Upgrade from 1060 6GB

Hello Experts!!

Just wanted a little bit of advice on what to do.

Right now my PC Specs look like the following:



I want to upgrade my 1060 but I have a couple doubts...

Is my PSU good enough to keep up with the rest of my components? Or should I start looking for another one?

Should I upgrade to a 2080 or 2080ti (in case that the recommendation of GPU is still Nvidia)?

Should I consider an AMD card because of my monitor? If yes, which one?

Hope you guys can help me clear these doubts!

Thanks a lot and happy holidays in advance.
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  1. That is certainly not a high quality PSU, it's enough power for a 2080 or 2080 ti but I would personally upgrade it to something better just for peace of mind considering how much that build is worth especially with a 2080 or 2080 ti in it.

    It would be nice to be able to use freesync but AMD currently does not have any GPU's that perform on the level of the 2080 ti or 2080 for that matter.
  2. The Vega AMD card would be a good improvement over the 1060 if you want to go with an AMD card to use the Freesync but the 2080 if you want to get that is faster than the Vega, however it is about 2-300 more in price over the Vega 64. For a non-4k system, I would not go with the very top cards, a rung or two lower for the cost is OK, but that is for me. I don't like spending the extra money when good enough is good enough for me. My main system in the house runs a 4th generation i5 and a Radeon 7970, which does all I want from the setup.
  3. I would concur with hang-the-9. Unless your goal is max fps at any and all costs, I think that the Vega64 (and a GOOD power supply, I'd suggest Seasonic, at least 650W) will allow you to keep smoothness.

    What exact model is your monitor? If it has a wide FreeSync range, and also has Low Framerate Compensation, then a Vega56 is also worth considering as well... assuming you'd be happy with framerates averaging in the 60s with max details, as long as things stayed smooth.
  4. King_V said:
    I would concur with hang-the-9. Unless your goal is max fps at any and all costs, I think that the Vega64 (and a GOOD power supply, I'd suggest Seasonic, at least 650W) will allow you to keep smoothness.

    What exact model is your monitor? If it has a wide FreeSync range, and also has Low Framerate Compensation, then a Vega56 is also worth considering as well... assuming you'd be happy with framerates averaging in the 60s with max details, as long as things stayed smooth.


    Hey thanks a lot for the response!

    My monitor is Optix AG32CQ from MSI.

    Yeah I think I can look into the VEGA 64 or Vega 56, I have no experience with AMD cards so I think that's why I'm not very familiar with those cards.

    I was also checking a 2070 to be specific the ASUS ROG version, from what I've heard, it is a pretty good card and will give me a very good fps boost when playing in 2K res.

    Thanks for all your responses! : )
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