Graphics card now or later?

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  1. Posts : 56
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    Graphics card now or later?


    So got paid not too long ago and was wondering If I should get a GTX 1070 now or wait till the end of next month to buy a 1080? Still don't have a case and haven't had one since my last one smoked up with the wires melting (had that returned with my money back in my hand), still need to buy myself a deathadder and monitor as I'm using a TV for now. I am using a rather large room fan pointed at the motherboard with H100i cooling on my CPU.
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  2. bobkn's Avatar
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    If you buy the 1070 now, you'll regret not waiting for the 1080, 'coz the 1080 is the best (leaving off the Pascal Titan X).

    If you buy the 1080, you'll regret blowing an extra £200 on something that won't improve your life much.

    Apologies for the sarcasm, but only you can decide what you want.
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  3. Posts : 56
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    Haha, i understand what you mean, the thing is im trying to save up for a motorbike tooo so i think getting the 1070 would be better.
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    I've been looking at the Rx 480 and think that its the best for value and the purpose id like to use it. All i would do is like to play Ultra Rainbow Six Siege and other FPS games 60+ FPS. Are there any other graphics cards that would fall under this price ranging up to £350?

    ++RX480 Nitro+ OC seems like the one I'm going to get.
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  5. Posts : 258
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    Dimerz said:
    I've been looking at the Rx 480 and think that its the best for value and the purpose id like to use it. All i would do is like to play Ultra Rainbow Six Siege and other FPS games 60+ FPS. Are there any other graphics cards that would fall under this price ranging up to £350?

    ++RX480 Nitro+ OC seems like the one I'm going to get.
    GTX 970.

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  6. bobkn's Avatar
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    GTX 1060.

    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/...x-1060-review/

    The 1060 has 6GB of graphics memory.

    The 480 comes in 4 and 8GB variants, so that has to be considered in comparing prices.

    People will complain bitterly about the GTX 970, which was released almost 2 years ago. (Gasp!)
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  7. Posts : 56
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    I was looking at the 8GB one and the RX 480 Nitro+ OC beats the 1060 and 970 and 980. To add I've read that the 480 will only be getting better as they software progresses.
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  8. solarstarshines's Avatar
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    Dimerz said:
    I was looking at the 8GB one and the RX 480 Nitro+ OC beats the 1060 and 970 and 980. To add I've read that the 480 will only be getting better as they software progresses.
    That's because DX12 is crap and Vulcan and open GL are doing a better job in that regard

    I have a 1080 it's pretty good I used to run a lot of AMD cards but to be honest now days they are limited and crossfire isn't always a work with most games i would honestly get the 1070 or 80 and skip the RX cards remember Nvidia is barley getting drivers up and maybe in 6 months one 1080 will just topple any 480 cross fire combo out
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  9. Josbeph's Avatar
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    Personally, I would get the 1070. You would'nt use the 1080 to its full potential, so you might as well save some money and get the 1070.
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  10. swarfega's Avatar
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    The 1070 is a really good performer, outperforming the old Titan X, so you shouldn't regret buying it. I myself am going for the 1070 rather than the 1080. I don't have the cash for the amount they're charging and I don't use 4k or have everything on ultra settings. I've been happy with the performance of my 970 and the 1070 will absolutely outperform it.

    You also have to consider the wattage of your PSU and what it can handle. Granted the 900 and now the 1000 cards are very efficient at energy usage but you still need to check the PSU's wattage.

    Save yourself 200 bucks and get another piece of hardware as well.
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