Question Not sure which gpu to buy

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HI , i have been running a Nvidia geforce wind force 1060 3g, thru a 27" 1920 x 1080 monitor.
I have upgraded to a aoc agon 31.5 2560 x 1440 monitor.
The 1060 struggles with the new monitor by alot of fps on games like shadow of the tomb raider , and i even had to turn world of warcraft settings down from 9/10 to 6/10.
On shadow its mainly a lack of fps (was in game benchmarking 60fps , now 39 fps).
I would love something like the rtx 2060 , but for 1 i'm on a budget, and 2 my monitors ( the 27" and 31.5) both have freesync which i have read is well worth using.
So what would be an AMD card that is between the 1060 and 2060 in both performance and price ( here in australia a 2060 is about $650 au, and a 1060 $295 ) ,
so looking at $400-$500 au.
I could play shadow and world of warcraft on high to ultra settings without much problem , just looking for something that will do the same on my 1440.
And also is freesync all its cracked up to be ? or would i stay with nvidia?
Thanks Mark
 
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Hi, i did turn on g-sync in my nvidia settings , it said the new monitor was compatible , and im running it thru display port as the link says, i was getting a black screen flick up for a second every say 5 to 10 minutes, i turned the in game setttings down in warcraft and it didnt fix it . It didnt seem to do it as much in shadow of the tomb raider.
It wasnt until i turned off g-sync it stopped doing it .
Unless i did something wrong setting it up.
And yeh i was looking at the 1660ti , but worried i will get the same problem
 

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If the Radeon 7 is within budget, you may want to consider that as well. I have a freesync monitor and have not once turned it on, so I can't speak on its benefits. But I can say, I still play just fine without it. No tearing or flickers at all.
 
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I was looking at the 1660 ti , the reviews are confusing , looking here https://www.pcgamer.com/au/the-best-graphics-cards/ for example at 1440 ultra settings the 1060 3g is at 36.4 , the 1660 at 48.3 , the 1660 ti 56.7 and the 2060 at 67.3.
So to me even the 1660 would be an upgrade from the 1060 3g and then the 1660 ti even better , but i watched a video that said the 1660 ti is not worth upgrading to.
A 1660 here is $447 for the gaming one , the 1660 ti gaming for $552 and the gaming 2060 for $680.
I cant spend $680 and the radeon 7 is even more am not playing esports etc.
 
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Oh i just realised aswell that my new monitor is freesync 2 not the older freesync which apparently nvidia doesnt support .
it works with www.testufo.com/freesync but not with fur mark , so its either go without freesync or get an amd hmmmm
 
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