Budget 0-20k Graphics Card help


codwapeace

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Have been out of graphics card loop for a while. Which is the best graphics card in terms of performance around 20K?
1. From NVIDIA
2. from AMD

Which of these two would have better performance? Any reasons to choose one over another?
Can I expect to play games in 4K with any card in this price range? Settings medium to high.
 

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I second GTX 1660 from between the two. Reasons: Newer architecture (Turing 2018 vs Polaris 2016-17). 1660 is much faster than 580 in everything. IMO, 1660 super or ti are good deals if available around 20k. RX 580 is a good deal only if it drops at 12k levels, which it wont.

For 4k gaming, you ideally need a lot of hardware power. What is the rest of your system specs? Anyhoo, the minimum 4k cards are RTX 2060super or RX 5700 (4k low to medium). RTX 2080 super and ti for 4k med-high. And since you are out of touch, let me help you with approx prices.

TLDR for the gibberish below in case you choose to not read: 4k low to medium needs at least RTX2060 super which is at 33k. Or RX5700 which in India is also around the same price. With a 1660, you can do 4k only on motion pictures. Games will become a nice PPT slideshow. Unless you are thinking of 4k'ing pre 2013 games which may not support 4k in the first place. Sorry brother, but it is what it is. Also, here is and example link to show you how each cards stacks up.



GTX 1650 - 12 - 15K depending on where you look. Good for med-high 1080p30 or low-med for 1080p60

RX 570 - now its available at less than 13k making it a very good deal. It will beat the older gen 1050ti in most games and reaches almost 1060 levels. Meaning it performs on par with 1650, so your choice between the two.

GTX 1660 - Available above 15k. Doesnt make much sense. Dunno why it exists. Nvidia made a poo poo here with super series but if I start talking about it I will go on for a couple of hours lol. ANyhoo, 1660 beats 570 and 580

RX580 - Because of the above reason, it should be prices less than 14k for it to make sense. Which will kill 570, so it wont happen. Performance difference between 570 and 580 is less than the price difference between the two. Spending 5K more on 580 does not give you 40% more performance.

GTX 1660 super or ti - Whichever is cheaper, get it. Should be close to 20k ideally, but they are happily selling these cards to us between 20 and 25k.

RTX 2060 - cheapest is 26K. Makes much more sense than 1660 super or ti, because the prices difference is less than the increase in performance. By spending 6k to 1k difference over 1660 super or ti, you are essentially getting 30% performance non ray traced performance

RTX2060 super- around 34k. Makes most sense for 1080p ultra. All games will be at least 60FPS including metro exodus. Majority of games will be above 90 FPS, with many non esports titles touching 120 FPS too. Not a good card if raytracing has to be used as the FPS goes below 60 in all the ray traced games. This is the starting point to even think about 4k gaming at low - med details in new games after 2017. Before 2017 games, 4k med-high settings.

RX5700 - performs on par with 2060, sometimes even beats it

Cards above this are 2070 super (my favorite), RX5700xt (my favorite), 2080 super, 2080 ti from 37k to 1.10 lacs. haha. And if you are confused by all this, blame nvidia for naming their cards like that and AMD for not releasing mid range cards this cycle.
 
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Right now it makes sense to buy GTX 1660 super at around 20k. I like GTX 1660 super because it outperforms RX 590 and runs much cooler as well. No brainer.
However if you are willing to wait for 3-4 weeks AMD will launch their RX 5500/XT lineup which could be an interesting buy as it will compete with GTX 1660 series.
For now GTX 1660 super is the obvious choice.
 
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Right now it makes sense to buy GTX 1660 super at around 20k. I like GTX 1660 super because it outperforms RX 590 and runs much cooler as well. No brainer.
However if you are willing to wait for 3-4 weeks AMD will launch their RX 5500/XT lineup which could be an interesting buy as it will compete with GTX 1660 series.
For now GTX 1660 super is the obvious choice.
Makes no sense waiting for RX 5500/XT as it will be way too much costly. Op needs to waiti for several months down before he gets RX 5500/XT in 1660 budget and then again by that time new gtx launch is on the cards. So its like keep waiting forever or right now nail it down on 1660.
 

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Makes no sense waiting for RX 5500/XT as it will be way too much costly. Op needs to waiti for several months down before he gets RX 5500/XT in 1660 budget and then again by that time new gtx launch is on the cards. So its like keep waiting forever or right now nail it down on 1660.
Why way too costly? RX5500 will be in budget range for budget gamers.
 

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It all depends whether OP is willing to wait for RX 5500 or buy now. We know nothing about variants, price, performance of RX 5500 series. He can pull the trigger on Gtx 1660 super now or wait for RX 5500, either way he'll be happy.