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Gaming With A Cheap Used Graphics Card

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Old hardware can be picked up second hand pretty cheap these days, but can you still use it to play recent games? In this video we’ll run some benchmarks on a graphics card that I picked up for just $20 AUD ($15 US) and see how it performs, helping you determine if looking at older used hardware is worth considering for a budget gaming PC. 3DMark Benchmark Results: Firestrike: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/20221797 Skydiver: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/20221899 --- Follow me here --- Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/JarrodsTech Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+JarrodsTech/
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Blazencreed gaming (2 months ago)
You should test out a geforce 7600 gt oc for a video I wanna see what it can run
Jarrod'sTech (2 months ago)
Honestly depends what the second hand market in my area has available
Blazencreed gaming (2 months ago)
This isn't a 20 dollar graphics card it's $640
Jarrod'sTech (2 months ago)
It's a 5870, it's like 9 years old 😛 as mentioned I got it second hand from a guy in my city.
Blazencreed gaming (2 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech wait were did you buy it from also i might be looking at wrong one by the way that's a stright up steal that's crazy
Jarrod'sTech (2 months ago)
Then how did I buy it for $20 🤔🤔🤔🤔
Browningate (3 months ago)
Lol, "ther" instead of "there."
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
wut
Fin Trenery (3 months ago)
i have a i7770k 8gb of ram a radeon 7770 gpu and still dont get more then 30 frames on gta on lowest settings :( what can i do ??
Jarrod'sTech (3 months ago)
Upgrade the graphics card, the rest sounds alright.
Pepperoni Toni (5 months ago)
Lol I still run a 5750 on my spare rig
Pepperoni Toni (5 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech nice
Jarrod'sTech (5 months ago)
I went back to the 6990 started working again 😛
Zeek M (6 months ago)
Nope, I won't buy used. I won't buy anything will lesser specs than an R9 270x or anything not investigated for issues. I won't buy anything over $200.00 , It's phuckin polygon graphics for heaven sake. WAKE TF UP! I won't but nVidia.
Jarrod'sTech (6 months ago)
haha ok then
weeg91 (6 months ago)
Funny story, My parents decommissioned 5870 from their PC, I sold it because it was in a junk box in their shed, I refurbished it and got 30bucks for it. Then they discovered it was gone and to spite me asked for it back, when I looked for another second hand one, prices had actually increased! . The reason for the surge in popularity apparently is they are great for mining. Karma I guess.
Jarrod'sTech (6 months ago)
That sucks, weird that the pricing went up as most of the older cards aren't very useful for mining as they don't have enough VRAM.
weeg91 (6 months ago)
you forgot to mention these big cards need PSU upgrade so not exactly cheap
weeg91 (6 months ago)
Cool thanks for feedback
Jarrod'sTech (6 months ago)
I guess I didn't consider it because I already had an 850w power supply for the last 8 years.
weeg91 (6 months ago)
Jarrod you need to swap the montiros the tweeters are orientated the wrong way
weeg91 (6 months ago)
In near field monitor applications, bass is harder to pan than treble due to the size of waves involved and because of head shadow at treble frequencies. Basically, your head poses less of an obstacle to bass than treble and so trebles attenuates proportionately faster than bass. The easiest way to counter this is to make the tweeters closer together. There exists electronic means too but this physical offset I suggest is much easier. Its rarely seen on most speakers for some reason. see https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6849739#p6849739 for more details. This theory was used in the first commercially available stereo console around 55, devised by Clark, Dutton & Vanderlyn . These folks were heavily involved in EMI when stereo came about. The eletrical method never saw success because it introduced phase shift (but not audible) differences. Note its only a process that affects you as the monitor person, the circuit shouldn't affect the final mix. Because monitor mix should .branch out'.
Jarrod'sTech (6 months ago)
Nah the one with the volume control goes on the left, according to the manual at least.
Honeyball Lecter (6 months ago)
1:57 Oh shots fired at consoles
Jarrod'sTech (6 months ago)
RIP
Wrecksheeps (6 months ago)
Those suicidal coolers...nhaaa.
Jarrod'sTech (6 months ago)
🤔
Shoaib Sikandri (7 months ago)
HELLO .... IAM AFAQ... Can i install evga gtx 1050 2gb SUPERCLOCKED card in my own core 2 duo e6600 2.4ghz 6gb ddr3 ram and psu is 365watt max and my pc model is 0A58h ...PLZZZ REPLY SIR
Jarrod'sTech (7 months ago)
No idea, your CPU is very old, to be honest GTA might not run very well at all as it's primarily CPU heavy rather than GPU, you can probably look up benchmarks of that hardware combination, but I don't have any experience trying to play modern games on an e6600.
