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What is the best choice for my Build ? 1660S/RX5600XT

Which GPU is better for my CPU i5 6600 (no k) 3,3 Ghz

  • Sapphire pulse RX5600XT 6G

    Votes: 6 75.0%
  • MSI GTX 1660 Super 6G

    Votes: 2 25.0%

  • Total voters
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Lapino Gourmando

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Hello dear community, I need your help/advice about my current build ;
Motherboard
Intel S1151 - ASRock H110M-HDV M-ATX HDMI/DVI DDR4

CPU
Intel Core i5-6600 |NO K| 3,3 GHz, 4 cores, 4 Threads BOX Skylake, S1151

Graphic Card
GeForce GTX 960 2 gb

My goal is => 1920x1080 pixels | 60 Hz |At least 60FPS | Ultra/Maximum settings in most of video games | Medium/High settings in the newest video games.
=> I can only change my GPU in my build.

Question | I think the GeForce GTX 960 2 gb is outdated and it's time to change, is it a good idea to upgrade it with one of the following card, will I notice a difference ?


If yes, which one of these Graphics Card is the best to buy for my situation to avoid the bottleneck and to keep my goal complete ?

=> Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT 6G GDDR6 ?​
Problem 1 : this card needs a PCI-Express 4.0 and my mother board can only support 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16, is it a problem ?
Problem 2 : I saw that this card had many drivers issues and the BIOS update is a problem to many buyers, what about it ?
Problem 3 :
How big will the bottleneck be with my CPU, can my goal be completed ?

=> GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER GAMING X 6G GDDR6 ?​
Main problem : How big will the bottleneck be with my CPU, can my goal be completed ?​

Thanks in advance for your help guys, you are a very nice community, my friend found very useful help here.
By the way sorry for the bad english I am french like him ;)
 

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5600XT - its faster.

::EDIT::

Just to elaborate - the 5600XT is faster. PCI-E 4x will work in other PCI-Ex slots - it doesnt matter.

Driver issues are 99% fixed or at least they should be. Some people still might experience black screening but for the most part everything is running fine.

Bottlenecking - unfortunately yes though im not smart enough to tell you to what degree but definitely more than 5% and maybe as high as 10-15%. Ive seen other sites quote an 18-20% bottleneck but that is really dependant on title. You will still bottleneck on Apex Legends though.

If you can throw in a 7700K or get a 6600K cheap and overclock it, that will improve your performance quite exponentially.
 
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Nope, there is a wide range of issues with the current 5600XT from driver issues to hardware issues. Just check over at AMD help reddit.
Driver issues - people are still complaining about black screens, shutter, BSOD, etc...
Hardware issues - the cheap 5600XT models all seem to have wrong fan configurations, as noted in every TPU review (fans spin up and down sporadically); some 5600XT models are not stable with 14Gbps VRAM so it a hit or miss...
If you don't actually play any game but rather like to troubleshoot PC then 5600XT is a fine choice...
 
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Nope, there is a wide range of issues with the current 5600XT from driver issues to hardware issues. Just check over at AMD help reddit.
Can we just ignore anything Reddit and leave that place to the trolls?
 
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Can we just ignore anything Reddit and leave that place to the trolls?

He stated the weird fan behavior also happen to the 5600XT Pulse, although it is still cool enough not to cause problem (fan slows down when GPU temperature increases).
Oh well if you ignore all the user reviews and just care about P/P (performance/price), then there was really no need to ask for user opinion in the first place...
Fun fact the main reason for AMD driver fiasco publicity was because of Reddit...who knows an online forum can expose so much dark secrets a company (or country) may had....
 
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The Sapphire Radeon RX 5600 XT will work fine in PCI-E 3.0 no problem plus it out performance the GTX 1660 Super so it's a win win just be sure you made up your mind that there can be driver issues sadly but AMD is hard and actively working on fixing them with the feedback they get from users it's just hard when they cannot re-create the problems some users experience.
 
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Make sure whatever 5600XT you choose comes with 14Gbps memory by default.
 
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I own a 5600Xt, one of the high end ones, 0 issues whatsoever...
I think the saphire are the better ones, dont be afraid to pay 20-30 more for the better models and they should be dead silent too...
 
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1660S to save a headache.
 
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I agree that your current graphics card is the tightest bottleneck for gaming performance. A Radeon RX 5600XT would be a massive upgrade. It is also a good value, since it outperforms the more expensive GeForce RTX 2060 in most current games. It is more than capable enough for your 1080p target resolution.
 
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