theking1009 wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:43 am
Whats does GTX and RTX mean, hopefully this last me a few years and i can upgrade the CPU and Video card,and not build a new PC.
About a year ago Nvidia released a new range of cards, Turing, with ray tracing chips in them, these are the RTX cards. The 2060 has less of them than the 2080 cards. Currently few games use ray tracing.
Six months later they release more Turing based cards but without the ray tracing chips, these use the old GTX name. The 'Super' cards are just updates on the slightly older non-super cards.
Here is a video talking about the confusing Nvidia line-up, but if you ignore the words and scroll forward to the benchmarks you'll see that the 1660 Super should get 60fps in most games at 1080 screen res. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT0bBH5GWB0
The reason I say spend the extra on a CPU that'll give you a little more headroom now (the 'K' chips can be overclocked) is that when you do decide to upgrade further it's normally better to replace the graphics card. If you upgrade the CPU you will be left with a spare CPU that is unusable without buying a new motherboard and RAM, so it's often better to spend a little more at the start and stick with what you have until there is a big jump in performance which will likely require a new motherboard and RAM anyways, hence just build a new PC.
But with graphics cards, because they all (currently at least) use the same slots you can just swap them out without replacing anything else on the PC (unless you get a low power power supply early on). It also means that when you do outgrow the CPU/motherboard/memory you can reuse the graphics card until a better value/spec version is available.
For example my previous PC was an i5-2500k, bought in 2011 and only replaced in 2018 with an i7-8700k. In that time I'd replaced the graphics card a couple of times. When I built the new PC I used the last graphics card to hold me over until the new generation of cards was released before replacing it. When I got a new card the old one went back into the old PC and I have a fully functional spare PC that can be used as a server or general use office PC.
This may only hold up for Intel CPUs as AMD seem to try and use the same sockets for a wider range of CPUs, but I don't know AMD CPUs. I would rather pay a bit extra and have a CPU that'll not need to be upgraded. But this is totally personal experience but it feels like each AMD release is nearly as good as the previous gen Intel but cheaper.