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# 208461 13-Feb-2017 11:35
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Hey all

 

 

 

So, two cards within my budget:

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/VGAGBV11057/Gigabyte-GTX1050Ti-4GB-G1-Gaming-OC-Version-Video

 

 

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/VGAGBV84700/Gigabyte-Radeon-RX-470-G1-Gaming-4G-GDDR5-PCI-E

 

 

 

All the reviews say the RX 470 is the better card, but some of the specs of the 1050Ti seem to be better - like the Core Clock. And the RX 470 needs more power.

 

 

 

Thoughts please?





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  # 1719290 13-Feb-2017 11:36
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Ah I bought a 1050TI from PBTech Penrose on Saturday for $250 including GST. It was a little longer (very close to not fitting in my case) think they may still have a couple in other branches






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  # 1719305 13-Feb-2017 11:44
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The Rx470 is a lot faster than the 1050ti, about 20% better on average but up 50% in some games. At those prices the 470 is a no brainer.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1719322 13-Feb-2017 12:21
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What are you currently using ? I was going to upgrade my 6950 but found the 6950 matched or beat the newer cards in areas - Id only end up with newer tech rather than upgrade in raw power.

 

 





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  # 1719387 13-Feb-2017 13:37
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I'd definitely go the 470. It's not even close. The 470 outperforms the 1050Ti by at least 30% in most cases, even more in some games. 470 all the way. 




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  # 1719392 13-Feb-2017 13:41
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xpd:

 

What are you currently using ? I was going to upgrade my 6950 but found the 6950 matched or beat the newer cards in areas - Id only end up with newer tech rather than upgrade in raw power.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I currently have a R7 360 (2gb).





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  # 1719470 13-Feb-2017 15:51
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 I bought the 1050Ti the other week, and it works well for me.  A tipping point was the 3x HDMI outputs, and support for up to 4 monitors, as it provides easier and more extensive connectivity options in my case.  In my case I bought it for video processing, as Da Vinci Resolve uses GPUs for a lot of the heavy lifting, and my old video board had insufficient horsepower or memory to cope with it.




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  # 1719475 13-Feb-2017 15:59
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 I bought the 1050Ti the other week, and it works well for me.  A tipping point was the 3x HDMI outputs, and support for up to 4 monitors, as it provides easier and more extensive connectivity options in my case.  In my case I bought it for video processing, as Da Vinci Resolve uses GPUs for a lot of the heavy lifting, and my old video board had insufficient horsepower or memory to cope with it.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for that. I've only got one monitor, and that's all I'll probably ever use. So the better performance of the RX 470 (especially over my existing R7 360) is probably the clincher.

 

I can see why the 1050Ti would work well for you, though.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  # 1719479 13-Feb-2017 16:13
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470 is a much better choice

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  # 1719487 13-Feb-2017 16:20
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Rx470 for sure

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  # 1722991 20-Feb-2017 12:57
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Hey again

 

 

 

So I'm looking at this card: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/VGAGBV84700/Gigabyte-G1-Gaming-RX470-Graphics-Card-4GB-GDDR5-P

 

$299, not on special.

 

But they have this card: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/VGASAP9470/Sapphire-RX470-Graphics-Card-4GB-GDDR5-PCI-E-HDMI?type=open

 

$329.00, down from $458.85.

 

 

 

There seems to be very little difference between the two performance wise, and it appears the more expensive one only has one fan?

 

Sorry if it's a numpty question, but is spending the extra $30 worth it? In other words, is my $30 extra money really going to get me a card that's worth $160 more full price? Or is it just marketing shenanigans from PB Tech? 

 

 





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  # 1723177 20-Feb-2017 18:05
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Looks like marketing shenanigans to me. I'd buy the cheaper of the two as it looks to have a marginally faster core clock speed.

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  # 1723210 20-Feb-2017 19:10
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The cheap one appears to waste space with a dvi on the backplane on the second slot, the more expensive one is all vent. Might matter if you want to water cool and not have the next slot wasted. but on a low end card like that? Unlikely.

 

 





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  # 1725382 23-Feb-2017 20:14
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The saga continues...

 

So, I get my shiny new RX 470 card home tonight, only to find that my monitor only has a single VGA port, which isn't an issue with my current R7 360 as I have a VGA to DV-I adapter.

 

However, the RX 470 doesn't have DV-I, only DV-D, HDMI and DisplayPorts.

 

My tears have since dried enough for me to see the keyboard and ask you guys what should I do from here? I don't have enough funds for a new monitor, as they have pretty much all gone into the new card.

 

I do have enough for an adapter, though, maybe - but will it work? From Googling it appears my only option is a VGA to DisplayPort adapter, but is that a viable solution?

 

 

 

Any advice, as always, greatly appreciated.





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  # 1725394 23-Feb-2017 20:49
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The saga continues...

 

So, I get my shiny new RX 470 card home tonight, only to find that my monitor only has a single VGA port, which isn't an issue with my current R7 360 as I have a VGA to DV-I adapter.

 

However, the RX 470 doesn't have DV-I, only DV-D, HDMI and DisplayPorts.

 

My tears have since dried enough for me to see the keyboard and ask you guys what should I do from here? I don't have enough funds for a new monitor, as they have pretty much all gone into the new card.

 

I do have enough for an adapter, though, maybe - but will it work? From Googling it appears my only option is a VGA to DisplayPort adapter, but is that a viable solution?

 

 

 

Any advice, as always, greatly appreciated.

 

Yep.

 

It's an active adapter, has circuitry in it, whereas the DVI-I to VGA uses the Analog pins in the DVI-I port.

 

If you're patient, you could order one from china on the cheap.

 

Otherwise, bite the bullet on one locally so you can return it if it doesn't work as advertised.

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