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5600xt or 1660ti

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3 minutes ago, Sethisfrosty said:

Hey guys I'm wondering if an rx 5600xt would be better than a 1660ti and what aftermarket version would be the best? 

Looking at some reviews sounds like 5600xt will be better option for similar price. 
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2 minutes ago, Sethisfrosty said:

Hey guys I'm wondering if an rx 5600xt would be better than a 1660ti and what aftermarket version would be the best? 

The 1660 TI isn't the purchase unless you're budget is stupidly rigid at 290USD.

 

 

 

So it's either the 1660 Super or the 5600 XT. Just depends which feature set works better for you. The 5600 XT is faster and will age better (new uArch, so a lot of room for continued improvement), but the 1660 is a good bit cheaper and comes with Nvidia's feature set.  For 5600 XT, we've just gotten reviews, but it looks like the Sapphire Pulse and PowerColor Red Dragon are probably the choice.

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Jayz compared 1660ti and 5600xt 


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Oh yes, please, let's drop and isolate the 1660Ti, let it drop in price...

I mean, there's almost no reason to buy the 1660 Super as long as the Ti is still around...

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17 hours ago, Sethisfrosty said:

Hey guys I'm wondering if an rx 5600xt would be better than a 1660ti and what aftermarket version would be the best? 

5600XT hands down but with the caveat that you might have to deal with flashing the BIOS and secondly the drivers for AMD just aren't as good as Nvidia's 


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If you can find one of those fancy 300$ RTX 2060 deals that's what I would do.  Performance that trades back and forth with the 5600XT, price/performance right between the 5600XT launch (better than) and the updated OC version (worse than).  Price nearly the same.

 

Most importantly, getting the Nvidia drivers and encoder and avoiding a new launch AMD driver set.  Few things as buggy as a set of brand spankin new AMD GPU drivers.

 

RTX is just a bonus at that point.


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It does look like nVidia intends to put the 2060 at $300 to compete with the RT 5600 XT. 

 

I recommend reading through Anandtech's breakdown of the 5600 XT launch before deciding anything: https://www.anandtech.com/show/15422/the-amd-radeon-rx-5600-xt-review

 

Pretty much all of the price tiers are getting scrambled over the launch, response, counter response, and it will be a few weeks before we really know which is the best option. 

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On 1/22/2020 at 5:56 AM, Sethisfrosty said:

Hey guys I'm wondering if an rx 5600xt would be better than a 1660ti and what aftermarket version would be the best? 

 

The gtx 1660Ti is dead compared to the RX5600XT especially with the new bios .If you find the rtx2060 for 300$ it's a better deal

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Watch this video, you might get a great 5600xt if you buy one of the more expensive models that has the new bios or you could get one of the crap ones, nobody seems to know. There will be more 2060's available round the $300 mark so maybe go for one of them if you want less of a gamble on performance and drivers.

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That launch was such a mess, I watched Steve’s video and man Amd messed up big time on this one. 


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You absolutely do not want an MSI 5600 XT since the only one with 14Gbps GDDR6 and the BIOS update is their highest end $340 model. At which point might as well spend the extra $10 on an RX 5700 which should probably age better with the extra 2GB GDDR6 and which gives you lots of OC headroom by flashing a 5700 XT BIOS onto it (though I'd want a dual BIOS 5700 in that case).

 

If you do want 5600XT the only model I'd buy is the Sapphire Pulse. Mainly because it's $290 MSRP and it has had its spec officially changed to 14Gbps GDDR6. So if you get a loser of a card after the official BIOS update you can probably RMA. And a Sapphire Pulse RX 5600XT over a 1660 Ti is a no brainer. Though it might be a tough call vs an RTX 2060 at $300.


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