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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-25-2018, 10:35 PM - Thread Starter
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Been a console player all my life, new to the PC gaming world. Looking to upgrade current GPU and would like some recommendations. Current set up is i7 4790, R9 270x. Currently at 1080p res. 60fps might go 1440p later on. Looking for the best GPU for 1080p 60 fps gaming with the possibility of 1440p in the future.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-09-2019, 03:24 PM
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What is your Budget?
i recommend you to buy RTX 2060 or RTX2070 whichever suits your budget
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I am going to say RX 570 8Gb with the 2 free games as they are wroth $50 apiece after seeing RD 2 so your looking at a $50 investment after all is said and done and you already know AMD driver packages as the performance will be 2x or like CX plus with vram compare to your 270x

Take the time to look at going DDR4 platform once we have a look at Ryzen 2 if you want to leap frog parts to get current with maybe 6 core cpu's be the normal with AMD pricing .

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A good 1080p/60 card is much cheaper than a good 1440p/60 card, there are 70% more pixels to render at 1440p as well as a higher VRAM requirement. Do you have a budget in mind? Are ther any particular games your REALLY care about over all others? What PSU do you have?
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Take the time to look at going DDR4 platform once we have a look at Ryzen 2 if you want to leap frog parts to get current with maybe 6 core cpu's be the normal with AMD pricing .
While Ryzen can be a great upgrade from a 4790, there won't be much difference at 60fps. My 4790k is doing a great job running my 144hz panel at around 80-140fps in modern games, I'm usually limited by my 1080 but the CPU and GPU are very well matched in gaming performance IMO.

A platform upgrade may be worth it in the future when Ryzen brings us even faster 8 core CPUs but today? At 60fps? IMO it's not even close to worth it unless you have a very fast card and you're running really high frame rates.
The gaming performance difference between a 2600/x and a 4790 isn't going to be massive if there even is one and if it's a 4790k at 4.5ghz I'd imagine the 2600 would often loose in gaming. I could be very wrong but I'm 100% sure that the money would be much better spent on a GPU that could even take advantage of a faster CPU.
The 570 would be a good option for 1080p60 but does it hold up in 1440p? I'll check it out when I get back home.

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