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1660 ti or 5600 XT

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by JollysH1, Apr 4, 2020.

  1. JollysH1

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    Brand new, they're pretty much the same price point! what are the forum's thoughts on the merits of each? would love to know and hear your opinions, there's a lot of mis-information out there, depending on your team colours! Just like to hear some unbiased comments,
    Cheers.
     
  2. Gray2233

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    If I was forced to buy one I'd get the 5600XT as it's a faster card.

    That said, I'd either save and get a 1660S or spend a little more and get a 5700/5700XT, if you're a die hard Nvidia fan the 2060 comes in around the same price.

    They're both at a crap price point for their relative performance.
     
  3. JollysH1

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    Interesting, my new build is on a theme of low power, so I'm not even considering anything that needs anything more than a single 8 or 6 pin additional power connector. Temp is also a factor in the new rig. I can see the benefits of a 1660 Super, and a basic 2060. I agree with you about the price point, but unfortunately, that is my price point, and I just have to deal with it, bot will be overall improvements on my Galax GTX 1060 6Gb Black.
     
  4. Gray2233

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  5. JollysH1

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    Thanks for the input, I'll be honest I've been ignoring single fan cards on the belief they couldn't keep as cool as a basic dual model? Am I wrong on this and by how much? are there any reviews on GPU's against temps?
     
  6. CuriousTomCat

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    Definately the 5600 XT. AMD drivers mature like fine wine if you're planning to keep it for a good few years. It's still not great value for money though. There's a gap in the market between an RX 580 and a 1660 Super with nothing that I'd call good value in between those two price brackets. You'll need to spend a bit more or spend a bit less.
     
  7. JollysH1

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  9. orbitalwalsh

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    Aye seen gigabyte RX 5700 Gaming OC for £323

    2060 gigabyte OC for £309
     
  10. Terrorfirmer

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    Yes I am not sure what is going on with OCUK pricing on 5600XT they are terrible.

    It's like they have tacked on the cost of the "free" Resident Evil 3 bundle to the card compared to the prices elsewhere.
     
  11. JollysH1

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    You're all right on many counts, but the 2700XT is 225w (No good for me) and I can buy the Saph pulse brand new for £277 delivered.
     
  12. Mr Mcgoo

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    Personally the NVidia have much better power consumption figures for the same performance gpu. So if power is an issue go 1660/super or the rtx 2060. Otherwise go get a 5600 xt.