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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JonClark, May 28, 2019.

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  1. JonClark

    JonClark Thread Starter

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    Hi guys
    I have been following Carey for a few months and love the videos and the quality advice he gives. Long may it continue.
    I am after some upgrade advive
    Here are some cpZ64 outputs from my desktop which is a business machine running lightroom and photoshop CC plus office 365. All drives are SSDs.
    Boot up is under 10 seconds

    Capture.PNG Capture1.PNG Capture2.PNG Capture3.PNG
    My question is, should I upgrade my graphics card to a 1060 6G unit? Will this be worth doing and give me a few more useful yrs of use?
    Thanks Jon
     
  2. JonClark

    JonClark Thread Starter

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    One thing I forgot
    There are 32Gig of Ram (4x8G)
     
  3. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    It depends on what you mean by
    The 1060 6G card is a definite improvement on what you have but mainly from the aspect of gaming and OC - FPS as you can see from the comparison below are much better

    You will not achieve its full potential as your system is - behind the card so to speak
    Your CPU is 2012
    https://ark.intel.com/content/www/u...-3770k-processor-8m-cache-up-to-3-90-ghz.html

    The chipset on the board is Z77
    https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/64024/intel-z77-express-chipset.html

    and the board is DDR3 ram

    The CPU socket is LGA1155 so upgrading to a newer CPU is not possible

    Personally I would not spend that money on the card from the aspect of what you state is your main use.

    Here is a comparison and you can find many more on a simple web search of
    compare Nvidia 1060 6G with Nvidia GTX670

    https://www.game-debate.com/gpu/ind...aming-x-6g-edition-vs-geforce-gtx-670-ftw-2gb

    The basic facts are that if I read correctly what you are using the computer for the improvement will not be really worth the cost and the premise that this is going to give you this few more years of use - is not going to change the fact that the system is out of date

    That may sound too critical but the facts are outlined here
    https://www.gpucheck.com/compare/nv...e-i7-3770k-3-50ghz/ultra?lang=en&currency=usd
    .

    On a slightly different note
    Who is Carey?
     
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  4. JonClark

    JonClark Thread Starter

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    Many thanks for the comprehensive reply.
    I suspected as much on the basis of the 7yr time period.
    Just need to save for the new PC now.
    Carey is Carey Holzman who links to the forum in the notes to his excellent videos.
     
  5. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Cheers
    Had never heard of him until just now, but I see, as you say he links to this site

    Good luck with whatever you decide
     
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