Question Best upgrade from 1060 3gb on 1080p

N3wb13g

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Hi, Mate. I need advise for upgrading my GPU, 1060 3gb.

Today's spec:
MSI GTX 1060 ARMOR 3G
Ryzen 1600
8GB RAM
Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4
1366x768 pixels monitor
520w Seasonic PSU

What's best upgrade for gaming on 1080p resolution?

Reason:
I would upgrade today's monitor to 1080p 60/75hz monitor this week. No need for higher one, budget reason.
This 1060 3gb of mine still can't keep up to 60fps steadily even on 1366x768 res, ultra/max setting while playing The Witcher 3. Still get sudden drop to 40s and it's annoying.
 
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Swarzenegger

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Would louk around on some 2nd hand sites (buying and trying out from seller directly recommended). Never had any problems with that.

Weird thing is, I think the witcher 3 should play at a stable 60fps on ultra on 1080p... But if you really want to score an upgrade, the rtx 2060 or the vega 56/64 are "budget" options for 1080p max gaming. Although the vega cards mind need some tweaking (undervolting,...) to get the most performance from.

I am running an vega 56, undervolted I get 120-144 fps at 1080p ultra on the witcher 3. But the 2060 will probably give better performance at stock. A 1070/980TI are also good options if you find a deal.

Both should be around 200$ max at 2nd hand marketplaces.

Also watch your PSU, for those cards 600+ W (good brand) is advised.
 
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N3wb13g

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Mar 2, 2017
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Would louk around on some 2nd hand sites (buying and trying out from seller directly recommended). Never had any problems with that.

Weird thing is, I think the witcher 3 should play at a stable 60fps on ultra on 1080p... But if you really want to score an upgrade, the rtx 2060 or the vega 56/64 are "budget" options for 1080p max gaming. Although the vega cards mind need some tweaking (undervolting,...) to get the most performance from.

I am running an vega 56, undervolted I get 120-144 fps at 1080p ultra on the witcher 3. But the 2060 will probably give better performance at stock. A 1070/980TI are also good options if you find a deal.

Both should be around 200$ max at 2nd hand marketplaces.

Also watch your PSU, for those cards 600+ W (good brand) is advised.
Nice range for choices. I forgot to mention PSU, mine is Seasonic 520 and no plan for upgrading it. Again, budget reason.

Second hand 1070 seems nice, is there any equivalent one from AMD?
 

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