Which one is the best gpu to pair with my i5 3470?

Hello guys!

It s been a while since i asked something, but i m here again :P
I have an Intel Core i5 3470 3.2 GHZ CPU, and a GTX 960, which i wanna change cause it s getting old, and the biggest problem with it is, that it only has 2GB or Vram. I m thinking about 4 GPUs, haven t decided yet which one should i choose. Theese are:

SAPPHIRE RX 480 Nitro+ 4GB Edition (240$)
EVGA 970 FTW+ ACX 2.0, 4GB (244$ ON AMAZON)
GAINWARD GTX 1060 3GB (around 230$)

Maybe you are surprised by the prices, but i m from Romania, and here the prices are a little complicated. I know that i don t have a powerhorse CPU, i already checked a few benches on the interned, and i know, that nVIdia GPU s whon t be bottlenecked as much as AMD GPUs. I m playing at 1080, cause that s my max resolution, perhaps i can set higher via DSR or whatever that is.
My question is, which GPU should i choose, to minimize the bottleneck? I don t wanna spend more than 250$ for a GPU upgrade, so please don t recommend me Gtx 1070 or something above that.
I m also interested in other Opinions.
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  1. Best answer
    Go with the 480 out of the ones you listed. Your i5 is strong enough to handle it.
  2. GTX 1060 3GB (my fanboy choice) or the RX 480 4GB are both excellent match for your computer.
    If you can comfortably afford the 1060 6GB - that would be awesome.
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