Question GFX Card Upgrade - is Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super a good replacement for 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (EVGA)?

Mar 17, 2020
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Limited budget in force. I currently have:-
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHz 53 °C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 667MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. Z77-D3H (Intel Core i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz)
Graphics
PL2773HD (1920x1080@60Hz)
ACER KA220HQ (1600x900@60Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (EVGA)

I am using an iiyama ProLite E2773HDS monitor running at a resolution of 1920 x 1080

I've been looking at:-
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super
Advertsied as -the best Full HD graphics card
Stream Processors: 1,408 | Core Clock: 1,530MHz (1,785MHz boost) | Memory: 6GB GDDR6 | Memory Clock: 14Gbps | Power Connectors: 1 x 8-pin | Outputs: 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI-DL

I use my pc mainly for gaming (primarily Guild Wars 2 at present)

Any opinion on this choice?
 
Mar 17, 2020
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Not much help - not your fault as you are the only reply, thank you :)

What about
Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 8GB GDDR6 AMD Navi PCI-Express Graphics Card
at £100 more
 

Phaaze88

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What is it exactly that you want to know?

Any decent gpu upgrade is going to force you to also upgrade the cpu - in games that can utilize more cores/threads than your pure quad core can provide.

RX 5700: Between 15-50% uplift depending on games and in game settings.
 

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