Shoaib Sikandri (7 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech can u tell me that with how quality i will play games on that card with my pc ... gta v and bf1 and cod bo3 and cod ww2 with which quality my pc will play these games....reply
Jarrod'sTech (7 months ago)
Yes I think so.
Shoaib Sikandri (7 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech inshort word....u mean that that i can install...
Jarrod'sTech (7 months ago)
I'm not no, I'm making my best educated guess based on the information provided. Assuming the card fits in the case and there's enough free power in the PSU it should technically work. The specs of that model say it uses PCIe 2.0 x16 which should be fine for current graphics, not ideal as there seems to be some lower performance when using older PCIe 2 compared to 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V4LN_qGFiw
MRJCH24 (7 months ago)
I use the HD6870 the hottest that has ever got was 72c with a overclock.
Jarrod'sTech (7 months ago)
That's pretty impressive, those cards usually run pretty hot from what I've seen.
Sluzzy (7 months ago)
Can i play fortnite with it?
Jarrod'sTech (7 months ago)
It might run ok on the lowest settings, haven't tested it myself.
Sunny Antony (7 months ago)
Send me a link please
Jarrod'sTech (7 months ago)
I can't send you a link to the exact thing I bought as it was a second hand sale, I used gumtree.com.au which is a site in Australia similar to Craigslist, you just have to hunt your local area for good second hand deals to find something like this.
Josh Powell (7 months ago)
u bottle necked it
Jarrod'sTech (7 months ago)
Yeah probably, but if I'm buying this card it's not like I'm going to pair it with an 8700k.
Risky Bicky (8 months ago)
I have one of the original i7's and its still going strong, being a 920 I could upgrade to a theoretical 980, but as I still don't see too many issues gaming i don't see much of a need.
jacoby games (1 month ago)
+Jarrod'sTech hey do you know of any places i can get a really cheap gpu preferably under $30
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
Yeah fair enough, I recently upgraded from the 970 to a 1950X, it's quite a big difference lol, surprised the 970 lasted me for 8 years though, we had a good run! But I've just moved to doing 4K videos, and my old hardware couldn't keep up 😛
Random guy (8 months ago)
Can I run pubg? On lowest and would it lag?
Павел С (6 months ago)
gaming passion 1 луна вспять Can I run pubg? On lowest and would it lag? pubg need cpu i7 6800 5000MHZ !!! 8x4 ram 4000 MHz
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
No problem!
Random guy (8 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech thanks dude for your support. And u got a sub
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
Steve from Hardware Unboxed did a really good video recently where he benchmarked 44 graphics cards in PUBG, so this might be useful for you as you can easily see how so many different options perform then decide which to look at buying based on that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYd47HIkJ7Y
Random guy (8 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech can you suggest me budget gaming card for pubg?
Colin Stienke (8 months ago)
Their pci gen 2 not the new pci gen 3 . Their OK
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
Yeah that's right, older PCIe 2.0 here.
golfkart24 (8 months ago)
You should put a x5660 in your pc.
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
Oh yeah true haha, I forgot I made this video before I upgraded! I did another video on the x5650 here 😃 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDosHeBx-0Y
golfkart24 (8 months ago)
Oh, I thought you said i7 950.
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
The X5650 I use is probably fine, just needs a good overclock 😛
Gr1m r3aP3r (8 months ago)
get a x5650!
Jarrod'sTech (8 months ago)
I have one 😃 I did a video on it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDosHeBx-0Y
lilnuggetACE (9 months ago)
Im a prowed gtx 760 owner
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
RIP :(
lilnuggetACE (9 months ago)
yeah
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
Thanks! That sucks, no chance of repairing it?
lilnuggetACE (9 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech i used to have a gtx 660 but died , nice video btw☺
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
Cool 😃
level 3 gay (9 months ago)
AMD cards age much better
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
I haven't bought any second hand Nvidia cards yet so I'd have to agree :p
Spajderman (10 months ago)
I pay 70 $ for hd5870 asus, before like 2 years and its still 60$ + here in Bosnia and Hercegovina, here computer stufs very $$$
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
Ouch! Thank you :)
Spajderman (9 months ago)
Jarrod'sTech new gtx 1060 is 270$-280$ i mean too much when you see ppl get it for 170$-200$ . So yea fuck it born in wrong country :-( . Anyway gread video and hope there is more to come. Sub from me .
Jarrod'sTech (9 months ago)
Sorry to hear that it's more expensive there :( probably still a lot cheaper than the newer stuff though!
