1050ti v. 1060 3gb v 1060 6gb

Hey all! I am looking to purchase an upgrade for my PC and I'm wondering what I should get. I currently have a 1050ti and I'm mainly looking at getting a 1060. I'm curious what the differences are between the two cards. I play games like PUBG, Overwatch, WoW, and FFXIV. I want a card that will stay relevant for at least a year while playing games at 60fps on 1080p.
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  1. Honestly I would wait a year and then upgrade. Maybe by then Nvidia Volta will be out by then
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  2. WiiUMasterGman said:
    Honestly I would wait a year and then upgrade. Maybe by then Nvidia Volta will be out by then


    Unfortunately my 1050 is failing and I was already looking at upgrading so I figure no time like the present.
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  3. Failing? Well if you HAD to upgrade then RX 580 8GB or 1060GB is a good option
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  4. WiiUMasterGman said:
    Failing? Well if you HAD to upgrade then RX 580 8GB or 1060GB is a good option


    My games have all been getting really really chopy on the 1050ti. Like 20-35 fps where they all used to get 60+ . I will take a look at the RX 580.
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  5. Maybe reinstalling windows or clearing any unused data. Defragging your drive. I have a feeling it's not your GPU. I have a feeling it's your HDD or SSD. You may also have a virus You wouldn't go from 60+ to 25 FPS. The 1050ti is a good card. You shouldn't have to upgrade so soon.
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  6. It's a 1050ti. It should still be under warranty.
    That said, there's not that much difference between the 3 cards realistically. Even from the 1050ti to a 1060/6 at 1080p you are going from ultra/some-very high/rest to ultra/most-very high/rest. Which for a lot of games means you aren't changing much. Meaning if the 1050ti gets 125fps and the 1060/6 gets 200fps,you still get 60 from either. The biggest difference is in the uber-graphical games where the 6Gb cam make a difference, or clock speeds, but the more powerful card doesn't see lows as much as the other 2 cards. Even with a 1070, you are really just eliminating that last 4% of games from very-high to ultra, with the final 1% needing anything upto a 1080ti to max.
    Prices. Good luck with any of the higher end AMD cards, everything from a HD 7950 on up is demanding premium prices due to crypto-mining. Even the 1070 can be more expensive than some 1080 models.
    So, I'd look into rma/warranty first, after that the 1060/6 of if you can find a sale, a cheap 1080 if budget allows.
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  7. Karadjgne said:
    It's a 1050ti. It should still be under warranty.
    That said, there's not that much difference between the 3 cards realistically. Even from the 1050ti to a 1060/6 at 1080p you are going from ultra/some-very high/rest to ultra/most-very high/rest. Which for a lot of games means you aren't changing much. Meaning if the 1050ti gets 125fps and the 1060/6 gets 200fps,you still get 60 from either. The biggest difference is in the uber-graphical games where the 6Gb cam make a difference, or clock speeds, but the more powerful card doesn't see lows as much as the other 2 cards. Even with a 1070, you are really just eliminating that last 4% of games from very-high to ultra, with the final 1% needing anything upto a 1080ti to max.
    Prices. Good luck with any of the higher end AMD cards, everything from a HD 7950 on up is demanding premium prices due to crypto-mining. Even the 1070 can be more expensive than some 1080 models.
    So, I'd look into rma/warranty first, after that the 1060/6 of if you can find a sale, a cheap 1080 if budget allows.


    Uhhh. I don't get anything close to games on Ultra... I play WoW on medium which is a 13 yr old game. I play PUBG on the lowest possible settings and get 60fps. Overwatch runs at 60fps on medium settings.
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  8. I play csgo, guild wars 2, skyrim w/70+ mods, fifa 17, swtor, mgs:V and several others all at max ultra with 16x AA/mxaa/fxaa, at 1080p and still get a pretty solid 60fps on dual monitor setup with an i5-3570k and gtx660ti. My 660ti compared to your 1050ti would be like comparing that 1050ti to a 1060/6, somewhat equitable, but still @15fps slower on avg.
    WoW, pubg are highly cpu dependent games, both using upto 8 threads if available, Overwatch is somewhat simplistic graphically and shouldn't be an issue for a 1050ti to get ultra at 60fps
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