Four years ago I posted this in another thread:
Hi All,I need to give my 5 year old rig a refresh, before thinking about a new build. I am hoping to finally get around to The Witcher 3 (yes, I am that far behind), and maybe No Mans Sky when that is released. It is an i7 2600K 3.4GHz, two Corsair 4GB DDR3-1600, Intel 80GB SSD for the OS (still running Windows 7, may upgrade to 10 soon), and an AMD HD6970 2GB OC on a Gigabyte Z68Z board. These are all fairly out of date, but I'm guessing the bottleneck here is the GPU? I was thinking about dropping in an AMD R9 380 4GB card - will this get me through? Appreciate any thoughts or advice!
Reader; I never got around to the suggested upgrade. I stuck to PS4 gaming because it was on my large TV & surround sound in the lounge.
My now 9 year old(!) rig still runs well - I've currently fired it up to mess around with 3D printing. Most of the programs I use run well enough, but I wanted to try one for automatic support generation - called Prusa Slicer - and the program won't even start.
My suspicion is that it can't work properly with my antiquated graphics drivers - which I can't update with my now legacy GPU. So my question is this; what current card do you think I could upgrade to allow me to use this software, without having to upgrade everything else?
As always, advice appreciated!