Is it worth upgrading from GTX 770 to RTX 2060/1070TI in my current config ?

Nakol

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As the title says I was wondering if its worth upgrading from my old 770 to a brand new 2060 in this configuration:

MB: MSI Z97-G55 SLI
CPU: i5 4690k (OC-ed to 4.2)
RAM: HyperX 16GB 1600Mhz CL9 DDR3

And if yes is 6GB of VRAM enough for 1080p gaming ? Or would I be better getting GTX 1070 Ti with 8GB of VRAM ? If i buy it i probabbly won't swap it again for a newer model for a few years, so that's why im a little concerned about the amount of VRAM 2060 has.
 

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That upgrade is worth it but you should consider just upgrading the i5 4690k to an i7 4770k or a4790k as they can easily handle a GTX 1070 and probably even better cards if you push the overclock or the build isn't supposed to play CPU intensive games at +100FPS.

Example: My i7 6700k at stock speeds rarely goes almost to the 100% usage but even in this moments the 1070 is at its 100% so there's no bottleneck at all. The 4790k with a very slight overclock performs just like my 6700k so it definitely can handle the 1070.

It would be definitely cheaper to get just a 4th gen i7 than getting a new processor with new RAM modules and a new motherboard. Additionally if you can get a delidded/lapped processor from eBay you will get much better temps and this way be able to get a higher overclock.
 

Nakol

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I aim to have at least 60 FPS stable since i only have a 1080p 60Hz monitor. With that in mind can there occur a bottleneck at 60FPS with this OC-ed CPU ?

And one more thing, does rendering frames in higher resolution (for example1440p) and displaying it on 1080p (to get natural 'AA' ) will have any effect on CPU (worried about bottlenecking) or it's just a pure GPU intensive operation.
 

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Yes it is worth the upgrade but dont buy any of the 10 cards as they suck at dx 12 games go for the latest RTX cards like the RTX 2060 or RTX 2070 although the 2070 is a litle to expensive and not so much better in performance than the RTX 2060,so i would suggest the RTX 2060 because it is dx 12 optimized card so you will not have any problem with dx 12 titles unlike the gtx 1060 or 1070 who are dx 11 only and you have also ray tracing technology and also so much better cooling system than any previous nvidia cards.
 

Nakol

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I'm still waiting for GTX 1660TI which should come out in few days. The only thing they lack from RTX cards is the RayTracing cores. Since RayTracing is very GPU heavy i don't think that turning it on on RTX 2060 has any sense.
 

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It is even unlikely to get a bottleneck at 60FPS with an i5 4690k nowadays, happening only in certain CPU intensive and not really well optimized games like Assassin's Creed Odyssey. With the 4770k/4790k you will get a noticeable improvement and definitely don't go under 60FPS. You can check GameGPU tests and look how the i5 struggles in this game but the 4770k (at stock speeds) is around 15FPS above for both average and minimum FPS:

https://gamegpu.com/action-/-fps-/-tps/assassin-s-creed-odyssey-test-gpu-cpu-2018

About downscaling from 1440p to 1080p, I use to do that in my 1080p/240Hz monitor in non-competitive nor mouse games like the latest Forza Horizon or relatively old games like Dead Space 3 and there's a noticeable improvement in the image quality, you won't only get "natural AA" but also sharper details in medium and long distances.

For example, I play Battlefield 1 at 1080p as I play it with mouse and get around 100FPS with that resolution, but it also uses a aggresive TAA antialiasing which has some faults like branches and leaves of the trees "melting" with the sky in medium distances, and downscaling by rendering it at 150% resolution scale (a little bit over 1440p) results in this defects mostly disappearing and still getting around 70FPS (and never less than 60).
 

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