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Question Advice on upgrading graphics card from Nvidia GTX 680 to Nvidia RTX 2070 Super

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Hello, looking for your expert knowledge and advice on upgrading my graphics card please.

The current setup has served me very well for years. But it's time to upgrade.
Benchmark tests show that the bottleneck is the graphics card. My hope is to upgrade the graphics card to get me through another few years of quality gaming. If need be I'll make some other minor component upgrades, but if possible I would like to keep it at the one upgrade for now, unless your feedback suggests otherwise.

I'm currently leaning towards the Nvidia RTX 2070 Super. Seems to give the best bang for buck.
Potentially this one as it seems to get good reviews: Gigabytes GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Integrated with 8GB GDDR6 256-bit memory interface WINDFORCE 3X Cooling System.

Here is my current spec (Chillblast Custom Spec):
  • 23" Asus MX239H Frameless IPS Widescreen LED Monitor
  • Fractal Design Define R4 Low Noise Case - Black Pearl
  • Intel Core i7 3770K Processor Overclocked to up to 4.6GHz
  • Chillblast NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2048MB Graphics Card
  • Corsair TX 850W V2 PSU
  • Akasa Venom Voodoo Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler
  • Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste
  • Asus P8Z77-V Motherboard
  • 16GB Corsair PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (2 x 8GB sticks)
  • Asus Xonar D2 7.1 PCI Sound Card
  • Windows 10 64 bit
Note: I usually connect the PC to my smart tv and play games off that for a better visual experience. It's been working well and aim to continue this.

Q1: What are your thoughts on upgrading to this card considering the above spec? Any pitfalls?

Q2: Can anyone help with physical dimension differences between the graphics cards? any significant differences?

Thanks very much for your help :)
 

clutchc

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Q1: If your TV and monitor are both set to game at 1080p/60Hz, the RTX 2070S will be more than enough to handle any game today at max settings with room to spare. My RTX 2070 (non-S) barely breaks a sweat at 1080p.

Q2: Does the case have room for a long ( L=286.5 W=114.5 H=50.2 mm ) card like the Windforce? What was the differences you wanted to know? Was there a 2nd card you had in mind?
 
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Hi Clutchc, thanks very much for your reply...

Q1: If your TV and monitor are both set to game at 1080p/60Hz, the RTX 2070S will be more than enough to handle any game today at max settings with room to spare. My RTX 2070 (non-S) barely breaks a sweat at 1080p.

Q2: Does the case have room for a long ( L=286.5 W=114.5 H=50.2 mm ) card like the Windforce? What was the differences you wanted to know? Was there a 2nd card you had in mind?
# Q1 Great, that's good to hear, thanks

# Q2 Was just looking to compare between the current card and the RTX 2070 Super and to see if my case could fit it.
Thanks for the dimension, in the meantime I was able to find the dimensions of the current card (GTX 680), it's...
L=256 mm x W=111 mm x H=38 mm
So the extra difference is L +30.5 W +3.5 H +14.2
Overall a bigger card.
The Case is: 538.48 x 318.77 x 609.6 mm

I guess Ill have to open up the case to see if there will be room inside for this card.

Thanks Clutchc :)
 
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