Question GPU advice for 1080p gaming

66charger

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I am currently using a 3400g, which suprisingly works ok, but just barely, with a fair amount of compromises. With AMD and NVIDIA set to launch their next generation of cards soon, looking to upgrade. Plan is to get a current generation GPU on sale after the newest shiny things have launched. I have a 1080/75 Hz FreeSynch display, so my target is most any game at 60-75 fps at 1080 very high/ultra. I am looking specifically at 5600 XT, 1660 Super, or 2060 KO. I kind of prefer AMD, but have heard about driver issues and am pretty agnostic, whatever provides the best value and want to keep my budget under $250, which should be reachable I would think after Ampere and RDNA2/Big Navi (?) come out. I also plan on upgrading to a 3600 cpu later on to take full advantage gpu ability, and I think it will free up PCIE lanes, more cores, etc.. Think any will be fine with my 550 w PSU.
Games are primarily single player with the odd MMO (and will probably get into the upcoming MS Flight Sim), no first person shooters, hence, 60-75 fps max is fine with me, just want all the eye candy.

Any thoughts?
Currently I have:
3400g
MSI B450 gaming plus
8x2 GB 3200 MHz ram
M.2 SSD, 2.5" SSD and HDD
Corsair 550 watt PSU, 80 Bronze
Cheap case, but with good airflow and intake/exhaust fans.

Thanks!
 

poorbugger

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If you're only shooting for 60 to 75fps, i dont think you need to upgrade the cpu. The 3400g performs quite similar to the 2600 and it's more than capable holding at 60 to 75fps. For the gpu, either rtx 2060 or 5600 xt. If you care about ray tracing, then get 2060. If not, get the cheapest among those two. Also, the gpu price wont drop as much once the new cards are released. Maybe 260$ for 5600 xt? Again this depends on your region.
 

toniplavna

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As he said upgrade the GPU, with 550w quality psu you should be fine.

I guess that misstypo with 8x2gb :D you probably meant 2x8gb. 16GB is plenty enough for gaming especially at 1080p.
 

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