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    Default IS Gtx 1060 to 2070 a worthy investment?

    I have a GTX 1060 3GB and I bought a game called World War Z . It seems my graphics card doesn't have much juice playing those games so was thinking of a GTX 2070 (GIGABYTE GEFORCE RTX 2070 ).

    What are your thoughts on this?

    I don't have the money for 2080 so thinking maybe 2070 is enough for me to play most games at max?
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    Default Re: IS Gtx 1060 to 2070 a worthy investment?

    What resolution do you game at and what are the rest of your system specs? particularly CPU/RAM ?

    Just looking at the recommended and minimum hardware requirements for that game it seems like a 1060 should be plenty.
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    Default Re: IS Gtx 1060 to 2070 a worthy investment?

    There is a table to compare here, are you playing in 1080? what are your system specs? theres no point in upgrading if you have a bottleneck.

    https://www.game-debate.com/gpu/inde...e-gtx-1060-3gb
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    Default Re: IS Gtx 1060 to 2070 a worthy investment?

    I'm running it at 1080p.
    I'm on i7 7700, 16gb ddr4 3800nhz
    Running windows 10

    I notice game runs well on medium setting do it must be the card

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    Default Re: IS Gtx 1060 to 2070 a worthy investment?

    This:

    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...rchy,4388.html

    is the GPU ranking.
    From top, THE best card. Also expensive of course.
    Each line below, is of course next in rank.

    It is not latest cards beat older ones either, so if budget is an issue sometimes last years (or older) can still outperform a newer card.
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    Default Re: IS Gtx 1060 to 2070 a worthy investment?

    Well 2070 should be more than enough then. I am Gaming at 2560 x 1080 with a GTX 1070 and am yet to find a game it has any problem with.
    This was a second hand ex mining card I got cheap and I'm very happy with it.
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    Default Re: IS Gtx 1060 to 2070 a worthy investment?

    Thanks for the feedback

    My next question is . Are there significant difference between Gtx 2070 OC, Windforce and normal 2070?
    I heard that OC is faster than both a standard 2070 and Windforce but I have heard using like MSI after burner you can slowly tweak the card as fast as OC and so you shouldnt pay an extra $90 for OC?
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    Default Re: IS Gtx 1060 to 2070 a worthy investment?

    Have a look here
    https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/...emSize=&since=
    you can see all the different 2070 makes and models, along with their stock bios default clock speeds.

    You cant go wrong with a Windforce tripple fan model. in my opinion.
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    Default Re: IS Gtx 1060 to 2070 a worthy investment?

    Unless you are pushing the card so hard it's on the borderline of playable the difference is some fps you'll never notice.
    Gaming at 1080P on any 2070 should feel pretty much exactly the same and there's no need for any overclock.

    As a reference I bought a GTX 980 when they first came out in 2014, the founders edition which is the slowest version you can buy as it happens.
    I replaced it last year after gaming at 1080P maximum settings for 4 years and never having worked it particularly hard and just because I got a cheap deal on a used 1070.

    Point being that card was overkill for 1080P and spending any more would have been crazy, even a 970 would have been a more reasonable option.
    I feel like the 2070 is similarly overpowered for 1080P now, and again not worth spending any more on. Unless you are allowing for future monitor upgrades.

    That said, always being able to just crank the graphics as high as they will go without any issues is pretty cool.

    And as another reference.. I have a 1030 in the lounge I bought just for it's media decoding capabilities in my media PC but I couldn't resist gaming on it and it does amazingly well at 1080P with anything except the latest AA titles.
    All depends on your personal game and quality preferences I guess.
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