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User Info: Gaawa_chan

Gaawa_chan
3 weeks ago#1
I want a new desktop, but the price of the one I'm eyeing makes me cringe a bit. There's one that it several hundred dollars cheaper, but that's because it's using the 1070 instead of the 1080 and is short a TB of memory (that's fine as I have an external HD). So I've got a couple of questions.

Will getting a system with a 1070 prevent me from playing certain games as opposed to the 1080, or is it more a matter of not being able to play with ideal settings? If some games require the stronger card, what are they?

How long do you think the 1070 will be able to stay relevant as a card compared to the 1080 (aka, how long can before you think there will be a large # of games it can't handle at all coming out)? Putting it another way, do you think the 1070 will be able to keep up with gaming demands for at least a few years?

Just a bit hesitant to empty my freaking bank account on a desktop that won't be able to keep up with imminent demands of the industry.
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User Info: BrokenMachine85

BrokenMachine85
3 weeks ago#2
Depends on what resolution, graphics settings and stable frame rate you're after. Also each game is different.
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User Info: Born Lucky

Born Lucky
3 weeks ago#3
If you're playing in 1080p , a 1070 will be all you need.

If you want 4k - you need a 1080ti.

I have a1080p monitor. With a 1060, I get 60 fps in everything I play.
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weaselcannon
3 weeks ago#4
Using a 1070 on a 1440p 144hz(165hz OC) monitor(G-Sync) and I've got no complaints as yet. I've not tweaked it a huge amount but a small overclock is applied.

Some minor graphical turndowns but stuff like Overwatch sits at 180fps+ at Ultra. Ghost Recon: Wildlands at max runs at about 70-80 fps so at 1440/60 you'll be completely fine without G-Sync.
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User Info: Mr kitty

Mr kitty
3 weeks ago#5
It's not very big of a difference.

You always buy big chip size. The GTX 1070 is the mid end using the GP104 3/4 of the chip. The 1080 also is using that mid end chip while being full. The gain is minimal...

The 1080 Ti on the other hand use the high end chip & lead to large disparity in performance gain. Not only the chip is 50% bigger, but use 13/15 if the full chip.
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User Info: Gaawa_chan

Gaawa_chan
3 weeks ago#6
Thanks a lot, everyone. :)
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3 weeks ago#7
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User Info: Gaawa_chan

Gaawa_chan
3 weeks ago#8
So a 1060 or 1070 would be fine for my needs.

Sorry, I have another question...

My current computer has an Intel i3. I am also not sure about which of these I should shoot for. I was thinking about just going for a straight-up upgrade with an i7 variation, but... Are there any particular processors I should favor or actively avoid when looking at 1080p gaming?
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User Info: Ryzeki

Ryzeki
3 weeks ago#9
Deoending if you OC or not, how good of an overclocker etc, the 1080 is about 20% up to 30% faster but depends on each game.

The extra performance really comes in handy at higher resolutions. Both are good cards and chances are if there is a game you cant play on a 1070, it cant play on a 1080. Its just the 1080 will allow more eye candy at the same performance, or more performance at the same eye candy.
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User Info: BrokenMachine85

BrokenMachine85
3 weeks ago#10
Gaawa_chan posted...
So a 1060 or 1070 would be fine for my needs.

Sorry, I have another question...

My current computer has an Intel i3. I am also not sure about which of these I should shoot for. I was thinking about just going for a straight-up upgrade with an i7 variation, but... Are there any particular processors I should favor or actively avoid when looking at 1080p gaming?


Which i3 is it?
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