I will include dog and car photos as payment for services rendered.
My friends and I have been playing a lot of computer games in quarantine and while my desktop is... fine, I am beginning to suspect my video card is letting the computer down a bit. I’m seeing 100% utilization on most games and while the performance has been fine, I am of course worried about starting to create problems.
The computer is nearing EOL, it was built in 2016, but probably has another 1-2 years in it before I need to move on.
I poked around a bit only to discover that video cards are... expensive? The one I have now sells used for more than I paid for it new. As such I’ve been struggling to find a card that meets my needs and when I do, struggling to compare it to the old card in a meaningful way.
- Current Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4GB
- Requirements: 3+ Video out (DP preferred)
- Budget: $200ish; used is OK
Other system specs:
- Processor: Intel Core i5-6600 3.30 HHz
- Motherboard: Asus H170 Pro Gaming
- RAM: 32GB
- PS: 850 Watt
The card that I’ve found that seems... fine. Is a Radeon RX 5500 XT w/ 8GB for $220, but I am struggling to compare it to the existing card to see if that is money well spent. I have little patience for the bullshit process of comparing computer hardware outside of doing a deep dive for a build, so I figured one (or more) of you might have an oppopinion.
As promised: dog and cars from our most recent trip to NM.