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Wednesday, November 22nd 2017, 7:06am

Can someone recommend a mid end NVIDIA GPU card for BF1 and other games?

So I have a 2012/2013 Alienware Aurora R4 with an old NVIDIA Geforce GTX 560 TI that has 1.28GB of memory. It can run games like Warthunder okay but the more recent games like GR wildlands and im assuming BF1 can only get 60FPS on very low graphics Im trying to find a mid end card that can run BF1 on a medium graphics setting. The other hardware seems to be up to the task but the card was apparently paired with a 2nd card but the other one was removed before I got the PC. Can someone recommend a decent card for under 300USD?

Im new to PC and am a bit hardware illiterate so I still need to learn these things.


The other specs for the PC are as follows:
intel core i7 3280 quad core with 3.60GHz and 16GB or RAM
Alienware OFPV4P Motherboard with a E X79 intel chipset
I dont know the exact power supply for this model but from my research most Aurora R4s come with a 875 Watt multi GPU power supply
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Wednesday, November 22nd 2017, 9:21am

GPU prices are bit high currently due to cryptominer bloom (or, they used to be few months ago), so things are bit on expensive side.

GTX 1060 3GB edition could go under 300USD, 6GB version probably not. It has enough muscle to run modern games at high-ish quality on 1080p 60Hz, although the 3GB my suffer from lack of memory at times (some games really like to munch on that). 1050Ti (4GB) is also an option which will definitely go under 300USD, and you should be able to comfortably run games at lowest settings fine, from what I have heard.

Specifically for BF1, I would also recommend checking AMD side for GPUs. Especially for Frostbite games, AMD cards have bit of an edge over Nvidia. RX 570 or 580 should do the trick. However they too have quite highish prices currently.
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  • Veritable - Scoring of BF4/BF1 firearms in terms of usability, firing and other mechanics.
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Monday, December 18th 2017, 3:17am

GPU prices are bit high currently due to cryptominer bloom (or, they used to be few months ago), so things are bit on expensive side.

GTX 1060 3GB edition could go under 300USD, 6GB version probably not. It has enough muscle to run modern games at high-ish quality on 1080p 60Hz, although the 3GB my suffer from lack of memory at times (some games really like to munch on that). 1050Ti (4GB) is also an option which will definitely go under 300USD, and you should be able to comfortably run games at lowest settings fine, from what I have heard.

Specifically for BF1, I would also recommend checking AMD side for GPUs. Especially for Frostbite games, AMD cards have bit of an edge over Nvidia. RX 570 or 580 should do the trick. However they too have quite highish prices currently.
I have a GTX1060 3GB clocked at 2101/8708MHZ, and a Ryzen 1600x @ 4.0GHz with 16GB 3066MHz DDR4 memory.

Running at 100Hz (can drop to 80-100 on certain maps, especially amiens 32v32). I could run at 120Hz as some situations give 100fps+, but I'd rather have 100FPS locked at 100Hz for consistency. Also a bit less stress on the system considering I am running at maximum stable overclocks 24/7 on both the GPU and CPU.

High/Ultra settings, except for Post Processing which is at medium (large fps boost for minimal visual loss) at 1080p.

I'd get a GTX1060 6GB or the AMD equilavents though to be a bit more future proof. Also, get a good cooler for that CPU and clock it to 4.0GHz+.

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Monday, December 18th 2017, 4:55am

In my experience, Battlefield 1 is pretty well optimized. I'm still running with my ASUS Z-170A MOBO, i5 6600k, GTX 970, and 2x8GB DDR4-3000 RAM. My newest addition, however, is a Dell S2716DG monitor with 2560x1440p resolution, 144 Hz refresh rate, and NVIDIA G-SYNC. At ultra settings and 2560x1440p resolution, I still generally average from 60 to 80 FPS. Sometimes it'll drop a bit lower than that, and sometimes it'll go slightly higher. All-in-all, I'm doing fairly decent at 2560x1440p while utilizing a GPU that's meant for optimal 1920x1080p performance instead.

