Looking for help priced maybe $190-$380, running 1080p- 1440p, 90fps
RTX 2060 sounds like what you're looking for
anything a bit cheaper?
Well, there’s the 1660TI, but it’s not as strong, if you want 1440p.
What do you think about the GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Mini?
Probably wouldn't go for it, now that the 2060 is out.
(also, a mini card will have a smaller HSF than a regular card, which doesn't really help with noise and thermals)
let me make an edit, basically Where I am at right now I want to have room upgrade. I don’t even have a 1440p monitor yet— so really I’m looking for something to branch into later.
The GTX 1660Ti is very close to a 1070, with some exceptions in both directions. The 2060 is very close to a 1070 Ti, with some exceptions in both directions.
There's definitely a performance gap between the 1660 Ti, and the RX 580/590, GTX 1060 6GB.
1440p 90fps is a challenge needing a card greater than your budget allows.
1080p 90fps within your budget, GTX 1070/1070Ti, GTX 1160Ti, RTX 2060. Some titles will not hit 90fps but will hit over 60fps.
* Assumption, ultra/high settings, demanding AAA title. There are of course many titles that will run at over 60fps with a 1060/RX580,90 etc...
I have a ryzen 5 2600 and un gtx 1070ti OC and i run my game like apex or division 2 at high settings at around 120-140 fps 1080p
Oh yeah for sure, 99.9% of games will run amazingly well with a combo like the Ryzen 5 2600 and 1070Ti at 1080p. A true 1080p killer.
There are newer titles out there that seem to be pushing more than most however. Not many games, just a handful, but a sign of things to come. Might be poor optimization or drivers, but nonetheless, I see am starting to see regular sub 60fps dips at 1080p with i7-7700k and GTX 1080 FE. I am pretty sure an OC 1070Ti > 1080 FE and Ryzen 5 2600 > i7-7700K so you would fare better than me, but in all honesty, I am shocked to see it struggling to run at much over 60fps at 1080p with titles like AC Odyssey, FF XV and Metro Exodus. As more people buy better GPU's and CPU's, game designers push it up a notch, old replaces new.... albeit the console market keeps that in check, largely .....
At the top end of your budget, the strongest card you can get in that price range is the RTX 2060. random example
If you absolutely don't want to spend that much, the 1660 ti is a good choice. Example
If you just want a strong 1080p card and don't mind playing some more demanding AAA games at lower settings, and then save the money for a later upgrade, the RX570/RX580 are excellent deals right now especially with the free games offer. Cheap RX570 RX580