Question What graphics card should I get?

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I’ve recently upgraded my motherboard and cpu but I’m now looking to upgrade my gpu and need some advice.

I’ve got a Ryzen 5 3600 cpu and 8gb gddr4 RAM
My current gpu is a 2gb gtx 1050
I get good FPS in games like gta, arma etc but sometimes in arma 3 I experience some stuttering which I can only assume is the graphics card being a bit dated?

Im looking to play games such at BF5 and possibly Red Dead 2.
The graphics card I’m looking at is an RTX 2060 but I’m not sure to go for a MSI rtx 2060 or gigabyte or another company? The prices are fairly different, I was originally going to go for the gigabyte as it’s £300 which is cheaper but after reading into it a little apparently MSI are better? Which is around £345
thanks in advance
 

geckovic02

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I’ve recently upgraded my motherboard and cpu but I’m now looking to upgrade my gpu and need some advice.

I’ve got a Ryzen 5 3600 cpu and 8gb gddr4 RAM
My current gpu is a 2gb gtx 1050
I get good FPS in games like gta, arma etc but sometimes in arma 3 I experience some stuttering which I can only assume is the graphics card being a bit dated?

Im looking to play games such at BF5 and possibly Red Dead 2.
The graphics card I’m looking at is an RTX 2060 but I’m not sure to go for a MSI rtx 2060 or gigabyte or another company? The prices are fairly different, I was originally going to go for the gigabyte as it’s £300 which is cheaper but after reading into it a little apparently MSI are better? Which is around £345
thanks in advance
Hey

First of all:
16gb of ram can boost up your fps quite a bit. So 2x8gb at 3200mhz is a sweet spot between price and performence for the r5 3600

Now for the gpu:
The rtx 2060 is not a bad choice. It will handle your listed games really good. It doesn't really matter which manufacturer, everyone could have a small factory issue or something similar. I would prefer the gigabyte one.

But another gpu that actually beats the rtx 2060 in most games is the RX 5700.

Especially in Battlefield 5 this card easly shreds the rtx 2060 with constantly 15+ fps and more for quite the same price.

Yes, you won't have RTX, but you definitely will not get good results with an rtx 2060 and rtx on.

My option is clearly the RX 5700.
If you want a bit more, a RX 5700 XT shreds away the rtx 2070 super in BF5.
 
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Hey

First of all:
16gb of ram can boost up your fps quite a bit. So 2x8gb at 3200mhz is a sweet spot between price and performence for the r5 3600

Now for the gpu:
The rtx 2060 is not a bad choice. It will handle your listed games really good. It doesn't really matter which manufacturer, everyone could have a small factory issue or something similar. I would prefer the gigabyte one.

But another gpu that actually beats the rtx 2060 in most games is the RX 5700.

Especially in Battlefield 5 this card easly shreds the rtx 2060 with constantly 15+ fps and more for quite the same price.

Yes, you won't have RTX, but you definitely will not get good results with an rtx 2060 and rtx on.

My option is clearly the RX 5700.
If you want a bit more, a RX 5700 XT shreds away the rtx 2070 super in BF5.
The only thing is I bought a pre built setup of the cpu Mobo and RAM and there’s only 1 ram slot on the mobo so I’d have to see if I can buy a 16GB RAM stick.
I’m not really fussed on ray tracing I’m mainly looking for good FPS and performance for games like I listed, thanks for the advice I’ll look into the RX now!
 
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Hey

First of all:
16gb of ram can boost up your fps quite a bit. So 2x8gb at 3200mhz is a sweet spot between price and performence for the r5 3600

Now for the gpu:
The rtx 2060 is not a bad choice. It will handle your listed games really good. It doesn't really matter which manufacturer, everyone could have a small factory issue or something similar. I would prefer the gigabyte one.

But another gpu that actually beats the rtx 2060 in most games is the RX 5700.

Especially in Battlefield 5 this card easly shreds the rtx 2060 with constantly 15+ fps and more for quite the same price.

Yes, you won't have RTX, but you definitely will not get good results with an rtx 2060 and rtx on.

My option is clearly the RX 5700.
If you want a bit more, a RX 5700 XT shreds away the rtx 2070 super in BF5.
I’ve looked into it and I think I’d prefer to go for a GeForce card so I get the GeForce control panel, I looked into. The 1660ti but on benchmarks the 2060 is better performance
 

86zx

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I’d rather go for something new to be honest bud
The 10 series GPUs are some of the most robust GPUs Nvidia has ever made but if you wanna go new I understand I have a gtx 1070 that was mined on for an entire year and I’ve had it for a a year and a half for gaming and it’s never skipped a beat it even overclocke over 2ghz
 

King_V

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Do you have the brand and exact model number? Assuming it doesn't have a very high refresh rate, then a 1080 or 2060 are likely to be overkill, and a waste of money, with performance that you'll never be able to take advantage of.
 
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86zx

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Do you have the brand and exact model number? Assuming it doesn't have a very high refresh rate, then a 1080 or 2060 are likely to be overkill, and a waste of money, with performance that you'll never be able to take advantage of.
It’s called future proofing lol
 

86zx

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Future proofing is a poor investment. People don't upgrade monitors frequently, and by the time that, say, we get to where games overwhelm a 1660 Super at 1920x1080 @ 60Hz, then 2060 level cards will be pretty cheap.
No but a 1080ti is gonna be relevant for quite some time considering even a 980ti can game pretty well right now
 
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86zx

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OP has already stated they are not going to go the used route. I'm inclined to agree given how much a used 1080Ti or even 1080 goes for. Much more than a new 1660 or 1660 Super.
But they aren’t looking to go cheap since they were considering a rtx 2060 so they could go for a rx5700
 

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