Wait for the next series or get 5700 xt

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#1 npiet1
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I'm slowly upgrading my computer bit by bit to give this one eventually giving the old one to my son, so I sorta need a new gpu. I'm unsure if I should wait for the next series, since rumors are they will be a lot better with the 7nm. I already have a 6gb 1060 though.

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#2  Edited By mastershake575
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Most modern games are running on modified engines that are 2014-2015 era so I don't see the need to upgrade a 1060 if your happy with the current performance (especially if your still doing 1080p)

I personally would wait till closer to next generation if the current performance your getting is acceptable.

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#3 npiet1
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@mastershake575: I'm do like graphics over fps (60). I did want to reach 4k at 60fps though I know that's almost impossible with most current games, which is why I thought of waiting. I just can't afford/reason to go with a 2080ti or similar.

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#4  Edited By DaVillain-  Moderator
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@npiet1: I would say, if you find a hell of a deal 5700 XT for a reasonable price, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. And look at it this way, if the new GPU performs better then the 5700 XT, you can always sell it and get the new one for less when you sell your old card. I seen 5700 XT benchmarks and I gotta admit, those are really nice AMD GPU and if you aren't into RT, get'em.

I gave my daughter the old 1080Ti when I purchase myself a RTX 2070 Super, your son will love 1060, it's still a nice GPU for basic needs.

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@davillain-: sounds good, if I find a sweet deal, I'll bite the bullet. Yeah there's little difference between it and the 2070 super (- ray tracing) for $200 cheaper on average.

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#6 osan0
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Yeah now is not really a good time. Unless you really really want a new card i would hold out (especially if you want to push 4K well).

the 1060 6GB, though old, is still a fine card for games being released today. at 1080P it's very solid and even 1440P is not beyond the beyonds.

Next year is really interesting. Intel will be entering the fray which could be very interesting, Nvidia and AMD should have GPUs that are better at dealing with 4K too and AMD (and possibly intel) should also have their own implementations of Real time ray tracing. Nvidias implementation should also be improved for the 3000 series.

the 5700XT is a fine card (just stay away from the reference one )and a solid leap from a 1060 but next year in particular should be one of the most interesting years in the GPU arena in a long long time.

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@npiet1 said:

@mastershake575: I'm do like graphics over fps (60). I did want to reach 4k at 60fps though I know that's almost impossible with most current games, which is why I thought of waiting. I just can't afford/reason to go with a 2080ti or similar.

Ampere/3000 series is rumored to be coming out next year hpc/data center cards in late march at gtc and rtx 3080 (non ti) in june at Computex. If rumors are true hopefully the rtx 3080 ti won't be that long of a wait.

different rumor that seems like someone's wishlist. think reddit might have been the source, if so likely fake.

Ampere/3000 series will have

  • improved Rasterization
  • much improved ray tracing
  • 100 to 200ghz clock increase
  • cheaper than turing
  • more vram across all cards

another rumor that a 2080 ti super will be coming early next year definitely think this ones fake

Navi 23 (nvidia killer) has been spotted in the linux drivers. i'm very interested to see where this rumor goes apparently nvidia killer is what amd is calling Navi 23 internally. i'm skeptical that it'll be faster than the 3000 series though.

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@locus-solus: Yeah the 3000 series seems to far away and NVidia does come with a premium, which is why I was thinking of switching teams. The next AMD series is rumored to be ray tracing (software based) and with a much lower cost while competing with the 2080.

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#9 LaP
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What kind of monitor do you have? If you have a 1080p monitor i would wait. You card is still fine. If you have a 2k144Hz monitor and can't stand the 1060 anymore then the 5700xt is a good option along with the 2600 Super but the 5700xt is the better card between the two. But i would wait for ray tracing to mature before upgrading if you can.

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#10 GeryGo  Moderator
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It's 60% more fps, I'd wait for next series unless you're suffering right now, you could also get 2080super right now if you've got the money for it.

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#11 npiet1
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@LaP:I've got a 4k HDR TV and a 75hz 1080p monitor. I prefer graphics over fps.

@gerygo: I'm not suffering, I just got the "I want a build the best in my budget bug". I'd love a 2080super but unless I can get one for just under $800 after January. It's out of the picture. My misses will kill me if she ever really knew how much I was spending on the upgrade. She just doesn't see the point.

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#12 Pelon208
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@locus-solus: I have a 2080 Super and I can't get more that 30fps 4K max on any game! hope the 3000 series handle better the 4K, I would buy that card in a sec!

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#13 pyro1245
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1060 6G is a pretty good card for 1080p gaming as I'm sure others have already said.

What resolution are you gaming at, and what kind of performance are you getting vs what do you want? What's your target frame rate?

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#14 GeryGo  Moderator
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@npiet1: hey, you could be spending money on upgrading your car, that's 1 more expensive hobby

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#15 npiet1
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@pyro1245: Most new games are med- high at 60fps, would like ultra at 60fps. (Would love 4k but that's not really here yet).

@gerygo said:

@npiet1: hey, you could be spending money on upgrading your car, that's 1 more expensive hobby

Her ex was a car guy she said to me she never wanted to date one again lol.