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Should i upgrade my GPU

Currently i have Asus Strix GTX 960 2GB with i5 4444 and 8GB RAM..

Shadow of mordor hardly gave me 35-40fps at med-high settings with bit places lag and stutters.
I play at 1080p resolution at 60hz and will continue at the reso for couple of years and so..

The new shadow of war is releasing next month and the steam recommended requirement is GTX 970 4GB.. By considering many more upcoming graphic intensive games,should i upgrade to 1060/70 or else i wait for nvidia 20 series cards which the news says it will be have more power(i guess price will also be high)?

Overall,what is the best card for 1080p gaming 1060 or 1070 or equivalent AMD considering price to performance..?
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  1. Moving to 1060 should be ideal for you for 1080p resolution... http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-960-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1060-6GB/3165vs3639
    1070 is pretty overpriced currently due to shortage and wont be good value buy... http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1070-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1060-6GB/3609vs3639
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  2. We're going to need to know what the rest of your system comprises of. List them like so:
    CPU:
    Motherboard:
    Ram:
    SSD/HDD:
    GPU:
    PSU:
    Chassis:
    OS:

    We're also going to need to know the age of your PSU(apart from it's make and model).

    Off the top of my head, for 1080p gaming at medium to high settings with some tinkering, you're best going for a GTX1060 6GB card. If you can afford it, then you can go for a RX570 but it'll be with a higher power draw.
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  3. Lutfij said:
    We're going to need to know what the rest of your system comprises of. List them like so:
    CPU:
    Motherboard:
    Ram:
    SSD/HDD:
    GPU:
    PSU:
    Chassis:
    OS:

    We're also going to need to know the age of your PSU(apart from it's make and model).

    Off the top of my head, for 1080p gaming at medium to high settings with some tinkering, you're best going for a GTX1060 6GB card. If you can afford it, then you can go for a RX570 but it'll be with a higher power draw.


    CPU - i5 4440,
    RAM - 8GB vengence
    GPU - Asus strix 960 2GB
    MOBO - Gigabyte B85
    PSU - Seasonic 550w
    HDD - 1TB
    Chasis - Deepcool Tesseract
    OS - Win 10

    1 1/2 year old PC..
    GTX 960 is capable of playing at mid settings.. I just need to play at very high to ultra without any lags or whatsoever at 1080p resolution..
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  4. Hellfire13 said:
    Moving to 1060 should be ideal for you for 1080p resolution... http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-960-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1060-6GB/3165vs3639
    1070 is pretty overpriced currently due to shortage and wont be good value buy... http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1070-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1060-6GB/3609vs3639


    Most of the reviews before said the same for GTX 960 is ideal for 1080p gaming i bought it. It isn't bad. Most of the games are fine at mid -high setting,anything above, lowers the fps and stutters game..I believe whats the point of gaming without experiencing the in game graphics. Graphics are more realistic these days,considering that what will be the ideal GPU..

    Yes,i agree with the 1070 price.Its horribly high price
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  5. Times change, the 960 is now about on par with the 1050 Ti. You need to move up to the 1060 6gb if you want really nice 1080p gaming now and into the near future.

    For me settings are important but only sometimes. When you play a certain type of game, there are settings that make a real difference. There's not much point to playing an open world game if you have to set view distance to 20%. On the other hand, high amounts of AA aren't going to make the game look all that much better than no AA. It's nice, but not necessary.
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  6. dontlistentome said:
    Times change, the 960 is now about on par with the 1050 Ti. You need to move up to the 1060 6gb if you want really nice 1080p gaming now and into the near future.

    For me settings are important but only sometimes. When you play a certain type of game, there are settings that make a real difference. There's not much point to playing an open world game if you have to set view distance to 20%. On the other hand, high amounts of AA aren't going to make the game look all that much better than no AA. It's nice, but not necessary.



    So will 1060 give lag free gaming with high and above settings at 1080p atleast for 2-3years or should i wait for Nvidia 20XX series which google says feb 2018 as release date ?
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    bunny.hari11 said:
    dontlistentome said:
    Times change, the 960 is now about on par with the 1050 Ti. You need to move up to the 1060 6gb if you want really nice 1080p gaming now and into the near future.

