Help with graphics card

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I have almost same dillema and hopefully You won't mind stealing this thread;)

I work on an old PC ( i5 2500k/8GB RAM ) and using ancient Radeon 5770 that is about to die ( fan issues ) D3 is the only game I play on a computer so spending much money on a GPU is not an otpion for me. How would GT 1030 work on medium/high settings @ 1080p ? Would it be possible to keep around 60 fps ?
01/02/2019 08:39 AMPosted by GeeZooS
I have almost same dillema and hopefully You won't mind stealing this thread;)

I work on an old PC ( i5 2500k/8GB RAM ) and using ancient Radeon 5770 that is about to die ( fan issues ) D3 is the only game I play on a computer so spending much money on a GPU is not an otpion for me. How would GT 1030 work on medium/high settings @ 1080p ? Would it be possible to keep around 60 fps ?


A 1050 4gig, 1060 3/6gig or a 570 4gig would be a much better choice for you. Some 580 8gig’s are under $200 on sale and would give you some wiggle room. A 1050 is really cheap, not great but usable
01/01/2019 06:21 PMPosted by Death
12/31/2018 05:16 PMPosted by Bagline
You could probably run D3 on an APU like Ryzen 5 2400G and forgo a graphics card all together.


I wouldn't recommend a 2400G for a 3440x1440 even with sync. It will be at 30fps or thereabouts and the gaming experience is not fun.


Probably true, I haven't found any good info about D3 on a 2400G specifically. There's a video on youtube showing some D3 at 1920x1080, but it's just a new character in act 1 which for D3 is about as useful as benchmarking the menu.

Based on that video though, It should play the game just fine, but there are probably going to be dips below 60 in dense action with 4-man GR's of course being the worst.
Any 10 or 9 series will run at max settings. If you can find 770+ or 870+ those are sufficient as well, but not worth the current price tags.
The Apple A12X Bionic GPU will be a fantastic choice for the fantastic diablo immortal thats coming up.
System Requirements
PC
OS: Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 (Latest Service Packs) with DirectX® 9.0c
Processor: Intel Pentium® D 2.8 GHz or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 4400+
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or better
Mac
OS: Mac® OS X 10.6.8 or newer
Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT or ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 or better
All Platforms
HD Space: 12 GB available HD space
Memory: 1 GB RAM (1.5 GB required for Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 users, 2 GB for Mac® users)
Drive: DVD-ROM drive
Internet: Broadband Internet connection
Display: 1024×768 minimum display resolution
(Note: Be advised that some wireless connections do not meet the minimums required to be a true Broadband Internet connection. Wireless results will always be terrible.)

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

PC
OS: Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 (Latest Service Packs)
Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® 260 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 or better
Mac
OS: Mac® OS X 10.7 or newer
Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M or ATI Radeon™ HD 4670 or better

Copy/paste from http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Diablo_III
01/03/2019 12:59 AMPosted by KiWeN
Any 10 or 9 series will run at max settings. If you can find 770+ or 870+ those are sufficient as well, but not worth the current price tags.


I want to see you run this game at max settings on a 1020, or 920. I can guarantee you it won't turn 60FPS or higher, more likely the game will average at best around 40-50.

So not any card in the series will do. I would say that you should aim at least at the *50 or higher numbers. Those lower end cards are running 64bit memory paths. Not the 128 bit (ie 1050) or 256 bit paths (1070, 1080) the higher cards have. (some have even had as high as 512 bit) My 980 has 256bit, whereas my 580 is 384bit. Makes a huge impact on their performance. Granted the later designs of GPU no longer require as many memory paths as the older gens do, which is why you don't see cards with more than the 256 bit path now, but more is still better.

That said, I have set the game up recently on a laptop that had an 820m nVidia chip. With the graphics turned down and/or off, it turned between 35-45FPS tops. At max settings it was like watching a slide show. But for my 12 year old kid, that works fine with the settings turned down. But if it were my card, I would not have been happy with it.

Since we have no idea of the budget the OP wants to spend, its hard to suggest a good replacement. But anything from the 500 series and up sticking to the upper performance range on each series if possible will play this game very well even at max settings.

For the 500-700 series, look for the *60 and higher.
900-1000 series, *50 and higher.

Those will be fine and smooth for max settings for D3. (assuming a standard of 60FPS)
im going to second the recommendation to buy used. the bitcoin miners are all ebaying their stuff for cheap. if you can find a 1050ti, or 1060 with 6gb ram, thats legit, the prices are less than half retail. ($150 or less)

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