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Does gtx1060 6gb fit my old pc? or my pc won't handle?

So this are my specs from a 2012 pc :

motherboard: Alienware 046MHW version PCI-Express
CPU: Intel core i7 - 2600K
RAM : 8GB
HDD hard drive 1TB / no SSD
current GPU: amd radeon HD 6950
What I wanted to know is, will a gtx 1060 6GB be worth to this processor and RAM? Or is it overkill ? And if you think it's too much what would you recommend?
Thanks for the answers!
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  1. First off, why do you want to upgrade? What is it you hope to gain over the HD 6950? This might seem like a dumb question, but what card you buy really depends on what you plan to do with it. It's possible a card like a 1050 Ti might be enough, and it's possible a card like a 1060 might not be enough. It doesn't make sense to spend money on a card unless it can deliver what you need, and you don't want to spend more than you need to either.

    The other consideration is the motherboard bios. Do you have a UEFI bios? If not, that might be an issue. Your system could get good use from a 1060 at 1080p, that's not a problem.
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  2. If you are worried about a CPU bottleneck, that shouldn't be an issue.

    In terms of whether or not your system can fully utilize a GTX 1060 6GB, I think you should be good to go.
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  3. dontlistentome said:
    First off, why do you want to upgrade? What is it you hope to gain over the HD 6950? This might seem like a dumb question, but what card you buy really depends on what you plan to do with it. It's possible a card like a 1050 Ti might be enough, and it's possible a card like a 1060 might not be enough. It doesn't make sense to spend money on a card unless it can deliver what you need, and you don't want to spend more than you need to either.

    The other consideration is the motherboard bios. Do you have a UEFI bios? If not, that might be an issue. Your system could get good use from a 1060 at 1080p, that's not a problem.


    Hi, thanks for the answer, I want to upgrade because some games with heavy visuals, like Playerunknown battlegrounds or others, are lagging me hard with any definition above "Very Low" and even there I get some stutter moving the camera. It's not a dumb question, I don't know much about pc components aand a friend that knows more about it told me that probably a better graphics card would help Since mine doesnt seem to reach the requirements.
    Also, no, I think it is running legacy. But how should that affect the performance?
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  4. HamBown81 said:
    If you are worried about a CPU bottleneck, that shouldn't be an issue.

    In terms of whether or not your system can fully utilize a GTX 1060 6GB, I think you should be good to go.


    Yes that was one of the things I was afraid of since the processor is like 5 or 6 y.o. despite being very good at that time, things advance very fast in this area :)
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    madeforgames616 said:
    HamBown81 said:
    If you are worried about a CPU bottleneck, that shouldn't be an issue.

    In terms of whether or not your system can fully utilize a GTX 1060 6GB, I think you should be good to go.


    Yes that was one of the things I was afraid of since the processor is like 5 or 6 y.o. despite being very good at that time, things advance very fast in this area :)

    You may also want to consider adding an additional 8GB of RAM if you can swing it. An SSD for your boot drive is also another very noticeable upgrade.

    EDIT: I am thinking of general performance and not specifically only about gaming
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