Hoppps
Hoppps Reader
2/3/24 2:15 p.m.

Like the title says - help spend my money!

I need a new GPU for my new computer build.

Current specs/requirements:

  • i7-13700k
  • Running triple monitors
  • Mainly for iRacing
  • Future upgrade will be VR Headset
  • Prefer AMD but if price/specs are right will go Nvidia
  •  Priced between $300-500 USD
  • Must fit in an O11 Air Mini
  • Can buy vertical gpu bracket if needed - will not detract from budget

 

red_stapler
red_stapler SuperDork
2/3/24 7:27 p.m.
Hoppps said:
 
  • Mainly for iRacing
  • Future upgrade will be VR Headset
  • Prefer AMD but if price/specs are right will go Nvidia

iRacing has comparatively poor performance with triples / VR on AMD GPUs.  You'll want an nVidia.

In your price range is the 4060 Ti, $450 buys a 16GB version at Micro Center.

*edit* After some further research, the 7800XT is $500 at the top of your budget and might have enough horsepower to overcome the nV advantage in iRacing. 

Hoppps
Hoppps Reader
2/5/24 11:09 a.m.

Thanks for the reply! I was looking at those, and saw that I can get a 4070 12tb for around $520. 
 

Do you have an opinion on how the 4060 ti 16gb would be compared to the 4070 12gb?

CAinCA
CAinCA GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/5/24 11:14 a.m.

Hey Hopps. I might be able to help you out. Send me a PM. 

Hoppps
Hoppps Reader
2/5/24 11:52 a.m.

In reply to CAinCA :

PM sent!

Hoppps
Hoppps Reader
2/6/24 12:21 p.m.

FWIW I ended up purchasing a 4070 OC for about $530. From what I saw it should perform very well with iRacing and Forza Horizion, and still be relevant by the time I can get VR.

I'm stoked because the last few times I've built a PC I had a really small budget, so this is the first time I could get decent parts. The GPU probably costs the same as my first core 2 duo build lol

red_stapler
red_stapler SuperDork
2/6/24 2:17 p.m.
Hoppps said:

FWIW I ended up purchasing a 4070 OC for about $530.

Sorry, I lost track of this thread.  I think you made the right choice!  I have a 4070 in one of my rigs and it does outstanding.

Hoppps
Hoppps Reader
2/6/24 3:33 p.m.

In reply to red_stapler :

No worries I appreciate your help! I didn't know about iRacing favoring NVIDIA, and then that got me watching a million gamers nexus reviews and such. I'm excited about it!

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/7/24 11:11 p.m.

If you can find a few more $$$ I would go look for a 3080 they should be selling for cheap these days.  They had an MSRP of I think $700 and are almost the same performance as the 4070 but about $300 cheaper. The MSRP of the 4070 is close to $1,000 

Here is one on Newegg for $500  https://www.newegg.com/p/1FT-000A-00434

 

Another one on amazon  https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GeForce-320-Bit-Architecture-Graphics/dp/B0B4KK7BDW/ref=sr_1_5?crid=AGHBE10EZD6U&keywords=rtx+3080&qid=1707365076&sprefix=rtx+3080%2Caps%2C125&sr=8-5

 

This is probably the best bang for your $$$ at the moment in your price range.  

 

Here is a test chart at 2K in Atomic Heart.  You can see that the 3080 for the $$$ is a darn good card.  If you are going to do VR it should be fine.  MY son uses VR on a 3070ti with out any issue so the 3080 should be no problem.

 

 

 

red_stapler
red_stapler SuperDork
2/9/24 2:33 a.m.
dean1484 said:

The MSRP of the 4070 is close to $1,000

MSRP of a 4070 is $600 and OP bought one for $530.

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/9/24 8:51 a.m.
red_stapler said:
dean1484 said:

The MSRP of the 4070 is close to $1,000

MSRP of a 4070 is $600 and OP bought one for $530.

That is good to know. When I looked at them a while back they were still pricey. I was just looking around and see them for $550 now.  
 

So that now looks like the card to get in that price range for sure. 
 

 

Hoppps
Hoppps Reader
3/6/24 8:58 a.m.

Just an update - I've had my pc running for a couple weeks now. It's amazing! I hopped into iRacing and was able to turn the graphics all the way up - previously had been running lowest of low settings.

I'm at Road Atlanta going up the esses when suddenly I was blinded by the sun! And I thought holy crap, the sun is in this game?! It was such a cool moment to have little details like that pop up. Makes gaming way cooler!

CAinCA
CAinCA GRM+ Memberand Dork
3/6/24 10:24 a.m.

In reply to Hoppps :

The 4070 is what I would have offered you and the price is similar too. 


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