    For me settings are important but only sometimes. When you play a certain type of game, there are settings that make a real difference. There's not much point to playing an open world game if you have to set view distance to 20%. On the other hand, high amounts of AA aren't going to make the game look all that much better than no AA. It's nice, but not necessary.



    So will 1060 give lag free gaming with high and above settings at 1080p atleast for 2-3years or should i wait for Nvidia 20XX series which google says feb 2018 as release date ?


    Ofcourse 2xxx will be more powerful, but as of now Volta is just speculation. It depends how sooner you wanna transform your gaming... http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/nvidia-volta-specs-release-date-technology-rumours-2952823
    For now, and specially for that game, the 1060 should give you high settings @1080p.
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  8. Hellfire13 said:
    bunny.hari11 said:
    dontlistentome said:
    Times change, the 960 is now about on par with the 1050 Ti. You need to move up to the 1060 6gb if you want really nice 1080p gaming now and into the near future.

    For me settings are important but only sometimes. When you play a certain type of game, there are settings that make a real difference. There's not much point to playing an open world game if you have to set view distance to 20%. On the other hand, high amounts of AA aren't going to make the game look all that much better than no AA. It's nice, but not necessary.



    So will 1060 give lag free gaming with high and above settings at 1080p atleast for 2-3years or should i wait for Nvidia 20XX series which google says feb 2018 as release date ?


    Ofcourse 2xxx will be more powerful, but as of now Volta is just speculation. It depends how sooner you wanna transform your gaming... http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/nvidia-volta-specs-release-date-technology-rumours-2952823
    For now, and specially for that game, the 1060 should give you high settings @1080p.


    If i spend good amount money,it shouldn't be for just one game.. Any Good cards from AMD with slightly better than 1060 with equal price..
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  9. bunny.hari11 said:
    Hellfire13 said:
    bunny.hari11 said:
    dontlistentome said:
    Times change, the 960 is now about on par with the 1050 Ti. You need to move up to the 1060 6gb if you want really nice 1080p gaming now and into the near future.

    For me settings are important but only sometimes. When you play a certain type of game, there are settings that make a real difference. There's not much point to playing an open world game if you have to set view distance to 20%. On the other hand, high amounts of AA aren't going to make the game look all that much better than no AA. It's nice, but not necessary.



    So will 1060 give lag free gaming with high and above settings at 1080p atleast for 2-3years or should i wait for Nvidia 20XX series which google says feb 2018 as release date ?


    Ofcourse 2xxx will be more powerful, but as of now Volta is just speculation. It depends how sooner you wanna transform your gaming... http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/nvidia-volta-specs-release-date-technology-rumours-2952823
    For now, and specially for that game, the 1060 should give you high settings @1080p.


    If i spend good amount money,it shouldn't be for just one game.. Any Good cards from AMD with slightly better than 1060 with equal price..



    Nope. Your best bet is to wait for the 2xxx.
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  10. Hellfire13 said:
    bunny.hari11 said:
    Hellfire13 said:
    bunny.hari11 said:
    dontlistentome said:
    Times change, the 960 is now about on par with the 1050 Ti. You need to move up to the 1060 6gb if you want really nice 1080p gaming now and into the near future.

    For me settings are important but only sometimes. When you play a certain type of game, there are settings that make a real difference. There's not much point to playing an open world game if you have to set view distance to 20%. On the other hand, high amounts of AA aren't going to make the game look all that much better than no AA. It's nice, but not necessary.



    So will 1060 give lag free gaming with high and above settings at 1080p atleast for 2-3years or should i wait for Nvidia 20XX series which google says feb 2018 as release date ?


    Ofcourse 2xxx will be more powerful, but as of now Volta is just speculation. It depends how sooner you wanna transform your gaming... http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/nvidia-volta-specs-release-date-technology-rumours-2952823
    For now, and specially for that game, the 1060 should give you high settings @1080p.


    If i spend good amount money,it shouldn't be for just one game.. Any Good cards from AMD with slightly better than 1060 with equal price..



    Nope. Your best bet is to wait for the 2xxx.


    I guess i have no choice but to wait..
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