Question Is the RTX2060 worth it(compared to 1660ti)

Dansaj

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Hey , so Im building up a new rig : https://de.pcpartpicker.com/list/smVKr6
And Im really stuck between the 1660ti and the RTX2060
I will be using it for heavy photoshop use and some gaming (1440p monitor , 60hz most likely)

Now I know the 2060 will perform better , but I really dont need it for realtime raytracing and the other stuff...so is the extra money really worth it ?
Id prefer the power of the 2060 without the RTX , so my question is ; is there an alternative to the rtx 2060 if so which one ?
If not , should I still get it for the power increase?
 
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gasaraki

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The only performance alternative to the 2060 is the AMD Vega 56 and Vega 64. Don't know the cost difference in germany but those cards will use more energy and be hotter. The RTX2060 is like 25% faster than the 1660Ti so I don't know if that's worth the money increase to you. Personally when building a new computer, I don't think an extra 100 euros is going to break the bank so I would pay more for something better.
 

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The only performance alternative to the 2060 is the AMD Vega 56 and Vega 64. Don't know the cost difference in germany but those cards will use more energy and be hotter. The RTX2060 is like 25% faster than the 1660Ti so I don't know if that's worth the money increase to you. Personally when building a new computer, I don't think an extra 100 euros is going to break the bank so I would pay more for something better.
Hmm I might just go for the 2060 then...which version would you recommend the most ? Theres a bunch and Im not too sure which one to go for...
 

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Ray Tracing will be usable on both RTX and GTX (10XX/16XX) series GPU's with future drivers so either one would be able to support it at some point.

For 1440P both GPU's can handle 1440P fairly well so it really comes down to the price difference.
https://www.techspot.com/review/1797-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-ti/
It might come in handy in the future then , so it might not be that bad...and since its more powerfull than the 1660ti then the 2060 sounds solid.
 

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I wouldn't go overboard and pay too much for the cards with fancy cooling. I'm in the US and don't know if you guys have EVGA but I got an EVGA RTX 2080 XC and an EVGA 980 FTW2 before that and they are good cards. Get one as close to MSRP as possible.
 

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