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video card upgrade

benji

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Hi Pop_planet,

I am wanting to upgrade a video card on an old work PC. Just wondering if anyone can offer any advise in selecting a video card. Not sure what to look for, I like the sound of the ASUS Radeon EX-RX570.

Since moving to Pop_OS, I am finding that the machine operates so much faster but experiences intermittent freezing, I have read that nvidia doesnt generally work as well with the linux kernal as say AMD graphics cards. Plus the video card is quite dated.

I have never upgraded a video card and I don't know what to look for when upgrading. Is more RAM ideal ?

The current card is an Nvidia GEForce GTX 660.

Motherboard:
Asus P8Z77-V LK


CPU :
Intel i5-3570K
4core, 4 threads

Monitor 1920 x 1080P
 

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If you want the best compatibility with Pop, maybe you could have a look at which video cards System76 put in the Thelio. They ensure those work well with Pop and Linux in general.
 
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benji

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I am wondering if my processor will be able to support the upgrade. I am wanting to upgrade the monitor but its running an old i5 3rd Gen (3570K).

Does the CPU require upgrading to be able to handle the increased RAM of the new GPU and monitor?

Going from 1080P to 4K

The system 76 use Radeon 590 Radeon RX 5700 with 2304 Stream which were not good cards.

I have read the specs on the Asus Dual RX-580 which is much better in terms of graphic capabilities. I am just not sure if my processor can handle the upgrade,

Any idea ?
 
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Usually the CPU will not cause a GPU to work. It has more to do with the chip-set on the motherboard that will prevent a GPU from working properly.

The GPU should work, it might not be able to output the full performance of the GPU do to the CPU speed/cores and the PCIe bus speed (maybe 90% of the cards capabilities), but it will display.
 

benji

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Usually the CPU will not cause a GPU to work. It has more to do with the chip-set on the motherboard that will prevent a GPU from working properly.

The GPU should work, it might not be able to output the full performance of the GPU do to the CPU speed/cores and the PCIe bus speed (maybe 90% of the cards capabilities), but it will display.
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Thanks a lot for that info I just wanted to check
 

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