GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER GAMING OC 6G decent for next gen?

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#1 uninspiredcup
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Just wondering if this card will do the job? It seemed to be the best bang for buck, benchmarks specs seem pretty good for a sub- £300 card.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07ZPL9LX5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1&tag=coa_gb-21

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Nope, overclockers are selling sapphire vega 64 for £299.

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#3  Edited By uninspiredcup
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@Random_Matt said:

Nope, overclockers are selling sapphire vega 64 for £299.

What's the performance difference?

And (that) card is not next-gen ready?

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#4 Random_Matt
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@uninspiredcup said:
@Random_Matt said:

Nope, overclockers are selling sapphire vega 64 for £299.

What's the performance difference?

And (that) card is not next-gen ready?

It's miles faster

How is it not next gen? It will play games for years. PC does not become redundant relative to consoles, people still play games with 5870s etc and get by fine.

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https://www.overclockers.co.uk/sapphire-radeon-rx-vega-64-nitro-8gb-hbm2-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-38j-sp.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiA89zvBRDoARIsAOIePbBOBCLQQJfH9KJEOprP9EaaHrwfHCkOVdhlNcBXwPnBeCWZ_DN028MaAplzEALw_wcB

5700 for an extra 19.99 if that interests you.

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#6 uninspiredcup
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Ok thanks.

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#7  Edited By BassMan
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If you really want it to last, then wait for the next-gen of GPUs to release in 2020. You will be able to get a much better GPU for the same price. GTX 1660 is on the lower end of the spectrum and there is nothing next-gen about it.

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@BassMan said:

If you really want it to last, then wait for the next-gen of GPUs to release in 2020. You will be able to get a much better GPU for the same price. GTX 1660 is on the lower end of the spectrum and there is nothing next-gen about it.

Agreed, 6-10 January announcement date for the next AMD cards, so not long to wait!

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I decided to get the super GTX 1660. Was considering the sapphire Vega 64 but not very keen on AMD's support or drivers. 4K isn't really a thing I care about either, so I don't require an absolute beast of a card, just something that will handle stuff fine at 1080p.

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AMD driver issues (Myth) still persist.

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@npiet1 said:
@BassMan said:

If you really want it to last, then wait for the next-gen of GPUs to release in 2020. You will be able to get a much better GPU for the same price. GTX 1660 is on the lower end of the spectrum and there is nothing next-gen about it.

Agreed, 6-10 January announcement date for the next AMD cards, so not long to wait!

Swear they will be RX 500 replacements. Don't believe anything substantial will be coming, 5700 XT is probably as good as it gets.

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@Random_Matt said:
@npiet1 said:
@BassMan said:

If you really want it to last, then wait for the next-gen of GPUs to release in 2020. You will be able to get a much better GPU for the same price. GTX 1660 is on the lower end of the spectrum and there is nothing next-gen about it.

Agreed, 6-10 January announcement date for the next AMD cards, so not long to wait!

Swear they will be RX 500 replacements. Don't believe anything substantial will be coming, 5700 XT is probably as good as it gets.

You're joking right? It's AMD's navi 7nm, so quite a lot to gain plus ray tracing too.

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@npiet1 said:
@Random_Matt said:
@npiet1 said:
@BassMan said:

If you really want it to last, then wait for the next-gen of GPUs to release in 2020. You will be able to get a much better GPU for the same price. GTX 1660 is on the lower end of the spectrum and there is nothing next-gen about it.

Agreed, 6-10 January announcement date for the next AMD cards, so not long to wait!

Swear they will be RX 500 replacements. Don't believe anything substantial will be coming, 5700 XT is probably as good as it gets.

You're joking right? It's AMD's navi 7nm, so quite a lot to gain plus ray tracing too.

Alright calm down. Let's wait and see.

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#14 BassMan
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@uninspiredcup: what are you upgrading from?

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@BassMan said:

@uninspiredcup: what are you upgrading from?

970.

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#16  Edited By BassMan
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@uninspiredcup said:
@BassMan said:

@uninspiredcup: what are you upgrading from?

970.

That is a 65.5% boost in performance. Nice. Just keep in mind that you will still have to lower some settings at 1080p for the more demanding games to maintain a solid 60fps. The next-gen games will also be more demanding. So, don't expect it to last too long because the consoles will have stronger GPUs. I would have definitely paid a little more for an RX 5700 if waiting for the 2020 GPUs is not an option. You can get one on sale for around $280 USD.

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#17  Edited By pyro1245
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@uninspiredcup said:

I decided to get the super GTX 1660. Was considering the sapphire Vega 64 but not very keen on AMD's support or drivers. 4K isn't really a thing I care about either, so I don't require an absolute beast of a card, just something that will handle stuff fine at 1080p.

1660 Super will do fine for 1080p gaming.