Question I need help to pick GPU for my old PC

tosho

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Hello guys.
I’m kind in a pickle right now. My old GPU (gtx 760) died a week ago and I’m looking for 2nd hand GPU that will work good with my CPU, RAM and Monitor.

I’m looking at:
  1. MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti VENTUS XS 6GB OC - (2nd hand with warranty until April 2022)
  2. KFA2 Hall Of Fame GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB (2nd hand with warranty until March 2020)
  3. MSI GTX 1070 Ti Gaming 8GB (2nd hand, used for mining for 6 months, warranty left around 30 months)
All the cards are in the same price range €210-€220 ($245-$255).
Would the 1070Ti give me the same performance as the 1660Ti with my CPU and RAM or they’ll bottleneck the GPU? Will those cards work fine with FreeSync? I know they are G-Sync but I suppose they had an update to work with FreeSync (I’m not sure) – or I should go for Radeon RX Vega 56/64 to be sure about FreeSync (but they cost more, 2nd hand is around €50-70 more)?

I would prefer card with better FPS and to be quieter and have lower temps. And because of this I’m leaning towards MSI GTX 1070 Ti that was used 6 months for mining. Also it has solid design and fans.
Games I have interest in: Apex Legends, Metro Exodus, Escape from Tarkov, The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077 (hyped)
Any help and tips appreciated. Because I don’t know which one to pick honestly.

edit:
I play only on 1080p

Specs:
Motherboard: Asus Z87-Pro
CPU: i7 – 4790K with Hyper-212 EVO
RAM: 32GB (4x8GB) Corsair VENGEANCE CMZ16GX3M2A1866C9, 1866 MHz
Monitor: ViewSonic XG240R 144MHz FreeSync
PSU: Seasonic G-650, 650W, Semi-modular
 

Lutfij

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I'd pick the GPU that hasn't been used for mining. On that note, the GTX 1660Ti looks tempting since it's got a lower TDP. How old is your Seasonic PSU? I'd pick the 1070 but at this time in tech, I'd just not pick a card that will soon be phased out. I also will not believe anyone who says that it was mined for 6 months. In fact you can't tell how long it was used nor how much of a hashrate it had undergone.

For 1080p, the 1660Ti should be plenty. The 1070 will allow you to max out in-game details.
 

tosho

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I'd pick the GPU that hasn't been used for mining. On that note, the GTX 1660Ti looks tempting since it's got a lower TDP. How old is your Seasonic PSU? I'd pick the 1070 but at this time in tech, I'd just not pick a card that will soon be phased out. I also will not believe anyone who says that it was mined for 6 months. In fact you can't tell how long it was used nor how much of a hashrate it had undergone.

For 1080p, the 1660Ti should be plenty. The 1070 will allow you to max out in-game details.
The PSU (whole PC) is from Summer 2014. For the mining 1070ti I guess I can check from the warranty when was bought. I see some guys say if mining GPU was used with good Temps should be fine?
 

DSzymborski

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Get the first one. KFA might not accept the warranty -- their policy explicitly does not cover second-hand purchases. Only a few companies (MSI and EVGA most notably) are quite liberal with allowing second-hand purchases to use warranty coverage. And the first one wasn't used for mining.
 

tosho

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I'm sorry I did focus the conversation about the conditions of the cards. But if they are new (or better conditions) in general will be there bottleneck with the 1070ti (considering the CPU and RAM) or it will show the same results as the 1660ti. I know the 1070ti is better from 1660ti but I can find conclusive tests with those cards my PC config on 1080p. I watched a lot of videos on YouTube but most of them are in 1440p and people in the comments say there will be bottleneck with 1070ti on 1080p with 4790k. Is that true?

So my main question is will be there significant difference (10-20FPS) between 1660ti and 1070ti on 1080p with my CPU and RAM?
 

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