Recommended AMD Graphics Upgrade for his Computer

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  1. Posts : 396
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    Recommended AMD/Nvidia Graphics Upgrade for his Computer


    So with what money I got, I figure that since I didnt get much of anything for my dad for christmas, an upgrade to his graphics card as well as a new monitor would be a nice thing to do for him (he left his old one on and it has a bad case of screen burn, still works but retains image of desktop after a few hours, no LCD Conditioning mode on his monitor fixes it), a late christmas gift so to speak. he doesnt do heavy gaming, he primarily does light gaming, but mostly ancestry work, watches youtube, and other non-gaming stuff. wants to get into rust so he can play with my brother, but otherwise has little major games installed on his desktop

    now I got my eyes on a basic monitor for him, nothing fancy like freesync or 4k stuff, just a basic 24" monitor with HDMI capability and maybe a displayport, nothing else, but what im puzzled on is what graphics card should I get him that would be a good step up from his old one; im not looking for a really expensive graphics card for him, just something that will outperform his old one, will fit into his computer with little to no spacing problems, and will hopefully work for a long while without any useless Video TDR Failure blue screens (that was a pain to fix btw, a true pain), pricing is also a thing (will primarily hunt for it on ebay, unless amazon or other vendors can offer a cheaper price)

    attachment shows his stats via speccy, and will also provide a link to his userbench results
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  2. Posts : 3,453
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    It's a sorry state when no proud AMD user replies .. (so disappointing!)

    I'm a software person but from my experience .. the RX580 does the job.
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  3. Posts : 396
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    checking out its specs on the amd website and userbenchmark, and so far, its a bit average, but for him, looks good

    only problem I got, is his desktop is a dell XPS 8500, and unless im wrong, essentially has the same psu I got, a 450W stock PSU, so unless it'll still work with his computer, ill need a new PSU to put in his computer

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    also I compared that graphics card to my GTX 960 and wtf, its better than my own? maybe I need to switch to amd or get a better gtx card then
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  4. Posts : 18,402
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    Superfly said:
    It's a sorry state when no proud AMD user replies .. (so disappointing!)

    I'm a software person but from my experience .. the RX580 does the job.
    BrokenDaily said:
    checking out its specs on the amd website and userbenchmark, and so far, its a bit average, but for him, looks good

    only problem I got, is his desktop is a dell XPS 8500, and unless im wrong, essentially has the same psu I got, a 450W stock PSU, so unless it'll still work with his computer, ill need a new PSU to put in his computer

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    also I compared that graphics card to my GTX 960 and wtf, its better than my own? maybe I need to switch to amd or get a better gtx card then
    I agree with @Superfly - the RX580. Dell Inspiron 5676 "gaming" desktops come with an RX580 graphics card stock, and they have a 460W power supply.
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  5. Posts : 396
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    so are you saying if I get the RX580 for my father, it will work with his PSU despite it being under the recommended wattage for it? at least what its amd page said about it
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  6. Posts : 18,402
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    It works in Dell Inspiron 5676s off the shelf.
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  7. Posts : 396
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    found an RX580 on the ebay auction, made by bet, now all that is left is to wait and hopefully win; might grab some more SATA cables for my hard drives and dads hard drive. the ones included with out dell computers do work, but they're a bit short, so if we get some big graphics cards in there, it might not let us drape it over them or around
    new cables should be coming in today hopefully

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    alright, the auction for his new graphics card is ending tomorrow, got my new SATA cables and they are definitely long enough to go around or over my graphics card, I feel good, but bit of a problem: his computer is running windows 8.1, and the driver downloads for his card only list windows 7/windows 10

    am I going to absolutely need to update his computer to windows 10 for his graphics card, or not?
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  8. Posts : 18,402
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    Looks like you will have to upgrade it to Windows 10. I didn't even notice the system showed Windows 8.1 Pro because, after all,.....ummmmm.....this is tenforums.com.

    In my opinion, Windows 10 blows away all the quirks that Windows 8 had.
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  9. Posts : 396
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    ill be sure to try and convince him to go to windows 10; it'll be tough to do, he's a real piece of stubborn work, so that'll be a challenge for sure
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  10. Posts : 456
    Windows 10 Pro
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    If you use the media creation tool, it's a free upgrade to windows 10. He'll get better performance, keep all of his installed things/files and won't be at risk of running a OS that's near End of Life.

    If you notice any power issues with the new hardware/os, look into replacing that psu btw.
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