Do not buy an old card right now, it's not worth it.
For under $400, your choice is between the RTX 3060 and the RX 6650 XT. The 3060 has more VRAM, better ray tracing performance, and access to better features (DLSS, NVENC, etc.), but it's also somewhat slower and more expensive than the 6650 XT. The best choice is whichever one aligns with your preferences and use case more.
New architecture I see, I confused the 1660 with the 2060 lol.
The 1660 was also not a refresh of the 1060, totally different architecture.
Thanks, well I am just running Space Engine Pro now. Sometimes I also run Starry Night Pro Plus at the same time, because I want to have a view of my current sky map on one screen while I explore the universe on the other screen. I actually have a frame rate limiter set on my 3D programs because I've found if the frame rate gets too high it eats up CPU usage. I thought ray tracing only started with the 2xxx series?
I see there's a lot of new stuff coming out. One thing I wanted to ask of you and also compliment you on is that no matter what the changes to the program are please do not ever change or ever delete this magnificently stable Star Wars ship you made. After having downloaded over 200 ships of various types, this is still the ONLY one that can remain at a stable cruising altitude above a planet so I can view the planet like an airship and also use it as a starship. This ship is some amazing piece of work!
RZ-1 A-Wing is its name. It has a great cockpit view too.
I actually saved a copy of it on another drive in case it gets messed up somehow and also because I added additional cameras to it to fill up the 8 camera positions (the others in addition to the view ahead from behind, and the cockpit view, are over the left wing, and over the right wing, outside the ship on the left side, outside the ship on the right side, under the ship, and behind the ship).
I've had this ship cruising over this planet since Saturday night on my other screen and haven't had to make any adjustments to the engines or anything else. This is exactly what I wanted for my videos! So thanks and please don't alter this ship in any way or delete it from the Workshop as it's the ONLY ship I've found that can do everything I want it to do. As a matter of fact if you could make more ships with these flight settings and with a cockpit view just like this, that would be great too!