite expensive for what you get (very little)
    That said the older R9 380 is a superior card.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202270&cm_re=rx_480-_-14-202-270-_-Product

    Usually you can find RX 480s around $150. A sale just ended on a couple of them, but $179 for a card that is nearly DOUBLE the performance of the ones you're looking at - there is really no question.




    Anonymous said:
    Well, actually power consumption is the factor here. R9 needs way more powerful PSU then 1050 ti. So the question is, is your PSU good enough for R9? Because if not, you would need to buy new PSU, and that shift total price factor much to 1050 ti favor.


    My PSU can handle it, I think... it have 600w I think this should be enough, but I am not sure. Maybe you can give me hand with that?
  6. lodders said:
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    I would go with the Geforce because they have a reputation for lower power consumption and better driver optimisation

    And slower cards for more money.
    The driver optimization thing - can you site an example? it gets mentioned a lot - but in modern times... Have you used CCC? it is so much superior to the nvdia control panel its a joke. There just isn't any evidence to back this up other than JC3 and wolfenstien, which had problems with AMD for known reasons.

    I mean the R9 380 was originally released in very early 2012 as the 7950, and again as the R9 280, and now it exists as the R9 380. AMD does not play around with their cards. Why would a card that has been around for going on 6 years have poor drivers? - it wouldn't, and doesn't.

    Why would Nvidia release a card in 2017 that is as slow as a card from 2012 for more money? Because there is this weird sentiment with Nvidia is my guess. Why anyone purchases these things is beyond me.

    Its only when you get to the 1070, 1080, and titan X that nvidia shines.
  7. dontlistentome said:
    They are the same performance class. The 380 uses far more power. The 380 is based on older AMD technology. That Asus is a nice card though. The EVGA is an SSC which is one of their nicer model of 1050 Ti. It uses far less power. It's Nvidia's newest Pascal tech. I'd take the 1050 Ti, only going for the 380 if it were at a discounted price.

    This assumes you have a newer UEFI bios equipped motherboard in your system. If you have an old legacy bios then the 380 is the better choice, assuming you have a decent power supply.

    Passmark is alright, it's just not a real world comparison. It's more to give you a relative idea of how they stack up. If you look at game benchmarks you'll see that sometimes those differences are meaningless in actual use.


    Thanks! it is nice to know this page is legit.

    This is my build.
    PSU: evga 600w
    CPU: i5 6402p
    Board: MSI h170a PC mate

    What do you recommend me to do?
  8. greens said:
    I would not advise buying either of those cards. They are both quite expensive for what you get (very little)
    That said the older R9 380 is a superior card.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202270&cm_re=rx_480-_-14-202-270-_-Product

    Usually you can find RX 480s around $150. A sale just ended on a couple of them, but $179 for a card that is nearly DOUBLE the performance of the ones you're looking at - there is really no question.




    considering:
    That where I am, can find an RX 480 at about 300$ and those others at 150$.
    Also my build is
    PSU: evga 600w
    CPU: i5 6402p
    Board: MSI h170a PC mate

    What do you think it is better?
  9. Best answer
    Your 2 choices are almost equal. Providing the GTX is compatible with your mobo, then less power consumption and less heat are always a good thing
  10. lodders said:
    Your 2 choices are almost equal. Providing the GTX is compatible with your mobo, then less power consumption and less heat are always a good thing


    Thanks! it really looks like the geforce is the smartest option between those two cards. Even so is a little less powerful.
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