Question GFX Card dilemma - which one?

Apr 14, 2019
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I've just completed a new build with the following hardware:
  • Ryzen 7 2700x CPU
  • Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB CPU Cooling
  • Gigabyte X470 Aorus Ultra gaming mobo
  • 32GB Corsair Vengeance RAM (2 x 16 GB modules)
  • Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe SSD as my primary drive running Windows 10
  • Crucial MX500 2.5" SSD as 2nd SSD
  • Seagate Barracuda 4TB SATA III 3.5" Hard Drive to store all files, photos, etc.
Now I have 2 GFX cards and need to know which one is best for my needs, which is for photo editing, occasional gaming, general computer work & internet. I will keep the better card and return the other. I am not much for understanding benchmarks, etc. and most of the reviews talk about things I don't even know. Anyway, the 2 cards are:
  • Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Mini
  • Sapphire RX 590 Nitro+ Special Edition (8GB GDDR5/PCI Express 3.0/1560MHz/2100MHz)
Or, can anyone recommend a better card in the same price range?

Appreciate all help.

TIA
 

WildCard999

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UK, budget up to £300
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Video Card: Palit - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB StormX Video Card (£295.00 @ AWD-IT)
Total: £295.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-14 12:37 BST+0100



If you can go a little bit higher on your budget this Zotac would be much better due to the dual fans and backplate.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Video Card (£319.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £319.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-14 12:37 BST+0100
 

WildCard999

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Thanks for the recommendations. I have looked in preference to the second one, but some negative reviews around reliability. What're your thoughts and would you recommend this card?
Gigabyte GPU NV RTX2060 Windforce OC
Looks like a good GPU, Gigabyte is a good manufacturer, no complaints here.

The MSI Ventus 2070 is another good one, either MSI or Gigabyte is good.
https://www.box.co.uk/2060-Ventus-6G-OC-MSI-GEFORCE-RTX-2060-Ventus-6G-OC-Turing_2471820.html?wgu=13045_206719_15552447923794_ec70942a9f&wgexpiry=1563020792&source=webgains&siteid=206719
 

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