Help me select a mid-level card that will play games for next 2-3 years
My pre-teen son made his first PC game purchase (saved up lawn mower money) last week buying Forza Horizon 3 but in order for him to play it, I had to upgrade video card (GTX 950 3 GB open box from Microcenter which replaced the GTX 260 in his system). The game plays very well and high level but obvious that it can accommodate a much higher -end card.
- Intel i5-4690K @3.5GHz
- 16 GB RAM @ 1600 MHz
- MB: EVGA Z87
- Single 24" monitor
We're going to hold off on a console purchase (still using the Wii U) until the next major console generation comes out (XBOX 2 - Christmas 2017?) so I don't want to drop several hundred bucks into a video card.
I have 2 weeks to return the GTX to Microcenter