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  • dogwomble

    February 18, 2021 at 1:19 am

    Well the 3060 would have considerably more power than a 960. There doesn’t seem to be much in the way of benchmark information for a 3060 yet, or at least none that I can find. However a 2060 from benchmarks seems to suggest it does have a decent boost over a 960, and I’d expect a 3050 to have somewhat of a speed boost again.
    https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-RTX-2060-vs-Nvidia-GTX-960/4034vs3165
    The 2060 is nearly double the performance by the look of the numbers, so I’d expect the 3060 to go over double so should be at least significantly better for that. However we may not know until it actually hits and people actually try.

  • That_Bloke

    February 18, 2021 at 1:26 am

    I’m surprised the RRP is only $329(USD I’m guessing) I was looking on PC Case Gear & middle of the road Nvidia cards were $2500+

  • dogwomble

    February 18, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Yeah, prices kinda went nuts for a bit. They started releasing the 3070/3080 series cards and at about the same time their supply chain kinda imploded. That’s probably contributed to them pushing the prices up. Though I suspect that might settle down soon, hence pricing returning to somewhat normal levels.

    Having said that, I’ve got a year-old 1660ti which still does me well. I’m not planning on upgrading any time soon.

  • That_Bloke

    February 18, 2021 at 2:29 am

    PC Case Gear currently has RTX3060s listed starting at $850(Australia tax I guess) & ranging up to $1100, this current entire rig only cost $1500 in November 2015.

  • dogwomble

    February 18, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    How quickly do you need to upgrade? If you want to do deepfake then a 3600 might be a better option though of course it comes at a cost. Another option (that seems to be overlooked now that people are eyeing off the 3000 series cards) is the 1660. It is almost-but-not-quite 1070 performance, but you can get it closer to the $400-500 price tag. It won’t perform as well as the 3600, but given the 1660ti offers very nearly 1070 performance at a lower cost, it does hit a certain price/performance point .

  • dogwomble

    February 18, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    Also … even if the machine is a bit old, a 3600 might still make sense. If you’re like me, I tend to go for a 4-5 year schedule to completely replace my machine. If you run something similar you might be considering a complete upgrade soon anyways – in which case even if the video card is wasted in your current machine, it can be used in the next machine you use.

  • That_Bloke

    February 18, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Yeah, I was looking that if I were to upgrade the case, PSU Drives & peripherals would be the only bits I’d keep, I have better things to spend that much money on.

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