im currently on budget $200 to $260
im getting frustrated ok so my budget for gpu is 100-120$ which is i can buy a used gtx 950 since in my country 1050ti price is bit of expensive which is 160$ since im getting pissed off im supposed to upgrade my i3-4170 ti i5 but my monitor is crap as hell it is a square
im currently on budget $200 to $260
im getting frustrated ok so my budget for gpu is 100-120$ which is i can buy a used gtx 950 since in my country 1050ti price is bit of expensive which is 160$ since im getting pissed off im supposed to upgrade my i3-4170 ti i5 but my monitor is crap as hell it is a square monitor and maybe 6 yearold monitor so i wanna get rid of that **** my budget for the monitor is 100-160$
here is my question which one is better? gtx 950 used one that is 100$ or 1050ti that is 160$ in my country (most of the brand is 160$ here)
i dont play beast specs demanding games i only play more esports
(going to buy rust)
i wanna upgrade my gpu not because of the fps but because i wanna record my gameplays too
so i hope you understand
8gb of ram
Stating your country would help to understand costs and shopping. You should also state your power supply by brand and model number because a GTX 950 requires a 6pin connection from the power supply.
Game recording is mostly CPU dependent.
Gaming fps is a combination of CPU and GPU. The CPU gives instructions of what the GPU should do in each frame. The GPU controls the color of each pixel like building blocks. The higher the graphics detail, the more GPU is needed. FPS is additional work on both CPU and GPU since more frames is more pixels to fill.
The i3-4170 is better than most people think, but in recording gaming will be a big drop.
Current pricing favors AMD RX-460 2GB as the most cost efficient of new cards and most do not require a 6-pin pci connection from the power supply.
There are two versions of GT 730 and likely you have the cheaper one.
You should begin looking for a core i5 4th generation, used if necessary, and upgrade your bios before installing it.
For gaming score:
GT 730 = 924
GTX 750 = 3253
GTX 750 Ti = 3684, some require 6-pin
RX 460 = 4229 usually no 6-pin. The 4GB does a little better
GTX 950 = 5203 requires 6 pin
GTX 1050 = 5257 generally no 6 pin
GTX 960 = 5866 requires 6 pin
GTX 1050 Ti = 5926 generally no 6-pin
In actual gaming data, the GTX 1050 averages about 10% faster than a GTX 950, here showing 13%.
The overclock potential of a GTX 950 from 1024 MHz / 1188 MHz and that some GTX 950 are the 75 watt version at slightly lower performance and no 6pin needed means a big variation by version of GTX 950.
If considering modern gaming and game recording, unfortunately you will need both a CPU and GPU upgrade, and you may also need a new power supply.
And yes, also a 1920×1080 23+ inch monitor with HDMI or DVI input helps also since that is your interface in gaming.
The i3 to an i5 will not help gaming while you have a GT 730, so first is a graphics card upgrade.
Decide about cost of used parts and money coming in to complete your upgrade.
Know that even a GTX 750 is more than triple your current performance so use your money carefully.
Of course, GTX 1050 or 1050 TI is better than GTX 950, but not by much, except that it may save the power supply upgrade to go 1050.
Let's naively look at the GFlops (double precision).
The GTX 1050Ti has 62 GFlops. Also, at $139 (official release US price) it's 2.2$/GFlops, while the GTX1060 is at 1.8$/GFlops and the GTX1070 is at 2.1$/GFlops. At $160 it would be 2.6$/GFlops.
On the other hand, the GTX950 had 49.1GFlops (but there was a 59.8GFlops OEM version). That's not extremely different from the 62 GFlops of the GTX1050Ti. At 100$ it would be 2.0$/GFlops (1.7$/GFlops only if you get the nice OEM version).
All that is to be compared with your GT730 which was a bit below 30GFlops.
So the GTX950 seems to give better value-for-money. Especially since I'm not sure your weak CPU will be able to take full advantage of a better graphics card.
But maybe you should just wait a bit, until series 11, and then change your CPU in the same time, and take the series 11 equivalent of a GTX1070. So you'll have a big improvement, instead of wasting money or tiny improvements. That's of course a matter of personal choices.
Get the 1050. It's at least 20% faster than the 950 and worth the difference in price. That will make a difference when doing gameplay recording.
Buying an I5 will pretty much eat up all your budget…( i5 4690….$240USD….)…..I'd get the 1050ti….you need just a 400-450watt PSU and this model does not need any extra power connectors…
It's quiet….runs really good….