Question Choosing a graphics card to upgrade from

K9Macleod

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My current graphics card is XFX AMD Radeon R9 290 Double Dissipation(https://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-Dissipation-R9290AEDFD-Graphic/dp/B00HHIPM5Q) and I'm wanting to upgrade to something worth spending around $300 (Canadian dollars) on. I want to be able to run the Witcher 3 and GTA V at 60fps+ on high settings and run Kingdom Come Deliverance around 60fps on med/high settings.

I've been looking at these benchmark sites to compare card performance:

https://www.videocardbenchmark.net

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html


Looking at what's on sale and Radeon RX VEGA 56 (https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX76885) looks like a great deal but the Gigabyte model has a lot of reviews saying it's defective so I don't want to go with that (see amazon reviews. (https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Radeon-Gaming-Graphic-GV-RXVEGA56GAMING/dp/B079LT39Z7/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=Radeon+RX+VEGA+56&qid=1558558371&s=electronics&sr=1-3#customerReviews))
Then there's these GeForce GTX 1660 (https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX76293) and GeForce GTX 1060 (https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX63115). They are both around the same price, the specs look the same and I can't tell the difference between them except what the benchmark sites tell me, which is that the 1660 outperforms the 1060 significantly.

Would you suggest I trust benchmark sites and go with what performs best for value?
 

TGFallenOne

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My current graphics card is XFX AMD Radeon R9 290 Double Dissipation(https://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-Dissipation-R9290AEDFD-Graphic/dp/B00HHIPM5Q) and I'm wanting to upgrade to something worth spending around $300 (Canadian dollars) on. I want to be able to run the Witcher 3 and GTA V at 60fps+ on high settings and run Kingdom Come Deliverance around 60fps on med/high settings.

I've been looking at these benchmark sites to compare card performance:

https://www.videocardbenchmark.net

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html


Looking at what's on sale and Radeon RX VEGA 56 (https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX76885) looks like a great deal but the Gigabyte model has a lot of reviews saying it's defective so I don't want to go with that (see amazon reviews. (https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Radeon-Gaming-Graphic-GV-RXVEGA56GAMING/dp/B079LT39Z7/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=Radeon+RX+VEGA+56&qid=1558558371&s=electronics&sr=1-3#customerReviews))
Then there's these GeForce GTX 1660 (https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX76293) and GeForce GTX 1060 (https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX63115). They are both around the same price, the specs look the same and I can't tell the difference between them except what the benchmark sites tell me, which is that the 1660 outperforms the 1060 significantly.

Would you suggest I trust benchmark sites and go with what performs best for value?
Personally I would research on both cards and see the difference on benchmarks and maybe watch a few reviews so you don't make the wrong choice I wouldn't trust JUST 1 benchmark but that is just me
 

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