Question Help me decide on my new GPU

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The CPU is still quite good, I'd probably spend it on a GPU and possibly PSU depending on what you have currently.

If your current PSU is good then I'd grab this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB XC BLACK EDITION GAMING Video Card ($499.90 @ Amazon)
Total: $499.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-19 08:42 EDT-0400

thanks for the reply
my PSU is
SeaSonic - M12II EVO 850 W 80+ Bronze

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2PDJ7P/seasonic-m12ii-evo-850w-80-bronze-certified-fully-modular-fanless-atx-power-supply-ssr-850gm2


also, it seems that the card you suggested is only PCIEx X8 and not 16
 
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Ok so the PSU is fine.

What do you mean X8 & X16? That card will run at X16 in the top PCIE slot of your motherboard.
yeah but at amazon they say it only support 8 lanes and will not use the full 16 lanes of the motherboard, unlike other 2070 cards.

Also i have an asus VP247QG gaming monitor so it is using freesync / adaptive sync.
should i go with AMD card? or 2070 will still be better?

like
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814932031&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-ed-Future Publishing Ltd-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=12920453&PID=8900246&SID=tomshardware-thaus:en_US_18_Review_4388
 
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yeah but at amazon they say it only support 8 lanes and will not use the full 16 lanes of the motherboard, unlike other 2070 cards.

Also i have an asus VP247QG gaming monitor so it is using freesync / adaptive sync.
should i go with AMD card? or 2070 will still be better?

like
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814932031&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-ed-Future Publishing Ltd--na--na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=12920453&PID=8900246&SID=tomshardware-thaus:en_US_18_Review_4388
Oh I see now, it's a mistake in the comparison charts... like the Asus STRIX 2070 would run at X4.... lol. There all X16 unless there's a limitation on the motherboard which there isn't for yours.

Considering you can use Nvidia GPU's with Freesync monitors I'd still take the 2070 over the Vega 64 as it's a bit better performance wise.
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/how-to-run-gsync-on-freesync-monitor,6072.html
 
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Thanks for the advice.
Is there another card you would suggest?
And also there seems to be like 8 flavors of 2070 rtx on Newegg, what are the difference between them, like what the XC stands for?
 

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