What is a good vcard upgrade for my pc?

Jan 15, 2021
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I have a intel i5 3.5 ghz processor
4gb msi r9 290x vcard
32gb ram ddr3
It plays all the games i want pretty well in2k but i wana go 4k and im worried the 290x cant hang
 
Nov 27, 2020
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I really only have experience with Nvidia cards, and I've been gaming on 4k monitors for about 4 years now. The lowest card I was able to run a 4k monitor with consistent FPS was a GTX 1080ti, and even then, I couldn't max all the graphics settings, with the exception of some very old games. Most 4k monitors are capped @ 60hz, although I've seen newer models recently that go to 144hz, but they're pretty pricey. GTX 2080ti's do really well @ 4k, and I ran one of those for a couple years, but they don't even make them anymore. I was fortunate enough to get a RTX 3080 a couple months ago, and that is awesome for 4k, I can go max settings on most games, though I haven't played CP2077 yet.

That's just my experience with 4k gaming, maybe it can give you some reference points when comparing other cards.
 
Jan 15, 2020
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A 20xx or 30xx nvidia series (or amds equivalent) should give you 4k at max settings for most games out there, it comes down to being able to find one.
 
Feb 2, 2020
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Too powerful card might be a waste because it may bottleneck your cpu and ram. A RTX 2070 can do 4k with low to medium settings.
 
Oct 16, 2020
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That's good to know. Btw, I just noticed. It's nice of Radeon to have a list of which games it can push to ULTRA hahaha
 
Feb 4, 2021
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Awesome you found a card that works for you.
Right now the challenge with upgrading isn't deciding what card but finding a retailer that has inventory. And all the prices are ridiculous. Try finding a 2080ti. Fuggedaboudit.
 

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