Question I was looking for an upgrade for my graphics cards, but don't know which one to get.

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I am currently upgrading my pc and am looking at different graphics cards, but don't know which ones to get. I have an I5 and am going to buy 16 gb of ram and a Full HD monitor. I am looking at the GTX 1070, GTX 1660, 2060 and 2070. Any advice for which to get?
 
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I will need to go check c but I think its an 8500. The monitor is a
Acer Predator XB241H bmipr 24-inch Full HD 1920x1080 NVIDIA G-Sync Display, 144Hz, 2 x 2w speakers, HDMI & DP
16 gb ram

I'll go check my other specs
 
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Also is there a specific 2070 that you would recommend? I don' play anything crazy. I pla things like Rainbow six, Steep, TABS, and Mordhau.
 

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I have heard that 2070s and 2060s are very fragile is that a concern?
No, I don't think so. Previously there was some manufacturing defect/design flaw with the RTX cards, but with the latest batch of Chips, the issue has been resolved. RTX cards are not dying as before, IMO. I could be wrong though.

You should try getting the GTX 1660 Ti instead.
 

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What graphics card do you have now?

The 1660 Ti is another card to consider, with a price and performance roughly in-between the regular 1660 and the RTX 2060, and very similar performance to a 1070 on average. The GTX 1070 is no longer being manufactured and it's price when buying new is typically higher than a 1660 Ti, so I would not consider paying more for one of those than for a 1660 Ti. The 1070 has a bit more VRAM, but the 1660 Ti has newer architecture that should perform a bit better in newer games.

The RTX cards also feature some hardware acceleration for raytraced lighting effects, though its so far only been used by a few games, and causes a big hit to performance when enabled, so it's yet to be seen how useful it might be.

As far as each card's performance compares, each level of card tends to push around 15-20% higher frame rates than the one below it.
 
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Are you on 1080p, 60 Hz ? Then the RTX 2070 is going to be sort of overkill for this resolution. Either buy the GTX 1660 Ti, or the RTX 2060. But remember, you are just paying extra money for the RTX card, because of it's support for ray tracing/RTX on hardware level.

RTX is still in it's infancy stage. It will take few more years for these RTX cards to become mainstream. But if you buy the RTX 2060, then it is going to be slightly more future proof than the GTX 1660 Ti, IMO. In the end, you need to decide the GPU.
 

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