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Which card should I downgrade to?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello everyone,

I've been running an Asus GTX 1080 Turbo for the past two years and I've decided to trade a bit of performance for better temperatures and less noise. Which would be a better choice- the MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z or the MSI GTX 1660Ti? 


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 If both cards fall in your Budget it depends if you want Ray tracing or not.


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If you're downgrading just go with the 1660 ti. Are you selling your 1080?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, ChewToy! said:

If you're downgrading just go with the 1660 ti. Are you selling your 1080?

Yes I will be selling the 1080. I don't care about Raytracing as I know it's in its baby stages now and I will have it constantly turnt off in all games. I just want to know which would have the better performance between the 1660ti and the 2060.


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1 minute ago, Geotropism said:

Yes I will be selling the 1080. I don't care about Raytracing as I know it's in its baby stages now and I will have it constantly turnt off in all games. I just want to know which would have the better performance between the 1660ti and the 2060.

Well the 2060 is the better performing card, it's almost up there with the 1070 ti, so you wont be downgrading that much.. You don't have to use Trace Racing or fake DLSS.. But the card is still one of the best budget cards out at this point in time.

 

I would honestly consider a Vega 56 or 64, they're going for great prices used on eBay.. An undervolted and overclocking 56 and 64 can beat both of those cards.. but like you said, you're worried about noise, so maybe it's not the best idea lol. Still, without an overclock and just an undervolt, they remain pretty cool and quiet.


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1 minute ago, ChewToy! said:

Well the 2060 is the better performing card, it's almost up there with the 1070 ti, so you wont be downgrading that much.. You don't have to use Trace Racing or fake DLSS.. But the card is still one of the best budget cards out at this point in time.

 

I would honestly consider a Vega 56 or 64, they're going for great prices used on eBay.. An undervolted and overclocking 56 and 64 can beat both of those cards.. but like you said, you're worried about noise, so maybe it's not the best idea lol. Still, without an overclock and just an undervolt, they remain pretty cool and quiet.

I should have given more detail. I have a 1440p 165hz G-Sync monitor so it has to be a nvidia graphics card. Would the 1660ti still be able to push 165hz at 1440p on lower settings, or would the 2060 be the best bet?


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4 minutes ago, Geotropism said:

I should have given more detail. I have a 1440p 165hz G-Sync monitor so it has to be a nvidia graphics card. Would the 1660ti still be able to push 165hz at 1440p on lower settings, or would the 2060 be the best bet?

Honestly, I would keep the 1080 for that lol. But if you're really downgrading, get the 2060.. 

 

Oh, I see that you have the blower style card.. How much would you be asking for that?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, ChewToy! said:

Honestly, I would keep the 1080 for that lol. But if you're really downgrading, get the 2060.. 

 

Oh, I see that you have the blower style card.. How much would you be asking for that?

Where i'm from I could sell it for hopefully around €400 based on other sellers' pricing of their second hand 1080s. I could buy a MSI 2070 Gaming Z for around 410.


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1660 all the way :P

 

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21 minutes ago, Geotropism said:

I should have given more detail. I have a 1440p 165hz G-Sync monitor so it has to be a nvidia graphics card. Would the 1660ti still be able to push 165hz at 1440p on lower settings, or would the 2060 be the best bet?

If you want to actually provide enough frames for your G-Sync monitor to matter your minimum GPU should be a GTX 1070 Ti with a good cooler (See: EVGA ACX 3.0 fan design, it runs very cool and quiet I have one.  The Gaming SC Black 1070 Ti from EVGA).  Otherwise could look for a 1080 on ebay with a non-blower design (a good cooler) as that will still beat an RTX 2060 for value.

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Maybe consider an aftermarket cooler for your 1080?


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1 hour ago, Geotropism said:

Hello everyone,

I've been running an Asus GTX 1080 Turbo for the past two years and I've decided to trade a bit of performance for better temperatures and less noise. Which would be a better choice- the MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z or the MSI GTX 1660Ti? 

i'd go with a 2060 as it shows bigger gains over the 1660 ti in newer games than average, it's only slightly higher $/performance.


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