Question 2060 worth it?

Oct 24, 2022
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Hi everybody, first of all let me state my case.

Its been 2 years since my 1080ti died, i was not able to replace cause the costs were too high plus the newest gpus at the moment was series 2000 so replace the gpu would ve been extremely costly.

i ve been playing using geforce now wich works genuinely fine for me and i ve been enjoying my gameplay but finally the lack of some important games for me made me decide to start looking for a good mid range GPU.

With this stated i came to the conclussion that a good gpu would be the 2060, now that the series 4000 came out the costs surely going to be lot better plus i heard it works good, works better than a 3050 and cames with some of the advantages of a RTX, ray tracing and dlss.

i was wondering if this is a good choice or if you recommend something else.

BUT

There are some points though that i want to express to see what do you recommend me to do.

The rest of my rig is made by

asus rampage extreme IV
i7 4820k
and a seasonic psu 1000

i understand my rig is old already but i am not planning to upgrade that cause money talking i just really cant at the moment.

Plus when the GPU died i really was confused about what actually happened, suddenly a black screen playing apex and from there the nightmare begun, something really bad happened cause i have one problem that i dont know where it comes from, ill explain

I have 2 SSDS and used to have HDD, i say used cause one day it died, pc went crazy everytime i used it and had tu unplug in, changed for another one i had around and it worked fine for about a month now is dead too :S so i went to my old component cabinet and plugged in some really old hdd that i wont matter if die and they are not dead yet but i am feeling it ill be soon, opening images on it works fine, but as soon a video, movie or something bigger need to load, it will take forever to load and practically it got stuck after pc goes crazy again and need to force close the system.

i mention this because i dont know if there is something wrong with any of my components that are "killing" my hdd and if by any chance it killed my gpu, wich kinda scares me in case i buy a new gpu

Thanks in advance
 

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There are four RTX 2060... RTX 2060 12GB is basically an RTX 2060 Super (6GB) with double the ram. The original RTX 2060 (6GB) is a little slower. And there is the RTX 2060 KO, which is actually a cut down 2080. Same CUDA count, but more bandwidth/ROPs.

The RTX 3050 kind of replaces this performance category almost, but only has 8GB of RAM. It does have newer versions of some nice to haves like the NVENC encoder, newer Ray Tracing generation.

RTX 3060 has the 12GB again, and is quite potent, more like an RTX2080.

You will certainly have playable experience with any RTX 2060, a solid entry level choice these days.

KO is on a decent sale price:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2H7p99/evga-geforce-rtx-2060-6-gb-ko-ultra-gaming-video-card-06g-p4-2068-kr

But the same for the 12GB:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DMddnQ/msi-geforce-rtx-2060-12gb-12-gb-ventus-gp-oc-video-card-rtx-2060-ventus-gp-12g-oc

For a little more there is the RX6650XT. AMD's offering in that price category. You might look at the specific games you want to play to see if one does better over the other.

Your PSU should be fine. Old hard drives could have faults in them, but if you can still read data, it can't be that bad. It was probably just coincidence.

You could check your local power situation. Measure the voltage coming out of the walls, making sure any heavy appliances don't share a circuit with the computer. Check for ground loops and faults.
 
You could also check out the vanilla rx 6600. For a new one you can get one on newegg for 219.99 or so. You do not get as good of ray tracing performance but for a decent 1080p card it should do fine. I've got the 6700xt myself and have also used a 6600xt before and both of those cards were good so I don't have a reason to think the 6600 is going to be a bad option. It comes down to what you have to spend.

