Question GTX 1660 Super OC or RX 5600 XT or RTX 2060 for gaming?

Nov 7, 2020
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Hi!

I'm going to build my first budget gamer pc and I want to keep it's cost low but I'm not sure about which video card should I choose that is future proof and worth the deal. What I'd like is a setup that could run games for the next 4-5 years at 1080p and at least Medium settings 40-60fps. (Games like Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, Metro, Battlefield, COD...)

The video cards I can't decide are:
  • Gigabyte GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB (maybe Gigabyte GTX 1660 Super Gaming OC 6GB if available)
  • SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 5600 XT Graphics 6GB
  • Gigabyte RTX 2060 OC 6GB
Reasons why I can't decide:
  1. The GTX 1660 Super is cheaper but I don't know if it would be good enough for the next 4-5 years at 1080p/Medium+/40-60fps? If it would be enough, then I would go with it and save that 80-90 EUR.
  2. I don't know if the Radeon or the RTX 2060 worth that extra 80-90 EUR for that performance improve. It still fits my budget (it's the max of my budget) but I would save that money if the GTX 1660 Super would be a good card for the next 4-5 years.
  3. I've read that Radeon 5000 series cards have driver and bios issues and I don't know how stable and reliable would be the Radeon setup.
The other components:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX
Memory: Kingston 2x8GB 3200MHz DDR4 HyperX Fury HX432C16FB3K2/16
Storage: Kingston A2000 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME / Western Digital Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM
PSU: FSP Hyper M 600W Modular
Case: Silentiumpc Signum SG1V EVO TG ARGB (4 system fans)
CPU cooler: Xilence A402 XC025 or DeepCool GAMMAXX 300

Thank you for reading and replying!
 
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wi5pa

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An RTX 2060 SUPER would be better for that price range.
It would be worth spending that little bit more for it.

But if you had to choose, i prefer Nvidia so the GTX 1660 super
 
Nov 7, 2020
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Thanks for your answer. I was thinking about the RTX 2060 too (not the Super version) but since it's the same price in my country with the Radeon and the Radeon is doing better in games, I wasn't considering it, but I know nothing about hardware so I guess I add the RTX 2060 to the list. However, I would save that money if the 1660 Super could last 4-5 years playing AAA titles at 1080p/Medium+/40-60fps.
 
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Thinking ahead, I would recommend the RTX 2060 S. 8 GB VRAM will be a minimum standard for games in the coming years.
 

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