- 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.