Question New GPU ~500$

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Hi,
So in 2 weeks I will be in the US.
And wanna get a new GPU for about 500 USD (I'm a bit flexible with the price)
my main game is destiny 2
thinking about buying anthem when it will be better

This is my rig
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/pbMG8Y

What to buy?
I do have a freesync screen and 850w psu

SeaSonic - M12II EVO 850 W 80+ Bronze

I was thinking about rtx 2070 though I don't know which one, there are tons of subclasses.
i prefer buying through amazon or newegg
Thanks
 
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right now i have a chance to upgrade my GPU. i can't (unfortunately) carry a GPU and a motherboard.
i thought about buying the GPU and upgrading the CPU+motherboard later on

if so what do you recommend to these 3 items?
 
Something to note is that you're often better off buying a cheaper card now that meets your current needs and then upgrading in a couple years once it no longer performs satisfactorily, rather than buying an overkill card with the hopes of future proofing. For example, for the price of a 2070 you could get a 1660 Ti for now (which should be capable of 75+ fps in virtually all games at 1080p/high settings for the next while) then in 2-3 years you'd likely be able to upgrade to a card that performs as good or better than a 2070 for a faction of the cost. For roughly the same total cost you'd end up with a more modern, more efficient, and possibly more powerful card compared to having bought the 2070 today. And performing a graphics card upgrade is trivial (compared to upgrading CPU/motherboard).

But if you really want to avoid upgrading as long as possible, get a 2070. The exact model doesn't matter too much, they will all perform similarly. The more expensive models will typically have better coolers, so they will run cooler and/or quieter, and may boost/overclock a bit higher.
 
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my suggestion for you is the same as @TJ Hooker personally id go for something that would fit my needs at this moment in your case 1660 ti or at best rtx 2060. since at the time you potentially upgrade your cpu+mobo+ram and other parts your gpu might not be as good. and maybe by that time a new card with roughly more value and is much faster is available for the same price or cheaper. maybe in a few years the rtx 2080 would be as low as a rtx 2070 :O .
 
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which one is better

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 VENTUS 8GB 256-Bit GDDR6 Video Graphics Card RTX 2070 VENTUS 8G - 500$

MSI GeForce RTX 2070 DirectX 12 RTX 2070 ARMOR 8G OCV1 8GB 256-Bit GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - 480$


GeForce RTX 2070 WINDFORCE 8GB 256-Bit GDDR6 Video Graphics Card GV-N2070WF3-8GC - 480$
 

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out of the box the fastest is the Armor 8G ocv1 it boost up to 1710mhz for the gpu while the rest goes upto 1620mhz
and they are all the same mem clock at 1750mhz.

so you can go for the armor ocv1 for out of the box performance also it sports a binned chip so it also should overclock better than the rest if its cooler is capable which i dont know.

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/msi-rtx-2070-armor-ocv1.b6297

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/msi-rtx-2070-ventus.b6488

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/gigabyte-rtx-2070-windforce.b6317
 
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