[SOLVED] Time to upgrade my GPU from R9 380. Advice ! Please ?

Dreamevil55

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Well, to begin with, I'm no ultra gamer by any means. Casual once in a while. Only gaming I did was Guild Wars 2 for a while, tired of that now. So I decided to give the Witcher series a try. Suffice to say, the Witcher games have took my expectation of games to a different level to which, I felt nothing playing the Tomb Raider games.

So with the R9 380, The Witcher series was pretty smooth, played Wild Hunt on High 1080p with ~50-60 fps. The GPU started to choke with the AC Origins and Odyssey where it jumped around 30-70 fps on medium settings. But I managed. Then I realized, if I want to play future open world titles like The Division 2 or Sekiro etc, I'd need a GPU upgrade. On my 1080p 75 Hz monitor, the dilemma cometh.

Where I live, the GTX 1660 Ti launched with a base price of $300 (MSI Ventus/Zotac twin fan). To mention, AMD is the only GPU I have always used since I discovered what a GPU is, like ATI Radeon X800, HD 6870 and now R9 380 . But here, the AMD prices haven't yet recovered from the post mining madness so the RX 580 is more expensive than the 1660 Ti. Anyway, for 1080p 75 Hz, what is my best choice ? My budget is sub 300 USD nonetheless. Get the GTX 1060 with $100 less..or the $300 1660 Ti or add $100 and get the RTX 2060 ? I know that the 1660 Ti is a on a whole different level than the 1060 while the RTX 2060 is 20-30% faster. Or, get a second hand GTX 1070 which would be $50-60 less than the 300 mark. AMD is out of the question at the moment. Or, wait for something else to come out ? Confused !

My PC specs-ish:

Core i5- 4570
MSI H310M
16 GB 2666 Mhz DDR4
Silverstone Essential 600 80+ Bronze
 
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Well Dreamevil, pretty in same situation like you. Have r9 380 4gb paired with i7 4790k. The card served me well for last 4 years and in newer titles it started to lose its strength. So I started to think about replacement aiming at 1660 ti. This card is excellent judging by the reviews and with more than double of performance compared to r9 380. But I also think it is worth to wait for navi release somewhere in July and see what will bring this new gpu series from Amd. If nothing else one could expect cut of prices on the Nvidia side. That is what I will do!

Good luck!
 
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You look like someone who will hold onto a graphics card for as long as possible. With that in mind I would say get the 2060, especially if you see one at a reduced price. Spend a little more now, if you can, and save later.
 

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Well Dreamevil, pretty in same situation like you. Have r9 380 4gb paired with i7 4790k. The card served me well for last 4 years and in newer titles it started to lose its strength. So I started to think about replacement aiming at 1660 ti. This card is excellent judging by the reviews and with more than double of performance compared to r9 380. But I also think it is worth to wait for navi release somewhere in July and see what will bring this new gpu series from Amd. If nothing else one could expect cut of prices on the Nvidia side. That is what I will do!

Good luck!
Well that's an old thread you dug up, lol. I went for the RTX 2060 a few days after this thread, MSI Ventus, as I had a $25 online coupon, so it cost me about $348. I just couldn't play Odyssey with quite the poor performance anymore. Changed the whole system basically.

 
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