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I'm going to need a new video card, mine is at the minimum's to run FS 2020. I know nothing about them and kinda on a budget. Which of these 2 cards do you think would be the best for me, the XFX - THICC II Pro AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 or the MSI - GAMING X NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0. There about the same price at Best Buy and I know nothing about video cards. Thanks for any help!

John Snyder Jr


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The GTX 1660 Super has superior performance, at the same price it is the clear choice.

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I wonder if the GTX 1660 Super (along with the recommended CPU) will get you 30 FPS at high settings, for 1080p resolution.


i5-9400, GTX 1660 Super, 16 GB RAM

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the 1660 is a better buy if they are similar in price
here is a benchmark comparison
https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/compare/Radeon-RX-5500-XT-vs-GeForce-GTX-1660-SUPER/4174vs4159
benchmarks are not definative in games but they give an idea of what the card can do in a general sense

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Keep in mind that DX12 is VRAM hungry so you might want to look at the 5500XT since it has 2 GB more.


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Ensure your motherboard can support PCI Express 4, some older motherboards cannot, which means the Radeon one is out as a choice if your motherboard only supports PCI Express 3, unless you intend to also change your motherboard.

Personally, if I were you, I'd wait until the sim is out and see how your present PC handles things, this way you will know which component, if any, is the most pressing need for an upgrade.


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Thanks for all the help guys. Found a GeForce 590 on eBay for less than $100, bought it. This should bring everything up to Recommended settings. 

 

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Nice one.


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