GTX 670 Upgrade Options - Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by Cacophony05, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Cacophony05

    Cacophony05 n00bie

    Aug 20, 2012
    I have been out of the game for a while (built this rig in 2012), and could use some advice on a GPU upgrade.

    My current build is:
    i5 3570K
    GTX 670 2GB
    2 x 4GB DDR3

    The GTX 670 is beginning to have heat issues, so I'm looking to replace it. I mostly just use this PC for games (PUBG) and streaming, and I'd like to keep using it for at least a couple more years.

    I've been considering a 1050ti or 1060, but I'm not sure. I don't want to buy too big of a card if my other parts are going to hold it back.

    Any advice on an upgrade would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Araxie

    Araxie [H]ardness Supreme

    Feb 11, 2013
    at what resolution will you be playing?.. depending on the resolution your 3570K unless heavily overclocked will be from a considerable bottleneck at 1920x1080 to stuttering and frame rate issues at 2560x1440, so with that in mind if you are at 1080P i don't recommend anything above GTX 1060 with that setup, and 2560x1440 GTX 1070Ti.. those would allow couple more of years of good gameplay at acceptable frame rates with mostly maxed settings.
  3. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

    Apr 29, 2005
    Don't get a 1050 ti, piece of shit.

    A 1060 6GB or RX 580 should be fine for you.

    $279 for a AMD RX 580 8GB Pretty good deal if you ask me. Performance is on par or exceeding GTX 1060

    I have a RX 580 8GB Red Devil & play all of my games at 1440p at high to ultra settings on freesync without issue. I will say though, they do run a bit hot, expect 75-80c temps during gameplay but fully within working spec for them.

    nVidia GTX 1060 6GB $284.00 Also a pretty good deal.

    Any one of those would be a great upgrade for you at 1080p or 1440. Also, those prices are the lowest I have seen in months on those cards. make your decision fast while they're on sale.
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  4. horrorshow

    horrorshow [H]ardness Supreme

    Dec 14, 2007
    A 670 to a 1050 ti is more of a side grade. (aka waste of money)

    1060/580 or bust.
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  5. Algrim

    Algrim [H]ard|Gawd

    Jun 1, 2016
    With cost being identical and as long as your PSU isn't dancing on the edge of stability, the RX 580 is a better card than the 1060 6 GB.
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  6. RamonGTP

    RamonGTP [H]ardness Supreme

    Nov 9, 2005
    I've got a box with a 3570 (non K) that I slapped in a RX480 back when they were under $200 (slightly slower than a RX580) and it's a good match.
  7. Shadowed

    Shadowed Limp Gawd

    Mar 21, 2018
    60hz or above? Above 60hz, I would upgrade CPU soon.
  8. Comixbooks

    Comixbooks Ignore Me

    Jun 7, 2008

    Take apart the GPU and dust it out then reapply thermal paste game at 1080P on medium settings. These thing need to be dusted out once every two years anyway unless your case is totally vented off from dust. You might need a special set of screwdrivers to take it apart Torq X security bits or just small Phillips.
  9. GotNoRice

    GotNoRice [H]ardForum Junkie

    Jul 11, 2001
    You make it sound like "heat issues" is something normal that occurs as the hardware ages. It's not. I'm still running 3x GTX 680's sandwiched together in SLI, about as unfriendly an arrangement as you can get in terms of heat. All three still work great, but I make a point to dust them out at least every 6 months. With the stock blower-type coolers, you end up with something like this blocking almost all airflow eventually if you don't dust them out:

  10. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

    Jul 26, 2005
    I'm doing great with a GTX1070Ti and a 3330, and I can play Fortnite @4K with no slowdowns.

    I'm switching to a Corei7 4770 soon, but just because I can, not because I feel the need to.
  11. Tweak155

    Tweak155 Limp Gawd

    Jul 28, 2011
    3570K should be fine... go with the 1060 6gb or rx580 as suggested.
  12. Araxie

    Araxie [H]ardness Supreme

    Feb 11, 2013
    report back the differences after/before when you do the switch... and then we will see if the same statement can be made. most people tend to not notice how bad a gaming experience can be with a slow processor until they do the switch.

    but also again read my post I mentioned 1920x1080 and 2560x1440 resolutions which are way less CPU dependant than 4k but as said before at 1440P the slowdown will be real with that CPU, at 1080P will be terrible with a 1070Ti do yourself the test and monitor GPU usage at both resolutions.