posted on Jul, 30 2019 @ 02:58 PM
i recently purchased a Gigabyte RTX2060 Windforce OC 6gb to replace my GTX970. Cost $500aud and came with a free copy of Wolfenstein Young blood.
My system's setup is an i5 3570K OC 4.4ghz, ASRock Z77 Extreme 6 Board, 32gb G-Skill DDR3, 750w and the cards running fine. Playing most games at high
and ultra no problems. Although I do tend to play at 1920x1080 res.
I think the main thing to consider is power supply. With the GTX970 I replaced a generic 500w PSU with a 750w one and the difference was night and
Same with going to from the 970 to the 2060. Same settings and resolution but you can see the games look much sharper and have more detail on the
2060. Kinda weird that lol.
So yeah I think it's a good card for the price and older EOL machines that still have a bit of grunt and bandwidth to spare. (New tech is over rated,
What's the good of having 18 cores if your games and apps only 1 to 4 cores?)
Best I can advise is go hit google and do a search.
Something like "AMD FX-6300 and RTX2060" and hit enter.
You'll find a lot of website data bases out there that will show up that show how compatible hardware is with each other.
Pretty much do the same for your system and any card you're interested in. (These sites generally have drop down lists where you can quickly change
You should be able to get some good info.
Just remember if you buy a card for ray tracing it still is pretty much a gimmick at the moment.
Might be worth looking at overclocking also if your CPU supports it. That can also have a huge impact on how a newer card can perform.
Huge difference in my GPU's benchmark scores just from taking the cpu from 4.2ghz to 4.4.
edit on 30-7-2019 by AtomicKangaroo because: