[SOLVED] What GPU For Streamer On A Budget

Which One For Gaming and Streaming On A Budget?

  • NEW GTX 1660 Super - $260

    Votes: 2 66.7%
  • USED Vega 56 - $236

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • USED 2060 Super - $357

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • OTHER

    Votes: 1 33.3%

  • Total voters
    3
Feb 6, 2020
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Coming from a 6600k/R9 290 I was looking to switch to a 2700x but still torn on GPUs. I use a 2560x1080 monitor and stream on Twitch with a single PC setup. I am on a major budget and still want good quality. I keep looking at a used Vega56($236) or a new 1660s($260) and highest I MIGHT be able to afford is a used 2060 Super($357). TRYING to stay under $300 as I am on a VERY tight budget.


https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GeForce-192-bit-Support-Graphics/dp/B07ZK69HDK/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=1660s&qid=1581026588&s=electronics&sr=1-3
https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Dual-Fan-DisplayPort-Graphics-DUAL-RTX2060S-8G-EVO/dp/B07VLJ5JML/ref=sr_1_14?keywords=2060+8gb&qid=1581022997&refinements=p_n_feature_four_browse-bin:6066318011&rnid=2057431011&s=electronics&sr=1-14
 

Barty1884

Retired Moderator
Updated your poll, to reflect the facts at a glance.

Of the options presented, the Vega56 seems like the better "value" in terms of raw performance, and is plenty adequate for your resolution.

HOWEVER, where are you located?
A 1660 Super for $260 seems excessive....1660 Super's can be had for ~$220, which helps it's viability a lot.

Of the options you give, I'd opt for........none.
A 5600XT in the ~$280 ballpark seems like a no-brainer here, to me at least (assuming a model with an updated vBIOS available). 2060 (non-Super) levels of performance in most games, sometimes exceeding it.

The only downside I would give to that, would be the lesser encoder (vs something like a 2060)

If you put any weight behind rebates, the RTX 2060 KO Ultra (a non-super card) is $320 and comes with a $20 rebate.... $299 for a 2060 is a solid deal.
https://www.newegg.com/evga-geforce-rtx-2060-06g-p4-2068-kr/p/N82E16814487486
 

Barty1884

Retired Moderator
Updated your poll, to reflect the facts at a glance.

Of the options presented, the Vega56 seems like the better "value" in terms of raw performance, and is plenty adequate for your resolution.

HOWEVER, where are you located?
A 1660 Super for $260 seems excessive....1660 Super's can be had for ~$220, which helps it's viability a lot.

Of the options you give, I'd opt for........none.
A 5600XT in the ~$280 ballpark seems like a no-brainer here, to me at least (assuming a model with an updated vBIOS available). 2060 (non-Super) levels of performance in most games, sometimes exceeding it.

The only downside I would give to that, would be the lesser encoder (vs something like a 2060)

If you put any weight behind rebates, the RTX 2060 KO Ultra (a non-super card) is $320 and comes with a $20 rebate.... $299 for a 2060 is a solid deal.
https://www.newegg.com/evga-geforce-rtx-2060-06g-p4-2068-kr/p/N82E16814487486
 

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