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Video card suggestion

Post by hepcat » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:19 pm

My video card died (again...but this time reseating it didn't help). I had an Asus Strix 970 which was fine for me. I'm mostly a console gamer these days, although I do get some of my rpg and most of my strategy fix via the PC.

Should I go with the newly released RTX 2060 at around 350 to 389 dollars (the one I'm looking at is 379), or go with a GTX 1060 at around 250 bucks? Supposedly, the new 2060s run at higher than 1070 TI speeds, which is nice. The ray tracing is a gimmick for the time being, and I doubt anything will come of it for quite a while...at which point my 2060 will most likely be obsolete. I just wonder if the power increase is worth 139 bucks.

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Post by Daehawk » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:46 pm

A 2060 will stomp a 1060 pretty well. Id be more worried about a little future proofing and get more vram on it..thats probably the 2060 too. I haven't looked.

EDIT: A quick look at Newegg seems to show both have 6 gig memory. Shrug.
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Post by hepcat » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:15 pm

Yeah, i was surprised that the 2060s didn't go with 8 gigs.
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Post by Daehawk » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:18 pm

I know. Some games already want 8g.
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Re: Video card suggestion

Post by Zitterbacke » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:27 pm

With 8GB it would be my new 6800 / 460 / 750 Ti
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Post by Exodor » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:31 pm

Daehawk wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:18 pm
I know. Some games already want 8g.
Which games?

Ive got the exact same card as Hepcat and looking to upgrade. I'm leaning toward the 2060 to go with my 1440p monitor. What I've read says the 6 GB of RAM is only a potential issue when gaming at 4K.

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Post by coopasonic » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:43 pm

Exodor wrote:
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:18 pm
I know. Some games already want 8g.
Which games?

Ive got the exact same card as Hepcat and looking to upgrade. I'm leaning toward the 2060 to go with my 1440p monitor. What I've read says the 6 GB of RAM is only a potential issue when gaming at 4K.
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Post by Daehawk » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:45 pm

Must be the one I recalled. I know I heard it just this week or so. I have 2 gig :) Doesn't matter as Im not playing anything but a little DOOM on Xbox 360 at times. I try here but not much yet. Might try TF2.
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Post by hepcat » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:13 pm

I'm just going to be playing Pong, so I should be good with either a 1060 or a 2060.
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Post by $iljanus » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:51 pm

hepcat wrote:I'm just going to be playing Pong, so I should be good with either a 1060 or a 2060.
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Re: Video card suggestion

Post by Z-Corn » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:24 pm

I read online that the newest version of Pong is gonna use ray tracing so purchase accordingly.

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Post by Daehawk » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:10 pm

But I dont even have a tv with a cathode 'ray' tube now so how would that even work??
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Post by JCC » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:24 pm

What resolution do you want to play at? If 1080p a 1060 or an AMD 580 is fine. (The 580 is cheaper and generally outperforms the 1060 - and I am a guy who is biased towards nVidia. Tom's Hardware recommends the 580 over the 1060 for 1080p gaming.) At higher resolutions the 2060 makes more sense though anything less than a 2080 will mean dialing down settings for 4K.

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Post by hepcat » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:39 pm

I'm leaning more towards the 2060 after some reviews. Specifically the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming OC 6G. The reason is that the price difference between a 1060 and the 2060 is only about a hundred bucks, give or take 20 or 30 dollars. But the difference between a 2060 and a 1070 (which is what they're saying the 2060 performs at or better than) is pretty much nil (actually, most 1070s are more expensive).

So I think I'll order that in an attempt to "future proof" myself for a few years more than a 1070 would give me. Even if it's not a big proofing act.
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Post by jztemple2 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:18 pm

And a serendipitous article appears... Is 6GB VRAM Enough for 1440p Gaming? Testing Usage with Nvidia's RTX 2060 - TechSpot
Today we're investigating claims that the new GeForce RTX 2060 is not a good buy because it only features 6GB VRAM capacity. The RTX 2060 offers performance similar to the GTX 1070 Ti, but that card packs an 8GB memory buffer, as did its non-Ti counterpart.
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Re: Video card suggestion

Post by hepcat » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:34 pm

Interesting. So 6 gigs should be fine for the next few years. By the time it isn’t, I’ll most likely be in the market for a new card anyway.
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Re: Video card suggestion

Post by linkeram » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:55 pm

2060 is a great value card as it competes with 1070ti. Yes its worth it to spend extra

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Re: Video card suggestion

Post by hepcat » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:59 pm

Gigabyte RTX 2060 Gaming OC received and installed in less than 3 minutes. Worked great right out of the box. Now I just need to actually buy some games that will take advantage of all that power.
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