DawnShadow Gaming (10 months ago)
Lol my current pc is the followingAmd Athlon II x4 620 quad core clocked at 2.6GHz12GB of DDR3 ram with a clock speed of 1600MHza Seagate 1tb hddJegy GTX 760 3GB GDDR5 192 bit graphics cardand it play most games pretty wellcheck out my channel and my newest youtube video to see how it runs against games from its time.the x4 620 is an average mid range cpu. im about to upgrade to the x4 635 which is 3 steps up and is a high tier cpu from 2013 and can handle just about anything to date pretty well lol
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
Cool! If it works well for you then that's all that matters :)
ghost ridder 1738 1738 (10 months ago)
uhhhmm would have helped me to spend 20 dollars instead if 100 when all i wanted to do was play gta 5
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
What graphics card did you buy? GTA 5 seems to favour CPU performance, looking back it may not have been the best example here, although I also had a crap CPU too!
Syyr553 (10 months ago)
can it play Sonic generations?
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
I don't have that game so can't say for sure, but I'd guess yes, I've seen video of it played on 2 5870s and can't imagine that one would be too bad.
DiGiX (10 months ago)
I had a HD 5450 1 GB with and sempron I unlocked it to athlon and increased the core and memory to 200 and 560 MHz respectively which gave me 20 fps in ac4 at high to medium settings in 800*600
DiGiX (10 months ago)
Thanks dude you're really responsive to your subscribers hope your channel grows too
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
Cool sounds good, hope it goes well when you get it :)
DiGiX (10 months ago)
Thanks for the tip bro I'm thinking a mixed channel of gaming whilst discussing about GPUs and other things and for benchmarks I'm thinking I'll leave links to your channel since you do those bench's this way both if our channels can grow I'll feature your channel in mine and maybe you can too P.S my GPU is coming tom
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
The best tip I can give you is to just try and make videos with useful information that people are searching for, for example you could review the 1050, compare it to your old graphics, discuss the current pricing, benchmark it on different games at different settings, etc.
DiGiX (10 months ago)
hey Jarrod dude one more thing since I also like this tech stuff and now that my gtx 1050 is getting delivered I was thinking about a tech and gaming channel could you help me about how to make it and what to do in my fb account swastik Sharma or email [email protected]
The Dark Neon (10 months ago)
2018 price 200$ avg.
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
+The Dark Neon haha yeah probably..
ccr ccr (10 months ago)
Please send me a graphics card
i (3 months ago)
GeT a JOb !!
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
I still use it, sorry. I suggest keeping an eye on the second hand market in your area for a good deal
ccr ccr (10 months ago)
Can you send me that sir.
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
Other than my 1080 all I've got is the 5870 in this video, which is now about 9 years old and not really worthless, it'd cost more to ship anywhere in the world than how much it's worth I suspect. It really sucks that the prices of cards have gone up a lot due to mining :(
ccr ccr (10 months ago)
I'm not asking for a 1080 Just a 580 were i can play much more than my 210. I am a poor gamer sir.its a honest request.we only have people like you who knows the feelings of gamers like us. I hope you'll send me at least an old card that supports dx11.
ccr ccr (10 months ago)
Please send me the link to buy this card at 20 dollars.
Jarrod'sTech (10 months ago)
+Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 no such link exists, as I was searching the second hand market, so it will depend on what is available in your local area at the time. Here in Australia I used a site called Gumtree
NBW Bladez (11 months ago)
for 20 dollars this graphics cards are a steal
Jarrod'sTech (11 months ago)
Yeah I agree! There are heaps of good used price to performance parts out there :)
Steve Smith (11 months ago)
why didn't that Orc die at 2:21? Headshots are instant kills
Jarrod'sTech (11 months ago)
Heh not sure maybe I am just bad :p
Yuno Gasai (11 months ago)
well, it's faster then my laptop's 920MX so yeah I feel fucked for paying 770€ for it
Katsugaruta Tengaruta (9 months ago)
Is msi laptop good¿
Jarrod'sTech (11 months ago)
Laptop GPUs are always going to cost more unfortunately for the portability.
Konstantinos Klonaris (11 months ago)
Do you guys know any good sites to buy used components??(except from ebay)
Konstantinos Klonaris If your in the UK, CEX is an absolute steal sometimes, so check there website out.
Jarrod'sTech (11 months ago)
Depends where you live, in Australia we have a site called Gumtree, basically it's similar to Craigslist where people go and post second hand stuff they want to sell, any type of site in your area where people sell stuff would be worth checking.