Sadly, GPU prices have seem to stagnated at a fairly high retail price. All of the GTX 1000 series GPUs ended up being like $50-$100 more expensive than originally advertised.

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Monday, December 18th 2017, 6:12am

In my experience, Battlefield 1 is pretty well optimized. I'm still running with my ASUS Z-170A MOBO, i5 6600k, GTX 970, and 2x8GB DDR4-3000 RAM. My newest addition, however, is a Dell S2716DG monitor with 2560x1440p resolution, 144 Hz refresh rate, and NVIDIA G-SYNC. At ultra settings and 2560x1440p resolution, I still generally average from 60 to 80 FPS. Sometimes it'll drop a bit lower than that, and sometimes it'll go slightly higher. All-in-all, I'm doing fairly decent at 2560x1440p while utilizing a GPU that's meant for optimal 1920x1080p performance instead.

Sadly, GPU prices have seem to stagnated at a fairly high retail price. All of the GTX 1000 series GPUs ended up being like $50-$100 more expensive than originally advertised.
>running 144hz at well below 144fps

this is heresy

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Monday, December 18th 2017, 7:03am

In my experience, Battlefield 1 is pretty well optimized. I'm still running with my ASUS Z-170A MOBO, i5 6600k, GTX 970, and 2x8GB DDR4-3000 RAM. My newest addition, however, is a Dell S2716DG monitor with 2560x1440p resolution, 144 Hz refresh rate, and NVIDIA G-SYNC. At ultra settings and 2560x1440p resolution, I still generally average from 60 to 80 FPS. Sometimes it'll drop a bit lower than that, and sometimes it'll go slightly higher. All-in-all, I'm doing fairly decent at 2560x1440p while utilizing a GPU that's meant for optimal 1920x1080p performance instead.

Sadly, GPU prices have seem to stagnated at a fairly high retail price. All of the GTX 1000 series GPUs ended up being like $50-$100 more expensive than originally advertised.
>running 144hz at well below 144fps

this is heresy

I would have settled for 60 Hz or 100 Hz at the same resolution, but this specific monitor had its price slashed by $250 for Black Friday. If anything, I have a pretty future-proof monitor for whenever I upgrade. I've been eyeing GTX 1070 models for a while, and now there's the GTX 1070 Ti.

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Monday, December 18th 2017, 3:27pm

If you can find a used GTX980 that will do the trick too. I have it running at 1080p, Ultra everything with shadows high (no difference visually to me), effects high (much smaller fps dip when explosions going off left and right), and fxaa high (personal preference). FPS range from 8x to 120 (capped). Does not notice the increase in input lag due to dip in fps during battles, but dips below 70 fps would be definitely noticeable for me, hence my settings.

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Monday, December 18th 2017, 5:55pm

UPDATE: I got a Gigabyte Geforce 1060 3GB for 199.99 USD on newegg a few weeks ago. It works pretty good. It has DDR5 RAM built into it (what a GPU needs RAM for I have no clue) But for anyone looking to get a GTX1050 BEWARE they do not utilize 6 or 8 pin power plugs. they draw power from the motherboard. Do some research and see if your motherboard puts out enough watts into the PCIe slot or else the PC wont even start
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Tuesday, December 19th 2017, 2:05pm

UPDATE: I got a Gigabyte Geforce 1060 3GB for 199.99 USD on newegg a few weeks ago. It works pretty good. It has DDR5 RAM built into it (what a GPU needs RAM for I have no clue) But for anyone looking to get a GTX1050 BEWARE they do not utilize 6 or 8 pin power plugs. they draw power from the motherboard. Do some research and see if your motherboard puts out enough watts into the PCIe slot or else the PC wont even start
Isn't 150W at the PCI-E standard? Then again I've never cheaped out when buying a mobo, always went for medium to medium-high end.

A GPU needs memory for well, exactly the same thing a CPU does, temporary storage for things that are being processed. A GPU is basically the same as a CPU, but with a different architecture better suited for the type of work it performs.

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