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  • Technoishmatt 19 May 2017 15:01:41 1,710 posts
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    What's the consensus on 1070 vs 1080 vs 1080 TI?

    The 1070 seems to do a good job at 1440p, and I would not consider the 1080 and instead pay the bit extra to go for 1080 Ti if I was so minded.

    Although, maybe if you have a higher refresh screen / G-Sync, then the 1080 is interesting?

    Edited by Technoishmatt at 15:01:55 19-05-2017
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 19 May 2017 15:06:06 1,232 posts
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    I'd think about it like this.

    If you buy a 1070, you won't have to pay all that much and you will have a card which is fine at 1440p in almost everything and capable of 4K in less demanding games up until the point the first wave of consumer-level Volta cards come out. Once that happens, and once top-end games adjust to compensate, you will probably find yourself dropping settings or needing to upgrade.

    If you buy a 1080 Ti, you will have a card that is fine at 4K for almost everything until the first wave of consumer-level Volta cards come out. After that point, you may find yourself dropping settings or using resolution scaling more often, but you are still in a pretty good place until the third wave (*80 Ti) Volta cards appear.

    If you buy a 1080, you are basically in the same long-term situation as if you buy a 1070, you've just paid a bit more for the privilege.

    I can see a good case right now, depending on your budget, for going for the 1070 or the 1080 Ti. The 1080 is the card that doesn't really convince me.
  • Darren 19 May 2017 15:59:03 9,460 posts
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    Technoishmatt wrote:
    What's the consensus on 1070 vs 1080 vs 1080 TI?

    The 1070 seems to do a good job at 1440p, and I would not consider the 1080 and instead pay the bit extra to go for 1080 Ti if I was so minded.

    Although, maybe if you have a higher refresh screen / G-Sync, then the 1080 is interesting?
    GTX 1070 = 1080p at high framerates/1440p gaming at high settings
    GTX 1080 = 1440p gaming at high settings/framerates + 4K gaming
    GTX 1080 Ti = 1440p gaming at max settings/high framerates + better 4K gaming

    I have just upgraded from a GTX 1080 (EVGA FTW) to a GTX 1080 Ti (EVGA SC2) and, while the cards are expensive, they are definitely worth the extra if you can afford it. The GTX 1080 was a great card but I like to play games with no-compromise (i.e. maxed out) settings and have ideally a locked 60 fps and that was something the GTX 1080 struggled with in a growing number of newer games.

    The GTX 1080 Ti offers a very significant improvement for me; not only does every game now run at a locked 60 fps but I am able to push higher resolutions or even use better anti-aliasing/SSAA. Games also feel perceptibly smoother, no doubt due to the higher minimum framerates (which is almost every game is 60 fps, of course!).

    I do wish that I'd held off buying the GTX 1080 last summmer though and kept my GTX 980 Ti until the GTX 1080 Ti had come out. It wasn't unexpected, after all. I will definitely be only buying the Ti cards going forward though as they offer better value (even if they are stupidly expensive) and much better specs. I mean my Ti's VRAM is overclocked to 12 GHz and offers a staggering 526 GB/s of memory bandwidth; in comparison the GTX 1080 had 'just' 320 GB/s.
  • Gl3n Moderator 19 May 2017 15:59:52 6,576 posts
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    Sound reasoning.

    I went with a 1070 last year and have maxed out settings at 1440p 144Hz. Compared to the costs elsewhere i'm pretty chuffed.
  • figgis 19 May 2017 16:03:56 7,631 posts
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    Just picked up a 1080 today, thanks for the buyers remorse PC chums! To be fair it was only 100 more than the 1070 equivalent.
  • BeebleB 19 May 2017 16:12:01 1,241 posts
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    I'm happy with my 1080, runs quite a lot of stuff at 4k 60fps, may upgrade to a card next year depending on what they look like.
  • Dgzter 19 May 2017 16:21:17 1,324 posts
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    I've only got a 1060 6GB currently :(

    Plan is to wait until I move house before I drop some cash on an appropriate G-sync monitor and then pick up a 1080 Ti. Of course, that may well change as the months go by.
  • Technoishmatt 19 May 2017 16:51:02 1,710 posts
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    It's all just money... (my bank manager would disagree). Anyway, I just dropped $170 on a corsair keyboard, and $124 on a logitech mouse, cos fuk it, the keyboard I had would max out at 2 simultaneous keystrokes (in Battlegrounds I could either run or walk and jump, not run and jump :)) and because I had such a great experience going from the regular xbone controller to the Elite controller, I am hoping for the same here.

    On the whole G-sync thing - I was really considering getting a G-sync monitor, but I could not find a good balance point across size, image quality (I also do photography) and price. If I had gone AMD, then there were more options and good alternatives with freesync.
  • TheBlackDog 19 May 2017 18:27:12 1,028 posts
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    I am/was in the same boat about the 1070/1080 thing. When I heard there was a magical new GPU imminent I sold my 1060 for not much less than I paid with the intention of purchasing either a 1070 or little-Vega.

    I convinced myself to go for the 1080 so it'd do a better job than the 1070 just on the off chance I try out VR. I've now got a 1080 which I found new on eBay for 350 which seems to run fine.

    Then I realised that I've got too much card for the times I play on just one screen, which is at 1080/60Hz (I was only upgrading so I can play Dirt 4 at 5760 x 1080 Ultra). I didn't really realise all the stuff about high refresh/ resolution monitors so I'm currently caught in the upgrade craving zone, feeling I need to buy a 2560 x 1440 high 120/144 Hz monitor.

    The thing I don't understand is how people go on about high refresh rate being amazing, other people (and tech articles) going on about how great 4K is, and when you have a card suitable for playing 4K the high refresh rate goes out of the window because you can barely get 60 frames.

    So the card was relatively cheap but using it to its potential looks like it could be very expensive.
  • Technoishmatt 19 May 2017 18:36:10 1,710 posts
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    Add to that that most of the time so far, I have been playing Battlegrounds, and most players tend to be trying to adjust the settings such that there are less distractions and lower image quality (e.g. low textures) in order to clean up the image and get the drop on others! (less shadows, less shrubs, etc...). All a bit of a joke really :)
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