Valeera (11 months ago)
i get 160-180+ fps on ultra on Wow
Valeera (11 months ago)
yea its nice i did like u said and bought a older card on ebay a radeon i got a good deal on it may be a couple yrs old but it was rly cheap and works great :)
Jarrod'sTech (11 months ago)
Sweet!
HoppsTech (11 months ago)
I'm surprised that GTA 5 would run at 1080p! Great video man, glad to see people go over these old components
Jarrod'sTech (11 months ago)
Me too! Thanks :)
Emil Frigårdd (11 months ago)
I havet 50$ is it worth or IF not recommend me
Jarrod'sTech (11 months ago)
+Emil Frigårdd you could definitely buy a nice second hand graphics card for that price
Travis Bowman (1 year ago)
Does anyone play the isle an if so what is the best an cheapest graphics card im not entirely sure what im running im new to pc gaming
Jarrod'sTech (11 months ago)
I haven't played that one, however you should be able to look for benchmarks of it on youtube and see how it performs with different graphics cards to get an idea of what you'd need.
Lucky Annan (1 year ago)
I bought a gtx 580 1,5gb for 30 euros if i buy another one my pc will use over 500watt for my gpus but i do have performance like a 1060 for 60/70,- lol
Jarrod'sTech (1 year ago)
Nice! Yeah older stuff has a good price to performance ratio :D
probaseballza (1 year ago)
could I connect it to a laptop?
Jarrod'sTech (1 year ago)
+pro baseball za yeah if you have an external dock and the laptop supports thunderbolt 3
Leon Pozo (1 year ago)
My daughters PC is rocking a 5870 on a 2500k @4.3.. Plays most games fine. My son has a 7870 on a 2600k @4.3gig and I have a r9 290x on a 1700 @3.8gig. I plan on getting a new gpu for me next year and my gfx card wil lgo to my boy and so on hehe. Or i sell it and buy a 7870 for my daughters pc. Will see what i can find off ebay when the time comes. I sold my 980ti a couple of months back and the 290x was a freebie off a good m8
Jarrod'sTech (1 year ago)
Nice to hear those older cards are still kicking around! I recently retired the 5870 for a 1080 in a new system :) quite a big difference haha!
Richard Tuck (1 year ago)
Ok for 20 bucks, but you'd ideally get one without a reference cooler lol
George Dang (4 months ago)
You get higher fps than new cards that cost $100, for $20. What more can you reasonably demand?
Jarrod'sTech (1 year ago)
+Humble Meme Farmer it would be nice, this thing is constantly at 100c, didn't see any others available at the time in my area though
Aizaz Ahmad (1 year ago)
I buy this graphic card
Jarrod'sTech (1 year ago)
+Aizaz Ahmad I've seen a few for sale on sites like eBay and other second hand type stores
TECH Everything on (1 year ago)
how can buy these graphics card please sir help me
Jarrod'sTech (1 year ago)
They're second hand, so look anywhere that sells second hand items in your local area, otherwise Ebay / Craigslist are pretty good options that most countries seem to use.
EkIm (1 year ago)
Would love this card but my psu only had 240w and no 6 pin so i got a hd 7570, beast in lighter titles but slows to a crawl in newer games
Jarrod'sTech (1 year ago)
Oh fair enough, as long as it works well for what you play :)
ANEX (1 year ago)
did you try 720p or 1366 x 768 resolution on the Witcher 3,? it would probably be playable then.
Jarrod'sTech (1 year ago)
I didn't but my CPU was maxed out so it seems to be the bottleneck there rather than the AMD card.
plim8O (1 year ago)
81c* thats hot xd
Darryl Russell (11 months ago)
81°c
Jarrod'sTech (1 year ago)
Oh wow that's pretty hot, I think my 6990 used to come close to that, it's pretty crazy you could boil water at that heat!
