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Sephiroth720

Purchasing the right GPU

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Hey Guys,

 

I really need some help with this one. I know Linus & Many many more do so many videos on which GPU to purchase at which price range it's not even funny but I'm finding it so hard to choose whether or not a CHEAP RTX 2060 is going to perform worse than an EXPENSIVE GTX 1660 Ti (or 1660 Super). 

 

My budget is $500 AUD and my current CPU is a Ryzen 5 2600 (stock clock) so I don't think either the 2060 or 1660 Ti should be anywhere near bottlenecking (Will be looking at R5 3600 later this year). But my choices at this price range (on PC Case Gear or Mwave) are the Galax RTX 2060 EX OC 6GB ($499 ex postage) OR The awesome looking MSi GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X 6GB ($479 ex postage). I have no experience with GALAX at all and don't want to buy a dodgy GPU, MSi on the other hand, I have never had an issue with!

 

My main game titles I love to play are Division (1 & 2), NFS Heat & World of Warcraft. I'm hoping to remain at a stable 75 fps in either of these games with this GPU which I think should be doable (I don't mind having to "Optimize" with GeForce experience to get the stable frames but currently my GTX 1070 isn't keeping up with the pressure. Would greatly appreciate a fresh pair of eyes looking at this! 

 

Thanks very much. I really appreciate these forums as I live out in a rural country town in QLD, Australia and have nobody to brainstorm these kind of things with. 

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38 minutes ago, Sephiroth720 said:

whether or not a CHEAP RTX 2060 is going to perform worse than an EXPENSIVE GTX 1660 Ti (or 1660 Super). 

No way, their difference is big enough you need to overclock the 1660ti with liquid nitrogen just to catch up, and then gets left in the dust when RT is enabled.


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3 hours ago, Sephiroth720 said:

Hey Guys,

 

I really need some help with this one. I know Linus & Many many more do so many videos on which GPU to purchase at which price range it's not even funny but I'm finding it so hard to choose whether or not a CHEAP RTX 2060 is going to perform worse than an EXPENSIVE GTX 1660 Ti (or 1660 Super). 

 

My budget is $500 AUD and my current CPU is a Ryzen 5 2600 (stock clock) so I don't think either the 2060 or 1660 Ti should be anywhere near bottlenecking (Will be looking at R5 3600 later this year). But my choices at this price range (on PC Case Gear or Mwave) are the Galax RTX 2060 EX OC 6GB ($499 ex postage) OR The awesome looking MSi GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X 6GB ($479 ex postage). I have no experience with GALAX at all and don't want to buy a dodgy GPU, MSi on the other hand, I have never had an issue with!

 

My main game titles I love to play are Division (1 & 2), NFS Heat & World of Warcraft. I'm hoping to remain at a stable 75 fps in either of these games with this GPU which I think should be doable (I don't mind having to "Optimize" with GeForce experience to get the stable frames but currently my GTX 1070 isn't keeping up with the pressure. Would greatly appreciate a fresh pair of eyes looking at this! 

 

Thanks very much. I really appreciate these forums as I live out in a rural country town in QLD, Australia and have nobody to brainstorm these kind of things with. 

 

A 1660ti will never be equal to a 2060.

 

In your signature you written Zotac GTX 1070. 

Is there anything wrong with this GPU ? 

The GTX 1660ti has roughly the same performance as a GTX 1070.

And the RTX 2060 is about 10-15% better then a GTX 1070 so it is only a small performance increase for that price. 

 

I am not familiar with the Galax GPU so I can't help you there but if you are tight budget don't waste extra money for RGB on your GPU. 

If i was choosing an MSI 1660ti GPU I would probably buy the 1660ti Armor OC which is a similar GPU for about slightly cheaper price.


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