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Graphics card upgrade for modding RTX 2060 or GTX 1070 (Non TI)

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Hi, this are my current PC specs:



Processor: Intel i7 6700

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170-HD3 DDR3

Cooling: Noctua NH-D15

Memory: 16Gb (2x8) Kingston Savage @2400 Mhz DDR3

Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 480 Nitro+ 4 Gb VRAM

 Power Supply: Seasonic S12II 620w Bronze

Case: Sharkoon M25-W 7.1
OS SDD: Samsung 850 Evo 120 GB

Gaming SDD: AMD Radeon R3 240 GB


*a bunch of other hdd's and accesories which are pointless*

Display: LG 34UM58 34" IPS

OS: Windows 10 Professional 64 bit


And i found within my budget to upgrade to either a RTX 2060 or a GTX 1070, the RTX has slightly more performance, DLSS which sounds that it might be good in the future, but lower VRAM (6gb) and the GTX 1070 has more VRAM even if has slightly lower performance. Which would be better for heavy Skyrim/Oblivion/FO3&NV/FO4 modding ? More VRAM or the performance ?



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Think I would go for performance, and future-proofing. :)



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The 1070 are a great choise.  Before you start to feel that it's too slow in the future. The video cards vill have developed beyond the RTX cards.

Still, the 480 Nitro is still going strong  as long as you play in 1920  x 1080 resoloution.


I have the RX 580 4 gb Nitro, And it can handle a heavy modded Skyrim  with much landscape 2K mods well. I get max 60 FPS, average 56 and min 47 FPS  outdoors according to Fraps. So the GTX 1070 will shine in those  games you mensioned.

Besides, Oblivion, Skyrim etc.  games are more CPU dependant than video card dito.

Edited by goranpaa, 17 February 2019 - 06:11 PM.

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