ASUS Dual Radeon RX 6600 Video Card DUAL-RX6600-8G - Newegg.com


If you really need to save cash, here's a used rtx 2060. The seller is pretty up front that it was used to mine on, but it is only 160 bucks as well. So if it's a working card...that's up to you.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/115576902941?hash=item1ae8eb951d:g:gWIAAOSwX3FjVUlo&amdata=enc:AQAHAAAAoImFSHXNFNQlz8/5J+JrQTcA8kZUqhW/yU4ohiUrlHHf/MzieqsWIl41sjQYN8yM/jgFdLujgRdPcgffYfSIe6WF6RzdRlfbdeWFOnKzg9uWUWt2HoXe1jIAB+3tfiJ0Hj4smZVWhgJAOqwsVWMo/W9W77kDenHglrVJF4h15G5Vpb4acny6cteDFxI/9P7mZ9PLUO5vMRuqlu5J6lQwf+c=|tkp:Bk9SR8al0r2BYQ
 
Oct 24, 2022
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There are four RTX 2060... RTX 2060 12GB is basically an RTX 2060 Super (6GB) with double the ram. The original RTX 2060 (6GB) is a little slower. And there is the RTX 2060 KO, which is actually a cut down 2080. Same CUDA count, but more bandwidth/ROPs.

The RTX 3050 kind of replaces this performance category almost, but only has 8GB of RAM. It does have newer versions of some nice to haves like the NVENC encoder, newer Ray Tracing generation.

RTX 3060 has the 12GB again, and is quite potent, more like an RTX2080.

You will certainly have playable experience with any RTX 2060, a solid entry level choice these days.

KO is on a decent sale price:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2H7p99/evga-geforce-rtx-2060-6-gb-ko-ultra-gaming-video-card-06g-p4-2068-kr

But the same for the 12GB:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DMddnQ/msi-geforce-rtx-2060-12gb-12-gb-ventus-gp-oc-video-card-rtx-2060-ventus-gp-12g-oc

For a little more there is the RX6650XT. AMD's offering in that price category. You might look at the specific games you want to play to see if one does better over the other.

Your PSU should be fine. Old hard drives could have faults in them, but if you can still read data, it can't be that bad. It was probably just coincidence.

You could check your local power situation. Measure the voltage coming out of the walls, making sure any heavy appliances don't share a circuit with the computer. Check for ground loops and faults.
Hello, thanks for replying, i noticed mainly the 6vram version and 12vram but i am in mexico at the moment and the difference for the prices are insane, 6gb 2060 is around 300 dollar and 12 goes up to 450 dollars so i must likely going for the 6gb.

The games i would play would be from gta v to rdr 2,cp2077 ghost recon wildlands 2 probably coming in around 2 years and APEX but the main reason would be the new CODs i really like the new mw 2019 and mw2 campaigns

Do you think 2060 6gb would handle it?
 
Oct 24, 2022
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You could also check out the vanilla rx 6600. For a new one you can get one on newegg for 219.99 or so. You do not get as good of ray tracing performance but for a decent 1080p card it should do fine. I've got the 6700xt myself and have also used a 6600xt before and both of those cards were good so I don't have a reason to think the 6600 is going to be a bad option. It comes down to what you have to spend.

ASUS Dual Radeon RX 6600 Video Card DUAL-RX6600-8G - Newegg.com


If you really need to save cash, here's a used rtx 2060. The seller is pretty up front that it was used to mine on, but it is only 160 bucks as well. So if it's a working card...that's up to you.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/115576902941?hash=item1ae8eb951d:g:gWIAAOSwX3FjVUlo&amdata=enc:AQAHAAAAoImFSHXNFNQlz8/5J+JrQTcA8kZUqhW/yU4ohiUrlHHf/MzieqsWIl41sjQYN8yM/jgFdLujgRdPcgffYfSIe6WF6RzdRlfbdeWFOnKzg9uWUWt2HoXe1jIAB+3tfiJ0Hj4smZVWhgJAOqwsVWMo/W9W77kDenHglrVJF4h15G5Vpb4acny6cteDFxI/9P7mZ9PLUO5vMRuqlu5J6lQwf+c=|tkp:Bk9SR8al0r2BYQ
The main problem is i am way down to mexico to be able to buy in eBay, i did before but customs are a pain in the ass, way to much corruption, with that aside someone actually recommend me the 6600 too, they stated no ray tracing neither dlss but way more overall power than the 2060 so is one thing from another, do you think a 6600 works fine with my old components?
 

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