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i have a gtx 1060 3gb and don't know if i should upgrade

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ok will have a look 

thanks for the reply :)

 

i have a gtx 1060 3gb and don't know if i should upgrade to a 1060 6gb(which is only £250 right now instead of £350) or even higher but i don't even know if it is possible for me to upgrade my pc as i don't know much about the hardware side of thingsany help will do thanks

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Just now, morganw1606 said:

i have a gtx 1060 3gb and don't know if i should upgrade to a 1060 6gb

No, don't do it. The 1060 6GB is only ~10% faster than the 3GB variant, so it's not worth upgrading to it. 

 

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Obviously not, you always want to do a big enough jump to make it worth it, you'd be essentially paying 250 pounds for 3% more performance which makes no sense.

 

Save up and buy at least something like a RTX 2070, also make sure the rest of your system will be balanced for the upgrade.

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1 minute ago, morganw1606 said:

i have a gtx 1060 3gb and don't know if i should upgrade to a 1060 6gb(which is only £250 right now instead of £350) or even higher but i don't even know if it is possible for me to upgrade my pc as i don't know much about the hardware side of thingsany help will do thanks

Perhaps start with the computer parts you have or can check easily like: Power Supply, case size/clearance and the CPU you have.

Also helps to know why you feel the need to upgrade.  What game's FPS isn't high enough or what thing are you chasing after?

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1 minute ago, r2724r16 said:

No, don't do it. The 1060 6GB is only ~10% faster than the 3GB variant, so it's not worth upgrading to it. 

 

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thanks for the reply

do you have any suggestions for me to buy instead at a budget?

thanks

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3 minutes ago, LogicWeasel said:

Perhaps start with the computer parts you have or can check easily like: Power Supply, case size/clearance and the CPU you have.

Also helps to know why you feel the need to upgrade.  What game's FPS isn't high enough or what thing are you chasing after?

thanks for the reply,

 im looking to upgrade so i could possibly play VR games

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4 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

Obviously not, you always want to do a big enough jump to make it worth it, you'd be essentially paying 250 pounds for 3% more performance which makes no sense.

 

Save up and buy at least something like a RTX 2070, also make sure the rest of your system will be balanced for the upgrade.

ok thanks for the reply :)

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6 minutes ago, morganw1606 said:

thanks for the reply

do you have any suggestions for me to buy instead at a budget?

thanks

Get a used GTX 1070 off Ebay.

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3 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

Get a used GTX 1070 off Ebay.

ok will have a look 

and this may be a stupid question but does it matter if its msi or armour 

thanks for the reply :)

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For me the 1070 was a big upgrade from the 1060 6gb, get it used. Or the 1070ti which I have seen for £270 used recently 

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1 minute ago, morganw1606 said:

and this may be a stupid question but does it matter if its msi or armour 

MSI Armour isn't a great cooler, get something else instead.

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1 minute ago, r2724r16 said:

MSI Armour isn't a great cooler, get something else instead.

oh does the brand mean the type of coolers it has

thanks for the reply :)

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3 minutes ago, MichaelWd said:

For me the 1070 was a big upgrade from the 1060 6gb, get it used. Or the 1070ti which I have seen for £270 used recently 

ok thanks for the reply :)

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