Graphics Card Upgrade Advice - Mainly for VR

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Posted 21st Jun
Current spec: AMD Radeon R9 390, Core i5-6600K (3.5ghz but OC'd to 4.5ghz), 16gb RAM, Asus Z170 Pro Gaming m/board, 1440p fresync monitor

I mainly want to play Steam VR games on my Oculus Quest via Virtual Desktop (VD), but may still play occasional games at 1440p (on monitor) .

The R9 390 isn't quite up to the job for current VR games (e.g. HL Alyx) and I've read AMD cards in general are not as optimal as NVIDIA cards are for VD, which seems to be the case for me currently from testing HL Alyx.

As I don't want to do a full system upgrade, I'm thinking either of these NVIDA cards:

- GTX 1660 Super or
- RTX 2060

Price range for both is ok for me, but wondering if the 2060 is really worth the extra considering it's an intern upgrade, the rest of my current spec is quite old, and as its generally a bad time to buy cards anyway!. Noted I'd lose freesync going Nvidia but that's fine.

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There's only £20 between both?
Jordan_Taylor21/06/2020 12:21

There's only £20 between both?


Hi, I'm seeing more like £80 difference? 1660 super cards seem to be around £220 and 2060 cards around £300.
mrbojangles21/06/2020 12:55

Hi, I'm seeing more like £80 difference? 1660 super cards seem to be …Hi, I'm seeing more like £80 difference? 1660 super cards seem to be around £220 and 2060 cards around £300.


Yeah that's my bad Google showing me different cards to my search
If the cheaper one can do what you want it for then it makes sense to get that one
Correct me if I’m wrong, but think newer Nvidia card works with most freesync monitors
the r9 390 should be able to do vr with your set up.. why not hang on for new cards later this year. you will get these cards cheap 2nd hand when new cards are out..
Evilcell21/06/2020 14:09

Correct me if I’m wrong, but think newer Nvidia card works with most f …Correct me if I’m wrong, but think newer Nvidia card works with most freesync monitors


My GTX 1080 works with Freesync, newer should be fine.
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