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Recommended Graphics Card

Post by JayCeeEll » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:22 am

Any suggestions for a graphics card that will run Factorio at its highest settings?
The card should cost under £100/$100 and passive cooling would be good.

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  • Asus Prime B250-Pro motherboard
  • Intel Core i5-7500 CPU
  • 16GB RAM

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Re: Recommended Graphics Card

Post by Loewchen » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:17 pm

Get one with as much vram as you can, for that low budget a used card is the best option.

Check if your power supply has the pci-e power connectors your grafics card needs.

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Re: Recommended Graphics Card

Post by eradicator » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:38 pm

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£100/$100
That's a 30% difference between the two values.
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Re: Recommended Graphics Card

Post by posila » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:08 pm

If you want to play in Full HD (1920x1080), you should get something that has PassMark score at least 3000, and 2 GB VRAM (but better 3 GB or more). For example https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu. ... Ti&id=2815 or https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu. ... 60&id=3233 should be good enough.

If you want to play on higher resolution monitor, you might need something more powerfull, for 4K something with PassMark score 8000 or higher, I'd say.

(Note: I consider High quality texture compression to be highest reasonable setting, setting it to None will give slightly better quality with completely unreasonable performance penalty, and VRAM requirement skyrocketting through the roof)

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Re: Recommended Graphics Card

Post by JayCeeEll » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:13 pm

@posila thanks for the good upper/lower threshold scores to aim for.

Upping the budget to £134 gets me a Radeon RX 580 4GB with a Passmark score of 8500, this would seem to amply fit the bill.

Anyone got some thoughts on this card?

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Re: Recommended Graphics Card

Post by theolderbeholder » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:38 pm

RX570 with 8Gbytes. Should cost the same, more memory. Factorio would not care for the (negibly) quicker GPU.

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