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Upgrade from 970 to 1070/1440p gaming?!

mstrmind820937
  • 41 months ago

Is upgrading from a 970 to a 1070 a logical step? Looking for a GPU to last a few years. Sending back a faulty 970, so have that money (£260) and maybe a little extra to spend on a GPU. Currently game at 1080p. My initial instincts are to get a 1060/480 when the prices and stock improve during the holiday/discount season/next 2 months. Mainly due to the price. I have a preference for MSI cards due to there quieter operation. Here in the UK all cards are priced fairly high at the moment with stock levels also being an issue:

All gaming x versions

MSI 1060 6G - £300 MSI RX 480 8G - £270 MSI 1070 8G - £420

I am jealous of US gamers with there appealing prices, relative to the UK of course. What would be the right price for these cards to consider? I'm thinking ~£250 for the 1060 and 480 and ~£375 for the 1070.

Going for the 1070 only makes sense if gaming at 1440p or faster refresh rates? So what are to benefits of 1440p gaming over 1080p gaming.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Your right prices are off somewhat. FE cards are going for £275 and £400 respectively, that's from Nvidia directly who as able to price competitively as they do not have middle man costs. So expect the Gaming X versions to go for a little bit more due to demand, third party costs and what not. Also retailers in the UK buy in dollar's, with the price of the pound dropping due to brexit, expect prices to hold where they are or go higher going forward, even during the various holidays.

In regards to your question, for 1080p a GTX 1060 and RX480 are very good options and will be able to play most titles with plenty of eye candy and a smooth 60 fps. The GTX 1070 will bring value to the table when you need more grunt, so 1440p and or 1080p @ 144hz but even then less demanding titles will work fine on the GTX 1060 and RX 480.

1440p monitors have a much higher pixel density compared to 1080p. Everything looks sharper and crisper and it is (personally) a noticeable jump at similar level panel sizes. The inverse of course if you take a performance hit.

  • 41 months ago
  • -1 points

AMD 480 because it handles DX12 better and starting next year we'll see most if not all new games utilizing that. Especially if VR takes off the way they hope.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Err, the 1070 outclasses the 480 in almost every game.

  • 41 months ago
  • 0 points

Just barely; my opinion having something that excels DirectX12 makes up for it.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Not just barely, You might be thinking of the 1060, but the RX480 is slightly weaker than the 390x, and the 1070 is on par/stronger than a 980ti even with DX12

see ashes of the singularity, one of the few well coded dx12 titles

http://www.guru3d.com/index.php?ct=articles&action=file&id=23014&admin=0a8fcaad6b03da6a6895d1ada2e171002a287bc1

Even with DX12, the RX480 is outclassed by 21 fps

further, in rise of the tomb raider, the RX480 is a again outclassed by a serious margin, this time 27 fps

http://www.guru3d.com/index.php?ct=articles&action=file&id=23005

finally, In overwatch, the rx480 pulls 62 fps less on average

http://i.imgur.com/odA6hNR.png

So I would not say the 480 is better than the 1070 even with DX12, and two of those titles were DX12 enabled

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