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Upgrading graphics card

I currently have a r9 270x graphics card was thinking of upgrading to a EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 as I've always been a AMD person that has just gotten sick of most games being made for Nvidia cards I'm thinking of switching but don't know much about Nvidia.
Two questions
1. How much of an upgrade will this be?
2. Will this be compatible with my motherboard. I have an Asus Sabtertooth 990fx r2
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  1. Going for 270x to GTX 1060 is for start, a good upgrade. Depends the resolution, but i would go for 6GB if you have in mind playing @ 1080p.

    About compatible with your mobo, it will work.

    But for be sure, which is your PSU?
  2. I have a 1000watt psu and the exact 1060 i was looking at was the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB FTW GAMING ACX 3.0, 6GB GDDR5, LED, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC) Graphics Card 06G-P4-6268-KR
  3. Best answer
    To give you a general idea about Nvidia cards, the GTX 1060 is one of the top GPUs for 1080p/60Hz gaming (alongside the RX 480). Consider the GTX 1070 if you will be gaming on a 1440p/60Hz monitor or 1080p/~120Hz+ monitor. Consider the GTX 1080 if your monitor is 1440p/~120Hz+ or 1080p/144Hz++ or 4K.

    Going from an R9 270X to a GTX 1060, you will see a considerable increase in performance (http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1060-6GB-vs-AMD-R9-270X/3639vs2188).

    All the aforementioned Nvidia cards are compatible with your current motherboard (as well as your PSU). Just check the actual card length that you will choose against the length clearance of your chassis.
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