What video card? I've been out of the loop a while...

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by virtualleader, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. virtualleader

    virtualleader Limp Gawd

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    I am lookign for help. I am a gamer, first however I recently started doing a fair amount of videography mainly in Adobe Premier. My issue is Premier does not like 690 because it essentially only sees 2gb of mem not 4gb. Also, it's been a while since I was on buy/sell forum, any idea what the 690 might worth? Love the card but I am feeling underwhelmed.

    Should I go with the 1080ti? Titan (I dont really want to drop a $1000)?

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  2. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I would upgrade your core components first before a new Video card. i7 6700k 16 or 32GB of DDR4 would be better suited for Adobe than a new video card & that 690 would still play the games you want to play paired with your new system.

    Another option would be to sell the 690, probably get 200-300 for it. Use that money to put toward a new system upgrade, & get a 1070 or 80. It'll take some shopping around but I bet you could build a new system for under $1000, way under if you sold you current components. Check Microcenter, they always run good deals on CPU/Mobo combos. Also, if you havent shopped at Jet.com & are a new member, you can get 15% off your first order with them.

    1080ti's haven't been announced yet.
     
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  3. virtualleader

    virtualleader Limp Gawd

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    Well, I was rather trying to avoid a whole new core system. Premier CC offloads a ton onto the vid card now days. If you saw my post I already have 32gb ddr... yes DDR3 but with Premier it's more quantity than speed. I supposed I could find a new i7 for it... that's a thought but really worth it? Premier does a lot of CUDA offloading.

     
  4. Krenum

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    Well, in that case, get a 1080. Like I said, if you order from Jet, you can get 15% off from them, if you choose to go that route. I was thinking more along the lines of having Hyperthreading for Adobe or get the best of both worlds if you part your original system out to cover some of the cost of your new one.

    Your system as it stand would probably be worth around 600-700 dollars, that would buy you a new system, and you'd still only be paying for a video card.
     
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  5. Schmave

    Schmave [H]ard|Gawd

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    A 1070 would probably be plenty fast for Premiere acceleration at this point. The 1070 will also do well with your 1440p monitor and save you some $$ over a 1080. I don't know if it's still true but the Adobe products that include GPU acceleration tend to work better on Nvidia cards since they originally started with CUDA development.

    Plus, for gaming, your 2500K might start to limit a 1080, but probably not a 1070 as much. FWIW I'm running a 2500K at stock clocks right now and haven't had problems in the games I play yet.
     
  6. virtualleader

    virtualleader Limp Gawd

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    Fair point on the proc limiting the card... 1070 is likely to peak it out. I wonder if I can find a 3770k cehap enough too to be worthwhile... perhaps...

    Thanks for hte 1070 idea.
     
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    Just registered & can't get the 15% off at Jet.com to show up.
     
  8. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Check the front page. Use WELCOME15
     
  9. Tahoe916

    Tahoe916 Gawd

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    For what its worth, I do a lot of Premiere and Photoshop, and the video cards do help, but not a ton. I got a much better boost from upgrading my CPU to a hexacore Xeon than I did from using a newer NVIDIA card. In fact I ended up returning the video card and just going with the CPU upgrade because it made such a little difference for me.
     
  10. RazorWind

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    Unless you're overclocking the hell out of it or only play old games, most games are likely to be CPU bound on a 2500K with a 1070 or 1080. I don't understand why everyone thinks this isn't the case - it pretty obviously was, in my case, over a year ago, even with "just" a GTX 970.

    I agree with "upgrade everything" and "get a 1070."
     
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    tikiman2012 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Keep getting "No items in your cart are eligible for WELCOME15" when I try to use it with a video card.

    What am I supposed to be looking for on the front page that I'm missing?
     
  12. Kev7274

    Kev7274 n00bie

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    Not just you. I couldn't get the code to work on a GTX 1070 or an Evga PSU. Certain restrictions are apparently applied to using the code.
     
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    Hmm, thats odd, wasn't aware of any terms or conditions on the items that would receive the discounts. All the codes I've used , even the one for signing up have worked.
     
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    tikiman2012 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Now this is showing up on the cart page.

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  15. Immolation1991

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    are prices expected to drop once Vega gpus hit the market or is it unlikely?
     
  16. SvenBent

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    Because it depends on the game. you can make a blanket statment like 2500k will bottleneck a 970 since it higly depending on the workload of the game and settings.

    my 3770k at 4.4 ( crappy mobo) was bottlenecking my 970 under doom 2016 until i switched to vulkan.
     
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    I would think so. But it mainly depends on how well Vega performs.
     
  18. RazorWind

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    Well... obviously. But everyone likes to make these blanket statements about "Oh, the 2500K is still more than enough CPU..."

    Maybe it is if all you play is CS:GO or something, but for non-esports games, my experience is that that hasn't been the case for a while.
     
  19. SvenBent

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    I totally agree.
    But i think the reason is that people just look at total CPU usage and sey "hey it only using 50% so im not CPU bottlenecked", and not taking multicore/multithreading into considerations. i see that very often sadly :(
     
  20. DocSavage

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    Kyle just did a comparison between a 2600K and a 7700K and it was 30% faster at best. Do what I did and get a 1080 or a 1070 and you'll be fine.
     
  21. horrorshow

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    Yeah, sell that 690 while it still has value and buy a 1070.