5 months ago
My current issue which is causing me to think of an upgrade is the fact that on a lot of games I get irregular screen tearing and I have to, a lot of the time, adjust settings for a while until I see a decent FPS performance. Some games run okay (Destiny) others require a lot of messing around the settings (Apex Legends, Sea of Thieves).
My current specs are:
- Ryzen 2700x 4.35Ghz CPU
- GTX 1060 6gb GPU
- 1920x1080p 75Hz Monitor
I'm not sure if it's the monitor that's causing an issue or if the video card has served it's duty at this point. I thought maybe a 2070 gpu would solve my issues and allow me to run games at "pretty" settings, but I have a sneaky suspicion that my monitor could be the issue here? Would perhaps a 144hz monitor help the screen tearing issues? Any advice would be helpful, I really am not very hardware-savvy.
tl;dr: I want to run games at high settings and maintain a good fps performance, without screen tearing. Should I upgrade from 1060 6gb to a 2070 card or from a 75hz monitor to a 144hz monitor, or both?