Most, including my self, would recommend an RTX over a GTX simply because of the ray-tracing.
I wouldn't agree with that at all.
The most recent conversations on this forum I've seen came to similar conclusions
, as I understand, too. i.e. that buying an RTX card now for raytracing is dicey at best.
This gen's RTX cards, especially at the RTX 2060 end of the scale, take a significant performance hit with the limited raytracing options available in most of the few games that offer it today, nevermind forthcoming games. It's very likely future generations of GPU from Nvidia and AMD will feature much beefier or at least different hardware features for raytracing. For most people, buying an RTX GPU now for ray tracing is a bad investment.
In fact, reading the rest of the post, I'm not sure I agree with much of it I'm afraid.
The GTX 960 is about equivalent to a GTX 1050 ti, so weighs in below the GTX 1650. An upgrade to the GTX 1660 / 1660 Super (for instance) would be substantial.
The i7 4770 is still a decent enough CPU, and in most titles you'd still be GPU-limited or FPS-capped most of the time. For Modern Warfare specifically, an Ivy/Haswell-era CPU does just fine, even at 1080p with a 2080 ti
, and the game seems very happy as long as you have 4 cores and 8 threads.
There'd be almost no reason to get a 1660 ti instead of the cheaper and more available 1660 Super anyway.
Instead of a used 1060, you can get new 1660s for not all that much more, which offer more performance and a warranty. As for 2nd hand GPUs, It depends on local pricing and if you get super lucky with ebay, ofc.
Plus newer games / drivers optimised for Turing can deliver further performance gains. In Modern Warfare, a 1660 non-Super comfortably outperforms the GTX 1070, apparently
, whereas in most games including older titles the 1070
still has a bit of an edge. So we do see Turing continue to make some gains vs Pascal GPUs as new titles come out.
I play on standart 60Hz 21 inch monitor 1920x1080
Ive done some research but im lost why do you recommend the 2060 and not like the 1660 ? and how much GB is 2060 ?
My PSU is a EVGA 500 W --> https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=100-W1-0500-KR
there you can see all the spec but if needed this is some image image 2
and lastly my budget would be max 400$ CAD I am from Canada so that's why i have a rusty english
I had a look on prices on Partpicker Canada. New 1660s seemed to be ~$300
. Buy there were some new 1660 Supers for $330
. For that kind of price difference, you may as well go with a 1660 Super.