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  1.    21 Feb 2017 #1
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    New Video Card


    I have been thinking of getting an EVGA 1080 FTW video card. I currently have an Radeon R9 290 card. Would upgrading make that much difference in games like Farcry 4, Call of Duty, Battlefield 1 etc?
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  2.    21 Feb 2017 #2
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    I'm not a gamer, but it looks like there's a substantial difference:

    GPU 2016 Benchmarks - Compare Products on AnandTech

    If you're looking to buy that expensive a graphics card, you may wish to wait a few weeks to see whether the 1080ti is released. If it's like the 900 series, it'll be like the Pascal Titan X but with less VRAM and a much lower price.
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  3.    21 Feb 2017 #3
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    Thanks for the info. If it makes that big a difference in the games I will do it, but not if the benchmarks are the only improvement. Either way I will wait for the 1080ti to come out and see how much the 1080 drops.
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  4.    21 Feb 2017 #4
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    I think that the main thing that you get with high-end graphics cards is the ability to get tolerable frame rates at high resolutions. If you don't care how pretty the game looks, getting a $600+ graphics card may be a waste.
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  5.    21 Feb 2017 #5
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    The games I play now seem to look good and I have everything set to max settings (ultra or high). I guess I would have to see the same games played on another video card to see if there is an obvious difference. There would have to be a visual difference to spend that amount of money. My resolutions set at 2560 X 1080 which is the highest for my monitor and or my video card shows.
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  6.    22 Feb 2017 #6
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    its always best to maxium up you know that, maxium up within your budget
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  7.    23 Feb 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealth2920 View Post
    The games I play now seem to look good and I have everything set to max settings (ultra or high). I guess I would have to see the same games played on another video card to see if there is an obvious difference. There would have to be a visual difference to spend that amount of money. My resolutions set at 2560 X 1080 which is the highest for my monitor and or my video card shows.
    From what you post, you don't need a new graphics card. Especially such an expensive one.
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  8.    23 Feb 2017 #8
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    And just because they release a Ti does not mean they will lower the price on a 1080, EVGA just sells til it has no more stock. But some of the 1080`s have been reduced already.

    The SC has been reduced by $30 and the FTW has been reduced by $20 (no big deal)

    EVGA - Products - Graphics - GeForce 10 Series Family - GTX 1080

    You could just get the 1080 SC2 or the FTW2

    I`ve read that a Ti might launch it March, but I would not hold your breath. (conjecture and hearsay)

    Even customer service is not saying a word.

    You could also look into getting a 1070.

    EVGA - Products - Graphics - GeForce 10 Series Family - GTX 1070
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  9.    23 Feb 2017 #9
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    It should have a huge difference on peformance.
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  10.    23 Feb 2017 #10
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    Just before reading these replies this morning, I was researching the 1070 FTW2 ICX and that is probably what I will get. I don't need the newest card at this time and the 1070 will still be good for awhile. Thanks everyone for all the suggestions.
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