[SOLVED] GPU Selection

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Hello all.
Kindly assist me in deciding a graphics card upgrade.

My current PC build is as follows:
i5 4460
2x8GB 1600MHz Ram
H81 based ASUS motherboard
ASUS Strix 960 2GB
Coolermaster PSU 550W

I am happy with the graphics compromise and around 25/30 min fps with this setup on Assassins Creed Odyssey
Now I am planning to "just" upgrade the graphics card to extend this build for 3 years (with AS:O criteria)
My options are (please do not advice from newegg etc or AMD, it is not applicable for me. Options are limited and inflated here):

208$ MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GT OCV1
224$ MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB
250$ Zotac Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Twin Fan 6GB GDDR5
256$ Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 OC 6GB
262$ Asus TUF GeForce GTX 1660 OC 6GB
272$ Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming 6GB
278$ Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming OC 6GB
300$ Zotac Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB GDDR6

I am inclined towards "250$ Zotac Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Twin Fan 6GB GDDR5"

My queries are:
  1. Is my CPU very low, and will it bottleneck by large margin?
  2. I am expecting 1.2 times fps gain with 1660, will it not be?
  3. Which option is the best with current PC build?
Thanks all in advance
 
Well, first, what is your current CPU usage. I’d be surprised if it isn’t 100%. A 4 core 4 thread CPU is not gonna last you 3 more years at good frame rates on any triple A title. Your GPU could use an upgrade for sure, mostly because it only has 2GB of VRAM. That PSU is probably pretty old now as well. IMO it’s time for a whole new computer.
 
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Well, first, what is your current CPU usage. I’d be surprised if it isn’t 100%. A 4 core 4 thread CPU is not gonna last you 3 more years at good frame rates on any triple A title. Your GPU could use an upgrade for sure, mostly because it only has 2GB of VRAM. That PSU is probably pretty old now as well. IMO it’s time for a whole new computer.
 
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This is what i would shoot for.
 
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Correct me if i am wrong, the way to check CPU only effect is to put graphics settings on lowest with native resolution right?

I tested Assassins creed origins with lowest settings, MSI afterburner was showing around 98 to 100% CPU usage and around 85 to 98% GPU usage. Average FPS 55, Avg time CPU 14 ms, GPU 18ms

I tested Assassins creed origins with high settings, MSI afterburner was showing around 90 to 100% CPU usage and around 100% GPU usage with minor dips to 98%. Average FPS 34, Avg time CPU 13 ms, GPU 30ms

So, no go for graphics card?
 

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