Just upgraded to an RTX2060 from a GTX 780 and I’d like to give a word of warning to those wanting to upgrade to newer graphcs cards (don’t fall into the trap I did):
For my system, I’ve lost about 20-25% performance upgrading to an RTX 2060. My system has an older gen motherboard, so the PCIe x16 slot may also be a culprit in terms of limiting bandwidth. I’m also using Windows 7 64-bit which only supports DirectX 11. These are also likely factors.
Gigabyte X58A UD7 Motherboard
Core 980X 6-core/12-thread 3.48GHz CPU
24GB Kingston HyperX RAM (1740MHz)
Nvidia RTX 2060 Founders Edition 6GB ((old card ASUS GTX 780 OC 3GB))
Kingston SSD for main system and game drive
Windows 7 64-bit (DirectX 11)
Samsung UE40HU6900 TV (3840x2160 @ 60 Hz RGB)
So, if you’re planning on 4K gaming in the near future, and want to upgrade to one of the later generation graphics cards, make sure your system isn’t going to be a bottleneck. Save yourself some money and wait.
Hope this info helps those wishing to upgrade to RTX cards.