Solved Upgrade from GTX 960 to 1600 Super

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April 6, 2020 at 05:18:05
Specs: Win10 64 bit, Intel I5-4440 / 8GB RAM
I currently have an Asus GTX Strix 960 and I like the fact that it is a very silent card.
My monitor's max resolution is 1920 x 10180 so I will never be gaming beyond 1080.

1) First of all, is my card still good for another year or so, especially keeping in mind my monitor resolution and if I chose to play older games?

2) For those with very powerful rigs: is playing games at ULTRA (Highest possible) settings really, really worth it? Is the game much, much more enjoyable while playing at the Highest graphics settings the game has to offer? Really curious to hear honest opinions about this.

3) To the best of my knowledge, my current 960 card has a 6-pin supplementary power supply, whereas the 1600 Super will need an 8-pin power supply. I have not even looked into my PC case for a few years and have no clue how to get over this. Also no clue about if and what monitor display adapters I will need to buy. However, I will decide about buying the card after I hear your opinions about the first two points above.

4) Finally, will the prices of GPU be higher or lower in the year to come because of the impact of COVID?

Thanking you.
Sarosh.

Sarosh


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April 6, 2020 at 05:59:59
Before you even think of getting that card you need to check the power supply to see if it has an eight pin connector, if not you will need a new power supply also

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April 6, 2020 at 06:13:14
Thanks for clarifying that, and this was my biggest concern.
My power supply is Amacrox FreeEarth 85Plus AX650-85PLUS.
This seems to be the link to my PSU:
https://www.hardwaresecrets.com/ama...
However, on the link it does not mention the "AX" part.

I was able to open my cabinet and look inside. One 6-pin connector is already into my current 960GTX. I was able to find another 6-pin connector, and next to that was another 2 pins, sprouting out as a branch from the main cable. I think this takes care of my PSU requirements. But please do comment.

Sarosh

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April 6, 2020 at 10:17:56
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ahem
gtx 960's tdp= 120watt
gtx 1660 super tdp= 125watt

i currently recommend the 1660super to friends, who are trying to get 1080p ultra for the next few years, ignoring titles such as star citizen ofcrouse.

it should last 3 to 6 years depending on how much you want to lower settings along the last few years.

a 2nd hand gtx 1070 Ti or gtx 1080 would also be great if you can get it for below the price of a new 1660 super

you can also go AMD and get a rx 5600XT, or rx 5700 (non XT)

specs: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserR...

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