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[Canada Computers] $179 - EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 XC Black GAMING 4GB GDDR5

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[Canada Computers] $179 - EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 XC Black GAMING 4GB GDDR5

I was looking to upgrade my PC and noticed this sale.

179 after $20 mail-in rebate.
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So... Umm... An overpriced 1050Ti?
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Not such a great deal, this card performs about 20% worse than AMD's R9 570 that's been on sale for $130-140 often which came with DMC5 and RE2 remake.

Just picked up a gtx 1070 myself for $290 that's double the performance of this card.
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Elanzer wrote:
May 25th, 2019 8:20 pm
Not such a great deal, this card performs about 20% worse than AMD's R9 570 that's been on sale for $130-140 often which came with DMC5 and RE2 remake.

Just picked up a gtx 1070 myself for $290 that's double the performance of this card.
Where did you get the 1070 for $209?
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WL1980 wrote:
May 25th, 2019 8:45 pm
Where did you get the 1070 for $209?
Ebay refurb, so it's not apples to apples. It's replacing an R9 290 4gb I bought in 2014 for $205 CAD from a miner. There's many cards available around $300 CAD that are all twice as fast if you look (vega 56, gtx 1070, gtx 1660 ti is what i picked from). Not new... But I have literally never had a piece of hardware fail in 20yrs and I always buy parts like this.
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Elanzer wrote:
May 25th, 2019 8:20 pm
Not such a great deal, this card performs about 20% worse than AMD's R9 570 that's been on sale for $130-140 often which came with DMC5 and RE2 remake.

Just picked up a gtx 1070 myself for $290 that's double the performance of this card.
GTX 1650 vs GTX 1070
GTX 1650 vs GTX 1070 Gaming Performance

PassMark G3D Mark: 7292 vs 11349 > %55 more, not double!
Price: $179 vs $290 > %62 more
simple is the best...
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hainkurt wrote:
May 26th, 2019 1:11 am
GTX 1650 vs GTX 1070
GTX 1650 vs GTX 1070 Gaming Performance

PassMark G3D Mark: 7292 vs 11349 > %55 more, not double!
Price: $179 vs $290 > %62 more
Most of the gaming benchmarks in the link you've shown have results like 40fps vs 75fps... That's mostly double. $290 all-in too... no tax and shipping. Still not a fair comparison but $100 difference on a, say, $800 build to get 50-100% better performance is a no brainer to me.
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Buy a 570
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Elanzer wrote:
May 25th, 2019 8:50 pm
Ebay refurb, so it's not apples to apples. It's replacing an R9 290 4gb I bought in 2014 for $205 CAD from a miner. There's many cards available around $300 CAD that are all twice as fast if you look (vega 56, gtx 1070, gtx 1660 ti is what i picked from). Not new... But I have literally never had a piece of hardware fail in 20yrs and I always buy parts like this.
If you're going to compare a refurb card to new at least say so in your original post.

Not even a remotely valid comparison.
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danascully wrote:
May 26th, 2019 6:51 am
If you're going to compare a refurb card to new at least say so in your original post.

Not even a remotely valid comparison.
The main point of my post was to point out the GTX 1650 at $179 after MIR isn't a very good deal, when the RX 570 is a higher tier card regularly priced that.

https://forums.redflagdeals.com/canada- ... 9-2273368/

This much faster card was $139 with no MIR and came with 2 $69 games. I bought it to get the games because it was cheaper than buying the games! Right now it's priced at $188 without MIR and it's still a better deal than this at it's warm price.

I've mostly used AMD cards but I've never had problems with either brand, so I buy what hardware is faster and cheaper not "i only buy Nvidia" or whatever.

Is this a good price for a GTX 1650 for someone that specifically has their mind set on buying a GTX 1650? Maybe? I don't know, I just know this card is not very good for the price in general, and you will waste money in the end by having to upgrade sooner.
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Elanzer wrote:
May 25th, 2019 8:50 pm
Ebay refurb, so it's not apples to apples. It's replacing an R9 290 4gb I bought in 2014 for $205 CAD from a miner. There's many cards available around $300 CAD that are all twice as fast if you look (vega 56, gtx 1070, gtx 1660 ti is what i picked from). Not new... But I have literally never had a piece of hardware fail in 20yrs and I always buy parts like this.
Currently upgrading from an R9 270X 2GB, but looking at buying used hardware for a new, but budget build...
Did you catch anything on eBay that's worth a buy? I don't know what to look for to determine if it's a bad card or not, but I'm currently looking at the 1660, 1660ti, or 1070.
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Trying to help a buddy upgrade his graphics card. He's got a stock Dell desktop that's only a couple years old. It's got an i7 that's still good, but I don't want to bother replacing the PSU with the cost and hassle + needing an adapter. Can't go AMD RX in this situation due to PSU so only option is the 1050 or 1660 series. So I think there's a market for this even though agreed, an RX570 or 580 would give better performance.
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HarryLe wrote:
May 26th, 2019 1:40 pm
Currently upgrading from an R9 270X 2GB, but looking at buying used hardware for a new, but budget build...
Did you catch anything on eBay that's worth a buy? I don't know what to look for to determine if it's a bad card or not, but I'm currently looking at the 1660, 1660ti, or 1070.
I picked out a Zotac GTX 1070 mini since it seemed perfect for my next tiny PC build. I would suggest picking out one that looks clean and has a third party dual-fan cooler with a big heatsink. Nvidia cards throttle much earlier so they never really go much above 70'c in heavy use. Worst case with buying used cards like this is the fans may be worn.

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