- Jul 2, 2013
970 has served you well that is great but it already shows its limitations in today's games due to the lack of vram. Amd provided 8gb during that time for around the same price. And many years later Nvidia is providing 6gb. Nvidia has gone backwards in that regard. 8gb card by amd in 2014 vs 6gb card by Nvidia in 2019.Well considering I paid $350 for my MSI GTX 970 3 years ago with 4gb (More like 3.5) I see that as a great upgrade, and honestly my GTX 970 has served me well, never has it disappointed me in any game I play. It runs Siege on Very High Settings between 60-110fps. Never did my GTX 970 seemed as not sufficient for my 1080p needs on any of the games I played. Honestly I am staying with 1080p as well not going to upgrade to 1440p anytime soon. So I really feel that the RTX 2060 is going to be a great upgrade.
I mean honestly, what's the games I play the most? Rust close to 1k hours (Runs great on my GTX 970 almost maxed) some Rainbow 6 Siege (Getting burnt out after 1k hours) Black Ops 4 (Love it)? Definitely could see some performance improvement in that with the RTX 2060. Modern Warfare 2? Modern Warfare 3? Black Ops 2? These are my favorite games I play the most (Love COD Sorry lol)
Secondary games are Diablo 3, Killing Floor 2, maybe some battlefield 3/4/1. Fallout 4, The Division 1 (Bought it on Christmas sale $6.50) Dark Souls 3? That's about all the games I play. I really think the RTX 2060 is more than enough for these titles at 1080p.
Sorry for the long reply, just enjoying the conversation, trying to explain my self and my position. I do play some League of Legends as well. How much more can I really need? And of course I probably have the option to get Battlefield 5 or Anthem when I get my card but not interested on either one will probably sell it on eBay.
Not to mention PS5 will likely have 16GB unified memory. You could go for 2060, its the best Nvidia card in the RTX series or alternatively you could try to see if you get some deal on Vega 56.