plim8O (1 year ago)
Jarrod'sTech actualy 81c* is not that bad tho if you campare it to my cpu i gamed 2 years with a 100c* cpu 😂 the cpu still works fine btw i fixed it an week ago :p
Jarrod'sTech (1 year ago)
Yeah it's a fairly hot card, works alright otherwise though :)
Guille Ghemi (1 year ago)
I think 5870 is one of the greatest graphics cards ever made and this is why: -1st high end gpu with dx 11 fully support (gtx 480 was released pretty much later) -1st gpu with fully eyefinity support (multy display resolution) -1st dx 11 gpu with up to 2gb of vram -1st gpu that could run crysis pretty smoothly. -1st gpu that supports up to SIX display, at displayports, wich was ridiculously unbeliveble in 2009 -1st gpu who broke the 2.5 Teraflop limit -Today is faster than budget's gpu king: the gtx 750ti and gt 1030. -Also its equal in performance than: HD6950, even faster than hd7790 and r7 260x, and its only 7 to 11% slower than gtx 480 but consumes 35% less at stock clocks , even outperforming the 480 in some titles. -the oldest gpu that is pretty much capable to run absolutelly every game out there. The radeon 5870 at its time took a HUGE step beyond hardware computing boundaries. This card made all previous gpu look like toys, even if we compare it with its predecessor, the HD 4890 (most powerful dx10 single gpu ever made, wich actually has more TDP than the 5870) TW3 and watch 2 dogs are the only games this card struggles at 1080p, but at 720p you got up to 25 fps boost at medium settings. You can also run Rottr at high settings at 720p at 30-50 fps. and i can say this because i own a 5870, and a 4890, and paired with a q9550 (u can see the video on my channel) i made a pretty console killer pc for only $80 USd. Keep doing this stuff bro!
Solemn Silence (24 days ago)
More like $50
Twitch_ LIGHTNING (3 months ago)
Que haces aqui compañero xd
Smoke Gaming Channel (5 months ago)
Budget killer ftw my old gpu was 5850 now i have a 960gtx next month ill have a 970gtx u dont need the latest gpu to play at decent frames
Giiko (9 months ago)
que vrga haces aqui we? xdd
Jarrod'sTech (1 year ago)
Cheers! Yeah it was definitely a decent card at the time, and still not too bad today. I played through Watchdogs 2 at 1080p medium settings and it was a little laggy, but not too bad for me :) I enjoyed the game, but will definitely replay when I get a better card!
EkIm (1 year ago)
i would be the guy to build a high end pc, but then switch all the setting to their lowest to hit ultimate fps
Raspy edits (4 months ago)
i thought thats how i would be til i built a pc and when its at the point u can play on high settings with over 100 fps it dont even matter
Chessy Strikes (10 months ago)
i see you are the guy who runs not with 30 but 300
random linux nerd (11 months ago)
Y ;-;
Jarrod'sTech (1 year ago)
Yeah fair enough, those can work pretty well even with older hardware from what I've seen.
EkIm (1 year ago)
Jarrod'sTech i mainly play comp/source games so ya
EkIm (1 year ago)
GoSh U gOttA UpGrADE eVErY monTH iF y0U plAy oN pC
MrPegasek (1 year ago)
got one for 15 $ and is running on 350 w psu and is fine love it
Shadow Games (4 months ago)
How??? I can’t find them on eBay under the R5870 they show up as Radeon HD 5870 and they are $50
Jarrod'sTech (1 year ago)
Awesome :)
Alpha Danger (1 year ago)
Nice! I paid $38 from Cex yesterday for a Gtx 560 ti OC edition and it gets 3008 on firestrike when I overclock it more.
Smoke Gaming Channel (5 months ago)
Have a 970gtx for free from my brother lol he updated to a 1070gtx
Steve Smith where’d u get that ?
tieuquy linthinh (11 months ago)
I pay $100 for gtx 1070 broken fan
Steve Smith (11 months ago)
I paid $40 for a 2gb gtx 770
Jarrod'sTech (1 year ago)
Nice deal! :D
RoboCoffee (1 year ago)
Can you do a tutorial on how to switch laptop displays? There are only old videos on youtube. I'd be nice to see one with your esthetic specially!
Jarrod'sTech (1 year ago)
I do have an old laptop I could possibly do this with, I'll see if I can investigate what displays I can swap it with and if they are available at a decent price. This isn't something I currently have any experience with though.
Valnjes (1 year ago)
Nice video! Gre8 shoots! And, last but not least, great background music! I LOVE IT!
Ciki Lord (1 year ago)
How was the performance of HD 6990? Did you also buy it for 20$ or you had it before?
Jarrod'sTech (1 year ago)
I can do that, I'll add it to my list of things to test :)
Ciki Lord (1 year ago)
Jarrod'sTech I would really like to see the performance of 6990 in 2107. If you will ever do a update on this video can I indulge you to make a 6990 performance review 😉
Jarrod'sTech (1 year ago)
It's a bit better, I haven't properly benchmarked the 6990 so I don't know for sure. I recently went back to it so I could test it! Nah I got the 6990 when it was brand new for Bitcoin mining in 2011 and still have it :)
christopher gonzalez (1 year ago)
liked the vid. nice job man
Jarrod'sTech (1 year ago)
Thanks!

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