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pixel shader 5.0? what does that mean

could someone please help me? on my ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard it says that it has pixel shader 5.0.
what does that mean?
do i want pixel shader 6.0? (if that exists) or even 7.0 (if that exists)?
will it improve the graphics?
will it help my computer run?
if it helps it also says it is directX12 which i sorta know what it means
i am planning on running games like overwatch, skyrim etc.
i also have a 144hz monitor. does that help?
thanks in advance.

my gpu is a 1050ti by EVGA with 4gb, thanks for asking
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  1. You should not be concerned with that. While I was still building my old PC, I used this old rig that had an Intel Chipset in it, and that thing had Pixel Shaders 1.0. If you have atleast 3.0 you'll be fine. Just don't worry about it
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  2. Actually the motherboard itself has no gpu so it has no pixel shader. The pixel shader 5.0 support is only if you use an APU. If you are wanting to game an apu is a poor choice.

    What cpu/apu are you using? Posting the full system specs would helpful.
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  3. bignastyid said:
    Actually the motherboard itself has no gpu so it has no pixel shader. The pixel shader 5.0 support is only if you use an APU. If you are wanting to game an apu is a poor choice.

    What cpu/apu are you using? Posting the full system specs would helpful.


    im using a 1050ti 4gb
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  4. And the rest of the specs are?
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  5. bignastyid said:
    And the rest of the specs are?


    i've got a ryzen 5 1400 with a be quiet! - Pure Rock Slim 35.1 CFM CPU Cooler

    Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
    Seagate - FireCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive
    Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case (but you probably don't care about the case)
    Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit
    AOC - G2460PF 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor
    SeaSonic - 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
    Corsair - K70 RAPIDFIRE Wired Gaming Keyboard (if it matters)

    this is copy pasted off of my pcpartpicker
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  6. Best answer
    That CPU is not an APU so it has no igpu so the graphic specs on the motherboard page do not apply.

    The the 1050Ti is a good entry level gaming option but if you want to increase gaming performance you need a faster gpu.
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  7. which gpu do you suggest that is under 300$?

    thanks for the tips though
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  8. A 6Gb GTX 1060 would be the best option for under $300 as the RX 580s are still rather overpriced and hard to find due to etherium miners.
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  9. bignastyid said:
    A 6Gb GTX 1060 would be the best option for under $300 as the RX 580s are still rather overpriced and hard to find due to etherium miners.

    sorry i forgot to tell you that i am ordering from Canada, and so, a 1060 6gb would be well over 400$ with the cheapest 3gb being 313$

    sorry
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  10. In that case keep saving and/or wait for the bottom to fall out of the gpu mining racket.
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