Question NVidia Geforce GTX 1660 Ti and Nvidia Geforce RTX 3050 Compatibility

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Hello, here is my specs :

Processor : AMD A8 6600K running at 4.9 Ghz
Motherboard : Gigabyte GA F2A68HM S1
RAM : Corsair Vengeance DDR 3 2100 Mhz
PSU : Corsair CX650M 80 Plus Bronze 650 W

I've selected GeForce GTX 1660 TI and GeForce RTX 3050 because of like same price. And while the former one is PCI E 3.0 and later one PCI E 4.0, any GPU I buy might use ver2.0 because of the processor, even if my motherboard supports 3.0.

So I'm having a doubt about whether any of the above 2 GPUs will be compatible with the motherboard. And also what will be the bottleneck?
 
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So I chose the 3050 because of Ray Tracing and DLSS which I saw increases the performance after doing some research. What can be the bottleneck and is it worth buying 3050 just for these 2 features as I saw both have almost same performance otherwise.
 
I've OCed my processor and it's running at 4.9 Ghz instead of auto oc 4.2 Ghz. Wouldn't that help with the bottlenecking issue even a little?
The problem isn't so much if there's a bottleneck. The problem is whether or not you're getting the performance you want in the games you play.

If your aim is to get 1080p 60FPS regardless of settings, then run the games you want to play at 1080p but with the graphics quality turned down. If your computer can't manage to get 60 FPS, then it's not satisfactory and the bottleneck is your CPU.
 
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I mean the processor alone can handle 1080p 60 FPS even now without GPU but with all settings turned down. And I want to play games at all settings maxed out with 1080p 60 FPS. I can sacrifice the DLSS and Ray tracing of 3050 and go with 1660 ti. That's not a problem. All the reviews and testing I saw says stock frequency. So IDK.
 
I mean the processor alone can handle 1080p 60 FPS even now without GPU but with all settings turned down. And I want to play games at all settings maxed out with 1080p 60 FPS. I can sacrifice the DLSS and Ray tracing of 3050 and go with 1660 ti. That's not a problem. All the reviews and testing I saw says stock frequency. So IDK.
Then go ahead with getting an RTX 3050 and crank up the eye candy.
 

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