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Graphics 1070 Or 1070i

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Shanx, 17 May 2018.

  1. Shanx

    Shanx New Member

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    I am currently running a GTX 760 2GB which is working fine but in some game the frame rate is a little choppy so i think it is time to upgrade. So with that in mind which version is better if there is a difference or should i consider a 1060 ?

    Any suggestions/ thoughts wold be greatly appreciated.

    Shanx
     
  2. Sentinel-R1

    Sentinel-R1 Morse Monkey

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    What resolution are you playing at now and any plans to change that in the future?
     
  3. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Having a look on OcUK there only seems to be £20-30 between the vanilla and Ti 1070's, seems like a bit of a no-brainer to me. Though even a GTX 1060 would be a HUUUUUUUGE upgrade from a 760, so I would go that route and save another £150ish.
     
  4. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    1080p = 1060 6GB
    1440p = 1070 / 1070ti
    Above 1440p (or high refresh rate 1440p) = 1080ti
     
  5. Shanx

    Shanx New Member

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    @Sentinel-R1 - I will be playing at 1080p not really bothered about 1440p now or in the near future.

    @Wakka is there much of a performance drop off between a 1070 & 1060 ? if not then the prospect of saving a few ££££'s is always appealing.

    @Anfield - thanks for the breakdown very useful.

    Thanks for the quick replies.
    Shanx
     
  6. Vault-Tec

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    What is your budget? What is the rest of your rig spec?
     
  7. Sentinel-R1

    Sentinel-R1 Morse Monkey

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    If you're intent on staying at 1080P, save your pennies and grab a 1060. That's got more than enough grunt for what you need.
     
  8. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    This. There's plenty of headroom in a 1060 @ 1080p, especially if you're not too proud to drop a few settings in a couple of years time.
     
  9. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    I've always lean towards 'spend as much as you can afford to now, it'll do ypu better in the long run' camp. If you can afford to get the 1070ti now, why not? You'll probably get an extra couple of years out of it.
     
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  10. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    I'd have to agree with Crapman. If you can afford it, you'll be thankful later on as it will help you out later when you find yourself needing a little extra.

    If saving the 150 or so squids is more important, you can't go wrong with the 1060 6GB, though.
     
  11. Shanx

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    Budget is around £450

    Spec is as follows:
    I5 7600K 3.8Ghz
    Asus Strix Z270-E gaming
    Corsair Vegnance LED 2x8GB DDR4 3000
    Corsair H1001 V2
    Seagate 2TB Barracuda
    Samsung 850 EVO 250G SSD
    EVGA SuperNova G2 650W 80+ Gold
    NZXT s340 Elite Black/Red
     
  12. Shanx

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    Not so much as content, it is just that i'm currently using a 32inch LG tv as my monitor and it is only capable of 1080p. I have no plans to replace but it is 6/7 years old so who's to say what the future may hold.
     
  13. Anfield

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    1060 6GB + 1TB Sata SSD would probably be the best use of it.
    Amazon currently has the 1TB MX500 for £189.99 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B077SF8KMG
     
  14. Sentinel-R1

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    Well that's something you need to consider then. If it does go boom, think about what you will replace it with and if that new solution needs a more powerful card than a 1060. If you intend to use another TV or a 1080P monitor, then no.

    If you see yourself buying a dedicated monitor, now that 1440P panels are relatively mainstream and affordable, you may want to opt for the 1070/Ti.

    If you replace the old TV with a 4K TV, then you may be better off staying with the 1060 and connecting the PC to the 4KTV at 1080P, unless you want to spend a lot of money on computer components.
     
  15. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    There's a whole load of ti's at 400-450. If you want to 'future proof' then I'd go Ti.
     
  16. Shanx

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    Well thanks for all the responses guys, didn't really consider the 1080p v 1440p aspect when i posted which GPU to get :duh:. Better go away and think this one through a little bit better:oldconfused:
     
  17. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    While personally I wouldn't go near MSI after bad experiences in the past...

    how about a curve-ball - a GTX 1080
     
  18. Vault-Tec

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    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Yup that is not bad at all tbh. It will make a mockery of anything below it too.
     

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