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    Advice on GPU / or new PC?

    Hi all, I'm looking for peoples opinions on whether a GPU upgrade is worth it currently or a wait for a new PC.

    My Dad currently has a fairly old PC that he has kept going for the last 5 years or so, with a HD7850 GPU, 4th gen i5, 16GB DDR3 RAM, he currently plays a few RPGs such as Witcher 3 but nothing needing cutting edge graphics and he is happy to play at medium-high settings; but he's now looking for a bit of an upgrade so that he will be able to play Assassins Creed Valhalla at medium settings at least. He's currently debating whether he should buy a GTX 1660 which seems like a fairly decent card, keep that going for a while and then buy a new motherboard/cpu/ram combo in the next year or so, or just buy a whole new PC in a few months and just live with what he has for the time being.

    My main question is, do you guys think a GTX 1660 with those specs of his current PC will be enough to run Valhalla on medium settings at a decent frame rate consistently (30+ for my Dad), and will that combination last him a good year or so given he doesn't really play cutting edge graphics games and is happy to accept medium settings? Or should he just wait to save a bit longer and buy a whole new PC?

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    Re: Advice on GPU / or new PC?

    Graphics cards are like gold dust at the moment, and way over priced. My advise is to wait a couple of months, the situation should start claming down by then. If you must buy now there's very little new stock, but you can get 1660 Super's for around £275-280. I'd recommend looking on the used market on ebay to see if you can get a decent price (below £230 would be reasonable in the current market).

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    Re: Advice on GPU / or new PC?

    That game is AMD sponsored so works better on AMD GPUs,which are even harder to find than Nvidia ones!

    In fact the cheapest way forward is probably to look for a prebuilt PC at this rate,if you want to replace the CPU.

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    Re: Advice on GPU / or new PC?

    ^this. Prebuilt is your best hope right now

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