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DAHFAN1308

PC upgrades, GTX 960 4gb or GTX 1060 6gb

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Hi, I've recently gotten back into PC gaming and I realized I really want to upgrade my graphics card. I have a GTX 760 2gb and I usually play Fallout 4 medium-high settings, Arkham Knight (post patch thankfully) but at Low settings, GTA V around medium-high. I really want to max these games out and get to as close to 60fps as possible at 1080p, (maybe 4k, I only have a 4k 55" Hisense TV in another room for my consoles, but the PCs monitors and TV is 1080p) I really want to get a GTX 1060 6gb because it wasnt't to expensive for aiming toward 1080p max settings, however I found that Newegg has a GTX 960 4gb refurbished for about $150 rather than $250-$300 for a 1060. Should I get the 960 or the 1060? I can save up $300 but I won't have much $ for much else. 

Incase you need them here are specs
intel i5 3470

GTX 760 2gb

8gb Ram

1tb HDD

Any help appreciated, Thank you

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On 2017-6-13 at 7:55 PM, DAHFAN1308 said:

Hi, I've recently gotten back into PC gaming and I realized I really want to upgrade my graphics card. I have a GTX 760 2gb and I usually play Fallout 4 medium-high settings, Arkham Knight (post patch thankfully) but at Low settings, GTA V around medium-high. I really want to max these games out and get to as close to 60fps as possible at 1080p, (maybe 4k, I only have a 4k 55" Hisense TV in another room for my consoles, but the PCs monitors and TV is 1080p) I really want to get a GTX 1060 6gb because it wasnt't to expensive for aiming toward 1080p max settings, however I found that Newegg has a GTX 960 4gb refurbished for about $150 rather than $250-$300 for a 1060. Should I get the 960 or the 1060? I can save up $300 but I won't have much $ for much else. 

Incase you need them here are specs
intel i5 3470

GTX 760 2gb

8gb Ram

1tb HDD

Any help appreciated, Thank you

 

Well for 4k the 6Gb GTX 1060 hasn't quite got the muscle, you may average around 30fps in some games but as you can see GTAV it's not the most stable.

 

 

At 1080p however the 1060 slays just about everything!  So if what you want to do is max out at 1080p then I'd recommend that, in my opinion it's better to spend more money on something you really want than waste less on something that you don't.

 

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If you want to save a little more I wouldn't recommend getting a used 960, I'd get a 1050 Ti instead.  Performance is nearly identical, has 4GB GDDR5 rather than 2 which is good for the open world games you like to play and you should be able to find one for about the same price if not cheaper.

 

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If you do for a 960/1050 Ti I recommend spending the money you saved on a SSD for your Windows boot.

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On 6/13/2017 at 4:54 PM, Crazycrab said:

 

Well for 4k the 6Gb GTX 1060 hasn't quite got the muscle, you may average around 30fps in some games but as you can see GTAV it's not the most stable.

 

 

At 1080p however the 1060 slays just about everything!  So if what you want to do is max out at 1080p then I'd recommend that, in my opinion it's better to spend more money on something you really want than waste less on something that you don't.

 

main-summary-OC-chart.jpg

LINK to Source

 

If you want to save a little more I wouldn't recommend getting a used 960, I'd get a 1050 Ti instead.  Performance is nearly identical, has 4GB GDDR5 rather than 2 which is good for the open world games you like to play and you should be able to find one for about the same price if not cheaper.

 

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chart-3.jpg

chart-4.jpg

chart-5.jpg

 

If you do for a 960/1050 Ti I recommend spending the money you saved on a SSD for your Windows boot.

Awesome, I think I'll go with the 1060. However I really want to max out Battlefront 2 to the best of my ability. I understand its not even out yet, but should I aim for a 1070 for the extra $100-$150? I now have extra $ to spend.

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5 hours ago, DAHFAN1308 said:

Awesome, I think I'll go with the 1060. However I really want to max out Battlefront 2 to the best of my ability. I understand its not even out yet, but should I aim for a 1070 for the extra $100-$150? I now have extra $ to spend.

 

I think the 1070 is a bit overkill for 1080p unless your chasing really high frames on a G-Sync monitor.  If you have the extra money I still say it's better spent on a SSD.

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