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keikei 04-19-2019 11:10 AM

GPU under $300 recommendation
 
Greetings fellow members,


I'm looking for a stop gap card until the next ones launch. What is available within this budget? Thanks.

speed_demon 04-19-2019 11:24 AM

If you don't mind buying a card with blemishes EVGA was offering the RTX 2060 for $299 recently. Otherwise the GTX 1660 at $220 is a heck of a deal.

keikei 04-19-2019 11:28 AM

What do you think of the 1660Ti?

Jedi Mind Trick 04-19-2019 11:28 AM

If you really need to hit the $300 mark, I'd look for a Vega 56 or a 1660ti/2060.

Really depends on the settings you want to run at. Personally I think something 'super cheap' like an RX 570/580 would the best stop gap card. 1660 non-ti could be interesting. 1660ti is solid, but its value isn't as good as the 1660 (~12% increase in perf for ~20+% more money). 1660 has one of the best p/p ratios according to TPU (second only to the 570).

speed_demon 04-19-2019 12:04 PM

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What do you think of the 1660Ti?

I looked in depth on it and decided to purchase the standard 1660 for myself. The small performance boost doesn't justify the additional cost. And the standard 1660 is turning out to be a good overclocker which narrows that gap even more so.

My card is the EVGA base model. It's the coolest running card I've had to date, no heat issues here which is another big plus.

JedixJarf 04-19-2019 12:21 PM

Pft, get a used 1070. Hovering around the $200 mark (just picked one up at that price) on hwswap.

Gunderman456 04-19-2019 12:22 PM

Vega 56.

JedixJarf 04-19-2019 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by speed_demon (Post 27939326)
My card is the EVGA base model. It's the coolest running card I've had to date, no heat issues here which is another big plus.

Is that heastsink 3 slot? No wonder it's super cool. Looks slick.

keikei 04-19-2019 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by speed_demon (Post 27939326)
I looked in depth on it and decided to purchase the standard 1660 for myself. The small performance boost doesn't justify the additional cost. And the standard 1660 is turning out to be a good overclocker which narrows that gap even more so.

My card is the EVGA base model. It's the coolest running card I've had to date, no heat issues here which is another big plus.


What are your gaming temps? I had no idea it was a 3 slot card.

speed_demon 04-19-2019 01:06 PM

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With my mild overclock peak temp was 67C and realistic gaming temps settled right around 52C-55C. Ambient is a problem as it rises to 87F/30C in my office which is why I purchased this card to replace a GTX 1080.

Performing somewhere between the 1070 and the 1070 Ti in games for $20 more than a used 1070/980 Ti. It's a really good value. :thumb:


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