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Upgrade from GTX 950

Welcome to the LTT forums! At the moment, if you want to go new I would recommend the RTX 2060, or if you want to go used, I would recommend a 1070 ti or Vega 64.

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Hey guys, I currently have a system with a

-i5 6600

-gtx 950

 

My budget is $100-400, so what would be the best graphics card for me to upgrade to? I'm probably going to move to an 8th gen or 10th gen CPU next year if that helps. I mostly play csgo and black ops 4

Thanks.

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4 minutes ago, Bouncyslime555 said:

Hey guys, I currently have a system with a

-i5 6600

-gtx 950

 

My budget is $100-400, so what would be the best graphics card for me to upgrade to? I'm probably going to move to an 8th gen or 10th gen CPU next year if that helps. I mostly play csgo and black ops 4

Thanks.

RTX 2060 shouldnt be bottlenecked too much by the i5-6600, but you can upgrade your CPU later to unleash it's full power.

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Welcome to the LTT forums! At the moment, if you want to go new I would recommend the RTX 2060, or if you want to go used, I would recommend a 1070 ti or Vega 64.


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4 minutes ago, syn2112 said:

RTX 2060 shouldnt be bottlenecked too much by the i5-6600, but you can upgrade your CPU later to unleash it's full power.

It won't bottleneck at all, as long as he stays away from older games like Crysis. P.S. the 2060 is only slightly faster than the 1070 ti, and the 6600 is only slightly slower than the 6700, and the 6700 is able to keep up with the 1080 ti.


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4 minutes ago, Wh0_Am_1 said:

It won't bottleneck at all, as long as he stays away from older games like Crysis.

it most probably will at 1080P but it should be "okay" until he upgrades, but if he's on a 60Hz 1080P monitor then upgrading is pointless

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Just now, syn2112 said:

it most probably will at 1080P but it should be "okay" until he upgrades, but if he's on a 60Hz 1080P monitor then upgrading is pointless

Nah, the slightly faster 6700 is more than capable of keeping up with a 1080ti at 1080p. Game devs have taken into account the fact that Intel until just recently has been sitting on their hands while Nvidia has continued to innovate, so to compensate games are now more GPU bound, thereby allowing the pairing of a 1080 ti with an older CPU such as the aging 3770.


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I'd get A RX 570 for less than 150$ its twice as good as the 950, if you have 250$, Then a RX 580/590, and if you have 350$, 2060.


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CPU: Delidded i5-8600k 5Ghz @ 1.32v | CPU Cooler: EVGA CLC 280  Motherboard: EVGA Z370 FTW RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8 DDR4-2400

Boot/OS SSD: 500GB WD Black | Storage: Inland 480GB SSD x2 RAID 0  Video Card: EVGA GTX 1070 SC2 Case: Corsair 275R | PSU: Corsair TX650M Gold
Monitor: Asus PB277Q 27.0" 2560x1440 75Hz | Monitor 2: Sceptre 27" 1080p 60hz  Keyboard: Corsair STRAFE Cherry MX
Red | Mouse: Corsair M65 PRO RGB Mouse

Headset: Corsair - Void Pro USB

 

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CPU: i5-8400 CPU Cooler: Stock  Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H | RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8 DDR4-2400

 Boot/OS SSD: Inland 480GB SSD | Video Card: RX 570 4GB Strix OC | Case: Cooler Master N200 PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750

Monitor: Sceptre 24" 1080p 75hz

 

NAS:

Synology DS418J w/ 4x WD Red Pro 6TB RAID 10

 

Phone/Tablet:

iPhone 8 64GB iPad Mini 4 128GB

 

Laptops:

Dell XPS 15 9570 i7-8750H + 1050 ti + 20GB ram (16+4) + 1TB EX920 SSD

 

My old computers:

Athlon x64 + R9600 Pro 256MB Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 3.4ghz + GTX 275 | i5-3570k @ 4.4ghz + GTX 670

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